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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stretcher off; strip away; strip down; strip (down) to

stretcher * off +
(把受傷的運動員從比賽場上) 用擔架抬出去
James had been stretchered off with a broken leg. (詹姆斯的腿斷了,被用擔架從場上抬了出去)

strip * away +
(逐漸) 減少;(慢慢) 除去
If you strip away the rhetoric, their claims have no merit. (如果你拿掉這項說詞,那麼他們的主張就一文不值了)
We stripped away the old paint. (我們刮去了舊漆)
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stitch together; store up; stretch out; stretch to

stitch * together +
(英) 匆忙完成;草草應付
They stitched together an agreement to form a coalition government. (他們匆匆達成籌組聯合政府的協議)
The company is likely to stitch together some sort of business deal to avoid competition. (這家公司很可能會為了避免競爭而匆忙達成某種商業交易)

store * up +
儲存,儲藏,儲備
The government has been training an army and storing up arms. (政府一直在訓練軍隊和儲備武器)

store * up +
(通常指為轉告他人而) 記住,牢記
Tom will listen in to their conversations and store it all up to tell me later. (湯姆會偷聽他們的談話,記住所有內容,然後告訴我)
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speed up; spice up; spiff up; spike up; spin around/round

speed up
加速;提高 (… 的) 速度
You’d better speed up a bit or we’ll be late. (你最好開快點,否則我們會遲到)

speed * up +
使加速;提高 (… 的) 速度
The medicine may have the effect of speeding up your heart rate. (這藥物可能會使你的心跳加速)

spice * up +
給 (演說、故事或表演等) 增添趣味
He’d spiced up his speech with a few off-color jokes. (他說了一些葷笑話來給自己的講話增添趣味)
Newspaper reports tend to spice up the real story. (新聞報導通常喜歡加油添醋)
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soak up; sock away; sock in; speak to

soak * up +
吸收,吸掉 (液體);吸取,吸收 (資訊)
I tried to soak up the spilled orange juice with a dishcloth. (我試著用洗碗布把灑出來的柳橙汁吸乾淨)
Given the right environment, many people are like sponges and will soak up information. (在適當的環境中,許多人就會像海綿一樣吸收資訊)

soak up +
盡情享受,充分體驗
I want to lie on the beach and soak up the sun. (我想躺在海灘上盡情享受陽光)
We went to the bazaar and soak up the atmosphere. (我們前往市集去充分體驗一下那裡的氣氛)

sock * away +
(利用將錢存在銀行或投資的方式來) 存 (錢),儲蓄
I’ve socked away millions of NT dollars in my savings account. (我已在我的儲蓄帳戶中存了數百萬台幣)
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