Bear with – to sustain
Example: She can no longer bear with her husband.
- Bear away– to win
Example: P.T Usha bore away the gold medals in all track events.
- break off – to stop suddenly
Example: She broke off in the middle of her inaugural speech at the annual day function.
- call in – to send for
Example: He called in the cardiologist as my father was sinking.
- Get by – manage to cope or to survive
Example: It is difficult to get by on a low salary
- Carry through – to support
Example: His sincerity and over patience carried him through all odds and problems of life.
- To get off– to escape
Example: When the burglar saw the policeman, he managed to get off from the attack.
- To lay by– to save for the future
Example: One should lay by something against any unforeseeable contingency.
- To put off – postpone
Example: I have decided to put off my tour for one week.
- Run into – to be involved
Example: If you do not change your life-style , you will soon run into some sort of heart ailment.
- Turn out – to prove
Example: John has turned out to be a false friend of Jennifer.
- turn up– to appear
Example: He turned up late for giving his evidence in the case.
- to make up– to compensate
Example: How should she make up for the wrong which she has done to the organization?
- to pull through-to recover
Example: His disease is no doubt very serious but he will pull through.
- to fall out– to quarrel
Example: After their father’s death , the brothers fell out over a small piece of land.
- Make over – to transfer
Example: His father made over all his moveable and non-moveable properties to his eldest son.
- to make away with– to kill
Example: A servant made away with the master.
- bring home to – to convince someone
Example: The instructor brought home to us the importance of daily physical exercise.
- To put by– to save
One should put by some money to enjoy his life after retirement.
- to pull together– to work in harmony
Example: It is a matter of concern that the couple does not put well together.
- take up cause– to support
Example: One must take up the cause of the poor people.
- sign-off – approve or acknowledge something by or as if by a signature
Example: l will give up drinking , I can sign off.
- shed light on– help to explain something
Example: Recent research has shed light on the causes of the disease.
- rule-out – exclude; prevent, make impossible
Example: MRI is done to rule out or treat brain tumor after the diagnosis.
- Abide by –respect or obey (the law , a decision , a rule)
Example: If you want to stay at this school, you must abide by the rules.
- Account for- explain , give a reason
Example: I hope you account for the money you spent.
- Advise against– recommend not doing something
Example: The doctor advised him against carrying heavy loads.
- Aim at– point something in the direction of a target.
Example: The policeman aimed his gun at the hijacker.
- Avail(oneself)of – take advantage of something(an opportunity)
Example: When the company is privatized, you should avail yourself of the opportunity and buy some shares.
30. Bail out – a) pay money to secure someone’s release
b) Rescue from financial difficulties.
Example a: When he was arrested, his family refused to bail him out.
Example b: The government bailed out the bank.
31. Break down– a) go out of order, cease to function
b) Lose control of one’s emotions
Example a: Nitish’s car broke down so he had to take the bus.
Example b: The parents broke down when they heard the bad news.
32. Brush up on– improve, refresh one’s knowledge of something.
Example: Meena had to brush up on her English before going to America.
33. Call off – cancel
Example: The meeting was called off because of the strike.
34. Carry over– postpone until later
Example: As regards holidays , can you carry over any days from one year to the next?
35. Clam up – refuse to speak
Example: When the teacher arrived she clammed up.
36. Come forward– present oneself
Example: The police have asked any witnesses to come forward.
37. Come up against– be faced with or opposed by
Example: The project came up against a lot of criticism.
38. Count on-rely or depend on (help)
Example: I am counting on the taxi driver to find the theatre.
39. Deal with– handle, take care of (problem, situation)
Example: The manager is good at dealing with difficult customers.
40. Figure out– understand, find a solution
Example: We will have to figure out a way to deliver the goods faster.
41. Jot down- take quick notes
Example: I jotted down the address while watching the programme on TV.
42. Kick off – begin, start
Example: The football match kicked off at 3 o’clock.
43. Look down on – consider as inferior
Example: He tends to look down on anyone who is not successful.
44. Look up to– admire
Example: He was a wonderful teacher and many students looked up to him.
45. Nod off – fall asleep
Example: My grandfather often nods off in front of the television.
46. Opt out – leave a system or decide not to participate
Example: I enjoy tennis but I am so busy I had to opt of the tournament.
47. Own up – admit or confess something
Example: The boy owned up . He said he kicked the ball through the window.
48. Pass away – die
Example: The old lady passed away peacefully.
49. Set off – start of a journey
Example: Early Saturday morning we set off for the ski slopes.
50. Vouch for – express confidence in, or guarantee something
Example: You can give the keys to Aadi . I can vouch for him.