rough out; round down; round off; round out

rough * out +
He’ll just rough out the whole picture and I can do the details. (他只要概略地畫出草圖,我就能把細節補上)
Professor Chen has roughed out a few basic ideas. (陳教授已勾勒出一些基本構想)

round * down +
捨棄尾數把 (數字、價格等) 調低或降低為整數
A charge of $10.11 will be rounded down to $10. (把 10.11 美元的費用下調為整數 10 美元)

rise above; rise up; rock up; roll off; rope into

rise above +
Helen rose above her pain/bad luck/difficulties. (海倫戰勝了疼痛/厄運/困難)

rise up
At last people rose up and defeated their cruel rulers. (人民終於起義,打敗了殘酷的統治者)

rock up
Do you think many people will rock up? (你覺得會有很多人來嗎?)
He rocked up at my house late one night. (有一天深夜,他突然來到我家)

push through; put forward/forth; put together

push * through +
使 (計劃、建議或法規) 獲得通過
They are trying to push the regulations through as quickly as possible. (他們想儘快促使這些法規獲得通過)
Our CEO is trying to push through this deal. (我們執行長正努力促成這筆交易)

put * forward/forth +
(英/美) 提出 (想法或計劃);推薦 (某人)
The plans that John has put forward/forth deserve serious consideration. (約翰提出的計畫值得認真考慮)
Karen has decided to put her name/put herself forward/forth for promotion. (卡琳已決定自我推薦為晉升人選)

put * together +
I put together the computer desk I bought at IKEA. (我把我在 IKEA 購買的電腦桌組裝起來)


push off; push on; push out; push over

push off
He told me to push off and leave him alone. (他叫我滾開,不要打擾他)

push off
Allen pushed off from the side of the pool and swam slowly to the other side. (艾倫從游泳池的一邊下水,慢慢地游到另一邊)

push on
(尤指在很困難的情況下) 繼續做下去,繼續進行下去;繼續前進
We ran into problems but decided to push on regardless. (我們遭遇問題,但決定不管如何要繼續進行下去)

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)

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)

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
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)


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 +
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)

pal about/around; pay down; phone in; pick apart; pine for

pal about/around
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 +
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)

operate on; order about/around; order in; order out; order out for

operate on +
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)