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Meaning invite on a date
Example Brian asked Judy out to dinner and a movie. I asked around but nobody has seen my wallet. Your purchases add up to $205.32. You'll have to back up your car so that I can get out. My wife backed me up over my decision to quit my job. The racing car blew up after it crashed into the fence. We have to blow 50 balloons up for the party. Our car broke down at the side of the highway in the snowstorm. The woman broke down when the police told her that her son had died. Our teacher broke
ask many people the same question equal reverse
add up to something back something up
back someone up
blow something up
stop functioning (vehicle, machine)
break something down divide into smaller
the final project down into three separate parts. Somebody broke in last night and stole our stereo. The firemen had to break into the room to rescue the children.
force entry to a building enter forcibly
break into something
break something in
wear something a few I need to break times so that it doesn't these shoes in look/feel new before we run next week. interrupt The TV station broke in to report the news of the president's death. My boyfriend and I broke up before I moved to America. The kids just broke up as soon as the clown started talking. The prisoners broke out of jail when the guards weren't looking. I broke out in a rash after our camping trip.
end a relationship
start laughing (informal)
break out in something
develop a skin condition
We called on you bring something up start talking about a subject bring something up vomit call around phone many different places/people call someone back return a phone call call something off cancel call on someone ask for an answer or opinion visit someone call on someone .bring someone down bring someone up make unhappy raise a child This sad music is bringing me down. My grandparents brought me up after my parents died. Jason called the wedding off because he wasn't in love with his fiancé. My mother walks out of the room when my father brings up sports. We called around but we weren't able to find the car part we needed. He drank so much that he brought his dinner up in the toilet. The professor called on me for question 1. I called the company back but the offices were closed for the weekend.
leave a hotel You have to check out of the hotel before 11:00 AM. not like (formal) get to the same point as someone else I don't care for his behaviour. You'll have to run faster than that if you want to catch up with Marty. investigate look at (informal) become happier . Check out the crazy hair on that guy! She cheered up when she heard the check out check someone/something out check out someone/something cheer up look at carefully. not care for someone/something catch up check in arrive and register at a We will get the hotel or airport hotel keys when we check in. You need to calm down before you drive the car. The company checks out all new employees. calm down relax after being angry You are still mad.last night but you weren't home. call someone up phone Give me your phone number and I will call you up when we are in town.
My nephew came down with chicken pox this weekend. If everyone chips in we can get the kitchen painted by noon.good news. clean come across something find unexpectedly come apart separate come down with something come forward become sick volunteer for a task or to give evidence come from somewhere originate in count on someone/something rely on . The top and bottom come apart if you pull hard enough. I came across these old photos when I was tidying the closet. The art of origami comes from Asia. Please clean up your bedroom before you go outside. The woman came forward with her husband's finger prints. I am counting on you to make dinner while I am out. chip in help clean something up tidy. cheer someone up make happier I brought you some flowers to cheer you up.
cut back on something consume less cut something down make something fall to We had to cut the the ground old tree in our yard down after the storm. My grandparents cut in cut in pull in too closely in front of another vehicle start operating (of an engine or electrical device) remove with something sharp cut in cut something off cut something off stop providing cut someone off take out of a will . My doctor wants me to cut back on sweets and fatty foods. The air conditioner cuts in when the temperature gets to 22°C. interrupt Your father cut in while I was dancing with your uncle. The phone company cut off our phone because we didn't pay the bill.cross something out draw a line through Please cross out your old address and write your new one. The bus driver got angry when that car cut in. The doctors cut off his leg because it was severely injured.
close dress up wear nice clothing drop back move back in a position/group drop in/by/over come without an appointment . do someone/something over do something over He's lucky to be alive. It's snowing! It's a fancy restaurant so we have to dress up. cut something out remove part of something (usually with scissors and paper) beat up. Andrea dropped back to third place when she fell off her bike. It's time to do away with all of these old tax records. My teacher wants me to do my essay over because she doesn't like my topic.) do away with something do something up discard fasten. I might drop in/by/over for tea some time this do again (N. informal) I cut this ad out of the newspaper.Amer. Do your coat up before you go outside. ransack (Br.cut my father off when he remarried.. His shop was done over by a street gang.E.
week. find the answer I need to figure out how to fit the piano and the bookshelf figure something out . The picture that you hung up last night fell down this morning. eat out end up eventually reach/do/decide fall apart break into pieces fall down fall to the ground fall out separate from an interior fall out (of hair. eat at a restaurant I don't feel like cooking tonight. quit a class. teeth) become His hair started to loose and unattached fall out when he was only 35. understand. drop take someone/something off someone/something somewhere and leave them/it there drop out I have to drop my sister off at work before I come over. We ended up renting a movie instead of going to the theatre. school etc I dropped out of Science because it was too difficult. Let's eat out. My new dress fell apart in the washing machine. The money must have fallen out of my pocket.
fill something in to write information in blanks (Br.Amer. How can we find out? We tried to keep the time of the party a secret.) fill to the top fill something up find out discover find something out discover get something across/over communicate. fill something out to write information in blanks (N. make understandable get along/on like each other get around have mobility . address. and phone number. I tried to get my point across/over to the judge but she wouldn't listen. but Samantha found it out.) Please fill in the form with your name. I was surprised how well my new girlfriend and my sister got along/on. We don't know where he lives.in this room. I always fill the water jug up when it is empty. My grandfather can get around fine in his new wheelchair.E. The form must be filled out in capital letters.
