pine away; pipe down; pipe up; pit against; pitch for; pitch in; pitch into; play along; play about/around; play at

pine away
因悲傷、壓力、擔心而憔悴;因疾病而衰弱
He's been pining away since his wife died and is a shadow of his former self.

pipe down
安靜下來
The lecturer asked the students to pipe down and pay attention.

pipe up
開始說話;開始高聲說話
At first, no one answered, then finally someone piped up.

pit * against
較量,對抗;使較量,使對抗
The war pitted neighbor against neighbor.

pitch for +
爭取 (工作,交易,生意等)
He pitched for the job, but they gave it to someone else.

pitch in
一起做起來;參與、投入某活動
We were behind schedule, but the others pitched in and we got it done in time.

pitch into +
嚴厲批評 (某人);攻擊 (某人)
The shareholders pitched into the management about their pay rises at the meeting.

play along
(為了使某人高興或得到自己想要的東西而) 假裝同意或接受 (某人,某觀點等)
I disagreed with the idea but I had to play along because everyone else liked it.

play about/around
(尤指本該做其他事情時) 胡鬧,瞎搞
The children were play around and being annoying.

play at +
把...不當一回事;對 (某事) 敷衍了事
He just plays at being a lawyer- he never wins a case.

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