Dictionary: letter B


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back down (insep) Accept another person's point of view or argument instead of your own or decide not to do something after all. climb down, give in es:ceder

back out withdraw [back out, Back out of something] (insep) (agreement, deal, arrangement, contract) Avoid doing something when you have promised to. pull out es:echarse atrás

back up 1 support [back somebody/something up] Support somebody. es:apoyar, corroborar

2 Make a copy as a precaution. es:respaldar

3 [back up, back something up] Move backwards in a vehicle. es:dar marcha atrás

bail out 1 [bail somebody out] Pay a deposit so that somebody who has been arrested can be released. es:pagar la fianza

2 Help somebody who is in trouble. es:rescatar

bang up [bang somebody up] Put somebody in prison. lock up es:encerrar

bank on (insep) Depend on something happening. es:contar con

be back (insep) Return. come back es:volver

be off 1 (insep) Leave a place. go away es:marcharse

2 (insep) Be disconnected or not working. es:estar apagado

3 (insep) Be cancelled. es:estar cancelado

4 (insep) (milk, fish) Not be good to eat any more. go off es:estar en mal estado

be out 1 (insep) Be available to the public; appear. come out es:salir

2 (insep) Not be at home or work. es:estar fuera

be up to 1 [be up to something] (insep) Be doing or planning something bad. es:tramar

2 (insep) Be doing something. es:traerse entre manos

bear up 1 [bear up to something] (insep)(insep) Accept another person's point of view or argument instead of your own or you decide not to do something after all. es:ajustarse, aguantar

2 (insep) Stay calm despite facing difficulties. es:llevarlo

beaver away (insep) Work hard. slog away es:ser una homiguita

beef up [beef something up] (security, your muscles, performance) Improve; strengthen. es:mejorar

black out faint (insep) Lose consciousness. pass out come round, come to bring round, bring to es:desmayarse, desvanecerse

blow out [blow out, blow something out] (insep) (match, candle, flame, lamp) Be extinguished. put out es:apagar

blow over (insep) (scandal, problem, troubles, issue, controversy, affair, row, argument) Be forgotten. es:pasar

blow up 1 destroy [blow up, blow something up] Destroy with an explosion. es:volar

2 get angry (insep) Get angry. es:calentarse, cabrearse, explotar

3 exaggerate (incident, affair) Exaggerate something. es:exagerar

4 fill (tyre, dinghy, balloon, airbed) Fill something with air. Pump up es:dar aire

blurt out [blurt something out] (news, answer, secret) Say something without thinking. es:soltar

boil down [boil down to something] (insep) (situation, question, issue) Be the most important thing. es:reducirse a

boss around [boss somebody around] Treat somebody unpleasantly, giving unnecessary orders all the time. order about es:dar órdenes

bottom out (economy, prices) Stop getting worse and start showing signs of improvement. es:tocar fondo

bounce back Recover from something unpleasant. es:recuperarse

brass off Be angry, upset or fed up. es:cabrearse

break away Leave a group, party or country to form a new one. es:escindirse

break down 1 (insep) (car, system, machine, talks, negotiations, marriage, argument, plan, relations) Stop working because it has a serious problem. pack up, conk out es:romperse, dejar de funcionar

2 Lose control and start crying. Crack up es:derrumbarse

break down destroy [break something down] (door, wall, barrier, resistance, opposition, reserve) Destroy something. es:echar abajo

break in [break in, break into something] (insep) (building, house, grounds, computer, system) Enter a place using force or by breaking the law. Break out es:entrar

break in [break somebody in] (employee, recruit) Help somebody get used to a new situation or job or train them. es:reducirse

break in [break something in] (boots, shoes, car, horse) Use something until it's comfortable, it works properly or does what it's supposed to do. es:ablandar, amoldar, acostumbrar

break off [break something off] (agreement, engagement, relations, relationship, alliance) Put an end to something because of a problem. es:romper

break out 1 begin (insep) (riots, violence, row, fire, epidemic, disease, war, rash, spots, sweat, tears, argument) Begins suddenly or violently. es:estallar

2 escape (insep) Escape. break in es:escaparse

break up stop [break something up] (fight, quarrel, party, crowd, marriage, relationship, couple, alliance, school, meeting) Stop. es:separar, terminar, romper

breeze through [breeze through something] (insep) (exam, test) Pass something easily. sail through, sweep through, walk through es:pasar sin dificultades, hacer sin problemas

brighten up 1 (insep) (weather, morning) Become happier or better. es:mejorar

2 [brighten something up] (day, Saturday, morning, wardrobe, life) Make something more colourful or cheerful. es:animar, embellecer

bring about cause [bring something about] (reform, changes) Make something happen. es:llevar a cabo

bring back [bring something back] (memories) Make you think about something that happened a long time ago. es:hacer recordar, evocar

bring in 1 [bring somebody in] (doctor, expert, consultant, technician) Ask somebody to come and help. call in es:llamar

2 [bring something in] (bill, law, regulation, rule, system, scheme) Introduce something. es:aprobar

bring off accomplish [bring something off] Succeed in something. pull off es:lograr

bring out 1 [bring something out] (product) Make something available to the public. es:sacar

2 Develop a quality. es:sacar

bring round/to [bring somebody round, bring somebody to] Help somebody regain consciousness. es:reanimar

bring up 1 [bring somebody up] Look after a child until it has grown up. es:criar, educar

2 [bring something up] (issue, matter, point, subject) Mention a subject or topic. come up, drag up es:mencionar, sacar

brush aside [brush something aside] (allegations, suggestion, difficulties, idea, question) Dismiss. Ignore or refuse to consider something. Brush off es:no dar importancia

brush up [brush something up, brush up on something] (English, French, subject) Study something to try and revise or improve it a little. polish up es:respasar, estudiar

bugger off (insep, taboo) Tell somebody to get lost or leave you alone fuck off, sod off es:madar a tomar por culo

build up increase [build something up] (muscles, strength, stamina, reputation, sales, speed, collection, profits) Increase the amount of something. es:construirse, aumentar, mejorar

bump into [bump into somebody] (insep) Meet somebody by chance. come across, run into es:tropezar con

butt in interrupt [butt in, butt in on somebody] Interrupt. break in on es:interrumpir

butter up praise [butter somebody up] Praise somebody excessively so that they will do what you want. es:adular

buzz off (insep, informal) Go away. dash off es:largarse



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