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to set off

to set off

/sˈɛt ˈɔf/
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to make something operate, especially by accident

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to catch up

to catch up

/kˈætʃ ˈʌp/
verb
to go faster and reach someone who is ahead

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to dress up

to dress up

/dɹˈɛs ˈʌp/
verb
to wear formal clothes for a special occasion or event

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to wear out

to wear out

/wˈɛɹ ˈaʊt/
verb
to become, or make something become useless and no longer in good condition by long or hard usage

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to catch on

to catch on

/kˈætʃ ˈɑːn/
verb
to become popular or trendy

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to come about

to come about

/kˈʌm ɐbˈaʊt/
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to happen, especially when it is not expected

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to leave out

to leave out

/lˈiːv ˈaʊt/
verb
to not mention or include something or someone

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to throw up

to throw up

/θɹˈoʊ ˈʌp/
verb
to vomit

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to run by

to run by

/ɹˈʌn bˈaɪ/
verb
to tell someone about an idea, especially to know their opinion about it

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to pass by

to pass by

/pˈæs bˈaɪ/
verb
to move or go past

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to speak up

to speak up

/spˈiːk ˈʌp/
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to speak in a louder voice

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to pass out

to pass out

/pˈæs ˈaʊt/
verb
to lose consciousness

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to give out

to give out

/ɡˈɪv ˈaʊt/
verb
to distribute something among a group of individuals

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to count on

to count on

/kˈaʊnt ˈɑːn/
verb
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.

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to look out for

to look out for

/lˈʊk ˈaʊt fɔːɹ/
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to take care and be watchful of someone or something and make sure no harm comes to them

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to hook up

to hook up

/hˈʊk ˈʌp/
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to meet in order to have a casual sexual activity

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to kick off

to kick off

/kˈɪk ˈɔf/
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to start or begin

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to sit around

to sit around

/sˈɪt ɐɹˈaʊnd/
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to spend time doing nothing or nothing productive
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And I can't do anything but just sit around.

One time I had a box sitting around and he walks over to it.

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to come before

to come before

/kˈʌm bɪfˈoːɹ/
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to be of greater importance than someone or something else

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to go against

to go against

/ɡˌoʊ ɐɡˈɛnst/
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to resist or oppose someone or something

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to depend upon

to depend upon

/dɪpˈɛnd əpˌɑːn/
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to be decided or affected by something else

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to derive from

to derive from

/dɪɹˈaɪv fɹʌm/
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to be originated from something
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They believe that humans have not used the fuels that we derived from nature in a good way.

The electricity derived from a wind farm is then sent to nearby consumers.

Catastrophism was displaced by "uniformitarianism," a term derived from the word uniform.

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to stand up for

to stand up for

/stˈænd ˈʌp fɔːɹ/
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to defend or support someone or something
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Like not saying anything and standing up for himself.

Like, when will you stand up for your own self?

I never really stood up for myself.

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to make up for

to make up for

/mˌeɪk ˈʌp fɔːɹ/
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to do something in order to replace something lost or fix something damaged

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to give up on

to give up on

/ɡˈɪv ˌʌp ˈɑːn/
verb
to stop believing in someone or something and lose faith in them
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"I don't want to give up on him."

so I just kinda gave up on it

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