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CAE Collocations: COMMON VERBS 2

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Sally and my father ??? on like a house on fire; she loves going to see him.
get
The noise from the neighbours is beginning to ??? on my nerves. I'm going to complain if it doesn't stop soon.
put
His gambling problem has ??? a great strain on our relationship. I'm seriously thinking of leaving him.
put
It was just a joke - I wasn't trying to ??? you down. I'd never deliberately set out to make anyone feel stupid.
had
The maths teacher ??? it in for me; she was always giving me extra homework or keeping me behind after school.
getting
They a fairly rocky relationship at first, but they are talking of ??? married now.
turned
They set up in partnership in 1995, but the relationship ??? sour when Jim's love of whisky began to affect his work.
turn
When her father returned after nine years' absence, Sue did not have the heart to ??? her back on him.
took
She'd always approved of his girlfriends before, but she never really ??? to Sandra.
took
Sandra ??? an instant dislike to his mother, but she did her best to hide it.
look
He's well liked, and a lot of the younger members of staff ??? up to him as a role model.
look
I used to ??? down on art students at university, but now they're probably all earning far more than me.
kept
He ??? himself to himself on the holiday, eating alone and opting out of the organized excursions.
keep
I left over ten years ago, but I've managed to ??? in touch with some of my former colleagues.
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