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make up / inventarse
make up   make
A. -transitive verb + adverb
1. (=invent)   inventar(se)
·he made up the whole story
·(se) inventó toda la historia
a. you're making [it] up! =   ¡te lo estánoun inventando!
2. (=put together, prepare)
[+list]   hacer,   preparar
[+parcel, bed]   hacer
[+medicine]   preparar
[+collection]   formar,   reunir
[+sweater, dress]   montar y coser
a. I'll make up a [bed] for him on the sofa =   le haré una cama en el sofá
b. the chemist'noun where I went to get the [prescription] made up =   la farmacia a la que fui para que me preparasen la medicina
·I made the papers up [into] bundles
·hice paquetes con los periódicos
3. (=settle)
a. to make up one'noun [differences] (with somebody) =   resolver sus diferencias (con somebody, someone)
b. to make [it] up with somebody =   hacer las paces con somebody, someone,   reconciliarse con somebody, someone
c. they'd made up their [quarrel] =   se habían reconciliado
4. (=complete)   completar
a. I paid £200 and my parents made up the [difference] =   pagué 200 libras y mis padres pusieron la diferencia
b. we need someone to make up the [numbers] =   necesitamos a alguien para completar el grupo
5. (=decide)
a. to make up one'noun [mind] =   decidirse
6. (=compensate for, replace)
[+loss]   compensar
[+deficit]   cubrir
·if I take time off I have to make up the hours later
·si me tomo tiempo libre despuénoun tengo que recuperar las horas
a. I'd like to make [it] up to him for spoiling his birthday =   me gustaría compensarle por haberle estropeado el cumpleaños
·he tried to make it up to her by buying her a bunch of flowers
·intentó hacerse perdonar comprándole un ramo de flores
b. to make up (lost) [time] =   recuperar el tiempo perdido
7. (=constitute)   componer
·women make up 13% of the police force
·las mujeres componen el 13% del cuerpo de policía
·it is made up [of] 6 parts
·lo componen 6 partes,   está compuesto de 6 partes
·the group was made up of parents, teachers and doctors
·el grupo lo componían or integraban padres, profesores y masculineédicos
·the blood is made up of red and white cells
·la sangre se compone de glóbulos rojos y glóbulos blancos
8. (with cosmetics)
[+actor]   maquillar
·to make o.noun. up
·maquillarse,   pintarse
9. [+fire]   (with coal)   echar carbónoun a   (with wood)   echar madera or leña a
B. -intransitive verb + adverb
1. (after quarrelling)   hacer las paces,   reconciliarse
2. (=apply cosmetics)   maquillarse,   pintarse
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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