The company will have to close if it can't get over the get back at someone get back into something get on something become interested in something again step onto a vehicle get over something recover from an illness. We're going to freeze out here if you don't let us get on the bus.get away go on a vacation We worked so hard this year that we had to get away for a week. take revenge My sister got back at me for stealing her shoes. She stole my favourite hat. We got back from our vacation last week. I just got over the flu and now my sister has it. I finally got back into my novel and finished it. Jason always gets away with cheating in his maths tests. loss. get away with something get back do without being noticed or punished return get something back receive something you Liz finally got her had before Science notes back from my roommate. retaliate. difficulty overcome a problem get over something .
get together get up get up stand give someone away reveal hidden information about someone take the bride to the altar ruin a secret give someone away give something away give something away give something to someone for free give something back return a borrowed item I have to give these skates back to Franz before his hockey game. The library was giving away old books on Friday. I got up early today to study for my exam.Amer. Let's get together for a BBQ this weekend. get round to something finally find time to do (N. My little sister gave the surprise party away by accident.: get around to something) meet (usually for social reasons) get out of bed I don't know when I am going to get round to writing the thank you cards. My father gave me away at my wedding.new regulations. You should get up and give the elderly man your seat. reluctantly stop My boyfriend didn't give in . His wife gave him away to the police.
give something out give to many people (usually at no cost) give something up quit a habit give up stop trying go after someone follow someone go after something try to achieve something go against someone compete.fighting or arguing want to go to the ballet. We are going against the best soccer team in the city tonight. proceed go back return to a place . I am giving up smoking as of January 1st. but he finally gave in. I have to go back home and get my lunch. My brother tried to go after the thief in his car. Please go ahead and eat before the food gets cold. They were giving out free perfume samples at the department store. My maths homework was too difficult so I gave up. oppose go ahead start. I went after my dream and now I am a published writer.
go out go out with someone leave home to go on a social event date We're going out for dinner tonight. we went without winter boots. Elizabeth needs a new pair of shoes because she has grown out of her old ones. Jesse has been going out with Luke since they met last winter. go over something review go over visit someone nearby go without something suffer lack or deprivation grow apart stop being friends over My best friend and I time grew apart after she changed schools. When Jack grows up he wants to be a fireman. regrow become an adult My roses grew back this summer. I haven't seen Tina for a long time. Please go over your answers before you submit your test. grow back grow up grow out of something get too big for . I think I'll go over for an hour or two. When I was young.
He didn't say goodbye before he hung up. but he should grow into it by next year. Hang in there. hand something down give something used to someone else submit hand something in hand something out to distribute to a group We will hand out of people the invitations at the door. wait a short time (informal) spend time relaxing (informal) Hang on while I grab my coat and shoes! Instead of going to the party we are just going to hang out at my place. give (usually unwillingly) The police asked the man to hand over his wallet and his weapons. I have to hand in my essay by Friday. I'm informal) sure you'll find a job very soon.grow into something grow big enough to fit This bike is too big for him now..Amer. hand something over hang in stay positive (N. I handed my old comic books down to my little cousin. I had to hold my dog back because hang on hang out hang up end a phone call hold someone/something prevent from doing/going .
Keep on stirring until the liquid comes to a boil.back hold something back hide an emotion there was a cat in the park. If you keep those results up you will get into a great college. Hold onto your hat because it's very windy outside. Jamie held back his tears at his grandfather's funeral. Try to keep the wet dog out of the living room. A man in a black mask held the bank up this morning. I need you to be on hold on wait a short time hold onto someone/something hold someone/somethingup keep on doing something keep something from someone hold firmly using your hands or arms rob continue doing not tell keep someone/something out keep something up stop from entering continue at the same rate let someone down fail to support or help. . Please hold on while I transfer you to the Sales Department. We kept our relationship from our parents for two years.
