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Translation of levantar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2 2.1 (ánimos)esto nos levantó los ánimos/la moral
    this raised our spirits/our morale
    venga, levanta el ánimo
    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
  • 8 (desmontar, deshacer) See examples: levantar (el) campamento
    to strike camp
    levantar la cama
    to strip the bed
    levantar la mesa (América Latina)
    to clear the table

also: levantarse verbo pronominal

Example sentences
  • Por ahí verlo metido en varias finales y levantando algunas copas.
  • Ahora viven en la ciudad de Huancayo y no pueden levantar la mirada.
  • Es urgente levantar muy alto la denuncia y la solidaridad internacional.

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    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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