hack up; head off; hear about; hear out; hem in

hack up +
猛烈地咳嗽而把喉嚨或肺部裡的痰等物咳出來
We frequently hacked up a lot of phlegm while we were ill. (我們生病時往往會咳出許多痰)
The cat was hacking up a hairball. (那隻貓咳出一團毛球)

hack * up +
(用刀或其他尖銳工具將某物) 砍、劈或剁成碎片、碎塊
He hacked the table up and burnt it. (他把桌子劈成碎片後將它燒掉)
The killer had hacked up the body. (兇手將屍體剁成碎塊)

head * off +
防止,阻止 (不好的情況發生)
The company is giving employees large raises to head off a strike. (公司將給員工大幅加薪以防罷工)

head * off +
迫使…改變方向
The father tried to head the dog off by running towards it. (這位父親朝著狗跑去,試圖把牠趕走)

head off
出發;離開
What time are you heading off? (你什麼時候出發?)
After work, we all headed off to clubs. (下班後我們全都去了夜店)

hear about +
得知,獲悉
Did you hear about Tom's birthday party? (你知道湯姆舉辦生日派對的事嗎?)

hear * out
聽 (某人) 說完
At least hear him out before making up our mind. (我們作決定之前至少先聽他說完)
I heard John out before I commented. (我在評論之前先聽約翰把話說完)

hem * in +
包圍,堵住 (某人);限制,約束 (某人)
A truck hemmed me in. (一部卡車擋住了我的去路)
Don't hem in your child with too many restrictions. (別給你的小孩太多的限制)

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