Verb ask someone out ask around add up to something back something up back someone up

Meaning invite on a date ask many people the same question equal reverse support

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 the final project downinto three separate parts. Somebody broke in last night and stole our stereo. The firemen had to break into the room to rescue the children. I need to break these shoes in before we run next week. 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. This sad music is bringing me down. My grandparents brought me up after my parents died. My mother walks out of the room when my father brings up sports. He drank so much that he brought his dinner up in the toilet. We called around but we weren't able to find the car part we needed. I called the company back but the offices were closed for the weekend. Jason called the wedding off because he wasn't in love with his fiancé. The professor called on me for question 1. We called on you last night but you weren't home.

blow up blow something up break down

explode add air stop functioning (vehicle, machine)

break down

get upset

break something down

divide into smaller parts

break in break into something

force entry to a building enter forcibly

break something in

wear something a few times so that it doesn't look/feel new interrupt

break in

break up

end a relationship

break up

start laughing (informal)

break out


break out in something bring someone down bring someone up

develop a skin condition make unhappy raise a child

bring something up

start talking about a subject

bring something up


call around

phone many different places/people

call someone back

return a phone call

call something off


call on someone call on someone

ask for an answer or opinion visit someone

The phone company cut off our phone because we didn't pay the bill. I came across these old photos when I was tidying the closet. The top and bottom come apart if you pull hard enough. You are still mad. clean something up come across something tidy. check in check out Check someone/something out check out someone/something cheer up cheer someone up chip in arrive and register at a hotel or airport leave a hotel look at carefully. The bus driver got angry when that carcut in. I don't care for his behaviour. If everyone chips in we can get the kitchen painted by noon. cut back on something consume less cut something down make something fall to the ground cut in cut in interrupt pull in too closely in front of another vehicle start operating (of an engine or electrical device) remove with something sharp cut in The air conditioner cuts in when the temperature gets to 22°C. clean find unexpectedly come apart separate come down with something come forward become sick volunteer for a task or to give evidence come from somewhere count on someone/something cross something out originate in rely on draw a line through Please cross out your old address and write your new one. cut something off cut something off stop providing . The company checks out all new someone up phone Give me your phone number and I willcall you up when we are in town. calm down relax after being angry not care for someone/something catch up not like (formal) get to the same point as someone else You'll have to run faster than that if you want to catch up with Marty. The doctors cut off his leg because it was severely injured. You need to calm down before you drive the car. We had to cut the old tree in our yarddown after the storm. My doctor wants me to cut back onsweets and fatty foods. My nephew came down with chicken pox this weekend. I am counting on you to make dinner while I am out. You have to check out of the hotel before 11:00 AM. The art of origami comes from Asia. Your father cut in while I was dancing with your uncle. The woman came forward with her husband's finger prints. We will get the hotel keys when wecheck in. Please clean up your bedroom before you go outside. investigate look at (informal) Check out the crazy hair on that guy! become happier make happier help She cheered up when she heard the good news. I brought you some flowers to cheer youup.

I don't feel like cooking tonight..) fill something out to write information in blanks (N.Amer. I was surprised how well my new girlfriend and my sister got along/on. Do someone/something over do something over He's lucky to be alive. fill something in to write information in blanks (Br. but Samantha found it out. I dropped out of Science because it was too difficult. I tried to get my point across/over to the judge but she wouldn't listen. Jason always gets away with cheating in his maths get something across/over get along/on communicate. ransack (Br. teeth) become loose and unattached understand.E. His shop was done over by a street gang. My grandfather can get around fine in his new wheelchair. make understandable like each other get around have mobility get away go on a vacation get away with something do without being noticed or punished . I have to drop my sister off at work before I come over.Amer. address. I cut this ad out of the newspaper.cut someone off cut something out take out of a will remove part of something (usually with scissors and paper) beat up. Andrea dropped back to third place when she fell off her bike. Do your coat up before you go outside. My new dress fell apart in the washing machine. We worked so hard this year that we had to get away for a week. We ended up renting a movie instead of going to the theatre. The money must have fallen out of my pocket. find the answer figure something out I need to figure out how to fit the piano and the bookshelf in this room. The picture that you hung up last nightfell down this morning. His hair started to fall out when he was only 35.) do away with something do something up dress up drop back discard fasten. Let's eat out. informal) My grandparents cut my father off when he remarried. The form must be filled out in capital letters. It's time to do away with all of these old tax records. We don't know where he lives.E. do again (N. I might drop in/by/over for tea some time this week. My teacher wants me to do my essayover because she doesn't like my topic. school etc eat at a restaurant eventually reach/do/decide fall apart fall down break into pieces fall to the ground fall out fall out separate from an interior (of hair.) fill to the top discover discover fill something up find out find something out I always fill the water jug up when it is empty. close wear nice clothing move back in a position/group drop in/by/over Drop someone/something off drop out eat out end up come without an appointment take someone/something somewhere and leave them/it there quit a class. Please fill in the form with your name. and phone number. It's snowing! It's a fancy restaurant so we have todress up. How can we find out? We tried to keep the time of the party a secret.

