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tune 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." (musical instrument: adjust pitch)afinar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
Note: A hyphen is used when the term is a noun
 There is something exciting about hearing an orchestra tune up just before a performance.
 Hay algo de emocionante al escuchar a la orquesta afinar justo antes de la función.
tune [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." (musical instrument: adjust pitch)afinar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 Dave was tuning his guitar up.
tune [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." (vehicle, engine: adjust)poner algo a tono, poner algo a punto loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 My friend the mechanic tuned my car up for me.
 Mi amigo el mecánico puso a tono mi carro.
  afinación nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla").
 Mi amigo el mecánico hizo la afinación del carro.
tune 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." (prepare to sing)afinar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 The choir was tuning up in preparation for the concert.
tune-up nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (adjustment of a motor, etc.)ajuste nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
  (AR, coloquial)tuneo nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
 The mechanic gave the engine a tune-up.
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