||to collect money for future
||Mimi and Charles are saving
up for a new car.
||to sell the entire supply
||The tickets to the Rolling
Stones concert have been sold out. We can't go.
||to return something
||I sent the package back because
I didn't order it.
||to cause a delay in scheduling
||There is a problem with the
report that has set us back at least two days.
||to cost money
||How much did your new coat
set you back?
||to set in motion; to cause
||The crazy man set a bomb off.
||to leave; the depart
||We set off to Los Angeles
early to avoid the traffic.
||to start, organize, or configure
||Jenny talked to Sara about
setting up her computer.
||to make arrangements for something
||I'm going to set a meeting
up for 9:30. Is that OK?
||to start living a quiet family life
||You're already 30 years old.
It's really time for you to settle down.
||to get someone to quiet down
||We need to settle the baby
down. The neighbors are trying to sleep.
||to free oneself from
||Are you ever going to shake
that cold off? You've been coughing for three weeks!
||to stir someone's feelings;
to upset someone
||Patrick was really shaken
up when he saw the bank robber.
||to jar or jolt
||The collision shook up both
||to reorganize something on
a large scale
||The company shook the management
structure up and fired a lot of employees.
||to remove hair by shaving
||Why did Sinead O'Conner shave
all her hair off?
||to make something hit the
ground by shooting it
||Charles shot a duck down when
he went hunting.
||to reject an idea, suggestion or proposal
||Danielle shot Pablo down when he asked her to go out on a date with him.
||to go to many different merchants
to find the best price
||I really like the Chanel dress,
but I am going to shop around to see if I can find a better price.
||to try to impress by doing
or showing something
||Brett rode his bicycle off
the stairs to show off. Too bad he broke his arm!
||to display something to impress
||Some parents dress their kids
in expensive clothes to show them off.
||to arrive; to appear
||The manager was very upset
when you didn't show up for the meeting. Where were you?
||to do a noticeably better
job than someone else
||Everyone thought the red team
would win, but the blue team did. The blue team really showed them up.
||to turn something off; to
stop a machine
||Bill shut the gas off after
||to become less angry
||Steve let his wife simmer
down before he asked her for forgiveness.
||to just sit not doing much
||A) What did you do last weekend?
B) Not much. I just sat around
and watched TV.
||to make a mistake
||You slipped up when you told
Sara about her surprise party. You shouldn't have done that.
||to speak more loudly
||You should speak up in class.
Nobody can hear you.
||The bank robbers split the
money up equally.
||A.S.A.P. stands for as
soon as possible.
||to tolerate; permit
||The manager won't stand for
his workers to be late. He fires anyone who comes late more than 3 times.
|STAND IN FOR
||to take someone's place
||In old times, the oldest brother
stood in for his father when he went to war.
||to be noticeably better than
other similar people or things
||Pam's work really stands out
from the other employees. Her work is fantastic.
||to make a date but not keep
||Peter planned to go dancing
with Mary, but she stood him up and went with Carlos instead.
||to rise to a standing position
||When the President entered
the room, everyone stood up.
||to not go out
||Barry decided to stay in this
weekend because it was raining.
||to remain away from home for
the evening; to not return home
||Would you get angry if your
boyfriend stayed out all night?