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to dress up
to wear formal clothes, to dress very nicely.
We should definitely dress up to go to the theater.
You don't have to dress up for Mike's party.
finally, after a long time.
We waited for hours and then the train arrived at last.
Now that I am sixteen, at last I can drive my parents' car.
as is the general case, as is typical.
George is late for class as usual.
This seems to happen every day.
As usual, Dora received first prize in the swimming contest.
It's the third consecutive year that she has won.
to find out
get information about, to determine.
Will you please try to find out what time the airplane arrives? I'll call right now to find it out.
to look at
give one's attention to; to watch.
The teacher told us to look at the blackboard and not at our books.
I like to walk along a country road at night and look at the stars.
to look for
to try to find, to search for.
He's spent over an hour looking for the pen that he lost. So there you are! We've looked allover for you.
acceptable, fine; yes, okay.
He said that it would be all right to wait in her office until she returned.
Do you want me to turn off the TV? Alright, if you insist.
all the time, from the beginning. (without change)
She knew all along that we'd never agree with his plan.
You're smiling! Did you know all along that I'd give you a birthday present?
little by little
gradually, slowly. (also: step by step)
Karen's health seems to be improving little by little.
If you study regularly each day, step by step your vocabulary will increase.
to tire out
to make very weary due to difficult conditions or hard effort. (also: to wear out)
The hot weather tired out the runners in the marathon.
Does studying for final exams wear you out?
It makes me feel worn out!
to call on
to ask for a response from; to visit, to drop in on.
Jose didn't know the answer when the teacher called on him.
Last night several friends called on us at our home. Why don't we drop in on Sally a little later?
don't be concerned about it; ignore what was just said.
When he spilled his drink on my coat, I said, "Never mind.
It needs to be cleaned anyway."
So you weren't listening to me again. Never mind; it wasn't important.
to wait for
to expect, await.
We will wait for you on the corner of Broadway and 86th Street.
We waited for him for more than an hour and finally left.
right here, right there, right now
exactly here, exactly there, exactly now.
He said that he would meet us right here on this corner.
right then I saw very clearly that he was not telling the truth.
Let's do it right now.
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