Flashcards in prasals4 - Sheet1 Deck (165):
Compete, or force to compete.
Pretend to agree or accept something in order to keep someone happy, or to get more information.
play up to
flatter someone for your personal advantage.
Collide into at speed
Complete something that is difficult or takes a lot of time.
Spend time doing little things for pleasure.
Continue with something.
Overtake, move in front.
Decide not to do something or not to be involved with it any longer.
depart (a vehicle). Our train pulls out at 8.
Barely survive. The company almost went bankrupt, but we pulled through in the end.
park ( a vehicle)
put * up
Have a guest stay in your house for a short time. Can you put me up while I'm in town.
communicate (an idea or suggestion) clearly so that it is understood.
Rearrange something for a later time.
insult, say bad things about
officially submit a request (in the armed forces or public services).
deceive. putting us on.
Inconvenience someone. I hope I am not putting you out.
Extinguish a fire.
Connect someone by phone. Could you put me through the accounting department please.
be quite, or cause to be quiet. I often have to tell my daughter to quieten down her stereo.
escape or disappear
read up on
research a topic for a reason.
Do something easily or quickly
Look or dig deeply in a place to try to find something
Have a reasonably good relationship. The staff in the office ....quite well
rub up against
Touch someone in a sensual or sexual way.
find or meet unexpectedly
Go away, leave (often as an imperative)
lose power, be very tired
trace. find. I couldn't run down the address of my old friend with whom I had lost contact.
hit with a car
make leave. run the competitor off.
Pass easily, succeed.
scout about . scout around.
look in different places for something.
Manage with little money
Be accepted somewhere, but only just.
arrange or consider something.
Accompany someone into an office. see you into.
say good-bye to someone at the beginning of their trip( at the airport,train station)
see to it
make sure something happens, arrange.
Arrange (an appointment, a meeting etc.)
arrange a relationship . set Jane up.
make a decision after a period of time.
pay one.s debts. We need to settle up the restaurant bill.
take smoeone to a place to show them certain parts
When a feeling can be seen despite attempts to conceal it.
Arrive without previous notice.
make someone seem inferior. he is always trying to show us up.
shut out of
Exclude someone from an activity etc.
shy away from
Avoid doing something because you lack confidence.
Examine a lot of things carefully.
sit idly, doing nothing.
Wait for something to happen without making any effort.
Stay till the end of something dull
be lazy, do nothing.
make move more slowly. slowing the group up.
Appear to have a negative quality.
snap out of
Control negative emotions.
look around to see how good something is or to try to find something better.
square off against
Confront someone or prepare to fight them
Stack up against
Be as good as something.
Spend time in a place waiting or doing very little.
Try to understand something by taking a different perspective
not arrive to a date or appointment. She stood me up.
spend the night at a person's house.
Steer clear of
Stay in a place for some time.
stick it to
severely criticize a person.
stick to it
persevere, keep trying.
visit someone for a short time.
Stay somewhere when other people leave
Visit someone briefly or quickly.
attack, take action against someone who has hurt you.
Deceive someone for a long time.
find something accidentally
Unwillingly become involved in something.
Move in a dramatic or affected manner. She swanned around trying to impress people.
Have great confidence in.
Move quickly through
Change your opinion quickly
Visit a person or place on your way somewhere.
Accompany someone, especially if they haven't specifically invited you.
take * up
Discuss (at a later date). I plan to take the issue up with the President.
resemble a parent or relative.
Return an item to a store.
remove from a high place. We didn't take down the Christmas tree until the end of January.
write down what is said.
deceive a person.
make smaller when sewing.
take it back
Retract something you said.
Accompany a person on a date.
Begin a new hobby. Have you taken up any new sports.
Shorten a garment when sewing. The trouser legs are too long, I am going to take them up.
Persuade someone to do something. talk him into.
talk out of
Persuade someone not to do something.
Discuss. talk the proposal over.
Guide someone through an issue. The boss talked Joe through the performance evaluation so he knew what the problems were.
Use or exploit a plentiful resource for your benefit.
Critisize strongly or angrily.
tear or rip into small pieces.
Criticize a person severely, reprimand. told the boy off.
Report a crime to the police or bad behavior to a parent
think it over
think it through
pass (of time)
tie securely. tie the boat up
Get bored of something. I tired of the presentation so I went and sat in the cafeteria.
tire out. wear out
Cause someone to be very tired.
Talk about for a short time.
Make minor improvements
Start eating something.
Go to bed. I think it is about time to turn in.
1. Give to authorities.
Find unexpectedly. My keys turned up in the laundry.
Use all of something.
veer away from
Stay away from,avoid.
Become embroiled or involved in a situation, without thinking or planning usually
Get to the end of something with difficulty. It took me a very long time to wade through the book.
Stay somewhere after other people have left
serve, service(a table)
not sleep because you are waiting for someone or something.
wait up for her
not sleep because you are waiting for someone or something.
walk away from
Leave something you don't like.
Get work without effort.
disappear after a period of time.
Use until something is not usable any more.
Do something quickly.
cause an animal or a child or a crowd to behave wildly
1Massacre or destroy. 2 Cause to be very tired
wriggle out of
Avoid doing something in a way other people don't like.
make a record of
Prepare a report.
yak on about. yak on.
to continue talking in an annoying way about something.
yammer on about. yammer on
to talk in an annoying way about something or complain about.
zero in on
move quickly from place to place.
Stop paying attention.