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Ex:I STAYED OVER at a friend's house last night because of the train strike.
1.persevere, keep trying to do something.
EX: Even though English is a hard language to master, you must stick to it!
Ex:The Prime Minister decided to STICK TO the original plan despite the criticism in the media.
stick up for
1. support or defend.
Ex: You have to STICK UP FOR yourself here, because no one will back you.
1.Look like, resemble
Ex:He TAKES AFTER his mother.
Ex:The police TOOK the protestors AWAY.
1.when a plane or rocket leaves the ground
Ex: The flight for Dublin TOOK OFF on time.
EX:It was hot, so I TOOK my jacket OFF.
3. leave work or school for a period of time
Ex: I was sick last week, so I took a few days off of work.
4. Make great progress
Ex: The software house really TOOK OFF when they produced the latest version of their DTP package.
1.Allow passengers on a ship or plane
Ex: The plane stopped at Taipei to TAKE ON some passengers.
2.accept (responsibilities, work)
Ex: She has taken on too much responsibility in this project.
1.take control of
Ex:Who is going to take over the family business when Aretha's father dies?
2.Start a job or position that someone had occupied before you.
Ex:She TOOK OVER responsibility for the project last month.
1. respond(reply) in an impolite way to an adult.
Ex: Children should not talk back to their parents.
1.tear or rip into small pieces
Ex:I always tear up my personal papers before I throw them out.
1.Consider something carefully
EX:I've THOUGHT it OVER and have made up my mind; I'm going to take the job in Leeds.
Ex:You need to think this through carefully before you make a decision.
1.Discard something when no longer needed
Ex: I THREW the alarm clock AWAY because it had stopped working.
Ex: When we dock, make sure you tie the boat up.
1. talk about for a short time, mention
Ex:The presidential candidates touched on the subject of health care during the debates.
Ex: Scientists are TRYING OUT a new drug in the fight against the disease.
1. change or reverse direction,
Ex: Turn the car around and go back home.
2.Make something successful that has been doing badly
Ex: They are hoping to TURN the company AROUND with the launch of the new products.
3.Produce or complete work
Ex:We hope to be able to TURN the job AROUND and deliver the product in a few weeks
Ex: You supported the idea, so don't TURN AROUND and condemn it now.
1.Reject an offer, invitation, etc.
Ex:They offered her the job, but she TURNED it DOWN.
2.Reduce volume, temperature, etc.
EX: The room was too hot, so she TURNED the heating DOWN.
3. Fold the top covers of a bed down to make it ready for someone to go to sleep
EX: The hotel staff TURNED DOWN the bed and scattered flower petals on it while we was having dinner.
1. Go to bed
EX: I TURNED IN at half past eleven because I had an early start the next morning.
2. Hand in, submit
EX: She TURNED IN her paper
1. become something different, transform
Ex: When she kissed the frog, it turned into a handsome prince.
1.Stop a machine
Ex: I TURNED the TV OFF and went to bed.
1.Start a machine
EX: I TURNED the radio ON to get the weather forecast.
2.Cause someone to feel attraction or pleasure
Ex: He really TURNS me ON.
EX: The neighbour's dog TURNED ON me when I tried to stroke it.
1.Give to the authorities
Ex: The court ordered the company to TURN OVER their financial records.
1.not sleep because you are waiting for someone or something
Ex: Let's wait up for Mary to see how her date went.
EX: I WOKE UP at half past six this morning.
EX: Make sure you wash up before dinner.
EX:If we work together, we can wash the kitchen up in a few minutes.
EX:Watch out - there's a rattlesnake!
1.disappear after a period of time
EX: The affects of the medicine will wear off after a few hours.
EX: Things were going wrong for them but fortunately it all WORKED OUT in the end.
Ex: I work out three times a week at the fitness center.
3. be successful
EX: I am glad your new catering business is working out.
EX: Write down the directions so you don't forget them.
zero in on
1. Direct or focus attention on
EX: The police have ZEROED IN ON the man they believe to be responsible for the murder.
2. Head for, move towards
Ex: The hurricane is ZEROING IN ON Florida.
zoom in on
1.focus on something
Ex: She zoomed in on his face while taking the picture.
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