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act up

Behave or function improperly.

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answer back

To reply rudely to someone in authority.

3

ask after

enquire about someone's health, how life is doing.

4

back down

stop defending your opinion in a debate.

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back into

Enter a parking area in reverse gear. back the car into.

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back out

not keep (a promise, agreement, deal).

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back out of

Not keep (a promise, agreement,deal).

8

back up

move backwards, reverse.

9

bail out of

Run away from or avoid.

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bang around

move in a place making a lot of noise.

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barge into

Enter a place and interrupt people rudely.

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bawl out

Criticize, reprimand.

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be after

try to find or get

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be along

Arrive. The next train should .... very soon.

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be snowed under

Have too much work.

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bear down on

Take strong measures against.

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bear down on

bite.

18

bear on

Influence. The new law may bear on the planning of our project.

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bear up

withstand

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bear up under

Withstand.

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bear with

be patient.

22

blow over

pass without creating a problem. The bosses mood will blow over in a few days.

23

blow up

Suddenly become very angry.

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blow up

Explode

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blow up

make explode; destroy using exclusives.

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book into

Make a reservation in advance.

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break down

analyze in detail

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break in on

Interrupt.

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break into. break in

Enter a house unlawfully.

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break off

end something.

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break out

Use something extravagant for celebration. He broke out the champagne to celebrate.

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break out

appear violently.

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break through

Pass a barrier or obstacle.

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break up

Disperse (a crowd), stop (a fight).

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break up

Break into pieces. broke the chocolate up.

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breeze along

Move easily and quickly

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breeze into

Enter a place quickly

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breeze through

Pass easily, succeed.

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bring about

cause to happen.

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bring around

change someone's mind, convince someone.

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bring back

Cause someone to remember.

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bring off

Succeed at something difficult or unexpected. brought that off.

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bring on

cause something. What brought that on?

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bring out

highlight, stress.

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bring over

Bring to someone's house. Can you bring over those documents.

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broke down

stop working properly

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broke down

become mentally ill

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broke in

interrupt.

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brush off

ignore something or someone.

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bump into

Meet by chance.

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burn up

Be hot.

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burn up

Destroy by fire

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buy into

Accept an idea.

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buy up

purchase the entire supply of something.

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buzz around

Move quickly around a place.

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call around. call in.

visit

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call off

Cancel.

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call on

Invite someone to speak in a meeting or a classroom.

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call up

telephone. call Joe up.

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care for

like someone or something.

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carry on

continuue.

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carry on about

continue in an annoying way.

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carry on with . go on with. get on with

Continue.

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carry over

Continue on a subsequent day, page, etc.

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carry through

sustain. They saved money to carry them through in their retirement.

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catch on

slowly start to understand.

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catch up

Make up for lost time.

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catch up on

become up to date.

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check by

go to a place to see if everything is OK.

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check into

investigate, look for.

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check through

Send luggage through (to a destination).

72

chew up

Chew into small pieces. The washing machine chewed up my new shirt. ripped

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claw back

Recover or reclaim.

74

clean up

tidy.

75

clear out

Leave. Everybody clear out.

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clear up

tidy.

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close down

close permanently

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close in on

Approach and threaten.

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close up

Close temporarily

80

come across

initially seem or have the appearance.

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come across

discover by accident

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come along

progress

83

come along with

Progress.

84

come along with

Accompany

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come around

Recover conciousness

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come around to

Agree with or accept something you had previously disapproved or disliked.

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come by

get, receive.

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come by

Visit a person in their house

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come down with

become sick with.

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come into

Inherit.

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come off

Fall off, break off.

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come out

Turn out, end up.

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come over

Visit someone at their house.

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come through

Do what is needed or expected. It was a tight deadline but Joe really came through in the end.

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come to

regain conciousness.

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come up against

encounter problems or difficulties.

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come up to

approach; to equal.

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contact out of

Formally leave an agreement.

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count on

depend on , rely on, trust.

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count out

Exclude.