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kick off
When football players .............. , they start the game.
see sb off
If you .................... , you go with them to the airport, railway station, etc. and say goodbye to them there.
tell sb off
If you ................... , you scold or reprimand them for sth they've done wrong.
writes off
If a bank .................. a loan, it regards the debt as a loss which will never be recovered.
break off
If you ................ a relationship, you end it.
pull sth off
If you .................... , you complete or perform sth successfully.
take off
If you .................... sb, you imitate or copy their speech, appearance or behaviour, usually to make others laugh.
turn off
If you ................... a machine or appliance, you stop it working by moving a switch or a button.
goes off
If a bomb ................. , it explodes.
wears off
If a feeling .................. , it becomes less intense or is no longer felt.
put sb off
If you ...................... , you distract them in some way or discourage them from doing sth. stopping
keep of
If you ................... a particular subject, you avoid talking about it.
stop off
If you ..................... somewhere, you interrupt your journey to visit a friend, a shop, etc. for a short time.
laies off
If an employer .................... workers, they lose their jobs, often temporarily, because there is no more work for them to do.
drop back
move back in a position
drop off
To .................. means to fall asleep.
show off
People who ................... try to impress others with their skills or abilities.
put him off
His parents tried to ........................... being an actor by saying how difficult it was and that only a small percentage ever found work or could make a living from it.
stopped off
I ..................... at the chemist's on my way home to pick up a prescription for my wife.
turn off
Don't forget to .................... all the downstairs lights before you go to bed.
keep off
Try to ..................... the subject of war tonight if you can. You know it only upsets your Aunty Jean.
lay off
Because of the recession, the company had to ................. nearly three hundred workers.
taking off
We couldn't stop laughing when Sue suddenly stood up and started ..................... the new boss. She was just like her.
write off
Those countries are never gonna be able to pay back their loans, so the banks will just have to ........... them ...... .
broke off
We were all very surprised when Colin ..................... his engagement, especially as he and Emily planned to marry in the summer.
pull off
succeed in doing
pull off
She was so happy when she managed to .................... the biggest business deal in her life.
told her off
Her manager ...................... for arriving late again.
showing off
I hate the way he's .......................... on the football field. I don't know who he's trying to impress.
wear off
The effect of this drug should .................... in a couple of hours.
saw off
We .......... our friends ........ at the airport.
kicked off
A loud cheer went up from the huge crowd as England ..................... in their World Cup match against Germany.
went off
We were just leaving the shop when the bomb .................... . Fortunately, we weren't seriously hurt.