Dictionary: letter L

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lag behind (insep) Move more slowly than others. es:quedarse atrás, ir rezagado

lap up [lap something up] accept (attention, admiration, information, praise) Believe or accept with great pleasure. es:aceptar con entusiasmo

lash out criticize [lash out, lash out at somebody] (insep) Criticize or speak to angrily. hit out es:criticar

lay down [lay something down] (the law, rules, conditions, price limits, speed limits, arms) Establish what must be done. es:establecer

lay off [lay somebody off] sack (workers, staff, men, employees) Tell a worker to leave their job because there is no work for them to do anymore. es:despedir

let down [let somebody down] Disappoint. es:Defraudar

let down [let something down] (bucket, rope, plane, tyre, balloon) Lower or deflate. es:desinflar, tirar

idiom Let your hair down When you let you hair down, you relax and enjoy yourself freely.

let in [let somebody in] Allow to come into a place. es:dejar entrar

let off 1 [let somebody off] Give a light punishment or no punishment at all. es:perdonar, dejar ir

2 [let something off] (gun, rifle, bomb, fireworks, cracker, rocket, steam) Fire or make something explode. go off es:disparar, tirar, hacer explotar

let on [let something on] (secret) Reveal a secret. es:revelar

let out 1 release [let somebody out, let something out] Release; Allow to leave a place, usually by unlocking the door. es:dejar salir

2 (cry, scream, yell, sigh, shout, gasp) Make a loud sound. es:soltar

3 (dress, skirt, trousers) Make clothes wider. es:anchar

4 (room, house) Rent. es:alquilar

let up (insep) (cough, crisis, pain, rain) Become less strong or stop. es:remitir

lie down (insep) Put your body in a flat position to rest or sleep. es:echarse

light up 1 Start smoking. es:fumar

2 Make bright or full of light. es:iluminar

line up [line somebody up, line something up] Put people or things in a row. es:alinear

live down [live something down] Behave in such a way that people forget about some unpleasant thing you did in the past. es:hacer olvidar, librarse de

live in (insep) Live in the same place you work or study. es:residir

live off/on 1 [live off/on somebody/something] (insep) (interest, land, money, savings) Be the main source of money. es:vivir de

2 survive on Eat a lot of something. es:vivir a base de

3 continue existing [live on] (insep) (dream, memory) Continue to exist, usually after somebody's death or some difficulty. es:perdurar

liven up [liven something up] (party, flat, kitchen, meeting) Make something more interesting or exciting. jazz up, sex up es:animar, dar vida

live up to [live up to something] (expectations, reputation, name, potential, principles, promises, ideals) Be or do what people expect. match up to es:dar la talla, estar a la altura

log off [log off, Log off something] Exit a computer system. es:cerrar sesión

log on [log on, Log on to something] Enter a computer system. es:iniciar sesión

look after [look after somebody] (insep) (children, baby, patient) Take care of somebody or something. es:cuidar

look round/around 1 (insep) Turn to look at something behind you or look in different differections. es:echar un vistazo

2 [look round something, look around something] Visit. es:echar un vistazo

3 (job, flat) Go to different places looking for something. es:buscar

look back Try to remember the past. es:rememorar, mirar atrás

look for [look for somebody, look for something] (insep) Try to find somebody or something. es:buscar

look foward to [look forward to something] (insep) Be happy about a future event because you know you will enjoy it. es:estar deseando, tener ganas de

look up 1 (things, business, trade) Improve. es:mejorar

2 [look somebody up] Contact somebody and pay them a visit after not having seen them for some time or because you happen to be where they live. es:ponerse en contacto

3 [look something up] (word, number, information, time) Find some information in a dictionary or reference book. es:buscar

look up to [look up to somebody] Admire and respect somebody. es:admirar

lump together [lump something together] Put things in one group or treat them in the same way. es:juntar, agrupar, amontonar

 

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