Create an account
eg: The lawyers looked over the papers carefully before questioning the witness. (They looked them over carefully.)
invent a story or lie
eg: She knew she was in trouble, so she made up a story about going to the movies with her friends.
eg: There were three men in the line-up. She picked out the guy she thought had stolen her purse.
lift something off something else
eg: The crane picked up the entire house. (Watch them pick it up.)
call attention to
eg: As we drove through Paris, Francoise pointed out the major historical sites.
postpone We asked the boss to put off the meeting until tomorrow. (Please put it off for another day.)
eg: The firefighters put out the house fire before it could spread. (They put it out quickly.)
peruse; look at written material
eg: I read over the homework, but couldn't make any sense of it.
to arrange, begin
eg: My wife set up the living room exactly the way she wanted it. She set it up.
put clothing on to see if it fits
eg: She tried on fifteen dresses before she found one she liked.
turn down (2)
eg: He applied for a promotion twice this year, but he was turned down both times.
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