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abide by
to obey someone's orders.
chill out
to calm down. / relax.
finish with
to complete something; to become done with something. / to end a relationship
front for
Represent someone, especially when covering illegal or wrongful activities / to serve as the public contact or public "face" for someone or something.
gear up
Get ready for a busy period // "The shops are GEARING UP for the New Year sales."
get together
to gather people or things together. / to arrange a party or other gathering for a certain time. / to meet with someone about someone or something.
have on
Deceive or fool someone. / Try to make somebody believe something that is not true to have a laugh: "are you having me on?"
jabber away
To talk rapidly, unintelligibly, or idly / Talk fast or incomprehensibly
join in
to participate in doing something.
jack up
to raise something up on a mechanical lifting device / to raise the price of something
keep around/about
Keep something near you / "He doesn't work very hard, but we keep him around anyway."
lash into
to attack someone or an animal—physically or verbally. / to begin to eat something with vigor.
lie around
to recline some place; to spend some time lazily in some place.
make into
to turn someone or something into something.
mash up
to crush something into a paste or pieces.
name after/for
to give someone (usually a baby) the name of another person.
order about/around
to give commands to someone.
pack away
to pack something up and put it away. / To put something in a container for storage / To eat a large amount of something / To fit into a container for storage: The shaving kit packs away easily into your suitcase.
quarrel with
to argue against something; to have a complaint about something. / To have a complaint about something; disagree with something: I can't quarrel with the test results.
quit on
[for something] to quit while someone is using it. / [for one] to leave one's job, usually suddenly or unannounced: My assistant quit on me.
rack off
Get out of here; go away; get lost. Primarily heard in Australia.
sign out
to indicate that one is leaving a place or going out temporarily by signing a piece of paper or a list. / Record the departure of a person or the removal of an object, as in: How many books I could sign out?
sit with
to stay with someone; to sit up with someone. / to stay with and care for one or more children; to babysit for someone: I hired Mrs. Wilson to sit with the children.
take down
to move someone or something to a lower position or level. / to take some large or complicated things apart. / to write something down in something: Please take these figures down in your notebook. / to spoil or destroy someone's life / to remove a person or group from a position of power
try back
to try to return someone's telephone call again. / To call or visit a location again as the continuation of an attempt to make contact with a person or place: The office is now closed, but you can try back during business hours.
wade in/into
to walk into an area covered by water. / to get quickly and directly involved in something: Stop and think about what you are doing, just wade in and get started.
yammer on
Talk continuously, especially if it is an annoying way
yield to
to give the right-of-way to someone. / to let someone go ahead; to give someone the right-of-way. / to give in to someone.
zero in on
Aim precisely at a target / Direct one's attention to, concentrate or focus on / Converge on, close in on, as in: The children zeroed in on the electric train display.
zoom out
to lose control: I nearly zoomed out when I got the news. Fred zoomed out and started screaming at John
zoom in
to fly or move rapidly at someone or something: The hawk zoomed in on the sparrow. / to concentrate on a matter related to someone or a problem.
wrap around
to fold or drape something onto someone. / to enclose or fold about someone or something.
while away
to spend time in a relaxed way: It was a beautiful day and we whiled away the hours in the garden.
cap off
to complete an experience in a particularly good or bad way: There's been bad economic news all year, and to cap it all off, now oil prices are increasing.
build up
to make someone or something bigger or stronger: Tom is lifting weights to build himself up for basketball. Tom needs to build up his upper body.
bash up
to beat violently
bag out
to criticise someone
account for
A report relating to one's conduct: gave a satisfactory account of herself. / A reason given for a particular action or event: What is the account for this loss?
argue out
Argue about a problem to find a solution
barge in/into
To intrude; to enter or interrupt suddenly and without invitation.
tool up
to furnish with equipment / to arm oneself with a weapon, especially a gun.