In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(provide for)I need somewhere to stay: can you fix me up? — necesito alojamiento ¿me lo puedes arreglar?
- she fixed me up with a job — me encontró / consiguió un trabajo
- we are trying to get her fixed up — estamos tratando de conseguirle un novio
1.2(organize, arrange)(trip) organizarI'll fix things up with her — lo arreglaré con ella
1.3(repair, restore)(room/house) arreglar US
2British informal(make arrangements)arreglardid you fix up with John about the tickets? — ¿arreglaste lo de las entradas con John?
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