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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slip down; slip through; sneeze at; snuggle up; snuggle up to

slip down
滑倒
My mother slipped down in the mall yesterday and hurt her ankle. (我媽媽昨天在賣場滑倒,摔傷了腳踝)

slip down
(液體) 容易喝下,一飲而盡
This wine slips down well enough. (這葡萄酒真好喝)
The medicine slipped down well, but tasted terrible. (這藥很容易喝下,但很難吃)

slip through
(使) 悄悄地獲得通過;(使) 瞞過
That new law escaped notice and slipped through yesterday. (那項新法令昨天未引起注意地悄悄獲得通過)
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sign off on; sit up; sleep out; sleep together

sign off on +
正式同意 (某事)
The CEO signed off on the plans to increase the number of foreign workers. (執行長正式同意增加外勞人數的計畫)

sit up
感興趣;驚訝
I sat up when he told me he was closing the company. (當他告訴我他將關閉公司時我感到驚訝)
The news that the president was taken ill suddenly really made us sit up. (總統突然病倒的消息著實讓我們大吃一驚)

sit up
坐直
I have told you many times to sit up straight. (我已經告訴你很多次要坐直)
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share in; share out; shave from; shop around; shore up

share in +
分享,分擔,參加
Five sons shared in the billionaire’s inheritance. (五個兒子分享了那個億萬富豪的遺產)
We shared in the responsibility for her misdeeds. (我們分擔她的罪責)
I will share in the activity. (我會參加那項活動)

share * out +
平均分配 (均分)
The boss shared the money out equally. (老闆均分了這筆錢)
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rub up against; run by

rub up against +
磨蹭,蹭來蹭去
My cat keeps on rubbing itself up against my leg. (我的貓老是在我的腿上蹭來蹭去)

run * by
向 (某人) 徵求對 (某事) 的看法;就 (某事) 請教 (某人);對 (某人) 說 (某事) (以聽取對方意見)
Cindy ran her ideas by me to see what I felt. (辛蒂跟我說了她的想法,想聽取我的意見)

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rough out; round down; round off; round out

rough * out +
勾勒,畫出…的輪廓;草擬,擬出…的梗概
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)
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rise above; rise up; rock up; roll off; rope into

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

rise up
反抗;起義
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
來到,到達
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)
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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 +
把…組裝在一起;裝配;組合
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)

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