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Direct towards a target
Reduce a list or a number of options.
Discontinue something or do something in a different way.
Land on the runway
Make something livelier or more attractive.
Make sense; seem reasonable
Emphasize or make something seem more important.
Collect; give someone a lift
Register (e.g. at a hotel)
Think of the future
Take into consideration; Include in a calculation
Meet by accident or unexpectedly (also : bump into)
Stay somewhere for some time
Turn your head away so as not to see
Go down on your knees
put (sth) out
Leave/place something outside the house.
improve on / improve upon
Count on / depend on / trust
Visit, usually on the way somewhere.
Propose or recommend something
go (out) with
Have someone as a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Compete or rival with someone
Select for special attention
Give the same name as another person
Improve or make more substantial
Leave school without finishing.
End access to a database.
keep up with
Stay at the same level as someone or something
get out of (+noun)
1) Break up the soil/remove by digging. 2) Discover or reveal information.
Overcome difficulties or illness
Support each other.
Strike someone or something to the ground.
To disappear after use or over time.
look forward to
Await or anticipate with pleasure
fit in (with)
Feel comfortable or be in harmony with
Board (bus, train, plane)
Return something to its normal place after using it.
Give up one's rights or ownership
1) Pay one's bill and leave (a hotel) 2) Investigate or verify.
embark on / embark upon
Start or engage in
Be responsible to/be controlled by (someone)
Understand / find the answer
1) Wait 2) Grip tightly
Start a journey
1) Stop (something) working 2) Become exhausted from overworking
call on / call upon
Formally invite or request.
make (sth) into
Convert or change into
Continue using or doing something
Submit (report, homework)
1) Experience 2) Examine, study carefully.
Become more relaxed or less angry/upset.
Insinuate; be trying to say. / If you ask someone what they are driving at, you ask that person what they really mean
Arrive finally in a place.
break out of
Escape from a place by force.
End a telephone conversation
Be composed or made up of
put (someone) up
Accommodate / give someone a bed
1) Lower the volume. 2) Refuse
Make something shorter. / Continue something interrupted.
Dismantle or separate the components
Retract or withdraw something said
1) Do physical exercise 2) Find a solution or calculate something
Connect two people (on the phone)
move in the direction of/head for
1)Plead or make an earnest request. 2) Be attractive or interesting.
Withdraw; concede defeat.
Eat greedily and quickly.
phase in / phase out
Introduce or discontinue something gradually
cut down on
Reduce in number or size.
Rise from a sitting position
Stop operating (company, restaurant, cinema ...)
Base your hopes on something/someone.
get along (with)
Be on good terms / work well with.
go down with
Become ill with an infectious disease
come down with
to start to suffer from an illness, especially one that is not serious: I think I'm coming down with flu.
1) Stop, discontinue 2) Stop speaking
Resolve by discussion/ eliminate differences
stick up for
Ask questions in quick succession.
Start to go somewhere.
Continue without changing anything
Invite someone to lunch, dinner, the cinema...
Find by searching
Gradually fall asleep.
Remove by drawing a line through.
have an opinion about something / If you ask someone what they make of someone or something, you want to know their opinion about that person or thing
Spend time in a particular place or with a group of friends
go through with
Proceed with something difficult
Turn over pages quickly
Express confidence in, or guarantee something
Respect or obey (the law, a decision, a rule)
Obtain a service or document. / to arrange to get something from a company, bank, etc.