5 Ağustos 2012 Pazar

İngilizce Deyimler II

DO UP: Fasten, button, zip, tie, redecorate.

Do up your overcoat!
When I do this room up. I’ll paint the walls cream.

DO WITHOUT: To manage without having sth.

If there isn’t any coffee left, we’ll just let have to do without.
We had to do without petrol during he fuel crisis.
You must do without my help tomarrow as I won’t be here.

DO WITH: (often with could)

I could do without a drink.

DRAW BACK: Retire, recoil.

It’s too late to draw back now; the plas are all made.

DRAW UP: To drive up and stop in front of near sth.

A police car drew up outside the building.
The car drew up at the kerb and the driver got out.

DRAW ON: Approach

The days become shorter as winter draws on.

DROP IN: Pay a short, very informal visit/ to visit somebody informally or without having told them you were coming.

We were in the area so we thought we’d drop in and see you.
Drop in for a cup of tea and a chat one day.
I’ll drop in to see you, one day next week.

DROP OUT (INFORMAL): Withdraw/ retire from a scheme or plan of the race.

One of the runners hurt his leg and dropped out of the race.
His injury forced him to drop out of the competition.

DROP OFF (INFORMAL): Become less, decrease/ to fall into a light sleep.

Alper and Onur must have dropped off in front of the monitor of the computer.
They were very keen on television at first but their interest has dropped off lately.

ENTER FOR: Become a competitor/condidate.

Two millions people have entered for the university.

ENTER INTO STH: To start to think or talk about sth.

I don’t want to enter into details now.

FADE AWAY: To disppear slowly.

The cheering of the crowd faded away.
The smile faded away from his face.

FALL APART: To break into pieces.

My uncle’s car falled apart.

FALL BEHIND: Slip into the near through inability to keep up with the others, fall to keep up an agreed rate of payments.

He fell behind with his rent and the landlord began to become impatient

FALL IN WITH: Meet by chance.

Yesterday, I fell in with a man who was at school with my father.

FALL OUT: Quarrel.

Let’s not fall out over such a little thing.

FALL ON: Attack violently.

The starving men fell on the food.

BE FED UP WITH: Be completely bored.

I’m fed up with the cold weather.
I’m fed up with wathing TV.

FILL STH IN: To complate a form, etc...by writing information on it.

The secretary asked:”Could you fill in the application, please?”

FILL STH UP: To become or to make sth completely full.

There weren’t many people at first, but then the room filled up.

FIND OUT: To get some information by asking or studying.

Have you found out how much the tickets cost?

FIND SB OUT: To discover that sb has done sth wrong.

He used a false name for years before they found him out.


The cat pounced and finished off the mouse.
He was losing his job that really finished him off.

FISH FOR STH: To Try to get sth you want in an indirecgt way.

FIT SB\STH IN: To find time to see sb or to do sth.

The doctor managed to fit me in this morning.
You’re tired because you’re trying to fit too much into one day.

FIX SB UP: (informal) To arrange for sb to have sth.

I can fix you up with a job, a car, a place tostay, etc...

FIZZLE OUT: To end in a weak or disappointing way.

The game started well but it fizzled out in the second half.

FLARE UP: 1-) (used about a fire) To suddenly burn more fiercely.

2-) (used about violence, anger, a person’s temper, etc...) To start suddenly or become worse.

FLASH BACK: To return suddenly to a time in the past.

Something he said made my mind flash back to my childhood.

FLOOD IN: To arrive in large numbers.

Entries for the competition have been flooding in.

FOIST STH ON: To force sb to accept sth that he\she doesn’t want.

FOLLOW STH THROUGH: To continue doing sth until it’s finished.

FOOL ABOUT/AROUND: To behave in a silly way.

Stop fooling around with that knife or someone will get hurt!

FORGE AHEAD: To go forward very quickly; to move into the leading position.

The cleverest pupils should be allowed to forge ahead. FRESHEN UP:To make sth cleaner.

FROST OVER/UP: To become covered with frast.

The window has frosted over.

FROWN ON/UPON STH: To think that is not good; to disapprove.

Smoking is very much frowned upon these days.

GAIN IN STH: To get more of sth.

He’s gained in confidence in the past year.

GANG UP ON SB: To join together with other people in order to act againist sb.

She felt that all har friends were ganging up on her.

GEAR STH TO: To make sth suitable for a particular purpose.

There is a special course geared towards the older learner.

GET ABOUT/AROUND: To move or travel to many places.

The U.S.A. this week, Japan next week, you certainly get around.

GET STH ACROSS: To succeed in making people understand sth.

The party failed to get its policies across to the voters.

GET AWAY: To succeed in leaving or escaping from sb or a place.

He kept talking to me and I couldn’t get away from him.
The thieves got away in a stolen car.

GET AWAY WITH STH/WITH DOING STH: To do sth bad and not be punished for it.

He lied but he got away with it.
I don’t know how they get away with charging such high prices.

GET BACK: To return to the place where you live or work.

When did you get back from Ankara?

GET BACK TO SB: To speak to, write to or phone sb later, especially in order to give an answer or deal with sth.

I’ll get back to you when I’ve got some more information.

GET BEHIND (WITH STH):To fail to do or produce sth on time.

We got behind with our rent.

GET SB DOWN: To make sb miserable.

These cold winter days get me down.

GET STH DOWN: To make a note of sth, to write sth down.

Did you get the address for the competition down.

GET IN: To reach a place.

What time does your train get in?

GET STH IN: To manage to find an opportunity to say or do sth.

He talked all the time and I couldn’t get a word in.

GET OFF: Be acquitted or receive no punishment.

The boy had to appear before a magistrate but he got off as it was his first offence.

GET ON: 1-) To progress or become succesful in life, in a career, etc...

After leaving the university, my causing was determinated to get on.

2-)To be getting old.

He’s getting on, he’s over 60.

3-)To be getting late.

Time is getting old.

GET ON/ALONG: 1-) To make progress.

How are you getting on in your course?

2-) To perform in a particular way or to have a good or bad experience in a particular situation.

How did you get on at your interview?

GET ON/ONTO STH: To climb onto sth.

I couldn’t get onto the bus, because it was full.

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