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be able to hear or read something
1) Remove using scissors. 2) Stop doing something.
Refuse entrance to someone
pop across / pop over / pop down / pop out
To go over someone's house without them knowing. / Come or go quickly in the direction specified
veer away from
Avoid, stay away from
stick (sth) out
Tolerate, accept to continue
Cause pain or discomfort.
Retaliate / reply to an attack
1) Give something free of charge. 2) Reveal something.
catch up with
Reach the same stage as someone else.
Clean (board, table)
Cause pain or annoyance by functioning badly
Expect; be prepared for.
Dress or equip
Fill or occupy space or time.
average out at
Result in an average (amount)
Make someone feel weary/tired.
1) Become unusable 2) Become very tired
Fasten (a garment)
run out of
Have no more of something
1) Leave a place 2) Disappear / fade
Fail / does not happen
Be silent, stop talking
Succeed with difficulty
Indicate / direct attention to something
To be fully understood
Want something or someone very much.
Accept defeat; surrender
1) Try to find deep inside something. 2) Start to do something. 3) Take from something.
Show as a example
Contribute to, or participate in, something done by a group.
Cause someone to fall unconscious.
Make someone say something precisely
Fall into a position behind others.
Escape from a place or suddenly leave
Choose someone to blame, punish, bully, etc.
Put someone in a better mood.
Move backwards, in fear or dislike
get on with
Continue to do something / make progress
Agree to receive back/ be returned.
Rip into pieces
Finish in a certain way / result in
Complete (a form/application)
Stay overnight at someone else's home.
break away from
Leave and become independent
Think about, without serious intent
Disintegrate; break; fall into pieces.
get by (on)
Manage to cope or to survive.
look down on
Consider as inferior
get rid of
Pursue (an object or a goal)
Start suddenly and spread quickly
Come to an end (marriage, relationship...) / Separate into small pieces.
Make a brief visit
Mistake one thing or person for another
Return something to its owner.
Put on or wear something to see if it suits or fits
Repair or renovate
Enquire about someone's well-being.
get down to
Start to actually do something.
Examine or investigate.
Leave the ground
Recite without effort or pause
Clean or redecorate.
Postpone until later. / to move to or to come from a place or time
Admit or confess something
1) Disappoint 2) Lengthen (skirt, pants)
Drink quickly (usually alcohol)
hang on (to)
Keep a hold on something
Arrive in a new home or office
Invite someone to come inside.
brush up on
Improve, refresh one's knowledge of something.
Stop doing something irritating.
Pay your bill and leave (e.g. a hotel)
fall back on
Be able to use something in an emergency
1) Arrive, appear 2) Raise the volume
Retain / force to stay back
Give to someone in authority.
Fail to maintain a certain level
scale back / scale down
Make something smaller than originally intended.
do away with
Get rid of; abolish.
Stop by turning a switch, tap or knob.
look up to
impose on / impose upon
to ask or expect someone to do something that may give them extra work or trouble
put (yourself) out
Go to a lot of trouble / be inconvenienced.
fill in for
Temporarily substitute for another person
make fun of
Laugh at / make jokes about