turf out; turn around/round

turf * out
(英) 趕走 (某人)
You’ll be turfed out of the organisation if you carry on being disruptive. (如果你繼續搗亂的話,你就會被趕出這個組織)

turf * out +
(英) 扔掉,丟棄
I turfed out all my old CDs and old shoes last week. (上週我扔掉所有的舊 CD 和舊鞋子)
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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)
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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 +
投身於;積極從事
She’s thrown herself into this new job. (她已積極地將心力投入這份新工作)
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tap up; taper off; tense up

tap * up +
私下或違法接觸職業足球隊員來遊說他們跳槽
He was being tapped up by Real Madrid. (皇家馬德里隊正私下遊說他跳槽)

taper off
逐漸變小;逐步減弱
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)
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talk around/round; talk at; talk through

talk * around/round
說服
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 +
拐彎抹角地說;不著邊際地說
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)
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take aback; take for; take through

take * aback
使 (某人) 大吃一驚
The news of his death really took me aback. (他死亡的消息著實令我大吃一驚)
They were a little taken aback at the directness of the question. (問題問得如此直接,令他們有點吃驚)

take * for
把 (某人) 看作是 (什麼樣的人)
What do you take me for? (= What sort of person do you think I am?) (你把我看作什麼人呢?)
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swear off; switch off; switch on; switch over to

swear off +
發誓不做,保證放棄,下決心戒除
After years of addiction, Paul swore off drugs completely. (上癮幾年後,保羅發誓徹底戒毒)
Cindy swore off alcohol after getting drunk at her friend’s wedding. (辛蒂在她朋友的婚禮上喝醉後下定決心戒酒)

switch * off +
關閉 (開關)
John switched off the lights, locked the door and left. (約翰關燈、鎖門後離開)

switch off
不再關注,不再理睬
If Peter gets bored, he just switches off and looks out the window. (彼得覺得無聊時,就心不在焉地朝窗外看)
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strip of; strip off; strip out; swallow up

strip of +
剝奪 (某人) 的 (頭銜、獎項、職位等)
He was stripped of his knighthood after the scandal. (那項醜聞後他就被剝奪了騎士頭銜)
He was stripped of his honors after he was convicted of stealing from the company. (他被判定偷竊公司財物後就被剝奪了所有榮譽)

strip off
脫光
They stripped off and swam naked in the river. (他們脫光後在河裡裸泳)

strip * off +
脫掉 (一件衣服)
It was so hot that I stripped off my shirt. (天氣太熱,我脫掉了襯衫)
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