Phrasal Set 5

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Phrasal Set 5
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  1. At a disgusting or ridiculous degree, to the point of nausea.


    e.g. It makes me angry when someone tries to explain something ad nauseam.
    ad nauseam.

    It makes me angry when someone tries to explain something ad nauseam.
  2. To give something so someone unwillingly.

    e.g. The retailer had him forking over 1000 dollars in exchange for a fraud insurance.
    for something over ( to someone)

    The retailer had him forking over 1000 dollars in exchange for a fraud insurance.
  3. In return for someone or something.

    e.g. They give us two of our prisoners in exchange for two of theirs.
    e.g. He gave me an ice cream and got a box of chocolate in exchange.
    In exchange for (something or someone).

    • They give us two of our prisoners in exchange for two of theirs.
    • He gave me an ice cream and got a box of chocolate in exchange.
  4. This is used to talk about a particular type of person or thing that doesn't need to be specified. It is an unstated generic placeholder.

    e.g. People from ~ areas tend to be wealthy.
    Such and such


    People from such and such areas tend to be wealthy.
  5. Break into pieces.


    e.g. Her new dress ~ in the washing machine.
    fall apart.


    Her new dress fell apart in the washing machine.
  6. Fill to the top.

    e.g. You don't expect me to ~ the water jug ~ when it goes empty.
    Fill something up


    You don't expect me to fill the water jug up when it goes empty.
  7. To write information in blanks.


    e.g. Please ~ the form with your name and contact number.
    e.g. Please ~ the form in capital letters.
    Fill in (british) / Fill out (american) 

    Please fill in the form with your name and contact number.

    Please fill out the form in capital letters.
  8. To make a noise, sound.


    e.g. The siren ~ every afternoon.
    Go off


    The siren goes off every afternoon.
  9. Become extinguished.


    e.g. Please keep an eye to the fire and make sure it doesn't ~.
    Go out.


    Please keep an eye to the fire and make sure it doesn't go out.
  10. Move back in a position / group


    e.g. Andrea dropped back to third place when he fell off his bike.
    Drop back


    Andrea dropped back to third place when he fell off his bike.
  11. (American) Do again.


    e.g. He wasn't paying attention so the coach wanted him to ~ the drills ~.
    Do something over.


    He wasn't paying attention so the coach wanted him to do the drills over.
  12. (British) Ransack, beat up.


    e.g. While he's feeling lucky to be alive, a street gang suddenly ~ his store.
    Do something / somebody over.


    While he's feeling lucky to be alive, a street gang suddenly do over his store.
  13. From a bad situation into a worse situation.


    e.g. The unorganized group was then instructed by an inexperienced leader, ~.  
    Out of the frying pan (and ) into the fire.


    The unorganized group was then instructed by an inexperienced leader, going out of the frying pan into the fire.
  14. get down to, pay attention to, take seriously.


    e.g. Are you being ~ ?
    Attend to

    Are you being attended to?
  15. A socially useful organization or activity that is not managed or profit.

    e.g. The money will go to ~, a charity that help disabled youngsters.

    e.g. "It's for a ~", said the chairman.
    Good cause.

    The money will go to good cause, a charity that help disabled youngsters.

    "It's for a good cause", said the chairman.

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