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Verbos en inglés, Verbos frasales - Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs starting with: A--B--C--D  





D

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Dash off (insep), Dash smth off

Dawn on smb

Die away, Die down (insep), Die out(insep)

Dig smth over, Dig smth up

Do away with smth, Do smth up

Doss down (insep)

Doze off (insep)

Drag on (insep), Drag smth up

Draw up (insep), Draw smth up

Dredge smth up

Dress up (insep)

Drop in (on smb), Drop off (insep), Drop smb off, Drop out (insep)

Drum smth up

Dash off (insep)



MEANING: to leave in a hurry

EXAMPLE:

I must dash off; I'm already late.
He dashed off before I could talk to him.

Dash smth off

MEANING: write it in a hurry (letter, note, email)

EXAMPLE:

Feel free to dash off an email to us at any time.

Dawn on smb

MEANING: to suddenly begin to understand smth

EXAMPLE:

It dawned on me that something unusual was going on.
The truth finally dawned on him.

Die away

MEANING: to gradually becomes weaker until it disappears; it fades (noise, sound, voice, light, breeze)

EXAMPLE:

The strange noise finally died away.

Die down (insep)

MEANING: to become quieter or less noticeable (applause, gossip, rumours, wind, storm, flames, fire, pain, excitement, scandal)

EXAMPLE:

The wind's died down at last.
The rumours will soon die down.

Die out (insep)

MEANING: (custom, tradition, habit, idea, race, species) to gradually disappear

EXAMPLE:

Many Indian communities are dying out.
The Panda is in danger of dying out.

Dig smth over

MEANING: to break the ground into smaller pieces with a spade or fork so that plants can grow (soil, patch, garden, flowerbed)

EXAMPLE:

He spent the morning digging over the vegetable patch.

Dig smth up

MEANING: 1) When you dig smth up, you search for it and find it (scandal, the past, idea, excuse, facts, information)
2 When you dig smth up, you remove it from the ground using a fork or spade

EXAMPLE:

If you dig up potatoes and the skin rubs off easily, they need more time to mature.

Do away with smth

MEANING: to abolish (law, privilege, rule, regulation, paperwork, tax) When an organizations does away with smth, they get rid of it.

EXAMPLE:

The death penalty has been done away with in many countries.
They should do away with all that paperwork.

Do smth up

MEANING: 1 (flat, building, cottage, room) When you do smth up, you repair and decorate it
2 (button, coat, dress, trousers, zip) When you do smth up, you fasten it

EXAMPLE:

1. I spent a month doing up the flat and I think it's quite nice now.
2. Her hair was done up in a neat bun at the back of her head.

Doss down (insep)

MEANING: When you doss down somewhere, you sleep there temporarily or you sleep there instead of going home

EXAMPLE:

If you can find another blanket I'll just doss down on the sofa.

Doze off (insep)

MEANING:) When you doze off, you fall into a light sleep

EXAMPLE:

Judy dozed off while she was watching television.

Drag on (insep)

MEANING: When smth drags on, it's very slow and lasts longer than necessary

EXAMPLE:

Legal battles are agonizingly slow and costly, and the appeals process can drag on for years.

Drag smth up

MEANING: (story, incident) to mention some unpleasant fact from the past

EXAMPLE:

This is all in the past. Why are you bringing it all up now?

Draw up (insep)

MEANING: When a vehicle draws up, it gets closer to a place and stops

EXAMPLE:

A convoy of buses drew up at the airport and they all climbed on board.

Draw smth up

MEANING: (list, plan, document, proposal, contract, will) to prepare something very carefully in writing

EXAMPLE:

The Metropolitan Police force is drawing up plans to recruit more ethnic minority officers from overseas.

Dredge smth up

MEANING: (scandal, the past, memory, old grivances, quarrel, filth, mistake, misdeeds, story) When you dredge smth up, you remind smb of unpleasant events in the past: Same meaning as dig smth up, rake smth up

EXAMPLE:

He is always trying to dredge up something about the politician’s private life.

Dress up (insep)

MEANING: to put on better clothes for a special occasion. Opposite of “Dress down”

EXAMPLE:

He didn't dress up for the occasion at all, wearing an orange baseball cap, baggy khakis, and an oversized black sweater.

Drop in (on smb)

MEANING: to pay somebody a short visit without warning . “Call in, pop in”

EXAMPLE:

I thought I'd dropped in and say hello.
Drop in to see us next time you're in town.

Drop off (insep)

MEANING: 1 When you drop off, you fall asleep (Doze off)
2 (attendance, numbers, membership, interest, support, traffic, temperatures) When smth drops off, it becomes less or fewer (Fall off)

EXAMPLE:

The girl was so tired that she dropped off to sleep at once.
Unfortunately, attendance has dropped off over the last few months.
Temperatures will drop off quickly as northwest winds strengthen.

Drop smb off

MEANING: When you drop smb off, you stop the vehicle you are driving to leave a passenger someplace (Let smb off)

EXAMPLE:

Come on. I'll drop you off at your flat.

Drop out (insep)

MEANING: to leave school or a course without finishing it

EXAMPLE:

He dropped out of the course after finding the study program very difficult.

Drum smth up

MEANING: to try to make people interested in smth (support, enthusiasm, interest, business, trade)

EXAMPLE:

The State Governor is about to go on a tour of the state to drum up support for his reform policy.