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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choke back/down; choke down; choke off; choke up; chow down

choke * back/down +
強忍住;克制住
John choked back his anger. (約翰強忍住怒火)
The student choked back tears as she described what had happened. (這位學生強忍住淚水描述事情的經過)
Helen tried to choke down the urge to slap his face. (海倫試圖忍住打他耳光的衝動)

choke * down +
困難地嚥下;硬吞下
Emma did not like the food but she managed to choke it down. (艾瑪不喜歡那些食物,但還是勉強嚥了下去)

choke * off +
勸阻;阻止;制止;停止
The woman kept talking and nobody could choke her off. (那個女人說個不停,沒人能阻止她)
The power outage choked off the supply of electricity in most areas. (停電使大部分地區都沒電)
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cast out; cast up; catch up in; chat away; chew off

cast * out +
把…趕走;驅逐;逐出
After the scandal, John was cast out of the company. (發生那樁醜聞後,約翰被公司開除了)
They cast him out because of his behavior. (由於他行為不當,他們把他趕走了)

cast * up +
把…沖上岸
A body was cast up last night. (昨晚有具屍體被沖上岸)
Pieces of rubbish are cast up all along the coast. (整個海岸都是被沖上來的垃圾)

cast * up +
計算;把 (數字) 加起來
Please cast up these numbers for me. (請替我把這些數字加起來)

catch up in +
(被) 捲入或陷入…之中 (通常用被動態,即 be/get caught up in)
Rob got caught up in a clash between protesters and the police. (羅伯被困在抗議民眾與警方的衝突之中)
Mary was caught up in the anti-nuclear movement. (瑪麗投身於反核運動)

chat away
閒談,聊天
The doctor chatted away as he examined my eyes. (醫生一邊檢查我的眼睛,一邊聊著天)

chew * off +
咬掉,咬斷
The dog chewed off the man’s fingers. (那隻狗咬斷該男子的手指)

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carry away; cast about/around/round for; cast aside; cast off

carry away
(某人) 興奮得失去控制,激動得不知所措,得意忘形。都以 be/get carried away 的型態出現。
There’s far too much money – I got carried away. (這麼多的錢 - 我激動得不知所措)
Let’s not get carried away. The deal could still fall through. (我們先別得意忘形,交易仍可能失敗)

cast about/around/round for +
搜尋,四處尋找;試圖找出,試圖想出
They’re casting about for support. (他們正到處尋找支援)
She was casting around for people to help her. (她四處找人幫她)
He cast round desperately for something to say. (他搜索枯腸找話說)

cast * aside +
拋棄;丟掉
He cast her aside. (他把她拋棄了)
She has cast her old friends aside. (她把老朋友都撇在一邊)
As soon as he got a new cellphone, he cast aside the old one. (他一有了新手機,就把舊的扔掉了)

cast * off +
擺脫;拋棄
His hometown is still trying to cast off its dull image. (他的家鄉仍在努力擺脫其單調沈悶的形象)

cast off
(船舶) 解纜啟航
The ship was scheduled to cast off at 10 a.m. (這艘船定於早上十點啟航)

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build around; build in; build into; build on; bulk up

build * around
圍繞;以 … 為中心
His whole campaign was built around fighting injustice. (他的整個競選活動以打擊不公不義為主軸)

build * in
(通常用被動態) 使成為組成部分
The difficulties seem to be built in. (困難似乎無法避免)

build into +
(通常用被動態) 使成為組成部分;使成為不可分割的一部份
The difficulties are built into the work. (做這項工作必然會碰到困難)
Security has been built into the project. (這項計畫勢必會有安全上的問題)
The rate of pay was built into his contract. (工資率已訂入他的合約)
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breed out; brick in; brick up; buckle down; buckle under; buckle up

breed * out +
在人工繁殖過程中消除 (某種特性、特徵等)
Cruelty and aggression have not yet been bred out of these animals. (殘忍和侵略性還未能在這些動物的人工繁殖過程中消除)

brick * in +
用磚堵住
The windows were all bricked in. (窗戶全用磚堵起來了)

brick * up +
用磚堵住
We bricked up a window/doorway/fireplace to prevent draughts. (我們用磚把窗戶/門口/壁爐堵住以防止進風)

buckle down
開始認真工作或努力做某事 (與 knuckle down 同義)
We had to buckle down and study for the exam. (我們必須開始好好唸書準備考試)

buckle under
屈服,屈從 (與 knuckle under 同義)
We didn’t like the ideas, but had to buckle under or face the sack. (我們不喜歡這些構想,但不得不屈從,否則將面臨被解雇的命運)

buckle up
(在汽車、飛機等上) 繫好安全帶
The passengers were told to buckle up before take-off. (乘客被告知起飛前繫好安全帶)

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