Translation of levantar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 [bulto/peso/piedra] to lift, pick up; [persiana] to pull up, raise ayúdame a levantar este baúl help me to lift this trunk o/or pick this trunk up levanta la alfombra lift up the rug levantaron las copas para brindar they raised their glasses in a toast 1.2 [ojos/mirada/vista] me contestó sin levantar los ojos or la vista del libro she answered me without looking up o/or without lifting her eyes from her book levantó la mirada hacia el cielo he raised his eyes to heaven 1.3 [voz] to raise levantar el tono to raise one's voice ¡a mí no me levantes la voz! don't raise your voice to me! 1.4 [polvo] to raise el coche levantó una nube de polvo the car raised a cloud of dust 1.5 (en naipes) [carta] to pick up
- 2 2.1 [ánimos] esto nos levantó los ánimos/la moral this raised our spirits/our morale venga, levanta el ánimo come on, cheer up! 2.2 [industria/economía] to help … to pick up a ver si conseguimos levantar este país let's see if we can get this country back on its feet
- 4 [restricción/embargo/sanción] to lift; [huelga] to call off la madre le levantó el castigo his mother let him off o/or lifted his punishment levantar el asedio to raise o/or lift the siege se levanta la sesión the meeting is adjourned
- 5 [protestas] to cause, spark, spark off, give rise to; [polémica] to cause, arouse; [rumor] to give rise to, spark, spark off su comportamiento levantó sospechas entre los vecinos her behavior aroused o/or caused suspicion among the neighbors
- 6 [Derecho/Law] 6.1 [acta] to prepare levantó atestado del accidente he wrote a report on the accident 6.2 [cadáver] to remove
- 8 (desmontar, deshacer) levantar (el) campamento to strike camp levantar la cama to strip the bed levantar la mesa (América Latina/Latin America) to clear the table
- 9 9.1 (en brazos) [niño] to pick up 9.2 (de la cama) to get … up, get … out of bed 9.3 (poner de pie) ayúdame a levantar al abuelo de la silla help me to get grandpa up out of his chair un discurso que levantó al público de sus asientos a speech which brought the audience to its feet
- 10 [familiar/colloquial] (robar) to lift [familiar/colloquial], to swipe [familiar/colloquial], to pinch (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] me levantó la novia he went off with o stole o pinched my girlfriend [familiar/colloquial]
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (levantarse)
- 1 1.1 (de la cama) to get up nunca se levanta antes de las diez he never gets up o/or gets out of bed before ten ¿a qué hora te levantas? what time do you get up? ya se levanta un poco por la casa she can get up and move around the house a bit now, she's up and moving around the house a little now 1.2 (ponerse en pie) al entrar el monarca todos se levantaron everyone rose to their feet as the monarch entered [formal] intentó levantarse del suelo he tried to get up off the floor o/or to stand up hasta que no terminemos todos no se levanta nadie de la mesa no one is getting up from (the) table until we've all finished se levantó de su asiento para saludarme she stood up o got up o rose to greet me
- 2 [polvareda] to rise; [temporal] to brew se ha levantado un viento muy fuerte a strong wind has got up o/or picked up
- 7 (América del Sur/South America) [familiar/colloquial] [mujer] 7.1 (ligar) to pick up [familiar/colloquial] 7.2 (acostarse con) to score with [familiar/colloquial], to go to bed with
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