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>ADD UP (2), SET UP (3)

> add up = accumulate, gather little by little and gradually become a lot examples: Mary washes cars, cleans houses, irons people’s clothes for money, babysits. With all these kinds of work money adds up and it is almost a … Continue reading

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>ORDER AROUND, ORDER ABOUT

> order about = order around = give orders all the time, tell others what to do all the time examples: Stop ordering the children around. They know what to do. The general ordered the soldiers around the first couple … Continue reading

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>LET OFF (1)

> let (somebody) off = let someone go without punishment examples: I ‘ll let you off this time but next time be more careful. We can ‘t just let him off. It ‘s not the first time we ‘ve caught … Continue reading

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>LAY DOWN (2)

> lay down = establish something, say what others must do examples: The new government has laid down new laws. The ministry is going to lay down new rules in the market. The contract lays down the conditions for the … Continue reading

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>SET UP (2)

> set up = organize examples:  She set up an appointment with a doctor who specializes in her problem.  They set up a committee to investigate the case.  We set up a meeting but she never came.  We set up … Continue reading

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>SET ASIDE (1), HANG OUT (1)

>set aside =save a part of something in order to use it later examples: If we want to go on holiday, we should set aside some money. Good parents always set aside some time every day to play with their … Continue reading

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>SELL OFF (1)

>sell off = sell something quickly and at a low price examples: He needed money right away, so he sold off his car.  I ‘m not going to sell off my mother ‘s jewels!  He lost all his money gambling … Continue reading

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>SET UP (1)

>set up = start (a business, a committee, an institution, a home) examples: He set up a very successful business on the island. They set up a new school in the village for local children. The two brothers set up … Continue reading

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>SET UP

>set up = start (a business, a committee, an institution, a home) examples: He set up a very successful business on the island. They set up a new school in the village for local children. The two brothers set up … Continue reading

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>MOVE OVER (1), CALL UP (1)

> move over = change place and stand a bit further to let someone else pass or sit examples: This man needs to get to hospital right away! Move over and let us pass! Move over, I want to sit … Continue reading

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