|Work on behalf of someone
|Stuntmen act for the heroes in action films.
|Act badly or wrongly
|My fridge has been acting up for four days.
|You must act against the criminals.
|To accept any rule or decision
|We are willing to abide by his decision.
|Dr. Das attends to his patients’ need constantly.
|Accepting something that is correct
|The students are allowed of answering pointwise.
|We are acting upon your decision.
|The workers are asking for money.
|The new report will back up her statement.
|Yesterday I bore away the silver medal.
|I can’t bear with such pain anymore.
|Destroy by explosion
|The terrorists blew up a hotel.
|Water has blown out the fire.
|The prisoners broke away from the prison.
|Fail totally or stop working
|Her health broke down. My bike has broken down.
|Excessive rain has brought about flood.
|To get into something by force
|The dacoits broke in through the window.
|This will bring down the growth of the plant.
|To launch or publish
|Our school is going to bring out our monthly magazine.
|Look after or educate
|He was brought up by his uncle.
|Netaji built up a strong army.
|To destroy or be destroyed by fire
|The building was burnt down.
|To become exhausted
|Don’t burn out your valuable energy over such a trivial matter.
|The boy bursted into tears.
|I cannot call up his name.
|This report calls for a quick review.
|You must call at her place.
|The boss called upon a junior to give updates.
|The strike will be called off soon.
|She called over his name repeatedly.
|I will call on her place tomorrow.
|Call in a nurse.
|A survey of five schools in our area will be carried out next month.
|Carry on with your work.
|Continue in the next/another page
|Carry over your writing to the next page.
|Father has gone for eye checkup.
|They checked in the hotel yesterday.
|Happen to / descend
|Whatever may come of I must go to Korea. Swami Vivekananda came of a cultured family.
|The final examination will come off next month.
|The price of banana has come down.
|Meet by chance
|She came across her school friends at a movie hall.
|Please come forward.
|Mr. Bose came through the war uninjured.
|Come up with
|She came up with a new and unique idea.
|Try to cut down your expenses.
|The computer wires are cut off.
|To remove something by cutting
|A large board was cut out.
|This book deals with the Indian modern art.
|Do away with
|We must do away with child labour.
|Don’t fall out with your sister.
|They are going to fall back their plans.
|Go and fall on your enemies.
|The quality of this product has fallen off.
|Get along with
|Try to get along with your roommate.
|Get away with
|The robbers get away with the booty.
|She is getting over a bad attack of small pox.
|Please try to get by the situation.
|What time did you get in last night?
|The prizes will be given away tomorrow.
|Don’t give up hope.
|You should never give into anyone’s evil desires.
|What is going on here?
|Suit / Match
|This haircut doesn’t go with you.
|Please go through the poem carefully.
|Please go over the answers.
|The price of mobile phones have gone down.
|The lights went out after it started raining.
|Pass on to generations
|Fables are handed down from the past, from ear to ear.
|Roshan is going to hand out paper bills before opening his cafeteria.
|The thief was handed over to the policemen.
|Don’t always hang on her.
|The train from Mumbai was held up for one hour.
|They have held out a good salary.
|Mala seems to hold back something.
|Please hold over the date of our meeting.
|Keep away from
|Be at a distance
|Keep away from strangers.
|Keep up the good work.
|Put a limit to
|The Government must keep down the prices of essential goods.
|Keep at a distance from
|You must keep off wild animals.
|Mother suggested her to lay by some money for future.
|Look over every details before signing the contract.
|Search / searching something in a book
|Look up the synonym of “search” in the dictionary.
|Look down upon
|Do not look down upon the poor.
|Take care of
|You must look after your parents.
|To search for
|I was looking out his picture on facebook.
|Look forward to
|Expect with pleasure
|I am looking forward to her arrival.
|I cannot make out the meaning of this phrase.
|She doesn’t know how she will make up for his loss.
|What do you make of me?
|She passed out due to over exercise.
|Put out the fire.
|Put on your new dress for the party.
|She has put off the meeting.
|Please put in your application to me.
|Put up with
|He could not put up with this anymore.
|The thief ran away from the house with a lot of money.
|The dogs were running after the thief.
|Mita’s patience has run out.
|A car ran over a woman.
|To bid goodbye
|I went to the airport to see her off It’s hard to see
|through the cause of his illness.
|It is too late to set back my plans.
|I must set about unpacking my luggage.
|The summer season has set in.
|Begin a journey
|We will set off before the night.
|Mala set aside a part of her income for the future.
|It was set up in 1931.
|Urge to attack
|She sets her dogs on me.
|It is high time to stand against corruption.
|She will always stand by me.
|White stands for purity.
|Standing on the feet
|Stand up all of you, said the teacher.
|She is likely to stand out his idea.
|Take down the dictation.
|The girl has taken after her mother.
|Tendulkar took on the charge of the Indian cricket team.
|Take the charge
|From now on, he will take over the charge of the hotel.
|She wishes to take back her promises.
|Leave the ground
|The plane will take off at 8 am.
|Consider a person for someone else
|She took him for her brother.
|She told of her experience.
|Over exercise can tell upon one’s health.
|You are ordered to turn about.
|He turned down my proposal.
|Please turn the radio off.
|She must turn up in time.
|Please turn the fan on.
|The company turns out 150 mobiles every week.
|Record in writing
|Sudha wrote down every word spoken by the teacher.
|She wrote out the entire passage.
|The Prime Minister’s speech worked on the citizens.
|I don’t know how to work out your problems.
|Gandhiji worked for the freedom of India.
|Rana worked him up to anger.
|Get rid of
|Ramu worked off his anger.