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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