WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations
brush up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal, figurative (revise, refresh knowledge)refrescar la memoria loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
  hacer un repaso loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
brush [sth] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal, figurative (refresh knowledge, skill in)  (AR, coloquial, figurado)aceitar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
  refrescar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
  repasar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms:
brush up against [sth]/[sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (touch)  (sin intención)rozar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 I brushed up against him just as he was leaving.
 Lo rocé cuando estaba saliendo.
brush up on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (refresh knowledge of)repasar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
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