18 terms

Northstar 5 - Unit 09 - L/S -Collocations (a work in progress)

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advance
contribute to the progress or growth of
attack
set to work upon a task, a project, or a challenge.
Ex. I attacked my homework as soon as I got off of the bus.
prime
to make ready; prepare
a big hand
a round of applause
blow
make a mess of, destroy, ruin, or waste an opportinity
blow up
1. explode
2. become angry
3. magnify; expand
boost
lift by pushing up from below; raise; increase; augment
catch up to
come from behind and reach by going faster
do more for...than
to help or improve more...than
Ex. Having many friends will do more for your happiness than having a lot of money.
enhance
to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
find
discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
Ex. Researchers have found that the part of the brain that controls intelligence is larger than average in the brains of ESL teachers.
hallmark
a distinguishing characteristic or trait.
Ex. A hallmark of a great leader is her ability to show others her vision of the future.
have to do with
to be associated with or related to
Ex. My mother told me that ESL teachers could not be trusted and that I should never have anything to do with them.
orchestrate
plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
reap
to harvest; to obtain as the result of effort
regardless
in spite of everything;
window
the time period that is considered best for starting or finishing something
work in progress
Something that is not finished; it is still being worked on
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