I'm looking for a red dress for the wedding. examine . Don't let me down this time. Ever since we stole that chocolate bar your dad has looked down on me. I'm looking forward to the Christmas break. We are going to look into the price of snowboards today. Can you look over my essay for spelling mistakes? look after someone/something look down on someone take care of think less of. Can you let the cat in before you go to school? I have to look after my sick grandmother. vigilant.disappoint let someone in allow to enter time. consider inferior look for someone/something look forward to something look into something try to find be excited about the future investigate look out look out for someone/something look something over be careful. and take notice be especially vigilant for check. Look out! That car's going to hit you! Don't forget to look out for snakes on the hiking trail.
My little sister has always looked up to me. I mixed up the twins' names again! His uncle passed away last night after a long illness. I passed up the job because I am afraid look up to someone make something up make up make someone up apply cosmetics to mix something up pass away confuse two or more things die pass out faint pass something out give the same thing to many people pass something up decline (usually something good) . lie about something forgive each other We can look her phone number up on the Internet. It was so hot in the church that an elderly lady passed out. but we made up at breakfast. The professor passed the textbooks out before class.look something up search and find information in a reference book or database have a lot of respect for invent. My sisters made me up for my graduation party. Josie made up a story about about why we were late. We were angry last night.
make someone feel stupid put someone down put something off postpone put something out extinguish put something together assemble . You can put the groceries down on the kitchen counter.of change. That bully will pay for being mean to my little brother. I picked out three sweaters for you to try on. We are putting off our trip until January because of the hurricane. I'll pay you back on Friday. The students put the substitute teacher down because his pants were too short. The neighbours put the fire out before the firemen arrived. I'll point my boyfriend out when he runs by. I have to put the crib together before the baby pay for something be punished for doing something bad choose pick something out point someone/something out put something down indicate with your finger put what you are holding on a surface or floor insult. pay someone back return owed money Thanks for buying my ticket.
I accidentally ran over your bicycle in the driveway. The child ran away from home and has been missing for three days. Don't forget to put on your new earrings for the party. put up with someone/something tolerate I don't think I can put up with three small children in the car. . We ran out of shampoo so I had to wash my hair with soap. Let's run over/through these lines one more time before the show. I ran into an old school-friend at the mall. put something on put clothing/accessories on your body meet unexpectedly run into someone/something run over someone/something run over/through something drive a vehicle over a person or thing rehearse. escape run out have none left send something back return (usually by mail) My letter got sent back to me because I used the wrong stamp.arrives. review run away leave unexpectedly.
The police set up the car thief by using a hidden camera. trap shop around compare prices show off act extra special for people watching (usually boastfully) stay somewhere for the night (informal) sleep over sort something out organize.set something up arrange. turn off start the energy flow. turn on switch something off switch something on . organize Our boss set a meeting up with the president of the company. resolve a problem stick to something continue doing something. Could you switch it off. We heard the news as soon as we set someone up trick. You will lose weight if you stick to the diet. I want to shop around a little before I decide on these boots. limit yourself to one particular thing stop the energy flow. We need to sort the bills out before the first of the month. The light's too bright. He always shows off on his skateboard You should sleep over tonight if the weather is too bad to drive home.
My plane takes off in five minutes. rip into pieces I tore up my exboyfriend's letters and gave them back to him. We are both impatient. When I think back on my youth. tear something up think back remember (often + to. take after someone resemble a family member purposely break into pieces return an item I take after my mother. I have to take our new TV back because it doesn't work. I wish I had studied harder. He took the car brakes apart and found the problem.switched on the car radio. sometimes + on) . Take off your socks and shoes and come in the lake! Can you take the garbage out to the street for me? take something apart take something back take off take something off start to fly remove something (usually clothing) remove from a place or thing take something out take someone out pay for someone to go My grandparents somewhere with you took us out for dinner and a movie.
switch on turn something up increase the volume or Can you turn the strength (heat. Let's turn some lights on. throw something away dispose of turn something down decrease the volume or strength (heat. We threw our old furniture away when we won the lottery. It's too dark in here. I turned the job down because I don't want to move. Your mother wants you to turn the TV off and come for dinner. light etc) refuse turn something down turn something off stop the energy flow. I'm going to try these jeans on. light music up? This is etc) my favourite song.think something over consider I'll have to think this job offer over before I make my final decision. but I don't think they will fit. switch off turn something on start the energy. Please turn the TV down while the guests are here. appear suddenly Our cat turned up after we put posters up all over the neighbourhood. turn up try something on sample clothing .
E.try something out test I am going to try this new brand of detergent out. We have to work out the total cost before we buy the house. We have to wake up early for work on Monday. Our plan worked out fine.Amer. The kids used all of the toothpaste up so we need to buy some more. Most of my makeup wore off before I got to the party. You can warm your feet up in front of the fireplace.: British English. I always warm up by doing sit-ups before I go for a run. use something up finish the supply wake up stop sleeping warm increase the someone/something up temperature warm up prepare body for exercise wear off fade away work out exercise work out work something out be successful make a calculation Br. N.: North American . I work out at the gym three times a week.