ferret about/around; fetch up; finish off; finish up; finish up with

ferret about/around (in/among/through sth.)
(在某物中) 到處搜尋
I was just ferreting about/around in my drawer for my ID card. (我當時正在翻抽屜找我的身份證)

fetch up
(主英) 偶然來到,意外到達
I wonder what time Allen will fetch up. (我不知道艾倫何時會突然現身)

finish * off +
完成,使完結;吃完,喝完,用完;殺死,毀滅,幹掉 (尤指已受傷者);(在體育比賽中) 擊敗 (對手)
I want to finish off this letter before I go to bed. (我想寫完這封信再上床睡覺)
We may as well finish off this box of chocolates – there’s only a little bit left. (我們不如把這盒巧克力都吃了 — 反正只剩下一點點)
The wildebeest was badly hurt, so they finished it off to end its suffering. (那隻牛羚受傷嚴重,所以他們就把牠殺了來結束牠的痛苦)
John could wrestle well enough to finish off most of his opponents. (約翰摔角摔得很好,他的對手大多是他的手下敗將)
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dry off; dry out; dry up; dump on; dust down/off

dry * off +
(使) 變乾;(把表面) 擦乾、弄乾
Tom had a shower and dried himself off. (湯姆淋浴後把身體擦乾)
She dried herself off and got dressed. (她擦乾身體後穿上衣服)

dry out
戒酒
He went to a clinic in Taipei to dry out. (他到台北一家診所接受戒酒治療)

dry * out +
使乾透
Sunbathing will dry out your skin. (日光浴會把你的皮膚曬得乾燥)
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double as; double up as; double back; double over; double up

double as +
兼任 (某職位或某角色)
The actor doubled as the father in the play. (這位演員在劇中兼演父親的角色)

double (up) as +
也可用作,兼作
The kitchen table doubles as my desk when I’m doing my homework. (我在做家庭作業時,這個餐桌還可以當書桌用)
My study doubles up as a spare bedroom when we have visitors. (我們有訪客時,我的書房也兼作備用的臥房)

double back
原路折返 (尤指始料未及者)
When he saw the police, he had to double back. (當他看到警察時,他不得不原路折返)
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divide up; do in; do with; dob in; dole out

divide * up +
分配
They divided up the profits. (他們分配利潤)

do * in
幹掉,殺死
Mobsters did the old woman in. (匪徒把那個老婦人殺了)
They threatened to do me in if I didn’t meet their demands by Sunday. (他們威脅說如果我週日之前沒有滿足他們的要求就要把我幹掉)

do * in +
使…勞累極了,使…疲憊極了
Playing baseball all day really did me in. (打了一整天的棒球真的把我給累壞了)
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dip in; dip into; dip out; dive in; dive into

dip * in/into
把 (某物) 在某液體中浸一下;從…中掏出,從…中取出
He dipped the brush in the paint and began painting the wall. (他把刷子放入油漆中浸一下後開始粉刷牆壁)
Monica dipped her finger in the water to see if it’s hot. (莫妮卡把手指浸入水中,看水熱不熱)
I dipped my hand in my pocket and took out my iPhone. (我伸手從口袋裡掏出 iPhone 手機)

dip into +
隨便翻閱、瀏覽一下
I usually dip into a novel before deciding whether to read it. (我在決定看一本小說之前,通常會先瀏覽一下)
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deal with; deck out; dial up; dine out; dine out on

deal with +
對付 (難纏的人或難辦的事);應付;處理
She frequently needs to deal with difficult customers. (她經常需要與難纏的顧客打交道)
I will deal with these problems. (我會處理這些問題)

deal with +
關於,涉及 (某內容);論述
The new movie deals with Internet bullying. (這部新電影講述的是網路霸凌)
The article deals with an important social phenomenon. (這篇文章涉及一個重要的社會現象)

deck * out +
打扮;裝飾
The street was decked out in flags. (街道上掛滿了旗幟)
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count towards; cover for; cover up; damp off; deal in

count towards +
算作…的一部分
The coursework counts towards the final grade. (這項課程作業將被算作最終分數的一部分)

cover for +
為 (某人) 掩飾錯誤、隱瞞罪刑或找藉口等
Amy would cover for her boyfriend when he came in late. (艾美的男友遲到時,她都替他掩飾)

cover for +
代替,頂替
I covered for Gary while he was off sick. (蓋瑞請病假時,我就頂替他)
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could do with; count against; count among; count down; count for

could do with +
很想要 …;很需要 …
I could really do with a cup of coffee. (我實在很想來一杯咖啡)
Your room could do with a good cleaning. (你的房間需要好好打掃一下)

count against +
對 … 不利
Not having a university degree will count against Lois. (沒有大學學歷會對洛伊絲不利)
His criminal record is bound to count against him in job applications. (他有前科勢必對他求職不利)

count * among
把某人 (或某物) 視為某團體 (或某類別等) 的一員
I count him among my closest friends. (我把他視為好友)
I no longer count Amy among my friends. (我不再把艾美當作朋友)
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coast through; cobble together; color in; cone off; cost up

coast through +
毫不費力地獲得進展;輕而易舉地取得勝利
John coasted through his exams. (約翰順利通過考試)
While Allen struggled, his brother coasted through school with top grades. (求學期間艾倫在學習上覺得很吃力,但他的弟弟卻一路學得輕輕鬆鬆,成績都名列前茅)

cobble * together +
草率地或匆忙地把 … 拼湊起來
They cobbled together a proposal to put before the committee. (他們匆匆忙忙拼湊了個提議呈給委員會議決)
We cobbled a few pages together and submitted it. (我們隨便拼湊了幾頁就交出去了)
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cling on; cling on to; cling to; clock in/on; clock out/off; clock up

cling on
抓緊
I told him to cling on as the motorbike accelerated. (摩托車加速時,我叫他抓緊)

cling on to +
抓緊;抓住
They clung on to power despite the protests. (儘管遭到抗議,他們仍緊抓權力不放)

cling to +
黏著,纏著;緊握不放;堅持;堅守
The little boy clings to her mother. (小男孩黏著媽媽不放)
I am not a man who clings to old ideas. (我不是一個墨守舊觀念的人)
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