ASK SOMEONE OUT
i.e Has he asked you out yet?
make a date
i.e. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian citizen, was charged with trying to blow up a transcontinental airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day
BREAK INTO (BREAK IN)
i.e , a thief broke into his room and stole his laptop
Go into a building to steal something
i.e. they burnt down the houses
i.e. The secret agent carried out his orders exactly as planned.
Complete and/or accomplish something.
i.e. United States cozies up with Vietnam
Make yourself comfortable (entenderse)
i.e. But problems are starting to crop up.
i.e. He said if they dug his father's body up, he would be gone.
Find something that is supposed to be secret (desenterrar)
i.e. Many electronic devices are limited by batteries that fade away or can't survive temperature extremes, he said.
become weaker (apagarse, consumirse)
FLAG SOMEONE DOWN
i.e. A few weeks ago, he flagged a taxi down in Dame Street to go to Rialto.
signal at a vehicle to get it to stop
GET DOWN TO.
i.e. Let's get down to business.
Enough small talk. Get serious about a topic
i.e. A tall nam in Soviet police uniform got out of the car.
Leave a place, escape.
GET RID OF
i.e. Get rid of that!
get rid of to relieve or free oneself of something or someone unpleasant or undesirable (deshacerse de)
i.e. I give out hundreds of telephone numbers every day.
What is going on?
Go on with what you were saying.
continue, happen, start doing or taking something,
HELP SOMEONE OUT
i.e. Let me help you out.
i.e. Can you hook up the fax machine for me?
Make the electrical connections required for a machine or information service
i.e. A team of intrepid space plumbers and lube-job specialists will lift off on Friday for a visit to the International Space Station.
Depart from the ground
i.e. Look out, there's a black widow spider on the wall.
Be careful, pay attention, heed a certain danger
i.e. Workers papered over the sign in downtown Mason City at the request of the North Iowa Tea Party.
Try to conceal a problem without really fixing it
PLAY (SOMETHING) DOWN
i.e. he did his best to play it down.
Try to make something seem less important (restarle importancia)
i.e. The explanations below point
out when each is used.
Indicate, Make someone aware of something
i.e. Germany has had to prop up the euro.
support by placing against something solid or rigid
i.e. I pull out the car and meet you in front.
withdraw (sacar, retirar)
i.e. If you are not on ground level, break your fall by pushing a mattress out first.
to thrust outward
i.e. Those hearings have now been put off until later in the year.
Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues), postpone
PUT UP 1
i.e. People put up flags and set off fireworks
i.e. After his last arrest, her father, Jessup, put up the family property — including the house where his wife and children live.
Offer (for sale).
This PV have many other meanings.
i.e. The summer rolled on and in August "She kind of rested her head on my shoulder as we slow danced," he said.
When something continues to happen (or happened)
RUN DOWN 1
Have you run down those phone numbers I asked for last week?
Find the source or origin of something.
RUN (SOMEONE) DOWN 2
i.e. My boss runs everyone down.
RUN DOWN 3
i.e. My dog was run down by a bus.
Hit someone with a vehicle.
RUN DOWN 4
i.e. You need to wind your watch so it doesn't run down,
Loose power, be very tired
i.e. They ran up big debts.
accumulate as a debt
i.e. Let your kids screw up once in a while.
something mishandled or done badly
i.e. These kids come for a couple years, then move back home when they want to "settle down and get serious
To adopt an orderly and routine way of life.
This PV have other meanings.
i.e. I was advised to show up 30 minutes early to do the paperwork.
Attend something or arrive somewhere
i.e. Countries that rely heavily on foreign investors — like Greece, France, Ireland, Italy and Spain — must cut spending to avoid being shut off from the capital markets.
Close, prevent access
i.e. The article was about interracial relationships, so why single out black women?
Select from a group
i.e. He stuck his head out the van window to see.
Extend part of your body.
This PV have other meanings.
i.e. This could stir up the others.
Make trouble for someone else (alentar, sublevar)
i.e. She stretched out on his bed.
lie down comfortably, extend
i.e. I know that in some countries it's the opposite people take you out.
Go out socially with someone, especially a date
i.e. We have so much potential that we just don't tap into.
Use or exploit a plentiful resource for your benefit (aprovechar)
i.e. Can I try this jeans on?
Put clothes on to see if they fit
i.e. Turned off the television
Stop a machine
TURN ON 1.
i.e. Turn on the TV. The baseball game starts in a few minutes.
Start the function of a TV, a radio, a machine
TURN ON 2.
i.e. Scientists have discovered that the smell of cinnamon turns many people on.
Cause to be excited sexually
TURN ON 3.
i.e. The pit bull suddenly turned on the small child.
i.e. The Passage," is that a viral plague will be unleashed and wipe out almost all of humanity.
kill in large numbers, eradicate
i.e. Things worked out in an interesting way
happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well
i.e. Meanwhile, China is mopping up demand everywhere you look with its artificially cheap supply of goods.
Resolve a problem
i.e. In any event, when the circuitry begins to break down, remaining neurons can adapt by expanding their roles.
i.e. As you read them, try to find out how the verb forms indicate when or at what time these actions take place.
i.e. Western doctors are trying to figure out if patients are benefiting from acupuncture treatment, or just getting a placebo effect.
i.e. When the battery has run low - at around 40 miles, says G.M. — the car's gas engine produces power for its electric motor
i.e. She pored over the situation
I dozed off for ten minutes during the end of the movie
To fall into a light sleep.