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2009-10-03 16:18:32

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  1. The question *made her suddenly realize she had made a mistake or was wrong about something* Rosy, freezing the smile on her lips.
    pull sb up short
  2. He'll have to *improve in his work, behaviour etc, because it's not good enough* if he wants to pass his exams.
    pull his socks up
  3. Quite a lot of the better restaurants will *tell you that you've done something wrong, or that you must improve in some way* if you're not wearing a tie.
    pull you up
  4. I spent the afternoon in the garden *removing plants and their roots, so that thay cannot grow again* weeds.
    pulling up
  5. *Draw up* a chair - we can go through this report together.
    pull up
  6. We *stopped the car* outside the theatre.
    pulled up
  7. A line of limousines drove slowly past and *stopped* to the gates.
    pulled up
  8. Come and help me *fill with air or gas* the balloons.
    blow up
  9. The tyre needs *filling with air or gas*.
    blowing up
  10. If you've finished with the airbed, I'll *allow all the air to come out*.
    et it down
  11. When he came back to his bike, some idiot had *allowed all the air to come out*.
    let his tyres down
  12. His written work is fine; it's his spoken language that's *making something or someone less succesful by not achieving a good standard*.
    letting him down
  13. It's quite a good film, but the ending *make something or someone less succesful by not achieving a good standard*.
    lets it down
  14. Her wedding night was such a *something disappointing because not as exciting as she expected*.
  15. Martin's sisters all went to university, and he feels he's *failed to do something, disappointing other people in his family, team etc* by failing to get a place.
    et the side down
  16. I felt really * somebody failed to do something for me, in a disappointing way* when he didn't turn up for our date.
    let down
  17. The education system is *failing to do something, in a disappointing way* our children
    letting down
  18. My car never *failed to do something, in a disappointing way* all winter.
    let me down
  19. The builder promised that he'd come today, but he's *failed to do something, in a disappointing way* again.
    let me down
  20. The builder promised that he'd come today, but he's *failed to do something, in a disappointing way* again.
    let me down
  21. She *sympathized with* Karen, but she had a family of her own to look after.
    felt for
  22. I *sympathize with* Donnie - it's not easy beeing a teenager.
    feel for
  23. The Blue Aeroplanes had another two members *stop being involved because there are difficulties* from the band last week.
    bale out
  24. Once, when things were going particularly badly, Craig offered to *help to get us out of trouble, especially of giving money*.
    bale us out
  25. When I *weigh everything up*, I think I'm better off working from home.
    add everyting up
  26. If you eat sweets and snacks every day, the calories soon *produce a big total, especially one that is surprisingly big*.
    add up
  27. If she hates him so much, why is she helping him? It simply doesn't *make sense*.
    add up
  28. The facts all seemed to *be true or correct*. He was the only person who could have carried out the murder.
    add up
  29. The sums just *not to seem correct*. Someone had obviously made a mistake.
    didn't add up
  30. As children we are all taught how to read, write, and *to calculate the total of several numbers or amounts*.
    add up
  31. The waiter took our bill away and *calculate the total of several numbers or amouts* again.
    added it up
  32. ignore and not to do anything about something that is acctually not supposed to happen
    turn a blind eye to
  33. not to persuade or impress someone at all, usually when you were hoping it would
    not to cut much ice (with someone)
  34. used in order to say that things or people, often of very different kinds, live, stand, work etc very close together
    live / stand / work cheek by jowl (with)
  35. to accept that you have to do something that you do not want to do, because you feel you do not have a choice
    hold your nose
  36. able to be hammered or pressed into shape without breaking or cracking
  37. in an extremely comfortable position or situation
    snug as a bug
  38. comfortable, warm, an cosy
  39. highly trained or skilled in a particular activity
  40. reduction in the density of something, especially air or a gas
  41. have an effect, especially a negative one; also advance over an area belonging to someone or something else, encroach
  42. disappear or cause to disappear (of a feeling or emotion); also of energy to be lost through its conversion to heat
  43. throw in various random directions
  44. the full extent of something from end to end
  45. a small spot or patch of colour
  46. a collection of things lying about in an untidy state
  47. to be repeated several times as an echo
  48. semi-solid colloidal suspension of a solid dispersed in liquid
  49. an impressive display or range of a particular type of thing
  50. too great to be overcome
  51. state too strongly, exaggerate
  52. semi-solid, somewhat elastic mass
  53. the lower part of a person's or animal's cheek, especially when it is fleshy or drooping
  54. extremely serious or urgent; also of a very poor quality
  55. a part of a device that works with a thrusting movement, piston
  56. succeed in dealing with a problem or difficulty, defeat an opponent
  57. withdraw from an obligation or commitment
    bail out of
  58. in a safe place
    out of harm's way
  59. inadvertently make a situation worse rather than better
    do more harm than good
  60. be unhurt or undamaged
    come to no harm
  61. limitless or endless in space, extent, or size
  62. too powerfull to be defeated or overcome
  63. a long stick with a crosspiece at the top, used as a support under the armpit by a lame person
