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base on sth
to use as a foundation, starting-point etc
Her latest novel is .................... the true story.
Images from that film keep ............................. to me.
face up to sth
to accept (an unpleasant fact, reality, etc.)
face up to
It’s time I ........................... the sad truth. I cannot sing.
go out, to stop flashing
Then the lights ....................... and a lonely figure appeared on the stage.
live up to sth
1. To live or act in accordance with. 2. To prove equal to. 3. meet the requirements or expectations of.
To overcome or reduce the shame of (a misdeed, for example) over a period of time.
To reside in the place where one is employed:
To live outside one's place of domestic employment:
live with sth
To put up with; resign oneself to
live with it
disliked the situation but had to ........................ .
live up to
The concert didn’t quite ....................... our expectations.
1. To follow as an example. 2. To resemble in appearance, temperament, or character.
1. To divide into parts after disassembling. 2. To dissect or analyze (a theory, for example), usually in an effort to discover hidden or innate flaws or weaknesses.
To retract (something stated or written).
1. To bring to a lower position from a higher one. 2. To take apart; dismantle
1. To regard as: Do you take me for a fool? 2. To consider mistakenly: Don't take silence for approval.
1. To grant admittance to; receive as a guest or an employee. 2. To reduce in size; make smaller or shorter:
1. To remove, as clothing. 2. To release:
1. To undertake or begin to handle: took on extra responsibilities. 2. To hire; engage
1. To extract; remove: took the splinter out. 2. To secure (a license, for example) by application to an authority.
1. To assume control, management, or responsibility. 2. To assume the control or management of or the responsibility for
take account of
To take into consideration.
take away from
To detract from
To be careful:
.......................... or you will slip on the ice.
take care of
To assume responsibility for the maintenance, support, or treatment of.
1. To become operative, as under law or regulation:
To express opposition by argument; object to:
To take a short rest or break, as of five or ten minutes.
take it on the chin
Slang To endure punishment, suffering, or defeat.
take it or leave it
To accept or reject unconditionally.
take notice of
To pay attention to.
To act slowly or at one's leisure.
To happen; occur.
to join to some event
1. To become established or fixed. 2. To become rooted.
To associate with and support a particular faction, group, cause, or person.
take stock in
To trust, believe in, or attach importance to.
take up for
To support (a person or group, for example) in an argument.
take up with
To begin to associate with; consort with
The rest of the boys................ the song after he started it.