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to look forward to

to look forward to

/lˈʊk fˈoːɹwɚd tuː/
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to wait with satisfaction for something to happen
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I live in calm, looking forward to the end.'

I knew I had no one to love me and nothing to look forward to.

Looking forward to the future.

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to cheer up

to cheer up

/tʃˈɪɹ ˈʌp/
verb
to feel happier
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I need cheering up.

It cheers up the experience of playing through the wasteland.

Jerry encourages them to cheer up! - I wish I was dead. -

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to put up

to put up

/pˌʊt ˈʌp/
verb
to accept or tolerate an unpleasant situation, person, etc. without complaining
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They set up social media profiles, they put up whatever photos they want.

Poker staking is having someone put up money for another poker player to use normally to enter a poker tournament.

We’ve got to put up a picture of Jimmy Carter.

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to let down

to let down

/lˈɛt dˈaʊn/
verb
to make someone disappointed by not meeting their expectations
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She felt guilty that she had to stop breastfeeding and let down by the alternatives she saw.

Take this fairytale: "Rapunzel, Rapunzel," the Prince called, "let down your hair."

Brad: Let down the rest of your hair for me.

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to break up

to break up

/bɹˈeɪk ˈʌp/
verb
to put an end to a gathering and cause people to go in different directions
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So we actually almost ended up breaking up in January.

Like let's break up."

We didn't break up in January.

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to fall out

to fall out

/fˈɔːl ˈaʊt/
verb
to be no longer friendly with someone as a result of an argument
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A chair flip does NOT mean we flip the chair upside down, and our friend falls out.

and they fall out, you see.

and then the nails fall out and that's

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to cut down

to cut down

/kˈʌt dˈaʊn/
verb
to reduce the amount, size or number of something
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That cut down on the time it took to change over machines to make the different products.

Processors cut down orders with growers.

He helped Nike R&D cut down from 350 sneaker ideas to 50.

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to come across

to come across

/kˈʌm əkɹˈɑːs/
verb
to discover, meet, or find someone or something by accident
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When an ant comes across food, it returns to the nest, leaving a scent trail.

You coming across people with masks and having to communicate orally.

Which I get, because most people that you come across, probably are not going to be deaf.

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to pay off

to pay off

/pˈeɪ ˈɔf/
verb
(of a plan or action) to succeed and have good results
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Sometimes, you’ll take the risk and it pays off.

Is there a risk that you've taken that totally paid off?

He studied over 11,000 penalty kicks, and in 2008 during the UEFA Champions League Final, it paid off, sort of.

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to pick up

to pick up

/pˈɪk ˈʌp/
verb
to notice or become aware of something, such as a sense, sign, etc.
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Meanwhile, Brad picks up the ball and brings it to Shawn.

First the clerk picked up an item.

Now a clerk picks up an item and passes it over a scanner.

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to set off

to set off

/sˈɛt ˈɔf/
verb
to make something operate, especially by accident
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Although you can turn that setting off in Big.

I am a pretty depressed individualand the smallest things can really set off an episode.

It set off a domino effect and McDonald's ultimately introduced a veggie McSpice and two vegetarian wraps in 2017.

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to embark on

to embark on

/ɛmbˈɑːɹk ˈɑːn/
verb
to start to do something, especially something that is new, difficult or time-consuming

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to break down

to break down

/bɹˈeɪk dˈaʊn/
verb
(of a machine or vehicle) to stop working as a result of a defect
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The organic component of soil, called humus, is mostly made up of broken down lignin.

and she broke down in tears.

He broke down the locked door and escaped, just as the master and his men returned.

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to look into

to look into

/lˈʊk ˌɪntʊ/
verb
to try to find out the facts and solve something such as a crime, problem, etc.
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She looked into the car.

" Jimmy looked into the pool carefully.

He looks into the cave and sees a young woman.

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to map out

to map out

/mˈæp ˈaʊt/
verb
to plan or arrange something in a careful and detailed way

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to talk into

to talk into

/tˈɔːk ˌɪntʊ/
verb
to convince someone to do something they do not want to do
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RYAN HOLIDAY: Talk into his hip microphone please.

Now tell your friend to put their cup over their ear while you talk into your cup.

Going to talk into it here.

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to talk out of

to talk out of

/tˈɔːk ˌaʊɾəv/
verb
to advise someone against doing something

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to give up

to give up

/ɡˈɪv ˈʌp/
verb
to stop trying when faced with failures
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It would be easy to close our eyes or to give up in despair.

it's four 'cause she basically gave up her child.

The second year I think I went on a little bit longer and I gave up.

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to brush up

to brush up

/bɹˈʌʃ ˈʌp/
verb
to refresh someone's memory or renew one's skill
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I'm off to get me a suit to see if I brush up all right.

The Programming with Python course really helped me brush up my programming basics ...

And be sure to brush up on algorithms linked to specific data structures like graph traversal.

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to end up

to end up

/ˈɛnd ˈʌp/
verb
to come to a situation or place after a period of time or after a process has ended
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The night before I was supposed to fly out, I ended up with a 103-degree fever.

But it just ended up not happening, mostly because I couldn't think of what I wanted to say.

I voiced and there were people who ended up angry with me.

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to bone up

to bone up

/bˈoʊn ˈʌp/
verb
to study hard and gather a lot of information on a subject in order to get prepared for a meeting, exam, etc.

