Translation of work up in Spanish:

work up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
  • 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 sangreto work sb/oneself up into sth she works herself up into a state se pone como loca they had been worked up into a frenzy los habían puesto frenéticos, los habían exaltadoto work sb/oneself up to sth she 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) [manuscript/article] rehacer*
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