I went after my dream and now I am a published writer. My little sister gave the surprise partyaway by accident. You should get up and give the elderly man your seat. but he finally gave in. I got up early today to study for my exam. His wife gave him away to the police. loss. Please go over your answers before you submit your test. give something away give something back give something to someone for free return a borrowed item give in reluctantly stop fighting or arguing give something out give to many people (usually at no cost) quit a habit stop trying follow someone try to achieve something give something up give up go after someone go after something go against someone compete. We're going out for dinner tonight. We are going against the best soccer team in the city tonight. difficulty overcome a problem get round to something finally find time to do (N. Jesse has been going out with Luke since they met last winter. My maths homework was too difficult so I gave up. I don't know when I am going to get round to writing the thank you cards. They were giving out free perfume samples at the department store. Liz finally got her Science notes backfrom my roommate. Please go ahead and eat before the food gets cold.:get around to something) meet (usually for social reasons) get out of bed stand reveal hidden information about someone take the bride to the altar ruin a secret get together get up get up give someone away give someone away give something away My father gave me away at my wedding. We're going to freeze out here if you don't let us get on the bus. I am giving up smoking as of January 1st. My sister got back at me for stealing her shoes. I finally got back into my novel and finished it. I have to give these skates back to Franz before his hockey game. The company will have to close if it can'tget over the new regulations.Amer. oppose go ahead go back go out go out with someone start. The library was giving away old books on Friday. Let's get together for a BBQ this weekend. get back get something back return receive something you had before We got back from our vacation last week. get back at someone retaliate. I just got over the flu and now my sister has it. I have to go back home and get my lunch. She stole my favourite hat. My boyfriend didn't want to go to the ballet. My brother tried to go after the thief in his car. proceed return to a place leave home to go on a social event date go over something review . take revenge get back into something get on something become interested in something again step onto a vehicle get over something get over something recover from an illness.tests.

Can you let the cat in before you go to school? I have to look after my sick grandmother. This bike is too big for him now. let someone down let someone in look after someone/something look down on someone fail to support or help. go without something grow apart suffer lack or deprivation stop being friends over time grow back grow up grow out of something regrow become an adult get too big for grow into something grow big enough to fit hand something down give something used to someone else hand something in hand something out hand something over submit to distribute to a group of people give (usually unwillingly) hang in hang on hang out stay positive (N. The police asked the man to hand overhis wallet and his weapons. 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.go over visit someone nearby I haven't seen Tina for a long time. When Jack grows up he wants to be a fireman. We kept our relationship from our parents for two years. stop from entering continue at the same rate If you keep those results up you will get into a great college. I need you to be on time. informal) wait a short time (informal) spend time relaxing (informal) hang up Hold someone/something back hold something back hold on end a phone call prevent from doing/going hide an emotion wait a short time hold onto someone/something Hold someone/something up keep on doing something keep something from someone Keep someone/something out keep something up hold firmly using your hands or arms rob A man in a black mask held the bank upthis morning. consider inferior Ever since we stole that chocolate bar your dad has looked down on me. disappoint allow to enter take care of think less of. continue doing not tell Keep on stirring until the liquid comes to a boil. We will hand out the invitations at the door. . we went withoutwinter boots.. I handed my old comic books down to my little cousin. Jamie held back his tears at his grandfather's funeral. He didn't say goodbye before he hung up. Hold onto your hat because it's very windy outside. My roses grew back this summer. Elizabeth needs a new pair of shoes because she has grown out of her old ones. Please hold on while I transfer you to the Sales Department. I had to hold my dog back because there was a cat in the park. I have to hand in my essay by Friday.Amer. I'm sure you'll find a job very soon. Don't let medown this time. My best friend and I grew apart after she changed schools. When I was young. Hang in there. Try to keep the wet dog out of the living room. I think I'll go over for an hour or two. but he should grow into it by next year.

