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Verb | Meaning | Example |
ask someone out | invite on a date | Brian asked Judy out to dinner and a movie. |
ask around | ask many people the same question | I asked around but nobody has seenmy wallet. |
add up to something | equal | Your purchases add up to $205.32. |
back something up | reverse | You'll have to back up your car so that I can get out. |
back someone up | support |My wife backed me up over my decision to quit my job. |
blow up | explode | The racing car blew up after it crashed into the fence. |
blow something up | add air | We have to blow 50 balloons upfor the party. |
break down | stop functioning (vehicle, machine) | Our car broke down at the side of the highway in the snowstorm. |
break down | get upset | The woman broke down when the policetold her that her son had died. |
break something down | divide into smaller parts | Our teacher broke the final project down into three separate parts. |
break in | force entry to a building |Somebody broke in last night and stole our stereo. |
break into something | enter forcibly | The firemen had to break into the room to rescue the children. |
break something in | wear something a fewtimes so that it doesn't look/feel new | I need to break these shoes in before we run next week. |
break in | interrupt | The TV station broke in to report the news of the president's death. |break up | end a relationship | My boyfriend and I broke up before I moved to America. |
break up | start laughing (informal) | The kids just broke up as soon as the clown started talking. |
breakout | escape | The prisoners broke out of jail when the guards weren't looking. |
break out in something | develop a skin condition | I broke out in a rash after our camping trip. |
bring someonedown | make unhappy | This sad music is bringing me down. |
bring someone up | raise a child | My grandparents brought me up after my parents died. |
bring something up | start talking about a...
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