come across I came across this book in an old bookstore in London. cut across We can gain some time if we cut across this field. run across Tom happened to run across Jennie in the park last
Sunday. stumble across You never knew what long-buried secrets you might stumble across. look after I will look after her child when she is on a business trip. ask after He asked after her mother. inquire after He inquired after you after he learned the bad news. take after He takes after his father in being weak-minded. ask for I asked for the hand of his daughter in marriage. care for Lily spent years caring for her sick uncle. live for A lot of people say that they live for no purpose. look for He began to look for a new job immediately after he was fired. break into The thieves broke into the bank and stole the safe. get into We can't get any more people into the train. approve of The boss wouldn't approve of the plan. get off Excuse me, I have to get off at the next stop. feed off When fresh food and water are not available,the camel can feed off its hump. give off The flowers gave off a sweet fragrance. go off He went off in a great hurry. call on Sofia was intending to call on Miss Kitts. depend on My wife and daughter depend on me for their living. get on We do not get on well together.
get over The actress had to learn to get over her fear of the public. belong to They belong to the Knights of Columbus. listen to We are listening to him playing the piano. object to If she does not object to it, why should we? agree/disagree with Let him/her know your point of view, whether you agree/disagree, along with supporting reasons why. break with I hope that these facts I have stated in this letter may determine you to make a clean break with your past and start afresh. cope with Materially, we could cope with the arrival of the elixir. deal with I'll deal with the children later. cope without Areas with weak health infrastructure – mostly in developing countries - will be the least able to cope without assistance to prepare and respond. do without A car is something we can't do without. thank someone for something Thank someone for something and they are more likely to do the same thing again or to do something else you can thank them for. protect someone from something The layers of cloth not only protect them from the harsh sun and wind but also conceal their emotions. deprive someone of something These verbs mean to injure and deprive something— or, less often, someone—of usefulness, soundness, or value . remind someone of someone/something We'll remind ourselves of this a bit today, and we might do something nice for someone. rob someone of something She knew how unexpectedly life can rob you of someone you care about. confine someone to something We used to think that a happy person was just someone who giggled a lot, but if you define it solely by how much you laugh, you confine yourself to one category. associate someone with something For example, you might associate someone with a "Mohawk" with the "punk"scene. bombard someone with something The other option is to bombard users with more ads, which might scare them away.
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