Terms in this set (35)
If you carry on _____ late for work, you're going to get into trouble.
I had to see off my friend this morning at the airport
I'm going to ____ my father at the hospital to bring it home.
To restore/renovate (a house)
I think we can make thousands if we buy this derelict house, ____ and sell it
To be interrupted when talking on the phone by a break in the connection.
Do away with
In France they ____ the monarchy in the 18th century.
To invent (a story/an excuse)
He has a very vivid imagination. Did you hear about the story he ____ about his parents?
I'm sorry but the line it's quite busy. Can you ___?
To end a telephone conversation by putting the receiver down or switching the phone off.
Please hold on, don't ____.
He _____ on me!
To connect somebody by phone
Could you ____ me ___ marketing department please?
I can't ____ to him. The line's engaged/busy
What? Sorry, this isn't a very good line. Could you ____ please?
We had to ___ our holiday because my wife was taken into hospital the day before our intended departure.
Bob! Wake up! Come to the window. I think I can ___ a person moving in the garden.
She's lived alone since her husband ____.
If you're finding it difficult to ___ on your salary, why don't you ask for a rise?
I wish I could ____ the truth.
Experience (difficult times)
I know what you're ____ and I feel really sorry for you.
Enter by force
The burglar ___ the house while the owner was away on holiday.
If you ___ working so hard, you'll make yourself ill.
To be similar to (genetic)
In many ways you ____ your father.
Don't ____. I don't want to borrow anything, I just want a quick word with you.
Make a mistake
I can't risk ____ in my next exam, I need a high score.
The manager promised to ____ the matter in response to my letter.
You'd better ____ your cigarettes because smoking isn't allowed in here.
I proposed to her but she ____ me ____
Start a journey.
The advantage of _____ early is that you'll be able to miss all the traffic.
Get on something quickly.
People could ____ their bicycle and pedal off to find a mate miles away.
Go more quickly
Find by chance
While I was tidying up, I ____ these old photos
Is this a private mater or can anyone ____?
Give, provide, put on
Get something over with
Get something unpleasant done quickly
I'm feeling nervous about the exam. I can't wait to ___ it ___ ___.