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  1. to stand/hold one's ground
    (in argument) mantenerse firme, no ceder terreno;

    stand your ground and let her know it.
  2. hold down verbo transitivo
    • 1 sujetar
    • 2 (controlar) dominar
    • 3 fam (un trabajo) desempeñar
  3. made-to-measure
    hecho a medida (ropa)
  4. twitchy ['twɪtʃɪ] adjetivo
    nervioso,-a
  5. skimp [skɪmp] verbo intransitivo
    • escatimar [on, -]
    • If you want to skimp, do it here
  6. dread [dred] verbo transitivo
    • temer a, tener pavor a:
    • I dread to think what it cost, no quiero ni pensar en cuánto costó
  7. poised /pɔɪzd/ adjetivo 
    • (balanced, suspended):
    • ~ in the air suspendido en el aire;
    • they were waiting with pencils ~ esperaban, lápiz en mano;
    • ~ on the brink of disaster al borde del desastre

    • (ready) listo, preparado;
    • the jaguar was ~ for attack el jaguar estaba agazapado, listo para atacar
    • (self-assured):
    • she is very ~ tiene mucho aplomo or mucha desenvoltura
  8. wage 2 verbo transitivo

    • to ~ war hacer la guerra;
    • to ~ war on o against sb hacerle la guerra a algn;
    • to ~ a campaign against sth hacer (una) campaña contra algo
  9. fit the bill
    • reunir las condiciones, cumplir con los requisitos
    • Wenger wants a defender with Premier League experience, and Jagielka would fit the bill.
  10. like-for-like
    • de igual a igual
    • Mata would not be a like-for-like replacement for Fábregas
  11. coveted / ˈkʌvətəd / || / ˈkʌvətɪd/ adjetivo
    codiciado
  12. axe, ax [æks]
    nombre hacha

    • verbo transitivo
    • 1 (los gastos) recortar/reducir drásticamente
    • 2 fam (a una persona) despedir
    • Ministry of Defence to axe 7,000 more civilian jobs
    • ♦ LOC: to have an axe to grind, tener un interés egoísta en algo
  13. soaring
    • soaring costs: costos en aumento
    • soaring prices: precios en alza
  14. outline verbo transitivo
    • (sketch)
    • ‹shape› bosquejar;
    • ‹map› trazar ;the trees stood ~d against the sky el perfil de los árboles se recortaba contra el cielo
    • (summarize) esbozar, explicar resumidamente,dar una idea general de
  15. sleuth /sluːθ/ sustantivo
    sabueso, detective
  16. up to preposición
    • 1 hasta
    • up to now, hasta ahora
    • up to a thousand, hasta mil

    • 2 (nivel)
    • he's not up to the job, no está a la altura del trabajo
    • it's not up to much, no vale para mucho
    • it's not up to standard, no alcanza la calidad

    • 3 (corresponder)
    • it's up to you, como tú quieras
    • if it were up to me..., si yo tuviera que decidir...

    4 (tramar) what are they up to?, ¿qué están tramando?
  17. relentless /rɪˈlentləs / || /rɪˈlentlɪs/ adjetivo
    ‹enemy/pursuer›implacable;

    ‹pursuit› incesante;

    ‹criticism› despiadado
  18. enticing /ɪnˈtaɪsɪŋ/ adjetivo
    tentador, apetecible, atractivo
  19. get it on sth
    to start to take part in an activity that is already happening because you will win an advantage from it.

    His wife may be the famous fashion designer, but David Beckhamyesterday got in on the act
  20. distressing /dɪˈstresɪŋ/ adjetivo
    • ‹news/circumstance› penoso,angustiante;
    • it was ~ to see him like that angustiaba verlo así
  21. oversee [əʊvə'sɪ:] verbo transitivo
    supervisar
  22. spokesman / ˈspəʊksmən/ sustantivo
    • portavoz;
    • ~ for sth portavoz de algo
    • A spokeswoman for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement
  23. carry out verbo transitivo
    1 (un proyecto) llevar a cabo, realizar

    the government would continue to carry out research on the potential impacts of Arctic drilling

