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work up
verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

Translation of work up in Spanish:

  • 1 1.1 (stimulate) they had worked up an appetite
    se les había abierto el apetito
    I couldn't work up much enthusiasm
    no me entusiasmaba demasiado
    with all that talking I'd worked up quite a thirst
    me había dado mucha sed de tanto hablar
    to work up a sweat
    empezar a sudar
    to work up a lather
    hacer espuma
    1.2 (excite, arouse) she gets very worked up about it
    se pone como loca
    you'll only work yourself up
    solo vas a conseguir disgustarte or hacerte mala sangre
    to work somebody/oneself up into somethingshe works herself up into a state
    se pone como loca
    they had been worked up into a frenzy
    los habían puesto frenéticos
    los habían exaltado
    to work somebody/oneself up to somethingshe worked them up to a fever pitch of excitement
    los sobreexcitó hasta el delirio
  • 2 2.1 (increase, expand) she worked the factory up into what it is today
    desarrolló la fábrica hasta convertirla en lo que es hoy día
    2.2 (improve)
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