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work (yourself) up to sth

phrasal verb with work uk   /wɜːk/  us   /wɝːk/ verb
to gradually prepare yourself for something difficult: He's very shy, but he's slowly working (his way/himself) up to letting her know what he feels about her.
Translations of “work (yourself) up to sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐步為(困難的事)做準備…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐步为(困难的事)做准备…
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