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Pit against

Compete, or force to compete.

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play along

Pretend to agree or accept something in order to keep someone happy, or to get more information.

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play around

be silly

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play up to

flatter someone for your personal advantage.

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plough into

Collide into at speed

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plough through

Complete something that is difficult or takes a lot of time.

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Potter about

Spend time doing little things for pleasure.

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press ahead

Continue with something.

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Pull ahead

Overtake, move in front.

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pull back

Decide not to do something or not to be involved with it any longer.

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pull down

earn

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pull out

depart (a vehicle). Our train pulls out at 8.

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pull through

Barely survive. The company almost went bankrupt, but we pulled through in the end.

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pulled in

park ( a vehicle)

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put * up

Have a guest stay in your house for a short time. Can you put me up while I'm in town.

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put across

communicate (an idea or suggestion) clearly so that it is understood.

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put back

Rearrange something for a later time.

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put down

insult, say bad things about

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put in

officially submit a request (in the armed forces or public services).

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put off

Postpone.

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put on

deceive. putting us on.

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put out

Inconvenience someone. I hope I am not putting you out.

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put out

Extinguish a fire.

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put through

Connect someone by phone. Could you put me through the accounting department please.

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quieten down

be quite, or cause to be quiet. I often have to tell my daughter to quieten down her stereo.

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ran away

escape or disappear

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read up on

research a topic for a reason.

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ring up

telephone.

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romp through

Do something easily or quickly

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root around

Look or dig deeply in a place to try to find something

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rub along.

Have a reasonably good relationship. The staff in the office ....quite well

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rub up against

Touch someone in a sensual or sexual way.

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run into

Meet unexpectedly

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run across

find or meet unexpectedly

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run after

chase, pursue

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run along

Go away, leave (often as an imperative)

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run down

criticize

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run down

lose power, be very tired

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run down

trace. find. I couldn't run down the address of my old friend with whom I had lost contact.

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run down

hit with a car

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run off

flows

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run off

make leave. run the competitor off.

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run off

Reproduce photocopies.

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run off

Leave quickly.

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run through

Review.

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sail into

Critisize angrily

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sail through

Pass easily, succeed.

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scout about . scout around.

look in different places for something.

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scrape along

Manage with little money

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scrape into

Be accepted somewhere, but only just.

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screw around

waste time.

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see about

arrange or consider something.

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see into

Accompany someone into an office. see you into.

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see off

say good-bye to someone at the beginning of their trip( at the airport,train station)

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see to it

make sure something happens, arrange.

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sent back

Return something.

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set back

Cost

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set up

Arrange (an appointment, a meeting etc.)

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set up

arrange a relationship . set Jane up.

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settle on

make a decision after a period of time.

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settle up

pay one.s debts. We need to settle up the restaurant bill.

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show around

take smoeone to a place to show them certain parts

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show through

When a feeling can be seen despite attempts to conceal it.

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show up

Arrive without previous notice.

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show up

make someone seem inferior. he is always trying to show us up.

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shut out of

Exclude someone from an activity etc.

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shy away from

Avoid doing something because you lack confidence.

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sift through

Examine a lot of things carefully.

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sit around

sit idly, doing nothing.

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sit back

Wait for something to happen without making any effort.

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sit through

Stay till the end of something dull

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slob around

be lazy, do nothing.

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slow up

make move more slowly. slowing the group up.

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smack of

Appear to have a negative quality.

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snap out of

Control negative emotions.

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sniff around

look around to see how good something is or to try to find something better.

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square off against

Confront someone or prepare to fight them

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Stack up against

Be as good as something.

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stand around

Spend time in a place waiting or doing very little.

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stand back

Try to understand something by taking a different perspective

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stand up

not arrive to a date or appointment. She stood me up.

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stay over

spend the night at a person's house.

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Steer clear of

Avoid.

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stick around

Stay in a place for some time.

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stick it to

severely criticize a person.

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stick to it

persevere, keep trying.

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stop around

visit someone for a short time.

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stop behind

Stay somewhere when other people leave

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stop by

Visit someone briefly or quickly.

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strike back

attack, take action against someone who has hurt you.

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string along

Deceive someone for a long time.

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stumble across

find something accidentally

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suck into

Unwillingly become involved in something.

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swan around

Move in a dramatic or affected manner. She swanned around trying to impress people.

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swear by

Have great confidence in.

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sweep through

Move quickly through

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swing around

Change your opinion quickly

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swing by

Visit a person or place on your way somewhere.

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Tag along

Accompany someone, especially if they haven't specifically invited you.

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take * up

Discuss (at a later date). I plan to take the issue up with the President.

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take after

resemble a parent or relative.

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take back

Return an item to a store.

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take down

remove from a high place. We didn't take down the Christmas tree until the end of January.

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take down

write down what is said.

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take in

deceive a person.

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take in

make smaller when sewing.

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take in

learning

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take it back

Retract something you said.

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take off

Remove.

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take on

accept (responsibilities,work)

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take out

Accompany a person on a date.

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take up

Begin a new hobby. Have you taken up any new sports.

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take up

Shorten a garment when sewing. The trouser legs are too long, I am going to take them up.

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talk into

Persuade someone to do something. talk him into.

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talk out of

Persuade someone not to do something.

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talk over

Discuss. talk the proposal over.

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talk through

Guide someone through an issue. The boss talked Joe through the performance evaluation so he knew what the problems were.

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tap into

Use or exploit a plentiful resource for your benefit.

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tear down

destroy.

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tear into

Critisize strongly or angrily.

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tear up

tear or rip into small pieces.

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tell off

Criticize a person severely, reprimand. told the boy off.

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tell on

Report a crime to the police or bad behavior to a parent

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think it over

Consider

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think it through

Consider carefully.

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throw out

Discard.

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tick by

pass (of time)

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tie up

tie securely. tie the boat up

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tire of

Get bored of something. I tired of the presentation so I went and sat in the cafeteria.

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tire out. wear out

Cause someone to be very tired.

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touch on

Talk about for a short time.

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touch up

Make minor improvements

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tuck into

Start eating something.

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turn in

submit

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turn in

Go to bed. I think it is about time to turn in.

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turn into

Become.

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turn on

Attack unexpectedly.

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turn out

produce

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turn over

1. Give to authorities.

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turn up

Find unexpectedly. My keys turned up in the laundry.

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use up

Use all of something.

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veer away from

Stay away from,avoid.

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wade into

Become embroiled or involved in a situation, without thinking or planning usually

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wade through

Get to the end of something with difficulty. It took me a very long time to wade through the book.

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wait behind

Stay somewhere after other people have left

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wait on

serve, service(a table)

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wait up

not sleep because you are waiting for someone or something.

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wait up for her

not sleep because you are waiting for someone or something.

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walk away from

Leave something you don't like.

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walk into

Get work without effort.

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wear off

disappear after a period of time.

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wear out

Use until something is not usable any more.

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whip through

Do something quickly.

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wind up

cause an animal or a child or a crowd to behave wildly

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wind up

Finish

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wipe out

1Massacre or destroy. 2 Cause to be very tired

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wriggle out of

Avoid doing something in a way other people don't like.

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write down

make a record of

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write up

Prepare a report.

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yak on about. yak on.

to continue talking in an annoying way about something.

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yammer on about. yammer on

to talk in an annoying way about something or complain about.

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zero in on

Discover, pinpoint.

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zip around

move quickly from place to place.

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zone out

Stop paying attention.

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zonk out

fall asleep.