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sth that is _________________ is sth that you have done so often that you do it without thinking.

Dt: Gewohnheit

be/become second nature (to sb)

2

not be caught or punished for sth that you have done wrong.

Dt: mit etwas davonkommen

get away with sth

3

realize the truth about sth/sb.

Dt: jdn durchschauen

see through sth/sb

4

invent an explanation

Dt: Ausreden erfinden

make sth up

5

be in a situation in which you can be punished or criticized.

Dt: in Schwierigkeiten geraten

get into trouble

6

try to trick sb by giving them false information.

Dt: jemanden reinlegen

pull the wool over sb's eyes

7

tell sb a secret

Dt: jemandem etwas verraten

let on (to sb)

8

make sb make a mistake in order to prove that they are lying

Dt: jemanden aufs Glatteis führen

catch sb out

9

used to emphasize that you cannot believe what sb says.

Dt:jemandem kein Wort glauben

not believe a word

10

prevent people from discovering a mistake or sth bad.

Dt: etwas verschleiern

cover sth up

11

make sb believe sth that is not true.

syn: deceive sb.

Dt: jemanden hinters Licht führen

take sb in

12

admit that you have done sth wrong.

syn: confess (to sth).

Dt: etwas zugeben

own up (to sth)

13

avoid telling sb about sth

Dt: etwas fernhalten

keep sth from sb

14

let sb know a secret or surprise when you did not want or intend to let them know.

Dt: alles verraten

give the game away

15

force yourself to do sth that you do not want to do.

Dt: sich zu etwas motivieren

bring yourself to do sth

16

if two or more people ___________, their relationship gradually ends.

Dt: auseinanderleben, einander fremd werden

drift apart