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to pick out

to pick out

/pˈɪk ˈaʊt/
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to choose among a group of people or things

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to throw out

to throw out

/θɹˈoʊ ˈaʊt/
verb
to get rid of something that is no longer needed

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to wipe out

to wipe out

/wˈaɪp ˈaʊt/
verb
to completely eliminate or remove

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to put down

to put down

/pˌʊt dˈaʊn/
verb
to stop carrying something by putting it on the ground

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to call on

to call on

/kˈɔːl ˈɑːn/
verb
to ask or demand a person or organization to do something, usually officially

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to step up

to step up

/stˈɛp ˈʌp/
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to increase the size, amount, intensity, speed, etc. of something

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to look on

to look on

/lˈʊk ˈɑːn/
verb
to watch or observe an event or incident without getting involved
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She looked on the floor for the woman’s body, but there was nothing there.

So I started looking on Tumblr... does anybody use Tumblr anymore?

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to get away

to get away

/ɡɛt ɐwˈeɪ/
verb
to escape from someone or somewhere

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to name after

to name after

/nˈeɪm ˈæftɚ/
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to give the first name of a particular person to someone else

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to go at

to go at

/ɡˈoʊ æt/
verb
to violently attack someone
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Then one day, Priam says, 'Son, you must go at once to Sparta, in Greece.

Where does Carol want to go at Christmas?

"Keep going at it.

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to touch on

to touch on

/tˈʌtʃ ˈɑːn/
verb
to briefly mention a subject in written or spoken discussion

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to go on to

to go on to

/ɡˌoʊ ˈɑːn tuː/
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to pass to doing something once you have finished doing something else

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to turn up

to turn up

/tˈɜːn ˈʌp/
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to turn a switch on a device so that it makes more sound, heat, etc.

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to speak out

to speak out

/spˈiːk ˈaʊt/
verb
express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
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and I don't feel comfortable speaking out as a member of the LGBTQA community anymore.

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to stay away from

to stay away from

/stˈeɪ ɐwˈeɪ fɹʌm/
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to avoid someone or something that might have a negative impact on you
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He moved quickly and stayed away from towns and villages.

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to play around

to play around

/plˈeɪ ɐɹˈaʊnd/
verb
to behave in an irresponsible stupid way
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And sometimes, I like to play around with my makeup, still.

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to make out

to make out

/mˌeɪk ˈaʊt/
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to kiss and touch someone in a sexual manner

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to get down

to get down

/ɡɛt dˈaʊn/
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to quickly lower one's body

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to act on

to act on

/ˈækt ˈɑːn/
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to take action based on someone's advice or information

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to fill out

to fill out

/fˈɪl ˈaʊt/
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to complete an official form or document by writing information on it

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to reflect on

to reflect on

/ɹɪflˈɛkt ˈɑːn/
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to consider or think carefully and deeply about something; to express an opinion or thought that is the result of a reflection in writing or speech

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to pick up on

to pick up on

/pˈɪk ˌʌp ˈɑːn/
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to detect or become aware of what is difficult to notice

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to lift up

to lift up

/lˈɪft ˈʌp/
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to take someone or something and move them upward

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to look after

to look after

/lˈʊk ˈæftɚ/
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to be in charge of someone and attend to their needs or to take care of something

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to cool down

to cool down

/kˈuːl dˈaʊn/
verb
to become or make something cool or cooler

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