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work (yourself) up to sth

verb uk phrasal verb with work   /wɜːk/ us    /wɝːk/
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…
(Definition of work (yourself) up to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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