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NEF Adv 2C Getting your own back
New English File Advanced SB p28-29, unit 2C sb = somebody sth = something
Terms in this set (41)
to fail to give a person or an animal enough care or affection
e.g. The lioness ________ed the smallest cub, which died.
e.g. When her husband left home she felt ________ed and useless.
(informal) to end a romantic relationship with somebody
e.g. Did you hear he's _______ed his girlfriend?
break up with sb
to end a relationship with somebody
e.g. She's just ________ ___ ______ her boyfriend.
turn sth into sth else
to make somebody/something become something else
e.g. Ten years of prison had _______ed him ______ an old man.
praise sb for sth
to express your approval or admiration for somebody/something
e.g. He ___________d his team ____ their performance.
blame sb for sth
to think or say that somebody/something is responsible for something bad
e.g. She doesn't ________ anyone ____ her father's death.
ridicule sb for sth
to make somebody/something look silly by laughing at them or it in an unkind way
replace sth with/by sth else
to be used instead of something/somebody else; to do something instead of somebody/something else
e.g. Teachers will never be _______d by computers in the classroom.
substitute sth for sth else
to take the place of somebody/something else; to use somebody/something instead of somebody/ something else
e.g. Nothing can ___________ _____ the advice your doctor is able to give you.
to become, or to make somebody/something become, conscious or healthy and strong again
e.g. The flowers soon ________d in water.
e.g. The economy is beginning to ________.
not wanting to do something and refusing to do it
e.g. The country was drawn ________ into the war.
used to say that a particular situation or fact is easy to see or understand
e.g He was _______ drunk.
too painful, annoying or unpleasant to deal with or accept
e.g. It was ____________ hot.
stick sth to sth else (stuck - stuck)
to fix something to something else, usually with a sticky substance
e.g. We used glue to _______ the broken pieces together.
attach sth [to an email]
to send a document with an email
e.g. I _______ a copy of the spreadsheet.
post sth on [the internet]
to put information or pictures on a website
e.g. They _______ information _____ their blog every week.
to produce or design something that has not existed before
e.g. Who _________ed the steam engine?
to make something happen or exist
e.g. Scientists disagree about how the universe was _________d.
make sth up
to invent a story, etc, especially in order to trick or entertain somebody
e.g. He ______ ____ some excuse about his daughter being sick.
[only before noun] used to describe the highest level of something, or a time when the greatest number of people are doing something or using something
e.g. It was a time of _______ demand for the product.
e.g. March is one of the _______ periods for our business.
highest in position, rank or degree
e.g. He's one of the _______ players in the country.
e.g. She got the _______ job.
[only before noun, often with 'glory', 'moment', 'achievement']
making something perfect or complete
e.g. The cathedral is the _______ glory of the city.
get over sth/sb
to return to your usual state of health, happiness, etc. after an illness, a shock, the end of a relationship, etc
e.g. He was disappointed at not getting the job, but he'll _____ ______ it.
get back at sb
to do something bad to somebody who has done something bad to you; to get revenge on somebody
e.g. I'll find a way of _____ting _____ ___ him!
get rid of sth
to make yourself free of somebody/something that is annoying you or that you do not want; to throw something away
e.g. Try and _____ ______ _____ your visitors before I get there.
take revenge on sb
make somebody suffer because they have made you suffer
e.g. He swore to _______ (his) __________ ____ his political enemies.
to begin a journey
e.g. We _____ ______ for London just after ten.
set about doing sth
to start doing something
e.g. She _____ ________ the business of cleaning the house.
e.g. We need to _____ ________ finding a solution.
set sth up
to create something or start it
e.g. to _____ ____ a business
e.g. A fund will be _____ ____ for the dead men's families.
chop sth up
to cut something into (small) pieces with a sharp tool such as a knife
e.g. ______ the carrots ___ into small pieces.
stamp on sth
to put your foot down with force on something
e.g. The child _______ed _____ the spider.
to break something, or to be broken, violently and noisily into many pieces
(usually of glass, porcelain or electronics)
e.g. Several windows had been _______ed.
e.g. He _______ed the radio to pieces.
Revenge is sweet.
said when you feel satisfaction from harming someone who has harmed you
Revenge is a dish best served cold.
revenge is more satisfying as a considered response enacted when unexpected or long feared
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
(British English) used to refer to somebody, usually a woman, who has reacted very angrily to something, especially the fact that her husband or lover has been unfaithful
a phrase or an idea that has been used so often that it no longer has much meaning and is not interesting: I know it's a ______, but it really was love at first sight.
a person who makes money by starting or running businesses, especially when this involves taking financial risks
to become very angry
to develop in the usual way and come to the usual end: What do people do when love runs its _____?
well known for being bad or evil, notorious: the most ________ concentration camp
to start to do sth new or difficult:
She is about to _______ on a diplomatic career.
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