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to do away with

to do away with

/dˈuː ɐwˈeɪ wɪð/
verb
to stop using or having something
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The third agency of government I would do away with.

You can't do away with them.

So Franco decided to do away with elections altogether.

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to figure out

to figure out

/fˈɪɡjɚɹ ˈaʊt/
verb
to find the answer to a question or problem
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I couldn't figure out how it worked.

So, I'm trying to figure out what to do in terms of streaming on Twitch.

Always trying to figure out what our diagnosis is.

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to make up

to make up

/mˌeɪk ˈʌp/
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to combine together to form something
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Make up your mind, pick a side.

So with two kids, you've got to make up the money somehow.

Still, floral waste makes up only about 16% of pollution that runs into the Ganges.

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to account for

to account for

/ɐkˈaʊnt fɔːɹ/
verb
to be the cause or reason of something
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Fooling aside, what actually accounts for Google's success?

Those games accounted for 40% to 50% of Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant profits.

Electric vehicles accounted for only 2.5% of all global car sales in 2019.

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to bring up

to bring up

/bɹˈɪŋ ˈʌp/
verb
to raise a subject so that it can be talked about
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And bring up some wine from the cellar!'

This cannot be the only thing that people bring up.

They're memes that hearing people have made and we'll answer some questions that they bring up.

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to come about

to come about

/kˈʌm ɐbˈaʊt/
verb
to happen, especially when it is not expected
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Rhiannon: I can see why trends come about.

- Electric GT came about essentially four years ago when we saw that electric racing was starting with

Given its success, we asked Eddie how the name came about.

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to get across

to get across

/ɡɛt əkɹˈɑːs/
verb
to be clearly understood or communicated
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But can you get across the roof?'

How can we get across?'

It's hard to get across how big a technical revolution CRISPR is.

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to narrow down

to narrow down

/nˈæɹoʊ dˈaʊn/
verb
to decrease the number of possibilities or choices
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Narrator: Vince narrowed down his product portfolio.

So he narrowed down his claim to argue that, when you adopt a belief, you have options.

But narrowing down values like R0 isn’t all there is to it.

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to rule out

to rule out

/ɹˈuːl ˈaʊt/
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to prevent something from occurring or someone from doing something
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That ruled out the first hypothesis.

So contractarianism necessarily rules out things like slavery.

Now you might have noticed that Warren’s criteria definitely rules out fetuses.

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to turn out

to turn out

/tˈɜːn ˈaʊt/
verb
to be discovered to be the result
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and it turns out it's actually cake.

And yeah, it turns out they're not actually waving at me.

Turns out it's VRI.

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to turn down

to turn down

/tˈɜːn dˈaʊn/
verb
to not accept or to refuse a proposal, request, or offer
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But do you want to turn down one point five trillion benefit to the economy?

So you might turn down their attempts to hang out and become more lonely.

I think he turned down-- - No, he-- protective custody-- - No, he turned down Witness Protection.

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to carry on

to carry on

/kˈæɹi ˈɑːn/
verb
to keep arguing or complaining in a way that is annoying
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Those that remain are determined to carry on this piece of Egypt's history.

You don't respond to "carry on!"

It does a great job of carrying on the Mustang legacy.

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to fall behind

to fall behind

/fˈɔːl bɪhˈaɪnd/
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to make less progress than other competitors
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The car also began to fall behind competitors in safety and fuel economy.

People with few skills fall behind in terms of income.

Lina fell behind on rent after she got Covid and had to take time off work.

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to face up

to face up

/fˈeɪs ˈʌp/
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to admit having a difficult problem and dealing with it
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So if you reach your hand out palm face up close to the fox he'll actually jump in. -

Okay, I got my corgi face up.

Place your fabric down with its pattern facing up.

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to count on

to count on

/kˈaʊnt ˈɑːn/
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to rely on or to put trust in something or someone
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So that you will always have someone you can count on.

And the U.S. counts on China to buy up its debt.

But can you really count on cooperation?

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to die out

to die out

/dˈaɪ ˈaʊt/
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to cease to exist or disappear completely
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The ones that did not died out.

We don't know what caused them to die out.

We will either die out or leave Earth and look for a new home.

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to leave out

to leave out

/lˈiːv ˈaʊt/
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to not mention or include something or someone
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Perhaps we'll leave out the window.

He's questioning the shopping list that Mum's left out for him.

Now, you may have noticed that we left out some important stuff: digging around under the hood.

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to get through

to get through

/ɡɛt θɹˈuː/
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to succeed in doing a task
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Sinbad is very thin and he can get through the cage easily.

Everything I have today I got through my own hard work, and I'm proud of it.

Or he did find it and couldn't get through it.

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to put down

to put down

/pˌʊt dˈaʊn/
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to land an aircraft, especially in case of emergency
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Mel puts down the phone.

Put down the candles, Mary,' he sighed. '

He puts down his phone and picks up the bag. '

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to abide by

to abide by

/ɐbˈaɪd bˈaɪ/
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to accept a rule, decision, or recommendation without objection
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China constantly uses national security as a reason for saying, I don't have to abide by any rules.

So it's important for Google, as a corporation, to abide by its fiduciaries to pursue profit at the same time.

This mentality comes from the framework most startups these days abide by, laid out on 'The Lean Startup' by Eric Ries.

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