||to return a phone call;
to call again
|Could you call back later please?
||to cancel something
||Shelly called the wedding off because
her boyfriend cheated on her.
||to visit somebody at their home
||Frank called on Sara. They visited for
||to shout aloud
||When the lights went out, I called out
||to telephone someone
||The secretary will call the client up at
||to help someone become calmer.
||Steve was so upset that nothing could
calm him down.
||to like, want .
||-"Would you care for some dessert?
We have ice cream, cookies, or cake."
-"No thank you. I don't care for sweets."
||to take care of somebody.
||Emily's family is caring for her
brother at home.
||Sorry for interrupting
||to complete a task
||The secretary carried her boss's orders
||to get to the same level as others
||The new employees are slow workers, but
they'll catch up as they learn more.
||to register .
||Thomas checked in at the front desk.
||to make a mark to indicate that something
on a list has been completed
||The teacher checked off the student's
homework as they handed it in.
||to follow procedures for leaving (a
meeting, hotel, hospital, etc.)
||Thomas checked out on Friday.
||to help someone feel less worried,
depressed or sad
||Henry was sad about fialing his test, so
I took him out to dinner to cheer him up.
||to scold someone severely
||My supervisor chewed out my coworker
||to lose the courage or confidence to do
something--usually at the last minute
||Mark was going to ask Lisa for a date
when he saw her, but he chickened out.
||to add money to something done by a group
||Everyone chipped in and we bought our
manager a birthday gift.
||to suddenly become quiet
||My friends clammed up when I walked into
the room. Nobody would tell me what they were talking about.
||to clean something completely
||Kids - clean your room up and then we'll
||Her explanation cleared up the
||When the dinner dishes were cleared
away, they played cards at the table.
||to find; to discover unexpectedly.
||I came across an old picture in my desk
||to regain consciousness; come awake
||- "Nurse, has the patient regained
- "Not yet doctor. He's still in a coma."
||to total an amount
||Let's see... 5 hamburgers and 10 hotdogs
comes to $12.00 please.
|COME UP WITH
||to suddenly think of an idea
||The marketing department came up with a
||to record in writing
||Patty gave Max her phone number and Max
copied it down.
||to rely on somebody/something
||Are you crazy? You can't count on
winning the lottery! Stop using your credit card so much!
||to stop service
||When we didn't pay the bill, the
electricity was cut off.
||to eliminate from contact
||He was cut off by the storm. He couldn't
||to remove something
||I cut the picture out of the
||to stop something
||She cut out smoking and now her health