push about/around; push ahead; push ahead with; push along

push * about/around
使喚 (某人);對 (某人) 粗暴地發號施令
If you think you can push me about like that, you’re mistaken. (如果你認為你能那樣使喚我,那你就錯了)
My boss is always pushing me around. (我的老闆老是把我呼來喚去)

push ahead
(堅定地) 繼續進行,大力推行
They wanted to halt the plan, but we decided to push ahead. (他們想要中止這項計畫,但我們決定繼續推行)
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pump into; pump out; pump up

pump (money, funds, etc) into +
把 (大筆金錢、資金等) 投入 (公司、做某事等)
The government has pumped a lot of funds into national health insurance. (政府已投入大筆資金在全民健保上)
We had been pumping money into the company for five years without seeing any results. (五年來我們一直在為這家公司投入大量資金,但還沒有看到任何成果)

pump * out +
用幫浦抽出 (某物中的) 液體;不斷製造;連續播放
They took turns pumping out the water coming into the boat. (他們輪流用幫浦把水從船裡抽出去)
The government continues to pump out the same old propaganda. (政府持續進行那套老式的宣傳)
The students were pumping out music all night at the party. (那些學生整晚在派對上播放音樂)
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press forward with; press into service; press upon

press forward with +
繼續做某事;把 (某事) 堅持下去
Whatever happens, we must press forward with our plans to recruit more professionals. (無論發生什麼事,我們都必須堅持我們招募更多專業人員的計畫)

press (something) into service
將就使用,臨時湊合用
The car’s broken down so I’ve had to press my old motorbike back into service. (汽車壞了,我只好將就騎我那部舊摩托車了)

press * upon +
強迫接受;把 (某物) 強加給 (某人)
Teachers are not allowed to press their political views upon students. (教師不得向學生強行灌輸他們的政治觀點)

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plug away; plug into; plump up; pootle along; pop down

plug away
努力不懈地做 (尤指困難的事情)
Boris has been plugging away at his homework for hours. (包里斯已經做了好幾個小時的功課了)

plug into +
開始接觸,開始取得相關資訊;開始使用、參與
They’re really plugged into the popular music scene. (他們真的踏入流行音樂界了)
They also plug into the research facilities available, and license technology from different sources. (他們也開始使用可用的研究設施,並從不同來源取得技術授權)

plump * up +
拍打 (枕頭、墊子等) 使之鼓起、膨鬆;使豐滿
She tidied the room and plumped up the cushions. (她收拾好房間並把墊子拍得鬆鬆的)
Lips can be plumped up with injections. (嘴唇可以用注射的方式變豐滿)
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pal about/around; pay down; phone in; pick apart; pine for

pal about/around
打成一片
We palled about at university. (在大學時我們打成一片)
The crown prince used to pal around with the president’s son-in-law. (王儲過去經常和總統的女婿打成一片)

pay * down +
分期償還債務
John plans to live at home while he pays down his student loan. (約翰計畫在償還學生貸款期間住在家裡)
The Brazilian government can’t pay down the national debt. (巴西政府無法分期償還國債)

phone in (= call in)
打電話到工作的地方 (報告某事);來電參與 (電視台或電台的) 節目
Allen phoned in sick this morning. (艾倫今天早上打電話到公司請病假)
Over 200 people phoned in to complain. (200多人打電話到節目表達不滿)
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operate on; order about/around; order in; order out; order out for

operate on +
動手術,開刀
We are going to operate on him. (我們打算給他動手術)
We are going to operate on his leg. (我們打算給他的腿動手術)
He was operated on for ten hours yesterday. (他昨天動了十小時的手術)

order * about/around +
(尤指不斷地) 支使,差遣,使喚 (某人)
My sister is always ordering me about. (我姊姊老是把我差來遣去的)
You can’t order your staff around all the time. (你不能一直使喚你的員工)
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nuzzle up; nuzzle up against/to

nuzzle up
(貓、狗等動物) (尤指用頭或鼻) 輕觸,輕擦,磨擦
My pet cat came and nuzzled up. (我的寵物貓過來用鼻子輕輕磨擦)

nuzzle up against/to +
(貓、狗等動物) (尤指用頭或鼻) 輕觸,輕擦,磨擦
The puppies like to nuzzle up against their mother. (小狗喜歡緊緊挨著牠們的媽媽)
My dog nuzzled up to me, pleased to welcome me home. (我的狗用鼻子愛撫地觸碰我,以示歡迎我回家)

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meet up; meet up with; meet with; melt down; mock up

meet up
遇見,相見,見面 (與當不及物動詞用的 meet 同義)
You’ll never guess who I met up today - my old classmate! We haven’t met for 20 years. (你絕對猜不到我今天遇見了誰 - 我的老同學!我們已經有 20 年沒見面了)
They met (up) in the park. (他們在公園見面)

meet up with +
遇見,相見,見面 (與當及物動詞用的 meet 同義)
I’ll meet up with you in the library later. (稍後我會在圖書館和你碰面)
I met (up with) her at the theater. (我在戲院遇見了她)

meet with +
(英) 偶然遭遇,意外遇到,碰到 (尤指不愉快的事情,如麻煩、危險、困難等)
I met with some difficulties when I tried to enter the country. (我在入境時遭遇了一些困難)
She met with a car accident yesterday. (她昨天發生了車禍)
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marry off; marry up; measure up to

marry * off +
把 (某人) 嫁出去;為 (某人,尤其是子女) 找結婚對象
She was married off to a doctor under the age of 16. (她未滿 16 歲就被嫁給了一名醫生)
They married their daughter off to a wealthy businessman. (他們把自己的女兒嫁給一名富商)
He has married off all his daughters. (他把女兒都嫁出去了)

marry up
一致,相符
The two lists did not marry up. (這兩份清單不相符)
The two versions of the story don’t quite marry up. (那件事的兩種說法不太一致)
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