PHRASAL VERBS down 3

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We have drew down our food reserves. ------------------------------ draw down.
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Disminuir, reducir, bajar. to reduce a supply of something that has been created over a period of time; to be reduced.

It was almost midnight on New Year's Eve; the crowd in Times Square was counting down the seconds. --------------------------------------------- to count down.
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contar hacia atrás. contar en cuenta regresiva. to count numbers in a reverse order from higher numbers to lower ones.

Police with batons or nightsticks attempted to bear down the crowd. ------------------------------ to (bear down on) something or somebody.......
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venirse encima, echarse encima, ejercer presion, intimidar. to move quickly towards someone or something in a threatening or determined way.

The blazing sun was BEATING DOWN on us mercilessly. ------------------ to beat down...
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caer a plomo, golpear con fuerza. to rain, shine down with great heat and strength.

Their marriage had broken down, and there was nothing to do about it. ----------------------------------------- to break down......
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debilitarse, fallar, colapsar, romper acuerdos. to collapse, become weak.

The rain was BEATING DOWN so hard on the apple tree, that in the morning half of the apples were on the ground. -------------------------------- to beat something down...
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caer a plomo, golpear con fuerza. to rain, shine down with great heat and strength.

The police are clamping down on drunk drivers, so not many people are drinking alcohol and then driving a car. --------------------------------------------- to clamp down...
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Ponerse duros, extrictos. Restrict or try to stop something. (see also: crack down on).

Many people want the police to clamp down on begging in the streets. --------------------------------------------- to clamp down...
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Ponerse duros, extrictos. Restrict or try to stop something. (see also: crack down on).

If the baby gets upset and starts to cry, she’ll calm down if you hold her and gently rock her. ------------------------------ to calm down...
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Calmar, tranquilizar. to stop feeling upset, angry, or excited, or to make someone stop feeling this way.

The plane’s crew had to calm the passengers down during the storm. ------------------------------ to calm down.
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Calmar, tranquilizar. to stop feeling upset, angry, or excited, or to make someone stop feeling this way.

Why don’t you get the gardener to chop down that old tree before it falls on the house?. ------------------------------ to chop something down...
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Talar, cortar arboles. Fell or cut down a tree.

Many people think we’re chopping our forests down too quickly. ------------------------------ to chop something down...
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Talar, cortar arboles. Fell or cut down a tree.

Don’t drink before you drive. The police are cracking down on drunk drivers and you could end up in jail. --------------------------------------------- (crack down on) someone or something.
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Ponerse duros, extrictos. Restrict or try to stop something.

The principal is starting to crack down on unexcused absences. --------------------------------------------- (crack down on) someone or something.
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Ponerse duros, extrictos. Use more authority than usual. (see also: clamp down).

Police closed the bar down because it served alcoholic drinks to teenagers. ------------------------------ to close down.
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Clausurar, Cerrar. To close a shop, branch or business permanently.

Many factories are closing down as companies move production overseas. ------------------------------ to close down.......
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Clausurar, Cerrar. To close a shop, branch or business permanently.

It won’t matter too much where you studied English. It will mostly come down to how well you perform in the job interview. ------------------------------ (come down to) something.
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Ser cuestión de, depende de, ser cuestion de. to depend on something.

In the end, it comes down to belief in yourself and your abilities. ------------------------------ (come down to) something.
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Ser cuestión de, depende de, ser cuestion de. to depend on something.

COME DOWN WITH sth. ----- Several of our staff have come down with the flu, so the rest of us have to work overtime to make up for their absence. ------------------------------ COME DOWN WITH something.
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enfermarse, contagiarse. to get sick, Fall ill.

If the soup’s too hot, is it impolite to blow on it to cool it down?. ---------------------- cool down.
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enfriar. Get cooler.

My mother came down with a heavy cold, so I’m going to see her tonight. ------------------------------ (come down with) something.
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enfermarse, contagiarse. to get sick, Fall ill.

If your car overheats, let the engine cool down before you open the hood to check it. ------------------------------ to cool down...
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enfriar. Get cooler.

We all counted the seconds down to midnight, and then everyone called out ‘Happy New Year!’. ------------------------------ to count something down...
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Contar, esperar con ansias. to wait excitedly and sometimes impatiently for an important event to happen.

The press is already counting down to what they believe will be the wedding of the century. ------------------------------ to count something down.
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Contar, esperar con ansias. to wait excitedly and sometimes impatiently for an important event to happen.

If you’re overweight, it’s time to cut down on the amount of fatty food, junk food and snack foods that you eat. ------------------------------ to (cut down) something...
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Reducir, bajarle a. to reduce the amount or number of something.

They've cut her hours down at work so she doesn't have much money. ------------------------------ to (cut down) something...
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Reducir, bajarle a. to reduce the amount or number of something.

The controversy about the president’s mistake took a long time to die down. People were still talking about it a year later. ------------------------------------------ die down.......
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irse bajando, reducir hasta que se acaba, ir apagándose. if something, especially noise or excitement, dies down, it gradually becomes less loud or strong until it stops.

When the applause had died down, he started to speak. ------------------------------------------ die down.......
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irse bajando, reduciendo hasta que se acaba, ir apagándose. if something, especially noise or excitement, dies down, it gradually becomes less loud or strong until it stops.

Our state reservoirs were drawn down this summer. ------------------------------ draw down.......
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Disminuir, reducir, bajar. to reduce a supply of something that has been created over a period of time; to be reduced.

There is a large reservoir that supplies water for the whole town. ------------------------------ reservoir...
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represa. (lake as water source).

An oil reservoir. ------------------------------ reservoir...
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represa. o tanque de reserva.

There are many life events that can unexpectedly draw down savings. ------------------------------ draw down.
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Disminuir, reducir, bajar. to reduce a supply of something that has been created over a period of time; to be reduced.

You can't let her bad moods drag you down. ------------------------------ to drag somebody down......
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Afectar, influenciar, desmoralizar. to force Someone into a bad situation, condition or to make someone weak or unhappy.

Jose's attitude is dragging the rest of us down. ------------------------------ to drag somebody down......
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Afectar, influenciar, desmoralizar. to force Someone into a bad situation, condition or to make someone weak or unhappy.

Police with batons or nightsticks attempted to bear down the crowd. ------------------------------ baton (UK). nightstick (US).
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bastón, garrote, batuta. a thin stick that is used by a music conductor to lead a band or orchestra. Or a heavy stick that is carried by police officers and is used as a weapon called also baton.

The chef recently passed the baton to her young assistant. ------------------------------ baton (UK). nightstick (US)...
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bastón, garrote, batuta. a thin stick that is used by a music conductor to lead a band or orchestra. Or a heavy stick that is carried by police officers and is used as a weapon called also baton.

The orchestra played brilliantly under Previn’s baton. ------------------------------ baton (UK). nightstick (US)...
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bastón, garrote, batuta. a thin stick that is used by a music conductor to lead a band or orchestra. Or a heavy stick that is carried by police officers and is used as a weapon called also baton.

Jane the president of the company will COME DOWN UPON us if we are late for work. ------------------------------ COME DOWN ON/UPON.
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Regañar, reprimir, criticar o castigar... to criticize or punish (someone). (see also: put down).

The management really CAME DOWN ON him for losing the contract. ------------------------------ (come down on), or (come down upon)...
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Regañar, reprimir, criticar o castigar. to criticize or punish (someone). (see also: put down).


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