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work off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento

Translation of work off in Spanish:

  • 1.1 (get rid of) you can work off a few kilos in the gym puede rebajar algunos kilos haciendo ejercicios en el gimnasio he works his frustrations off on me se desahoga or se desquita de sus frustraciones metiéndose or (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar] agarrándosela conmigo 1.2 [debt] amortizar*, pagar* ([ trabajando ])
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