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1.Fall through (to remain incomplete, fail) – For want of sufficient funds your new project is likely to fall through.
2.Follow up (pursue after the first attempt) – The idea has been followed up by a group of researchers.
3.Get ahead (go forward) – You can get ahead of your rivals only by hard work.
4.Get along (be friendly) – They just can’t get along together because of temperamental differences.
5 Get at (reach, understand) – It is very difficult to get at the truth etc.
6 Get away (escape) – They got away on scooter.
7.Get away with (without being punished or with little punishment) – Although his fault was serious, he got away with light punishment.
8.Get on (progress) – How is your son getting on with your study?
9.Get on with (live together, pull with) – Both husband and wife and getting on well with each other.
10 Get over (recover from illness or shock, come over) – He is still trying to get over the financial crises.
11.Get through (pass through, succeed) – It is not possible to get through examination without labour.
12.Get up (rise form bed, dressed) – The woman got up from her chair with the baby in her arms.
13.Give away (distribute) – She has given away jewellery worth thousands of Rupees.
14.Give in (surrender, agree) – At first she was adamant but at last she gave in to the request of her friend.
15.Give out (announce verbally, emit) – It was given out that she had failed.
16.Give up (stop, abstain from) – He gave up smoking to save money.
17.Give way (collapse under pressure, break) – The contractor was charged with negligence when the roof of a new building gave way.
18. Given to (accustomed to) – He is given to smoking.
19.Go back on (withdraw, back out) – One should not go back on one’s promise.
20.Go down (be believed) – Your excuse will not go down.
21.Go in for (buy, practice, to enter a contest) – I thought of going in for teaching.
22.Go off (explode and be discharged) – When he was cleaning his gun it went off and killed him.
23.Go on (continue) – There is no need to go on arguing about it.
24.Go over (examine carefully, look over) – On going over the balance sheet of the company the auditors have found serious mistakes.
25.Go through (read hurriedly, endure) – He didn’t lend me the newspaper because he was going through it.
26.Go up (rise, increase) – As a result of a sharp rise in prices the price of washing soap has gone up.
27.Hand out (distribute) – Hand out the books to the students.
28.Hand over (give charge or authority) – He has not handed over charge to the new manager.
29.Hang about (stay waiting, roam about) – The boys hanging about girls hostel were rounded up by the police.
30.Hold on (carry on, bear difficulties, persist) – In spite of financial difficulties he held on and succeeded in the long run.
31.Hold out (resist) – When the robbers ran short of ammunition, they could no longer hold out.
32.Hold over (postpone) – Most of the bills are held over till the next session of the Parliament.
33.Hold up (to stop in order to rob, delay) – The terrorists help up the motor car and kept the ladies as hostages.
34.Jump to [arrive suddenly (conclusion)] – You should never jump to conclusions.
35.Jump at (accept happily) – He jumped at the offer of his boss to accept the job abroad.
36.Keep from (refrain from, not to mix with) – Always keep from selfish people because they can harm you anytime.
37.Keep off (keep at a distance) – There was a notice at the site, “keep off the bushes.”
38.Keep on (continue) – She kept on crying in spite of my assurance of help.
39.Keep up (maintain) – Always try to keep up the standard of life even in the face of crises.
40 Keep up with (try to move with, not to fall behind) – Young men should keep up with the latest development in international field.
41.Lay by (save money) – The wise men always lay by money for their old age.
42.(Be) laid up with (confined to bed) – She is not going out as she is laid up with the flu.
43.Lay down (establish a rule, sacrifice, surrender) – The conditions laid down by the Department of Health, were violated by the nursing homes.
44.Lay off (to discontinue work, dismiss temporarily) – The workers have been laid off for want of raw material.
45.Lay out (plan building, garden etc.) – A number of gardens were laid out by the Moguls.
46.Let down (humiliate, to lower down) – We should never let down our friends.
47.Let into (allow to enter) – After repeated requests he was let into the classroom.
48.Let off (to free from punishment, pardon) – She was let off by the Principal with light
49.Let (somebody) in on (share a secret) – I will not let her in on my plans.
50.Let up (cessation, respite) – There is no let up in heat during May.
51.Live on (depend for food (staple food) – The lion is carnivorous and lives on flesh.
52.Live by (means/manner) – You must learn to live by honest means.
53.Live off (source of income) – They were living off rental income.
54.Look about (in search of, on the watch) – The thirsty crow was looking about water here & there.
55.Look after (take care of) – In her old age she has no one to look after her.
56.Look at (see carefully) – The boys are looking at the sky.
57.Look back on (to think of the past) – People can often look back and reflect on happy childhood memories.
58.Look for (search for a lost thing) – She was looking for her lost books.
59.Look down upon (hate, despise) – It is folly on your part to look down upon the poor students.
60.Look into (investigate the matter) – A committee was set up to look into the problem.
61.Look on (to see as a spectator) – His parents looked on with a triumphant smile.
62.Look over (examine carefully, go over) – The examiner has yet to look over practice note books.
63.Look out (watch out, careful, beware) – Look out; there is a snake under the bush.
64.Look out for (in search of, on the watch) – He is looking out for a decent job.
65.Look to (rely upon, be careful) – The poor look to financial help from the government.
66.Look up (consult some book for a word, rise) – Please look up this word in the dictionary.
67.Look up to (respect) – His younger brother looks up to him and obeys his every order.
68.Look upon (consider, regard) – We must look upon social evils as nuisance.
69.Make off with/away with (run away, destroy) – They made off with the cash and fled70. Make out (understand the meaning) – The police could not make out the coded message they intercepted.
70 Make over (transfer possession, convert) – Since she had no legal heir, she made over her house in charity.
71.Make up [to end (quarrel), compose] - You should make an effort to make up a quarrel with your friend.
72.Make up for (compensate for) – After her long illness she is trying her best to make up for her deficiency in study.
73.Pass away (die, expire) – On the passing away of his father I sent him a message of condolence.
74.Pass for (regarded to be) – The Tatas pass for philanthropists in the country.
75.Pass off (take place) – The elections are likely to pass off peacefully.
76.Pass oneself off (show off) – The hypocrites always pass themselves off as honest persons.
77.Pass through (go through, undergo, endure) – He is passing through financial difficulties these days.
78.Pass out (leave after completing education) – The cadets will pass out next month after completing their training.
79.Pull down (demolish a structure) – Why did they pull the shops down?
80 Pull off (succeed) – India pulled off victory in the last stage of the match.
81.Pull through (recover from illness) – I think she’ll pull through her serious illness very soon.
82.Pull up (stop, scold) – The students were pulled up by the Principal for their misbehaviour with the class teacher.
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