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neon

e.g. a neon sign

neón

ej. un letrero de neón

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neon / hot / fluorescent

e.g. neon orange

neón / fluorescente

ej. naranja neón

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to rain on someone's parade / to ruin someone's plan

e.g. When his ex-wife showed up, that totally rained on his parade

aguarle la fiesta a alguien

ej. Cuando mi ex esposa llegó, me aguó la fiesta por completo

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a party pooper / a Debbie downer / a negative Nancy

e.g. Please don't invite her. She's such a party pooper

aguafiestas

ej. Por favor no la invites. Es una aguafiestas terrible

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to put in order

e.g. Put these books in alphabetical order

poner en orden / ordenar

ej. Pon estos libros en orden alfabético

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to be out of order / to be in the wrong order

e.g. These cards are out of order

estar en desorden / estar desordenado

ej. Estas tarjetas están en desorden

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the former

e.g. When choosing between apples and oranges, I prefer the former. Apples are much better

el primero / el anterior

ej. Al elegir entre manzanas y naranjas, prefiero las primeras. Las manzanas son mucho mejores

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the latter

e.g. I speak both Thai and English. The latter is spoken in many countries

el posterior

ej. Hablo tanto tailandés como inglés. El posterior se habla en muchos países

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picky / fussy / choosy

e.g. She is picky about the kinds of guys she'll date

exigente / quisquilloso

ej. Ella es exigente con el tipo de hombres con los que sale

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to pick at / to peck at / to eat hesitantly

e.g. He wasn't hungry, so he just picked at his food

picotear / picar / comer sin ganas

ej. No tenía mucha hambre, así que solamente picoteó su comida

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to pick at

e.g. You should not pick at a pimple or scab, as it will not heal properly

tocarse / molestarse

ej. No deberías molestarte un barro o una costra, ya que no sanará bien

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to pick yourself up / to get back on your feet

e.g. After the bankruptcy, he picked himself up and started another company

reponerse / levantarse

ej. Después de la bancarrota, se repuso y comenzó otra compañía

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the warden / the prison warden

el alcaide / el alcaide de una prisión

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to take someone prisoner / to take someone hostage

e.g. The rebels took him hostage and held him for ransom

llevarse preso a alguien

ej. Los rebeldes se lo llevaron preso y pidieron un rescate por él

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a dungeon

e.g. The king threw him in the dungeon with the snakes and corpses

una mazmorra / un calabozo

ej. El rey lo echó en una mazmorra llena de serpientes y cadáveres

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to serve / to serve time / to serve a sentence

e.g. The thief will have to serve time for his crime

cumplir / cumplir tiempo / cumplir una sentencia

ej. El ladrón tendrá que cumplir la sentencia por su crimen

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to pull off / to accomplish / to achieve

e.g. I didn't think the new team could win, but they pulled it off

lograr / llevar a cabo

ej. No creí que el nuevo equipo pudiera ganar, pero lo lograron

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to pull up to / to approach

e.g. The teenager pulled up to the stop sign with his music playing loud

acercarse en carro

ej. El adolescente se acercó en carro, con la música muy alta

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a bulletin board

el tablero de anuncios / la cartelera

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to put up / to post / to hang up

e.g. She put a sign up on the wall

colgar / poner / colocar

ej. Ella colgó un letrero en la pared

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to put down / to belittle / to insult

e.g. Stop belittling him. You're hurting his feelings

ningunear / hablar mal de / insultar

ej. Deja de ningunearlo. Estás hiriendo sus sentimientos

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to put down / to record / to mark down

e.g. I put you down for a reservation for two this evening

anotar / apuntar

ej. Te apunté para una reservación para dos esta noche

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to put out / to extinguish

e.g. The firemen put out the fire

apagar / extinguir

ej. Los bomberos apagaron el incendio

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to dump / to dump out

e.g. He dumped all the cookies out of the jar

tirar / botar / volcar

ej. Él tiró todas las galletas del tarro

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to load / to load up

e.g. They loaded the truck with luggage

cargar

ej. Cargaron el camión de equipaje

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to unload

e.g. They unloaded the containers from the ship

descargar / desembarcar

ej. Descargaron los contenedores del barco

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storage

e.g. I had to put my stuff in storage until I could move into my new apartment

el depósito / el almacenaje

ej. Tuve que poner mis cosas en almacenaje hasta poderme mudar a mi nuevo departamento

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to store / to stock up on / to load up on

e.g. I'm stocking up on water to prepare for the hurricane

almacenar / acumular / acaparar

ej. Estoy almacenando agua para prepararme para el hurucán

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to store / to keep

e.g. This is where we store our winter clothes

almacenar / guardar / conservar

ej. Aquí guardamos nuestra ropa de invierno

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to cram into / to stuff into

e.g. He crammed a bunch of paper into the envelope

embutir en / apiñar en

ej. Embutió un montón de papel en el sobre