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1

cause

bring about (How can we bring about a change in attitude?)

2

transact, continue

carry on (I want to carry on with my courses.)

3

accomplish, conduct

carry out (We need to carry out more research. A survey is now carried out nationwide)

4

clarify

clear up (There are a couple of points we need to clear up before the meeting begins.)

5

happen

come about (How did this situation come about?)

6

find

come across (I've never come across anyone quite like her before. I came across an old diary in her desk.)

7

find accidentally

come by (How did you come by these pictures? Jobs were hard to come by.)

8

say, publish; produce

come out with (The things he comes out with are so funny!)

9

Think of an idea

come up with (Is that the best excuse you came up with?; We have been asked to come up with some new ideas.)

10

reduce

cut down on (Cut down on fatty foods if you want to lose weight.)

11

understand

figure out (Can you figure out how to do that?)

12

discover

find out (Did you find out weather there are any seats left?)

13

emit, stop

give up (Darren has decided to give up football at the end of this session.)

14

follow

go after (Joe went after her to make sure she was unhurt.)

15

return

go back (I think we have to go back now. I felt so sick I just want to go back to my bed.)

16

precede

go before (In some ways this program improves on what has gone before.)

17

decrease

go down (His income went down last year. Computers have gone down in price.)

18

continue, happen

go on (Hw went on working until he was 91. One of the actors unwell and couldn't go on with the performance.)

19

review

go over (I had gone over and over what happened in my mind,)

20

experience, penetrate

go through (When are you going through a crisis, it often helps to talk to someone.)

21

increase

go up (Train fares have gone up., Blood sugar levels go up as you digest food.)

22

continue

keep on (You just have to eep on trying.)

23

remain current

keep up (How long can the economic boom keep up?)

24

exclude, omit

leave out (She outlined the case to him, being careful not to leave anything out.)

25

seek, search

look for (I am looking for Steve - Have you seen him? Detectives are still looking for the escaped prisoner.)

26

investigate

look into (Police are looking into the disappearance of two children.)

27

resemble

look like

28

examine

look over (Do you have a few minutes to look these samples over?)

29

locate information

look up (Look up the words in your dictionary. I'll just look up the train times.)

30

respect

look up to (I've always looked up to James for his courage and determination.)

31

understand with difficulty

make out (He could just make out a dark shape moving towards him. As far as I can make out, he's never been married.)

32

invent, compose, constitute

make up (Women make up only a small proportion of the prison population.)

33

select

pick out (She picked out a navy blue dress.)

34

show, indicate

point out (He was always very keen to point out my mistakes.)

35

postpone, delay, procrastinate

put off (The match has been put off until tomorrow because of bad weather.)

36

tolerate

put up with (She put up with his violent temper.)

37

eliminate

rule out (The police have ruled out the possibility of suicide.)

38

find accidentally

run across (I ran across him at a conference in Milan. I ran across some old love letters while I was cleaning out a cupboard)

39

meet by accident

run into (Guess who I ran into in town today!)

40

arrange

set up (I'll set up an appointment for you.)

41

appear unexpectedly

show up (She showed up, apologizing for being late.)

42

state in detail

spell out (The report spelled out in detail what the implications were for the teachers.)

43

represent

stand for (What does ATM stand for?)

44

protrude

stick out (The children were so thin their ribs stuck out.)

45

consider

take into account (These figures do not take account of changes into the rate of inflation.)

46

assume control

take over (His only reason for investing in the company was to take it over. Ruth moved into our apartment and promptly took over.)

47

occur

take place ()

48

think carefully

think through (The policy has not been taught through properly.)

49

discard

throw away (I never throw cloths away. I shouldn't have thrown away the receipt.)

50

mention briefly

touch on (The report touched on the relationship between poverty and poor health.)

51

test

try out (I'm trying out a new computer.)

52

transform

turn into (The sofa turns into a bed. A few weeks later, winter had turned into spring.)

53

conclude

turn out (It was a difficult time but eventually things turned out all right.)

54

discover

turn up (Eventually my watch turned up in a coat pocket.) Turn up/down the radio! means to turn a switch on or off.

55

finish

wind up (OK, just to wind up, could I summarize what we've decided?)

56

exercise

work out (He works out with weights twice a week)

57

report

write up (I have to write up my report before the meeting.)