  64. be the deciding factor, make the critical difference
    tip the scales
  65. raise or touch one's hat or cap as a way of greeting or acknowledging someone
    tip one's hat (or cap)
  66. the small perceptible part of a much larger situation that remains hidden
    the tip of an iceberg
  67. almost but not quite brouht to mind or spoken
    on the tip of one's tongue
  68. overbalance so as to fall or turn over, be or cause to be in a sloping position
  69. a condition or proviso added to something already agreed
  70. a swelling of the neck resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland
  71. tie an animal with a rope or chain so as to restrict its movement
  72. catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membrane in the nose, caused by a cold or by hay fever
  73. bring something to a favourable conclusion
    sew something up
  74. join, fasten, or repair something by making stitches with a needle
  75. a small tablet taken for sore throats and dissolved in the mouth
  76. move or cause to move with short quick movements from side to side or up and down
  77. having or showing a strong unreasoning desire for revenge
  78. show or prove to be right, reasonable or justified
  79. anxious or angry in a tense and overly controlled way
  80. not pleasant to taste, difficult to put up with or accept
  81. having of showing a feeling af vague or regretful longing
  82. having or expressing a desire or hope for something to happen
  83. move or cause to move with short quick movements from side to side or up and down
  84. having or showing a strong unreasoning desire for revenge
  85. show or prove to be right, reasonable or justified
  86. anxious or angry in a tense and overly controlled way
  87. not pleasant to taste, difficult to put up with or accept
  88. leaving no doubt, unambiguous
  89. pull hard or suddenly
  90. walk in a specified way
    tread, trod, trod
  91. pull along with a rope, chain or tow bar, or by the hand
  92. a large, densely packed crowd of people or animals
  93. the less important or subsidiary factor, person or thing dominates a situation, the usual roles are reversed
    the tail wags the dog
  94. material used for surfacing roads or other outdoor areas
  95. undergo the formation of pus; fester
  96. stapes
    stirrup bone
  97. each of a pair of devices attached to each side of a horse's saddle
  98. of breathing, noisy and laboured
  99. reveal secret information unintentionally or indiscreetly
    spill the beans
  100. reveal copious information to someone in an uninhibited way
    spill one's guts
  101. a metal instrument that is used to dilate an orifice or canal in the body to allow inspection
  102. a soft hearted, weak, or sentimental person
  103. cut something with scissors or shears, typically with small quick strokes; a suprisingly cheap item, a bargain
  104. especially of a snake, cast off or shed an old skin or dead skin
    slough off
  105. a flexible strap or belt used in the form of a loop to support or raise a hanging weight
  106. a ring with letters or a design carved on it
    signet ring
  107. She *was left with a specified feeling, impression, or result after doing something* feeling upset.
    came away
  108. he back of a person or animal's neck; a person with a dirty of untidy appearance
  109. having or showing no pity or compassion for others
  110. make the sound and the movement of vomiting
  111. make an attack in return for a similar attack
  112. concrete in which metal bars or wire is embedded to increase its tensile strenght
    reinforced concrete
  113. heedless of danger or the consequnces of one's actions
  114. inflammation of the throat, especially an abscess in the region of the tonsils
  115. be superior to in action or performance
  116. dull the sensitivity of; blunt; deaden
  117. to mark with spots or smears of colour
  118. mental activity
  119. cause one to feel an unpleasant sensation resembling something moving over the skin, as a symptom of fear or disgust
    make one's skin crawl
  120. crude and offensive in a sexual way
  121. cause someone to lose a position of superiority or pre-eminence
    knock someone off their perch
  122. a soldier's or hiker's bag with shoulder straps, carried on the back, made of canvas or other weatherproof material
  123. assess somethin solely with regard to its intrinsic quality rather than other external factors
    judge (or consider) something on its merits
  124. proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but in very harmful effects
  125. of a person or their efforts, persisting tirelessly
  126. only just in time
    in the nick of time
  127. make known; bestow a quality to something
  128. a structure of hexagonal cells of wax, made by bees to store honey and eggs
  129. a person who is paid to kill someone, especially for a criminal or political organzation
    hit man
  130. the space between the top of a vehicle or a person's head and the roof
  131. hinder or impede the movement or progress of
  132. fool or deceive someone
  133. scrape and break the surface of the skin
  134. sounding harsh and unpleasant, irritating
  135. werb - fall, move or hang in a loose and ungainly way .... noun - a heavy, loose and ungainly movemend, or a sound made by it; a total failure
  136. turn over or cause to turn over with a sudden quick movement
  137. a projecting flat rim, collar, or rib on an object
  138. intrude on, advance gradualy beyond usual or acceptable limits
    encroach on / upon
  139. abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food
  140. dishonest or unreliable
  141. o fight or quarrel in a rough or noisy way
  142. flinch or grow pale from shock, fear or a similar emotion
  143. resulting in good, favourable or advantageous
  144. a huge or monstrous creature, something enormous, especially a large and powerful organization
  145. a heavy iron block with a flat top on which metal can be hammered and shaped; incus
  146. a vast number of people or things
    a legion of / legions of