whip off; whip out of; whisk off

whip * off+
快速拿掉或移除 (某物)
My wife whipped the cover off the bed. (我太太一把將床罩從床上拆了下來)
I whipped off my shirt and dived into the pool. (我飛快地脫下襯衫跳入水池裡)

whip out of +
迅速從 … 取出或抽出 (某物)
My girlfriend whipped a handkerchief out of her pocket and wiped my face. (我女友迅速從她口袋裡掏出一條手帕,擦了擦我的臉)

whisk * off
突然快速地移走、帶走 (某人)
Her husband whisked her off to Taipei for her birthday. (她先生突然把她帶到台北為她慶生)
In obvious pain, Mary was whisked off to the hospital. (瑪麗顯然痛得很厲害,於是被急忙送往醫院)


walk back; walk back from; ward off; weasel out; weasel out of

walk * back +
The president walked back his initial comments in the press conference. (總統在記者會上收回他最初的評論)

walk back from +
The dangerous criminal walked back from his confession. (那個危險的罪犯翻供了)

ward * off +
A lot of people take vitamin C to ward off colds in the winter. (冬天時許多人服用維他命 C 來預防感冒)
I was given a charm to ward off evil spirits. (我得到了一個護身符,可以驅鬼避邪)

tick over; tone in with; tone up

tick over
(英) (生意、工作或系統幾乎沒有進展地) 緩慢進行 (美式英語為 tick along)
They are keeping things ticking over until the manager returns. (在經理回來之前,他們做事都是慢吞吞的)
The business of the company has been ticking over for some time. (這家公司的生意已有一段時間都是停滯不前的)

tick over
(引擎) 空轉
He’s left the car with the engine ticking over. (他離開了汽車,讓引擎空轉著)

throw yourself at; throw yourself into; tick along

throw yourself at +
向 (某人) 獻媚;勾引 (某人)
Tom threw himself at Cindy but she wasn’t interested. (湯姆勾引辛蒂,但她沒興趣)

throw yourself into +
She’s thrown herself into this new job. (她已積極地將心力投入這份新工作)

tap up; taper off; tense up

tap * up +
He was being tapped up by Real Madrid. (皇家馬德里隊正私下遊說他跳槽)

taper off
His voice tapered off as Jeff realized everyone was listening. (當傑夫意識到大家都在聽時,他的聲音就越來越小了)
Sales have gradually tapered off. (銷售額逐漸下滑)

talk around/round; talk at; talk through

talk * around/round
John talked me around to accepting his point of view. (約翰說服我接受他的觀點)
It remains to be seen whether he can talk them around. (他是否能說服他們仍有待觀察)

talk around/round +
He just kept talking around the subject and never came to the point. (他只是不著邊際地說著這個主題,談話從來不得要領)