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1

You can LOOK UP any new words in your dictionary.

find the meaning

2

I tried to phone her but i couldn't GET THROUGH.

get a connection

3

I just can't MAKE Jim OUT at all.

I just can't understand Jim's behaviour.

4

I'll LOOK you UP next time I'm in London.

visit s/o you have not seen for a long time

5

We were too tired to cook at home so we decided to EAT OUT.

eat in a restaurant
(without object)

6

This photograph BRINGS BACK happy memories.

makes me remember or think about sth from the past
(non-human object)

7

I'd love to ASK Sally OUT.

invite Sally to go to a place like a cinema or a restaurant
(human object)

8

I'll LOOK AFTER the baby while you're cooking.
Will you LOOK AFTER my bike while I'm away?

(either human or non-human object)
(the object must come after the particle)

9

I'll RING you BACK later.

phone you again
(the object must come after the particle)

10

I DROPPED OFF the package at her house.
I DROPPED the package OFF at her house.

delivered/left
(the object can be before or after the particle)

11

I SENT OFF the order last week but the goods haven't TURNED UP yet.

send off = post
turn up = arrive

12

I CAME ACROSS an interesting book in the library. I TOOK DOWN the title. Here it is.

come across = find
take down = write

13

We ASKED some friends AROUND to watch a film, but the video was PLAYING UP and it eventually BROKE DOWN.

ask around = invite home
play up = not work properly
break down = stop working

14

I BROUGHT UP this problem at the last meeting. It's really time to SORT OUT the problem.

bring up = mention
sort out = deal with

15

I wish he'd stop MESSING us ABOUT! He's PUT the meeting OFF three times and now he wants to CALL it OFF altogether.

mess about = cause inconvenience
put off = postpone
call off = cancel

16

I'm LOOKING FORWARD TO the weekend.

to feel pleased and excited about something that is going to happen

17

She's been GOING OUT WITH him for six months now.

(especially of young people) to spend time with somebody and have a romantic or sexual relationship with them

18

Her son is so horrible. I don't know how she PUTS UP WITH him.

to accept or continue to accept an unpleasant situation or experience, or someone who behaves unpleasantly

19

The school decided to DO AWAY WITH the language lab as no-one was using it.

to get rid of something or stop using something:
+ These ridiculous rules and regulations should have been done away with years ago.
+ Computerization has enabled us to do away with a lot of paperwork.
+ How could they do away with a beautiful old building like that and put a car park there instead?

20

How can some students GET AWAY WITH doing no work and yet pass the exams?

to succeed in avoiding punishment for something
+ By jumping over the barriers, he got away without paying for a ticket.
+ Everyone thinks he's guilty of the robbery, but it looks like he's going to get away with it.
+ It's time they put a stop to his bad behaviour. He's been getting away with it for too long.

21

How can some students GET AWAY WITH doing no work and yet pass the exams?

to succeed in avoiding punishment for something
+ Everyone thinks he's guilty of the robbery, but it looks like he's going to get away with it.
+ It's time they put a stop to his bad behaviour. He's been getting away with it for too long.