Share this entry

smarten up

Translation of smarten up in Spanish:

  • 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
    (house/town)
    he's made an effort to smarten himself up
    ha hecho un esfuerzo por arreglarse or adecentarse or mejorar su aspecto
    he'll have to smarten his ideas up
    va a tener que (d)espabilarse
  • 2verb + adverb
    (person)
    mejorar su ( or mi etc) aspecto
See parent entry: smarten

Definition of smarten up in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day exemplum
    Pronunciation: ɪɡˈzɛmpləm
    noun
    an example or model...
    Cultural fact of the day

    rastro

    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.