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1.search for (in a dictionary)
Ex:I takes time to look up new vocabulary words.
2.to go and see someone who you know when you are visiting the place where they live
Ex: I LOOKED him UP when I went back to Cambridge.
Ex: The economy is LOOKING UP.
look up to
1.respect, admire someone
Ex:He looks up to his father.
1. to see, hear, or understand someone or something with difficulty.
Ex: I couldn't make out what he was saying.
2.to write all the necessary information on a document such as a cheque.
Ex: She made out a cheque and handed it to me.
Ex:He MADE OUT that he was ill so that he didn't have to go to school.
Ex:He really made out in the stock market last year.
Ex:How are your children MAKING OUT at the new school?
6. to have sex
Ex:I saw Benno and Isabelle making out in the movie theater last night!
1.invent ( a story)
Ex:Don't believe anything she says. She always makes things up.
2.Stop being angry with someone
Ex:They are always arguing, but they MAKE UP again very quickly.
3.complete what was missed
Ex:Fortunately, my professor let me make up the exam I missed yesterday.
4. Put on cosmetics
Ex:She went to the bathroom to MAKE her face UP.
Ex: I always MIX those two sisters UP because they look so like each other.
2.make lively (a party)
Ex:Let's mix up this party with a little disco music.
1.Give someone a name to remember another person.
Ex: I was NAMED AFTER my uncle who died in the war.
1. Enter one's mind
Ex:The thought of giving up never occurred to me.
Ex:I'm glad that John feels comfortable enough around me to open up.
2.Open a shop or business for the day
Ex:They OPEN UP at seven in the morning.
3.Allow goods into a market
Ex:Before they joined the WTO, they had to OPEN UP their markets.
Ex: Aunt Sylvia passed away.
1.try to convince someone that something is real
Ex:He tried to pass the fake watch off as a real Rolex.
1. to give something to each member of a group.
Ex:The hall was silent as the examination papers were passed out.
Ex: He passed out because the room was too hot.
1.to give someone the same amount of money that you borrowed from them.
Ex: I'll be able to pay you back next week.
2.to do something bad to someone because they have done something bad to you.
Ex: She knew how to pay them back for the trouble they had caused.
1.Bother, annoy, criticize or make fun of someone.
Ex:My friends always PICK ON me because I don't sing well.
1.to choose one thing or person from a group
Ex: Have you picked out a dress for the party?
1.Make someone aware of something
Ex:He POINTED OUT that I only had two weeks to get the whole thing finished.
1.Put something back in the correct place
Ex:He PUT the dictionary BACK on the shelf after he'd finished the crossword.
2.Put someone in prison
Ex:The judge PUT him AWAY for ten years for robbery.
Ex:They had to PUT IN a whole new central heating system because the house was so cold.
Ex:The concert's been PUT OFF until next month because the singer's got a throat infection.
2.Stop liking something or somebody
Ex:I was really PUT OFF by the way he eats with his mouth open.
Ex: He's PUT ON a lot of weight since he gave up smoking.
2. Deceive, lie
Ex:I didn't believe a thing he said. I think he was putting me on.
Ex:I PUT my coat ON before we went out.
put up with
Ex:I can't PUT UP WITH my neighbour's noise any longer; it's driving me mad.
1.Exclude a possibility
Ex: The police have RULED OUT suicide and are treating it as a case of murder.
1.Escape from people chasing you
Ex:He RAN AWAY from his attackers.
2.Leave home because of problems with other family members or to elope.
Ex: She RAN AWAY to avoid a forced marriage.
Ex:I ran into my English teacher at the movies last night. She's so nice!
Ex:The project has RUN INTO millions of dollars without any prospect of a return on this investment.
run out of
1.not have any more of something.
Ex:We ran out of milk this morning, so we need to go to the store.
1.Collect or store something for future use
Ex:I hope I will be able to save up enough money to go to school.
1.Continue with something to the end.
Ex:Are you going to be able to see your studies through now that you have a baby?
1.tell on someone.
Ex:My partner in crime sold me out for a reduced jail sentence.
2.Have no more of something left because it has been bought
Ex:The tickets for the Primal Scream concert at the Brixton Academy SOLD OUT in a couple of hours.
1.Prepare equipment, software, etc., for use
Ex:The technician SET UP the computer network perfectly.
2.Start a company
Ex:They SET UP a dot com company, floated it a couple of years later on the Stock Exchange and made an absolute fortune
3.Provide someone with the money needed to live
Ex:Winning the lottery SET them UP for life.
Ex:The police SET them UP.
1.show to everybody with a lot of pride
Ex:He always shows off his new things.
2.boast, draw attention to oneself
Ex:Young boys show off in order to impress girls.
Ex:The car SLOWED DOWN when they saw the police.
2.Become less active
Ex: It is important to slow down, rest, and eat sensibly.
1.Be ready and waiting for something to happen
Ex:I need you to stand by and answer the phone when my broker calls
Ex:He STOOD BY her throughout the trial as he believed her to be innocent.
1.Accept or tolerate behavior.
Ex: I'm not going to STAND FOR their rudeness any longer.
Ex:WHAT do the letters BBC STAND FOR? ' 'British Broadcasting Corporation"
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