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Comprehensive Idiom List (good for SAT)

Revised list of idioms likely to show up in SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, etc. Suggested method of study: learn list and then do space race. Clarification of words can be found here: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/ Because this list is very long, it would help to break the list down in digestible groups of tens.
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to
able
to
ability
to
accede
to
access
as
acclaimed
by
accompanied
to
according
of
on account
for
account (explaining something)
to
account (receiving blame or credit)
of
accuse
with
acquaint
in
acquiesce
for
adapted
to
affect
with
affinity
with
afflicted
of
afraid
on
agree (noun/gerund but not person)
to
agree (not noun/gerund/person)
with
agree (person)
in
aid (gerund)
at
aim
to
allergy
to
allocated
for
allows
to
alternative
to
amount
with
analogy
to
analogous
at
angry
that
anticipated
to
appear
to
apply
over
argue (topic)
with
argue (someone)
to
appeal
of
approve
of
disapprove
of
ask
to
ask (person)
with
associate
to be
assume
that
assure
as
at least as
to
attend
to
attribute
to
attempt
to
attention
by
attended
to
attest
on
authority
to
available
to
averse
of
aware (something)
that
aware (independent clause)
on
base
on
based
of
because
to
begin
in
belief
from
benefit
than
better
in
boom
to
bring
by
built
for
call
of
capable
about
care
on
centers
upon
center
to
chance (verb)
of
chance (something)
of
choice
to
choose
with
collaborate
with
collide
on
comment
to
compare (similarities)
with
compare (differences)
for
compensate
with
comply
of
comprise
of
composed
for
concern (worried)
in
concern (relevant)
about
concern (consider)
that
conclude
in
concur (opinion)
with
concur (person)
to
conductive
to
conform
with
conformity
of
consequence
(nothing)
consider
of
consist
with
consistent
that
contend
to
continue
with
contrast
to
in contrast
to
contribute
to
contrary
to
convert
with
correspond (not to)
to
correspond (not with)
for
craving
for
give credit
with
credit (not money)
to
credit (give money)
of
danger
from
date
with
deal
over
debate
on
decide (something)
to
decide (action)
in
decline
against
defend
as
defined
by
delighted
that
demand
that
demonstrate
on
depend
as
depict
from
descend
of
descendant
of
desirous
from
different
from
differ
to
difficult
to
disclose
with
disagree
from
discourage
of
disdain
of
dispose
with
disgust
whether
dispute
from
divergent
that
doubt
on
draw (take out)
to
drawn
to
due
from
dwindle
to
effort
to
easy
or
either
by
embarrassed
from
emerges
with
enamored
to
encourage
by
encouraged
with
entrusted
of
envious
of
jealous
to
equal
from
escape
to
essential
to be
estimate
for
exchange
to
expect
to
explain
to
expose
to
extend
to
equal
that
fear
in
fluctuations
with
familiar
by
fascinated
from
flee
to
forbid
on
focus
of
frequency
to
from
for
(get) credit
to
(give) credit
of
rid
for
grounds
by
hindered
that
hypothesize
to
contrast
to
inclined
of
danger
to
identical (not with)
with
identical (not to)
from
independent (not of)
of
independent (not from)
towards
indifferent
that
indicate
with
infected
from
inherit
to
in order
that
insist
of
instance
of
instead
in
instill
to
intent
of
interaction
to
introduce
in
invest
from
isolate
by
judge
so
just as
to
lead
than
less
to
liken
in
localized
to
manage
that
mandate
with
meet
for
mistake
after
modeled
than
more
from
away
to
native
of
a native
to
need
for
need
nor
neither
than
less
than
sooner
but
not
but also
not only
to
oblivious
of
be oblivious
to
opposed
of
opposite
to
order
in
originate
of
partake
in
participate
as
perceive
to
permit
to
persuade
for
guilty
to
potential (not for)
for
potential (not to)
to
predisposed
to
preferable
to
prefer
against
prejudiced
to
pressure
from
prevent
to
prior
by
prized
from
prevent
to
prior
by
profit
from
prohibit
to
promise
against
protect
with
provide
to
way
whether
question
of
rate
for
rates
than
rather
of
receptive (not to)
to
receptive (not of)
to
related
with
relations
to
refer
as
regard
of
regardless
of
repent
with
replace
to
respond
for
requisition
into
research
to
resistance
to
responsibility
for
responsible
for
rival
between
rivalry
to
send
of
sensible
to
sensitive
from
separate
of
sequence
to
similar
of
solicitous
of
sparing
on
spend
from
suffer
to
superior
of
suspicious
with
sympathize
of
take advantage
with
tamper
to
threaten
with
tinker
of
tolerant
to
train
to
transit
to
transmit
to
try
as
view
of
violation
about
worry