Flashcards in phrasals3 - Sheet1 Deck (101):
grow away from
Become less friendly with
Develop or change over time to fit something. I think he will grow into the job.
grow out of
Lose interest as you grow older or become more mature.
pronounce formally. the judge handed down his decision
spend time somewhere not doing much.
hang around. hang out
stay in a place for fun
Not move forwards to avoid something.
hang back from
Delay or avoid doing something.
put down the telephone receiver.
want something a lot, especially if you shouldn't want it or have it.
Entertain someone in your home
wear. I did not even have a sweater on.
Invite guests to your house. We would like to have you both for dinner sometime.
attack or criticize
1 flirt with. 2 discover by accident. I hit on the idea while watching clouds drift by.
have a grudge against someone, or little respect.
Restrain. Store security held the crowd back until the doors opened.
Not allow to advance in school.
hold back from
Not allow yourself to do something.
hold off on
tell someone to wait on the telephone.
Not give in, continue to resist.
delay ( a flight, traffic). Traffic was held up for an hour.
rob ( a bank, a person) with a weapon. Two masked men held the bank up at gunpoint yesterday.
horse around. monkey around
not be serious.
make trouble for someone, fail to keep promises.
Enter a conversation.
maintain asafe distance, cause to maintain a safe distance.
not vomit, keep in one's stomach
keep in a particular place, have something in a specific location. keep the keys in.
prevent from stepping or climbing on to something.
Cover something with, put something above. I keep a cover over my computer.
Continue, persist in. Everybody said Joe would quit his job, but he has kept to it.
stay on the required schedule
sit or lie back to relax.
kick up. kick around.
Submit to authority.
establish (law,rules). The boss lays down the law on the worksite. Safety first.
lay into. lay in on
scold or criticize severely.
Arrange. lay your clothes out.
Not include, omit
lengthen. I got my mother to let my pants down.
Make bigger (in sewing)
weaken in intensity
lie down on
Be decided by
live in a way that a shameful or embarassing event is forgotten.
Experience different times.
Think about the past.
look back on
to remember nostalgically.
Locate and visit. I tried to look Joe up when I was in NY.
Change something into something else.
Write a check or other document. Who should I make this check out to.
make out with
Kiss someone passionately
1. Change appearance. The beauty salon gave her a make over.
Complete what was missed.
Mark out from
Stand out because of certain qualities.
Measure it against
Evaluate or judge by comparison.
not be serious, not use something properly.
Not be serious, play with something
walk around without going anywhere.
make lively. Let's mix this party up with some trance music.
spend time doing little or nothing
mope about. mope around
move around being miserable.
Become involved even though there is opposition to your involvement.
look for something hidden or secret
look closely at things.
look for evidence
be successful, turn out well.
go past without stopping.
try to convince someone that something is real. He tried to pass himself off as a real doctor.
transmit. pass the message on
pass out. give out
Visit a place without stopping or only stopping briefly.
not take advantage (of an opportunity)
deposit money. paid money into.
pick * up
Learn something without effort. I don't speak Spanish but I hope to pick some up when I go to Mexico on holiday.
To tease, bully.
Search something that is disordered for something.
try to initiate a relationship with someone (often in a bar)
pick up after
tidy a mess someone else had made