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to decide that a planned event, especially a sports event, will not happen:
Ex: Tomorrow's match has been called off because of the icy weather.
to recover consciousness; revive.
Ex: The patient who'd been knocked out finally came around.
to change one's opinion, decision, etc., especially to agree with another's.
Ex: What caused you to come round to our way of thinking?
Ex: Come around more often.
to continue to do something although it is difficult.
to continue moving without stopping.
Ex: they forced themselves to keep going even though they felt exhausted.
Ex: the truck kept going and disappeared from view.
Ex: I just want to give up, but she smiles and I remember why I must keep going.
put up with
to accept someone or something unpleasant in a patient way.
Ex: how has Jan put up with him for so long?
Ex: I will not put up with your bad behavior any longer.
to start a journey or to start going in a particular direction
Ex: we set off early the next morning.
to recover from, overcome
Ex: It thought I would never get over the mumps.
Ex: to get over an illness
used for pre-arranged events (events that have not happened yet)
Ex: when did the interview take place?
look like, but it more commonly refers to a personality trait or a certain
Ex: Wow, your daughter really loves cars!
Yes, she takes after her father. (her father really loves cars)
to miss someone or something; to overlook someone or something.
Ex: The storm passed by the town leaving it unharmed.
Ex: The teacher passed me by and chose the next person in line.
to mention someone or something.
Ex: Why did you have to bring that up?
Ex: Why did you bring up Walter? I hate talking about him!
to view someone or something as lowly or unworthy.
To disapprove of something or someone
Ex: My boss looks down on tardiness. The landlord looked down on tenants who could not pay rent on time.
Ex: She looked down at all the waiters and treated them badly.
to stop eating something or doign something, especially because it is bad for your health.
Ex: I've cut out chocolate completely
To perform just well enough not to fail.
Ex: You'll be able to get by with these grades, but they certainly won't get you into your first choice school.
"My car was faster than theirs, so I began pulling away from them"
Moving ahead far from others
"The bus pulls out at 3:00"
"We've changed our minds, we're going to pull out of the decision "
Leave something, an agreement or a place
"I applied for that company , but they unfortunately turned me down the job
to refuse or reject (something or someone)
"the cockpit of the car wraps around you "
To involve around it,
"most of the people pointed out that issue"
Said no one ever
"I like going to the school, said no one ever
Só que não
Hand something out
"My das asked to me hand the advertising papers out throughout the neighborhood"
to distribute something to a group of people.
"He flipped out as Soon as He saw the fight "
to go crazy, lose control of yourself
"She will tear our relationship apart"
to separate, destroy it
"I'm gonna dig up about what has happened there "
to search for some information, intending to know more about something
needless to say
"I hate cloudy whether, needles to say that I like sunny days"
It's something obvious, but you still need to say it
it means that something will be successful in the future
"Keep working hard, in the end everything will pay off"
"heads up, the next flight will be ready within 20 minutes"
"I'd be better off with that new job"
in a better situation
Start a conversation, start something casually
" my brother suddenly stroked up a conversation with the waitress"
"Why are you worried about that issue, just loosen up"
become more relaxed and feel less worried
at the expense of
"being a celebrity is priceless good, however, at the expanse of having no personal life"
at the cost of
reach out to
"My job is to reach out to those who are interested in learning English"
try to communicate and establish good relations with people
" the war broke out a few years ago"
"My hands easily break out when I use detergent"
begin suddenly/ or have rash on the skin
"She broke down whe she found out"
to lose control emotionally or mentally
exhausted, can no longer be used because it is so old or because it has been damaged by continued use:
"My pan is getting worn out because I've been using it for a long time already "
tear into someone or something
" they torn into him for the funny clothes"
To criticize someone or something very strongly
"His story didn't add up to us"
To make sense, seem reasonable
"Let's put back our apparent good reasons and hear what he has to say
retract: stop doing something because is causing bad things
if something is lead ahead, it is going to happen to you in future
"Happiness and prosperity lie ahead"
"even so I gotta do it"
despite what has just been said
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