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smarten up

Translation of smarten up in Spanish:

  • 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [house/town] arreglar 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/verbo + adverbio [person] mejorar su ( or mi etc) aspecto
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