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|1. get away: have a vacation||e.g. I am hoping to get away for at least a week after the board's examination.|
|2. get back: to return, especially to your home||e.g. What time did you get back last night?
|3. get down to sth: to begin to do something; to give serious attention to sth.||e.g. (i) Get down to work by 8 o'clock.
(ii) Let's get down to business talks.
|4. give in (to sb/ sth): to admit that you have been defeated by sb/ sth||e.g. The terrorists were forced to give in .|
|5. give up: to stop trying to do something easily.||e.g. She is very strong, she does not give up easily|
|6. give out: to be completely used up; come to an end.||e.g. Last week we had lots of guests in our house. The food supplies that we had arranged for the month gave out in just one week.|
|7. give sb away: to allow the bride to marry||e.g. He gave away his daughter to the boy she loved.|
|8. go about: continue to do sth||e.g. Despite threats to his life he went about his sting operation as a journalist.|
|9. get through: to pass an examination||e.g. He got through the written test for IAS, but failed in the interview.|
|10. cut down: to reduce the size, amount, number of sth.||e.g.(i)He cut down his speech due to sudden disturbance in the audience
(ii)The prices of all essential goods have been late cut down drastically
|11. cut out: to be a perfect match||e.g. Mr. & Mrs. Sharma are cut out for each other|
|12. crop up: occur||e.g. I was about to get the appointment letter when a problem cropped up.|
|13. hold sb/ sth back: to prevent the progress||e.g. Do you think that his giving private tuition everyday will hold him back from his selection to the executive post?|
|14. hold on:
1. used on the phone to ask somebody to wait
2. Ask somebody to wait
|e.g.(i) Can you hold on? I'll see if she is in her office.
(ii) Please hold on a minute while I inform my mother about my going out
|15. hold up (sth):
1.to rob a bank or shop etc at a gun point.
2. to delay or block the movement
|e.g. (i) The robbers held up the bank as soon as it opened.
(ii) My money order was held up by the postal strike
|16. put across: to communicate your ideas and feelings.||e.g. My boss is very good at putting across his views.|
|17. put in: to elect a political party||eg. It is very difficult to say who the voters will put in this time.|
|18. put off: postpone to||e.g. Good workers never put off their work to some future date.|
|19. let down: fail to support sb as they had expected.||e.g. My friend never let me down in the most trying period of my life.|
|20. rule out: to say something is not possible||e.g. His proposal to contest election to Lok Sabha was ruled out as too expensive.|
|21.pull down: to destroy a building||e.g. The Municipal corporation pulled down his unauthorized construction.|
|22. turn away: to refuse to allow sb to enter a place||e.g. Thousands of spectators were turned away from the stadium as it was full|
|23. drop in: to pay an informal visit to a person or a place.||e.g. I can't give you a firm date, but rest assured, I'll drop in on you while I pass through this way.|
|24. drop off: to fall into a light sleep.||e.g. Sorry, I dropped off and missed the end of the film.|
|25. leave out: to not include or mention.||e.g. Leave me out of this quarrel, please|
|26. look through: to study, revise, examine||e.g. I always look through my notes on the day of examination.|