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to talk to someone in a way that shows them that you are sexually attracted to them
to chat sb up
small ads (in newspapers, magazines or on the internet) which give a short description of a person you would like to date.
having suddenly started to like or love something or someone very much
to be smitten with somebody
The story's about a man smitten with love for his wife's cousin.
they are having an argument
they are having a domestic (informal)
they have very serious, often noisy arguments
they have blazing rows
the way to give a formal advice
You ought to contact the police
to make or become aware, informed, or sophisticated.
wise up (informal)
Those who think this is a harmless recreational drug should wise up.
It's about time employers wised up to the fact that staff who are happy work more efficiently.
to return sth
to give something to someone in a position of authority
to hand sth in
Have you handed in your history essay yet?
I've decided to hand in my resignation (= tell my employer I am leaving my job).
to distract someone
to put someone off
You're putting me off.
Put off paying the bills.
to endure without complaint
to put up with sth
We had to put up with the inconvenience.
to stay away
to keep off
Keep off the grass!
If you have another verb after a phrasal verb, you always use the gerund form (-ing)
I'm looking forward to meeting you
a tool used to turn nuts
when small drops of water fall regularly, from a tap or a leaking roof
Water is dripping from that leaky faucet.
A device for regulating the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
to do something without delay
to continue doing something, especially work:
to get on with something
as dry as a bone
the soil is as dry as a bone
to be very stubborn
to be as stubborn as a mule /mjuːl/
to be very healthy or in very good condition
as sound as bell
as good as new
to get very wet, often in heavy rain
to get soaked
as thick as two short planks
He's a very skilled footballer but he's as thick as two short planks
an opportunity to see something before it is officially available
The company is offering a sneak peek at the new software
- a sneak peek
- to sneak a peek
to accept an opportunity eagerly
to jump/leap at the chance
Frank leapt at the opportunity to become a commercial artist