PHRASAL VERBS down 5

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The security guards patted us down as we entered the courtroom. They were making sure no-one was carrying a gun. --------------------- pat Somebody down.
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tocar, toquetear. to touch someone’s clothes in order to check whether they are carrying something such as a weapon or illegal drugs, for example at an airport.

Female security police were at the airport to pat down female passengers. --------------------- pat Somebody down.
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tocar, toquetear. to touch someone’s clothes in order to check whether they are carrying something such as a weapon or illegal drugs, for example at an airport.

The police patted them down for weapons but found nothing. --------------------- pat Somebody down.
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tocar, toquetear. to touch someone’s clothes in order to check whether they are carrying something such as a weapon or illegal drugs, for example at an airport.

They wanted the president Obama to debate the issue, and he said he’d be happy to, but they couldn’t "pin him down" to a time and a place. --------------------- (pin down) somebody/something.
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Forzar a hacer algo, hacer entender. to force someone to make a decision about something. (see also: nail down).

Univision finally "pinned Donal down" and got him to agree to a meeting. --------------------- (pin down) somebody/something.
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Forzar a hacer algo, hacer entender. to force someone to make a decision about something. (see also: nail down).

During talks, the president of Colombia "pinned the rebels down" to a date for releasing the hostages. --------------------- (pin down) somebody/something.
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Forzar a hacer algo, hacer entender. to force someone to make a decision about something. (see also: nail down).

Everyone was talking loudly until the teacher came in and told them to pipe down. Then it got much quieter. --------------------- pipe down.
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Bajar la voz. to talk more quietly, or to stop complaining. (see also: quieten down, shut up (very impolite).

Will you two pipe down Quito, I'm trying to read!. --------------------- pipe down.
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Bajar la voz. to talk more quietly, or to stop complaining. (see also: quieten down, shut up (very impolite).

The coach told everyone to pipe down and listen to what he had to say. --------------------- pipe down.
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Bajar la voz. to talk more quietly, or to stop complaining. (see also: quieten down, shut up (very impolite).

Democrats "plays down" the risks of loosing the elections. ------ play something down.
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Menospreciar, subestimar. to try to make people believe that something is not very important, or that it is not likely to happen.

The government’s spokesman tried to "play the bad economic news down" by saying the situation would soon improve. -------------- play something down.
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Menospreciar, subestimar. to try to make people believe that something is not very important, or that it is not likely to happen.

Military spokesmen tried to "play down" the seriousness of the terrorist's comments. ------------ play something down.
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Menospreciar, subestimar. to try to make people believe that something is not very important, or that it is not likely to happen.

A developer is going to pull down our beautiful old cinema and build another block of apartments on the land. --------------------- pull down something...
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demoler, derrumbar, destruir. to destroy a building or other structure because it is not being used or it is not wanted any more. (see also: knock down, tear down).

Most of the old buildings were pulled down to make room for the new shopping centre. --------------------- pull down something...
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demoler, derrumbar, destruir. to destroy a building or other structure because it is not being used or it is not wanted any more. (see also: knock down, tear down).

The old buildings had to be pulled down because they were no longer safe. --------------------- pull down something...
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demoler, derrumbar, destruir. to destroy a building or other structure because it is not being used or it is not wanted any more. (see also: knock down, tear down).

Eventually the poor cat was in such pain that we had to have her put down. --------------------- put down...
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Sacrificar, poner a dormir. to kill an animal using a drug because it is very old, ill, or dangerous.

We had to put the old dog down due to his suffering. --------------------- put down...
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Sacrificar, poner a dormir. to kill an animal using a drug because it is very old, ill, or dangerous.

We had to have our old hourse put down. --------------------- put down...
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Sacrificar, poner a dormir. to kill an animal using a drug because it is very old, ill, or dangerous.

Kaz said, 'Put me down, daddy!'. --------------------- put something down.
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poner en el suelo. to put something or someone that you are holding onto the floor or onto another surface. (see also: set down).

After taking the guest to his room, the bellboy put the bags down beside the bed, drew the curtains and opened a window. --------------------- put something down...
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poner en el suelo. to put something or someone that you are holding onto the floor or onto another surface. (see also: set down).

I'll just put my bag down - it's rather heavy. --------------------- put something down...
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poner en el suelo. to put something or someone that you are holding onto the floor or onto another surface. (see also: set down).

Essy always was trying to put me down in front of her family. --------------------- put somebody down...
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poner por los suelos a alguien arrogantemente. menospreciar. to make someone feel stupid or unimportant by criticizing them. (see also: run down).

Richard Voughan can be mean. If he thinks you’ve done something wrong, he’ll put you down by saying you’re no good in front of other people. --------------------- put somebody down...
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poner por los suelos a alguien arrogantemente. menospreciar. to make someone feel stupid or unimportant by criticizing them. (see also: run down).

Jane Sullivan puts down his staff by criticizing them if they make mistakes. --------------------- put somebody down...
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poner por los suelos a alguien arrogantemente. menospreciar. to make someone feel stupid or unimportant by criticizing them. (see also: run down).

