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do up

VT + ADV

  1. (=fasten) [+ shoes, shoelaces] atar; [+ dress] (gen) abrochar; (with zip) cerrar or subir la cremallera de; [+ buttons, coat, necklace] abrochar; [+ tie] hacer el nudo de; [+ zip] cerrar, subir

  2. (=wrap up) [+ parcel] envolver

  3. (=renovate) [+ house] reformar, hacer reformas en

  4. (=dress up)

Examples from texts

Ulises Lima said hello back, although he didn't get up from the stairs.
Ulises Lima respondió a mi saludo, aunque no se levantó de la escalinata.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
For a few days, Inspector Jose Marquez investigated some Serafino's patrons but didn't come up with anything.
Durante unos días el judicial José Márquez investigó a algunos clientes del Serafino’s, sin resultado alguno.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
Olivarez didn't put up a fight.
Olivárez no se resistió.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
"I didn't make up the rules of this scenario," Z said.
– No arreglé las reglas de este guión -dijo Z.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
He didn't get up to greet us and while Manuel was introducing us all he hardly said a word.
No se levantó para saludarnos y mientras Manuel hacía las presentaciones apenas abrió la boca.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
But when his twin didn't let up, he knew it was for the best.
Pero su mellizo no aflojó, sabía que era lo mejor.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
'Do not give up, sir,' Mark said awkwardly as he set the candles on the table.
– No os rindáis, señor -dijo Mark tímidamente dejando las velas en la mesa-.
Sansom, Christopher John / DissolutionSansom, Christopher John / El gallo negro
El gallo negro
Sansom, Christopher John
Dissolution
Sansom, Christopher John
© C.J. Sansom, 2003
"So how did she end up here?" asked a girl who hadn't spoken before, the shortest one of all, almost a dwarf.
– ¿Y cómo es que ahora se dedica a este jale? -dijo una que hasta ese momento no había hablado, la más bajita de todas, casi una enana.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
How did we end up in Egypt fifty years later?'
¿Cómo es que acabamos en Egipto, cincuenta años después?
Ghosh, Amitav / The Calcutta ChromosomeGhosh, Amitav / El cromosoma Calcuta
El cromosoma Calcuta
Ghosh, Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Ghosh, Amitav
© 1995 by Amitav Ghosh
This second sandwich didn't fill me up, so I decided to go in search of something more substantial.
Este segundo sándwich no aplacó mi apetito, por lo que decidí explorar en busca de algo más sólido.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
When you sleepwalk, you appear (to other people) to wake from a deep sleep. You then get up and do things.
Cuando alguien es sonámbulo, parece que se ha despertado de un sueño profundo, se levanta y se pone a hacer cosas.
© 2009 Colegio Real de Psiquiatras
© The Royal College of Psychiatrists. Updated: June 2011
When Mary-Sue woke up she didn't entirely lose the feeling that there was another woman in the room until she got out of bed and went to the kitchen to drink a glass of water.
Cuando MarySue despertó la sensación de que había otra mujer en la habitación no se fue del todo hasta que se levantó de la cama y se bebió un vaso de agua en la cocina.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
A little later the two Spaniards who worked with us turned up. I don't know who had gone to get them.
Poco después aparecieron dos de los españoles que trabajaban con nosotros, no sé quién los había ido a buscar.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer

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atar; abrochar; cerrar or subir la cremallera de; abrochar; hacer el nudo de; cerrar; subir

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