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(draw up)levantarsubirto pull one's socks/trousers up — subirse los calcetines/pantalones
2.1(improve)this result will help to pull you up overall — este resultado te ayudará a subir la nota media
2.2(halt, check)a shout pulled her up sharply — un grito la hizo pararse en seco
2.3(reprimand)regañarretar Southern Coneto pull sb up on sth — regañar a algn por algo
3.2(in race)adelantarhe pulled up to within a few yards of the leaders — se colocó a pocas yardas de los que iban en cabeza
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