    2 (el deber) cumplir
  24. convict /kənˈvɪkt/ verbo transitivo
    • (often pass) declarar culpable, condenar;
    • a ~ed murderer un asesino convicto;
    • to be ~ed of sth ser condenado por algo
    • He was convicted of assault
  25. thrust /θrʌst/ (past & past p thrust) verbo transitivo
    • (push) empujar;
    • (push out) sacar;
    • (insert) clavar;
    • she ~ her head out of the window sacó la cabeza por la ventana;
    • to ~ sth at sb: she ~ the book at me me tendió el libro bruscamente o con agresividad;
    • to ~ sth into sth: he ~ his knife into the bundle/his hands into his pockets clavó su cuchillo en el fardo/se metió las manos en los bolsillos
  26. deadlock ['dedlɒk] n
    (en una conversación, acuerdo) punto muerto
  27. do well
    • (be successful) tener éxito vtr
    • As executive director of the foundation he's done well by doing good. hacer un buen trabajo loc verb llevar con éxito loc verb
  28. goofy / ˈɡuːfi/ adjetivo -fier, -fiest (sl)
    (stupid) ‹person›memo (fam), tontorrón (fam);

    ‹smile› bobalicón (fam)
  29. explain away v + o + adv, v + adv + o ‹fact/result›
    • encontrar una explicación convincente para;
    • how are you going to ~ that away?
    • ¿cómo te las vas a arreglar para explicar eso?
  30. debris /dəˈbriː / ||/ ˈdebriː/ , / ˈdeɪbriː/ n uncountable
    • (rubble) escombros;
    • (of plane, ship) restos;
    • (rubbish) desechos detritos
  31. rubble /rʌbəl/ n uncountable
    escombros
  32. thorough / ˈθɜːrəʊ / ||/ ˈθʌrə/ adjetivo
    • (conscientious)
    • ‹person› concienzudo, cuidadoso;
    • ‹search/investigation› meticuloso, riguroso;
    • ‹wash/clean› a fondo;
    • ‹knowledge› sólido
    • (complete) (before n)
    • ‹idiot› perfecto;
    • a ~ waste of time
    • una total o absoluta pérdida de tiempo
  33. chop chop interj
    (hurry up) date prisa
  34. put through vtr Tel
    • to put sb through, pasar a alguien [to, con]:
    • would you please put me through to the manager?,
    • ¿me puede poner con el director, por favor?
  35. put through vtr informal
    (force to endure) hacer pasar
  36. talk through verbo transitivo
    • hablar, discutir:
    • let's talk it through, discutámoslo
  37. take a wild guess vinformal
    (make an uneducated estimate) calcular a ojo
  38. trifle with v + prep + o
    ‹person/emotions› jugar con
  39. just for kicks
    sólo por placer
  40. tow vt.
    remolcar

    to tow a vehicle llevarse un coche a remolque

    The car was towed to the nearest garage after the accident
  41. lingering ['lɪɳgərɪɳ] adj
    1 (sentimiento, olor) persistente

    • 2 (enfermedad) lento,-a, prolongado,-a
    • a lingering disease, una larga enfermedad
  42. venue ['venjʊ:] nombre
    1 lugar de reunión

    • 2 (para un concierto) local:
    • the old church is going to be the venue for the concert
    • la vieja iglesia va a servir de local para el concierto

    • the match will be played at a neutral venue
    • el partido se jugará en campo neutral
  43. quirky / ˈkwɜːrki / || / ˈkwɜːki/ adjetivo -kier, -kiest
    extravagante, estrafalario
  44. heed 1 /hiːd/ n uncountable
    • to take ~ tener(conj.⇒) cuidado;
    • to take ~ of o pay ~ to sb prestarle atención or hacerle(conj.⇒) caso a algn
  45. partly / ˈpɑːrtli / || / ˈpɑːtli/ adverbio
    • en parte;
    • it's only ~ true sólo es verdad en parte;
    • it was ~ destroyed fue parcialmente destruido
  46. savvy / ˈsævi/ adjetivo -vier, -viest
    (AmE colloq) espabilado (fam), despabilado (fam)
  47. savvy ['sævɪ] nombre
    inteligencia, desparpajo
  48. spot on, spot-on adj informal
    (precise, exactly right) en el blanco.

    To me, this presentation is spot on!!!
  49. come out v.intr.
    • (el pelo) caerse
    • (un color) desteñirse
    • (hechos) revelarse
    • (un producto) lanzarse
  50. bring up v.tr.
    • (a un niño) educar
    • (un asunto) plantear
    • I will bring up the subject of buying a new car tomorrow
    • mañana sacaré el tema de la compra del nuevo coche

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