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go by
if time goes by, it passes.
jot down < sth
to write something quickly on a piece of paper so that you remember it. (~apuntar, anotar)
rush out
to exit in a hurry. (~salir volando)
flesh out < sth
to add more details or more information to a piece of writing, especially in order to make it more interesting. (~detallar algun escrito)
shave sth off sth
to reduce something by a small amount. (~reducir algo de algo)
own up to sth
to admit that something is true even though you are ashamed of it. (~admitir/confesar algo)
shoot for sth
to aim to achieve something. (~aspira a/apunta a algo)
huddle up
to move closer to other people, or to hold your arms and legs close to your body, usually because you are cold or frightened. (~acurrucarse)
put off < sth
to decide or arrange to delay an event or activity until a later time or date. (~aplazar algo)
wear down < sth
to gradually become flatter or smoother, or to make something become like this, because of rubbing or use. (~desgastar)
step in
to become involved in an activity, discussion, or disagreement, sometimes in order to stop trouble. (~intervenir)
throw oneself into sth
to do something actively and enthusiastically. (~entregarse, dedicarse completamente a algo)
slow down < sb/sth
to become slower, or to make something or someone slower. (~frenar, disminuir, ralentizar)
set sb up
to trick someone in order to make them do something, or in order to make someone seem guilty of something that they have not done. (~tender una trampa a alguien)
lag behind
to fail to maintain the pace or progress of someone or something (~quedarse atrás)