make someone feel stupid You can put the groceries down on the kitchen counter. but we made up at breakfast. investigate We are going to look into the price of snowboards today. put someone down put something off postpone put something out extinguish put something together assemble put up with someone/something put something on run into someone/something tolerate put clothing/accessories on your body meet unexpectedly . My sisters made me up for my graduation party. vigilant. look up to someone make something up make up My little sister has always looked up to me. Look out! That car's going to hit you! Don't forget to look out for snakes on the hiking trail. Don't forget to put on your new earrings for the party.look for someone/something look forward to something look into something try to find I'm looking for a red dress for the wedding. The professor passed the textbooks outbefore class. I have to put the crib together before the baby arrives. lie about something forgive each other Can you look over my essay for spelling mistakes? We can look her phone number up on the Internet. We were angry last night. I picked out three sweaters for you to try on. I'll pay youback on Friday. make someone up mix something up pass away pass out apply cosmetics to confuse two or more things die faint pass something out pass something up pay someone back give the same thing to many people decline (usually something good) return owed money pay for something pick something out Point someone/something out put something down be punished for doing something bad choose indicate with your finger put what you are holding on a surface or floor insult. The students put the substitute teacherdown because his pants were too short. I'll point my boyfriend out when he runs by. Josie made up a story about about why we were late. That bully will pay for being mean to my little brother. It was so hot in the church that an elderly lady passed out. I don't think I can put up with three small children in the car. The neighbours put the fire out before the firemen arrived. examine search and find information in a reference book or database have a lot of respect for invent. Thanks for buying my ticket. look out look out for someone/something look something over look something up be careful. and take notice be especially vigilant for check. I mixed up the twins' names again! His uncle passed away last night after a long illness. be excited about the future I'm looking forward to the Christmas break. We are putting off our trip until January because of the hurricane. I passed up the job because I am afraid of change. I ran into an old school-friend at the mall.

When I think back on my youth. The police set up the car thief by using a hidden camera. We are both impatient. I'll have to think this job offer overbefore I make my final over someone/something run over/through something run away drive a vehicle over a person or thing I accidentally ran over your bicycle in the driveway. resolve a problem sleep over You should sleep over tonight if the weather is too bad to drive home. review Let's run over/through these lines one more time before the show. My plane takes off in five minutes. You will lose weight if you stick to the diet. sort something out stick to something continue doing something. trap shop around compare prices show off act extra special for people watching (usually boastfully) stay somewhere for the night (informal) organize. sometimes + on) consider think something over throw something away dispose of turn something down decrease the volume or strength (heat. The child ran away from home and has been missing for three days. He always shows off on his skateboard leave unexpectedly. We threw our old furniture away when we won the lottery. Could you switch itoff. Please turn the TV down while the guests are here. I wish I had studied harder. I want to shop around a little before I decide on these boots. escape run out have none left send something back return (usually by mail) set something up arrange. We need to sort the bills out before the first of the month. turn off start the energy flow. rehearse. limit yourself to one particular thing stop the energy flow. think back remember (often + to. Take off your socks and shoes and come in the lake! Can you take the garbage out to the street for me? My grandparents took us out for dinner and a movie. organize set someone up trick. He took the car brakes apart and found the problem. turn on switch something off switch something on The light's too bright. We ran out of shampoo so I had to wash my hair with soap. take after someone take something apart take something back resemble a family member purposely break into pieces return an item take off take something off take something out take someone out start to fly remove something (usually clothing) remove from a place or thing pay for someone to go somewhere with you rip into pieces tear something up I tore up my ex-boyfriend's letters and gave them back to him. Our boss set a meeting up with the president of the company. We heard the news as soon as weswitched on the car radio. light etc) . My letter got sent back to me because I used the wrong stamp. I have to take our new TV back because it doesn't work. I take after my mother.

switch off I turned the job down because I don't want to move. It's too dark in here. We have to wake up early for work on Monday. The kids used all of the toothpaste up so we need to buy some more. I am going to try this new brand of detergent out. Can you turn the music up? This is my favourite song. wear off fade away work out work out work something out exercise be successful make a calculation . but I don't think they will fit. Your mother wants you to turn the TVoff and come for dinner. We have to work out the total cost before we buy the house. I work out at the gym three times a week. Most of my make-up wore off before I got to the party. light etc) appear suddenly turn up Our cat turned up after we put posters up all over the neighbourhood. try something on sample clothing try something out use something up test finish the supply wake up Warm someone/something up warm up stop sleeping increase the temperature prepare body for exercise I always warm up by doing sit-ups before I go for a run. Let's turn some lights on. turn something on turn something up start the energy. Our plan worked out fine. You can warm your feet up in front of the fireplace. I'm going to try these jeans on. switch on increase the volume or strength (heat.turn something down turn something off refuse stop the energy flow.

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