freeze out; freeze over; freeze up; freshen up; front for; front off; front onto; front out; front up; frown on/upon

freeze * out +
不讓...參加,排擠,排斥
They tried to freeze me out of the conversation.

freeze * out +
迫使退出、離職;逼走
After John was frozen out of the case, they hired a new lawyer.

freeze over
(湖泊、河流等水域) 結冰;冰封
The winter was very severe and the lake froze over.

freeze up
凍結;凍住了
The pipes all froze up so no water came through.

freeze up
(機器零件) 故障沒有作用了,不能運轉了
The gears had frozen up.

freeze up
(電腦) 當機
The computer froze up; it showed me the blue screen of death and I couldn't reboot.

freeze up
(因緊張而) 呆住,發楞;(因怯場或害怕而) 講不出話來
We froze up when we heard the window break.

freshen up
梳洗 (一下)
I'm going to the bathroom to freshen up before they arrive.

freshen * up +
添 (酒)
Here, let me freshen up your drink.

freshen * up +
使清新;使潔淨;使煥然一新
The magazine gives you tips on how to freshen up your home cheaply.

front for +
為...作掩護;為...作幌子;代表某人以掩護其非法活動
The solicitor fronts for a number of criminal gangs.

front * off +
對峙;對抗
The two guys fronted each other off, but someone managed to calm them down before it got out of hand.

front onto +
(建築物) 面向,朝向
My house fronts onto the main square.

front * out +
面對 (某人) 來迎戰批評或攻擊
He accused her of lying, but she fronted him out.

front * up +
(購買某物前) 預付 (款項)
She fronted up the money we needed.

frown on/upon +
對...表示不悅/不滿;不贊成;反對
He frowns on people making personal calls at work.
My mother has always frowned upon spending money needlessly.

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