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To be cancelled. [of an event/an arrangement etc.]
to have gone bad.[of food]
to be finished.
be taken aback
to be surprised and confused.[used in the passive]
to hurt someone badly by hitting and punching.
to destroy [something or someone] by explosion; to
a balloon/a tyre/a football etc. to
to stop working [of machinery]
to lose control emotionally or mentally.
to enter somewhere [e.g. a house] illegally, especially by
to end; to interrupt; to discontinue.
to start, usually suddenly.
break out in
to become covered by [something].
to end; to separate.
to stop an activity
to take care of a child until it is fully grown and able to
to improve your knowledge, skill, or memory of
to destroy by burning.[usually of buildings]
to cancel something; to abandon something that has already begun.
to become less excited and tense; to help someone [or a
to fulfil or perform [something].
to become popular.
to report one's arrival.
to become happier.
to find or meet by chance.
to receive something [usually money or property] after someone's death. money/property/a fortune etc.
to regain consciousness.
come up with
to think of; to produce.
cut down on
to reduce In size or amount.
to disconnect, interrupt or discontinue something or
to disappear completely; to become extinct.
to repair; to improve the condition and appearance of
to fasten; to button; to zip; to tie.
to pay a short visit, often without warning.
to stop a vehicle and let someone get out; to take
to fall asleep [often unintentionally].
to withdraw from, or stop taking part in [a competition, a
to fail to happen or be completed [of plans,
a form/a questionnaire etc. to complete [a form].
to make an effort to discover or get to know [something].
get away with
to do something wrong or illegal without being punished
to recover from [something]
to solve or avoid a problem.
to persuade someone to do what you want; to persuade
to contact someone [usually by telephone].
to finish; to complete.
to stop resisting; to surrender.
to give [something or things] to each person in a group of people; to distribute.
to surrender oneself [usually to someone].
to stop trying to do something [often because it is too
to stop doing or having [something].[of an habitual activity, smoking/drinking/a job etc.]
to become less swollen.
to explode or
to examine [something].
to match or suit [something].
to develop from a child into an adult.
to wait [especially on the telephone].
to stop; to delay.
to rob, especially using a weapon [e.g. a gun].
to stop employing [a worker], often for a short time
to disappoint someone [often by breaking a promise or
to excuse [someone] from [a punishment, a duty, or
to allow [a person or an animal] to leave [a place]; to
to take care of someone or something
to remember and think about the past.
look down on
to think that someone [or something] is inferior, low or
to try to find [something or someone], often a thing or
look forward to
to think with pleasure about a future event that you
to investigate; to carefully examine a situation or event
to examine [someone or something] carefully and fully.
to visit and tour round a place.
to find [or try to find] something [e.g. a telephone
look up to
to respect [someone]; to admire [someone].
to see, hear, or understand [something or someone],
to write [a cheque]
to become friends again after a quarrel.
to invent, sometimes with the purpose of deception.
make up for
to compensate for.
to think wrongly that [one thing or person] is [another
to tell [someone] that you have done something wrong or
to die.[usually of a person]
to lose consciousness.
to give someone a ride in a vehicle; to collect someone
to draw attention to something or someone.
to offer [a proposal/a plan etc.] for consideration.
to delay doing something until a later date; to delay an
to discourage, or distract, [someone] from doing something.
to dress oneself.
to connect a telephone caller to the number he or she
put up with
to suffer [a difficult situation or person] without complaining.
to use a new [or reconditioned] engine carefully until it
to meet by chance.
to use all of [something] and have no more left.
to say goodbye to someone who is going on a journey at
to start a journey.
to absorb; to become filled with [something].
to speak louder.
to represent or mean; to be a sign or short form of
to look or be like an older relative.
to record in writing.
to deceive [someone]; to cheat [someone].
to rise from the ground.[of an aeroplane]
to remove anything that is worn on the body [especially
to assume responsibility for, or control of, [something or a
a hobby/a sport/a job/a habit etc.
to destroy completely by tearing.
to speak angrily to someone who has done something
to consider [something] carefully.
to put on an article of clothing to see if it fits and how it looks.
to test something [or someone] by using it.
to refuse or reject [something or someone].
something or someone
to disappear gradually.
to use [something] until it becomes unfit for further use;
to tire greatly; to exhaust.
to solve a problem by calculation or study; to produce a