The therapist Rose once told me that there are feelings you can't talk about and sometimes it helps to put it all down on paper. --------------------- put down...
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Anotar, escribir rapidamente. to write something on a piece of paper. (see also: note down, jot down or write down).

Can you put your phone number down in the book?. --------------------- put down...
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Anotar, escribir rapidamente. to write something on a piece of paper. (see also: note down, jot down or write down).

If anyone wants to go to the seminar on Friday afternoon, could they put their name down on this list, please?. --------------------- put down...
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Anotar, escribir rapidamente. to write something on a piece of paper. (see also: note down, jot down or write down).

Lady Gaga didn’t sing very well in her first concert, and her singing teacher put it down to her being so nervous. ------------------------ Put something down to something...
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explicar, poder ser debido a. to give an explanation or say that something has happened for certain reason.

I put Ana's irritability down to tiredness. ------------------------ Put something down to something...
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explicar, poder ser debido a. to give an explanation or say that something has happened for certain reason.

Necaxa didn't score many goals, but we can put that down to inexperience. ------------------------ Put something down to something...
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explicar, poder ser debido a. to give an explanation or say that something has happened for certain reason.

Emigdio's always laying down the law about keeping the house tidy. ------------------------ (lay down) something...
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poner reglas por escrito, estipular, establecer, interponer, estipular. to officially establish a rule, or to officially state the way in which something must be done. (see also: set down).

Our boss is sick of staff coming in late. He’s laid down new rules and from now on anyone who gets to work late will have to pay a fine. ------------------------ (lay down) something...
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poner reglas por escrito, estipular, establecer, interponer, estipular. to officially establish a rule, or to officially state the way in which something must be done. (see also: set down).

The military authorities have laid down strict rules which must be followed. ------------------------ (lay down) something...
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poner reglas por escrito, estipular, establecer, interponer, estipular. to officially establish a rule, or to officially state the way in which something must be done. (see also: set down).

Union bosses encouraged the workers to lay down their tools and go on strike for higher wages and better working conditions. ------------------------ (lay down) something...
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poner en el suelo. if someone lays down their weapons or tools, they stop fighting. (see also: put down).

The rebel fighters agreed to lay down their arms and stop fighting. ---------------------------- (lay down) something.
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poner en el suelo. if someone lays down their weapons or tools, they stop fighting. (see also: put down).

I promised to go to the party with Genny, and I can't let her down. ------------------------ let somebody down...
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desepcionar. to disappoint someone by failing to do what you agreed to do or what you were expected to do.

Michael Jackson felt terrible after he failed his exam. He said he’d let down his family, his teachers and all the friends who’d helped him study. ------------------------ let somebody down...
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desepcionar. to disappoint someone by failing to do what you agreed to do or what you were expected to do.

Jane is very reliable. She always works well and she’s never let us down. ------------------------ let somebody down...
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decepcionar. to disappoint someone by failing to do what you agreed to do or what you were expected to do.

Essy said Such a bad reputation is hard to live down. ------------------------------------- (live down) something...
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dejar atras, poder olvidar. to make people forget about something embarrassing or silly that you have done.

I'll never live it down if Sandra refuses to go out with me. ------------------------ (live down) something...
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dejar atras, poder olvidar. to make people forget about something embarrassing or silly that you have done.

Bill Clinton came to work drunk and we still joke about it. He’ll never live it down. ------------------------ (live down) something...
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dejar atras, poder olvidar. to make people forget about something embarrassing or silly that you have done.

The police stopped Oviedo's truck and took down his name and address. ------------------------ take something down...
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Tomar nota, anotar algo rapidamente, escribir rapidamente. to write something, especially something that someone says. (see also: jot down, note down, write down).

Kaz asked, Mom, did you take down that number from the radio?. ------------------------ take something down...
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Tomar nota, anotar algo rapidamente, escribir rapidamente. to write something, especially something that someone says. (see also: jot down, note down, write down).

My mother was a secretary years ago, and still remembers shorthand. She can take what I say down as quickly as I say it. She’s amazing!. ------------------------ take something down...
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Tomar nota, anotar algo rapidamente, escribir rapidamente. to write something, especially something that someone says. (see also: jot down, note down, write down).

Selina said, the platform was "taken down" for safety reasons. ------------------------ (take down) something.
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Quitar, Desmontar, Desarmar. to separate or remove a large temporary structure from a place by separating it into pieces and taking the pieces away.

David Solorio said, We'll take the tent down after we've had lunch. ------------------------ (take down) something.
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Quitar, Desmontar, Desarmar. to separate or remove a large temporary structure from a place by separating it into pieces and taking the pieces away.

Tell the painters to take down the pictures and stick them in one of the bedrooms while they paint the living room. ------------------------ (take down) something.
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Quitar, Desmontar, Desarmar. to separate or remove a large temporary structure from a place by separating it into pieces and taking the pieces away.


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