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go up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio

Translation of go up in Spanish:

  • 1 1.1 (ascend) [person] subir; [balloon/plane] subir, ascender* [formal]; [curtain] [Theater/Teatro] levantarse we went up onto the roof subimos al tejado going up! (in elevator) ¡sube! a cloud of dust went up se levantó una nube de polvo 1.2 (approach) to go up (to sb/sth) acercarse* (a algn/algo) 1.3 (toward the north) ir* 1.4 (to another place) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) ir* I'm going up to London/town voy a Londres/a la ciudad 1.5 (British English/inglés británico) (to university — at beginning of term) ir* a la universidad; (— to begin studying) empezar* la carrera ([ en Oxford o Cambridge ])
  • 2 2.1 (increase) [temperature/price/cost] subir, aumentar; [population/unemployment] aumentar eggs are going up again vuelven a subir los huevos to go up in price subir or aumentar de precio to go up in value revalorizarse*, valorizarse* to go up to sth subir a algo I went up to 140 lbs engordé hasta llegar a pesar 140 libras 2.2 (improve) [standard] mejorar she's gone up in my estimation ha ganado en mi estima
  • 3 (extend)to go up to sth the socks go up to my knees los calcetines me llegan a las rodillas the road only goes up as far as Brigville la carretera va or llega solo hasta Brigville
  • 4 4.1 (be built, erected) a church has gone up on that site se ha levantado una iglesia en aquel terreno 4.2 (be put up) a notice has gone up in the hall han puesto un anuncio en el hall
  • 5 (burst into flames) prenderse fuego; (explode) estallar to go up in flames incendiarse
  • 6 6.1 (be switched on) [lights] encenderse*, prenderse (Latin America/América Latina) 6.2 (be uttered) [shout/chant] alzarse* [formal]
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