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You’ll have to really knuckle down Leen, and study hard if you want to get into one of the top universities. --------------------------- to knuckle down...
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Trabajar o estudiar duro. to start to work or study hard, especially if you have not been working very hard before. (see also: get down to).

If we're going to meet this deadline, we're really going to have to knuckle down. --------------------------- to knuckle down...
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Trabajar o estudiar duro. to start to work or study hard, especially if you have not been working very hard before. (see also: get down to).

I can’t talk to Bolillo when he’s depressed. He complains about everything and that gets me down, and I end up feeling unhappy as well. ------------------ get somebody down.
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Deprimir. to make someone feel unhappy.

All this uncertainty about what's going to happen with the new president 's ideas really getting me down. ----------------- get somebody down.
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Deprimir. to make someone feel unhappy.

If our company is going to succeed, we have to stop wasting time in meetings and get down to business and start making some money. --------------------------------------------- (get down to) something...
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Ponerse a trabajar. to start to work hard.

I sometimes find it hard to get down to work again after a big lunch. --------------------------------------------- (get down to) something...
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Ponerse a trabajar. to start to work hard.

The prime minister said that women should be paid as much as men. His comments "went down very well" with women, of course. --------------------------------------------- go down well or badly...
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Caer bien o mal, Ser aceptado, ser considerado bien o mal. to be considered or remembered in a particular way. (see also: go over).

GO DOWN WELL or BADLY --------------- The new designs "went down badly" with their customers and sales fell. ------------------------- go down well or badly.
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Caer bien o mal, Ser aceptado, ser considerado bien o mal. to be considered or remembered in a particular way. (see also: go over).

Round the amounts down to the nearest dollar. If it’s $96.40, make it $96.00. --------------------------------------------- round Something down...
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Redondear. in mathematics, to reduce a number to the nearest whole number, or the nearest number ending in zero. (See also: round up something).

The total came to $10.04, but she rounded it down to $10. --------------------------------------------- round Something down.
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Redondear. in mathematics, to reduce a number to the nearest whole number, or the nearest number ending in zero. (See also: round up something).

If the owner of the company is angry about something, he runs everyone in the office down. No matter what they do, he says they’re no good. --------------------------------------------- run somebody down...
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Criticar. to criticize someone or something, often unfairly. (see also: (put down, come down on, come down upon, ).

Whatever the government do, the press is going to run them down. --------------------------------------------- run somebody down...
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Criticar. to criticize someone or something, often unfairly. (see also: (put down, come down on, come down upon).

A bus nearly ran me down while I was riding my bicycle along the road. If Jill hadn’t yelled out, I could’ve been killed. --------------------------------------------- run someone down...
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Atropellar. to hit someone with a vehicle and injure or kill them.

A dog was run down as it was crossing the road. --------------------------------------------- run someone down...
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Atropellar. to hit someone with a vehicle and injure or kill them.

Can I borrow your pen please? I just need to jot down his address before I forget it. --------------------------------------------- jot down something...
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Escribir. to write something quickly on a piece of paper so that you remember it. (see also: note down).

I always carry a notebook with me so that I can jot down any ideas. --------------------------------------------- jot down something...
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Escribir. to write something quickly on a piece of paper so that you remember it. (see also: note down).

The department store’s having a big sale and some of the clothes are marked down by 50%. --------------------------------------------- mark down something...
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Rebajar de precio. to reduce the price of something.

All shoes are marked down 20 percent for this week only. -------------------------------- mark down something.
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Rebajar de precio. to reduce the price of something.

Congressmen are on the verge of getting the agreement "nailed down". ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ nail something or somebody down...
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Finiquitar, resolver con exito, lograr, cerrar algo. to succeed in getting or achieving something. (see also: pin down).

There is some doubt as to whether Trumps administration will be able to "nail down" the financing for the project. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- nail something or somebody down.
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Finiquitar, resolver con exito, lograr, cerrar algo. to succeed in getting or achieving something. (see also: pin down).

It's difficult to nail down exactly what are the intentions of the new president. --------------------------------------------- nail down...
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Decifrar, Precisar, entender. to understand something completely, or to describe something accurately.

Obama said I can't nail down what's wrong with Trump's idea, but I'm sure it won't work. --------------------------------------------- nail down...
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Decifrar, Precisar, entender. to understand something completely, or to describe something accurately.

Twenty people applied for the job, but after the first round of interviews we narrowed it down to three. --------------------------- narrow something down...
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Reducir. to make something like a list, choice, option] smaller and clearer by removing the things that are less important. (see also: cut down).

The police department attempted to narrow down the list of suspects. --------------------------- narrow something down...
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Reducir. to make something like a list, choice, option] smaller and clearer by removing the things that are less important. (see also: cut down).

Don't gobble down your food like that Mike!. --------------------------- gobble down.
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devorar, engullir, tragar rapidamente. to eat something very fast, in a way that people consider rude or greedy (See also: gobble something up).

Kathy and Rose gobbled down all the sandwiches. --------------------------- gobble down.
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devorar, engullir, tragar rapidamente. to eat something very fast, in a way that people consider rude or greedy (See also: gobble something up).

A guy got sick of his neighbour’s noisy dogs. After asking him to quieten them down many times, he did it himself by shooting them. --------------------------- quieten something or somebody down.
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Callar, calmar. to become quieter or calmer, or to make a person or animal become quieter or calmer. (see also: calm down, pipe down, settle down).

The speaker attempted to quiet down the audience. --------------------------- quieten something or somebody down...
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Callar, calmar. to become quieter or calmer, or to make a person or animal become quieter or calmer. (see also: calm down, pipe down, settle down).

Perla's throat was so swollen she couldn't get anything down. --------------------------- get down to something...
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Pasar, digerir. to manage to swallow something, especially when this is difficult. (see also: get on with).

Emigdio, you'll feel better once you get this medicine down. --------------------------- get down to something...
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Pasar, digerir. to manage to swallow something, especially when this is difficult. (see also: get on with).

Did you get his number down?. --------------------------- get down...
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escribir, anotar. to write (something) down.

If you have a good idea, you should get it down so that you won't forget it. --------------------------- get down.
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escribir, anotar. to write (something) down.

The child was on the verge of tears. --------------------------- verge...
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en la orilla, a punto de. at the point when (something) is about to happen or is very likely to happen.

Congressmen are on the verge of getting the agreement nailed down. --------------------------- VERGE.
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en la orilla, a punto de. at the point when (something) is about to happen or is very likely to happen.

Scroll down to the bottom of this lesson and take the quiz to test how well you remember the phrasal verbs. --------- scroll, or scroll down.
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desplazar hacia abajo, irse hacia abajo. to move text or images of a Web page, document, etc., up, down, or to the side on a computer screen so that you can see all of it.

Jennifer scrolled down to the bottom of the screen to buy the course. --------- scroll, or scroll down...
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desplazar hacia abajo, irse hacia abajo. to move text or images of a Web page, document, etc., up, down, or to the side on a computer screen so that you can see all of it.

I'm very tired so I'm going to lie down. -------------- lie down.
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Acostarse. to be or get into a flat position, especially in bed, in order to sleep or rest.

The man had to lie down on the table for the doctor to inspect his abdomen. -------------- lie down.
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Acostarse. to be or get into a flat position, especially in bed, in order to sleep or rest.


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