stitch together; store up; stretch out; stretch to

stitch * together +
(英) 匆忙完成;草草應付
They stitched together an agreement to form a coalition government. (他們匆匆達成籌組聯合政府的協議)
The company is likely to stitch together some sort of business deal to avoid competition. (這家公司很可能會為了避免競爭而匆忙達成某種商業交易)

store * up +
儲存,儲藏,儲備
The government has been training an army and storing up arms. (政府一直在訓練軍隊和儲備武器)

store * up +
(通常指為轉告他人而) 記住,牢記
Tom will listen in to their conversations and store it all up to tell me later. (湯姆會偷聽他們的談話,記住所有內容,然後告訴我)

stretch out
舒展四肢躺下
Mary got home and stretched out on the sofa. (瑪麗回家後攤開四肢舒舒服服地躺在沙發上)

stretch to +
盡量湊足 (某數目或金額)
Sam: How much money do you want to borrow? (山姆:你想借多少錢?)
Tom: Could you stretch to 50,000 NT dollars? (湯姆:你能湊到台幣五萬嗎?)

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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)

spiff * up +
裝飾,打扮
Amy has really spiffed up her wardrobe since she started her new job. (開始新的工作之後,艾美的衣著一直都是光鮮亮麗)

spike up
急遽增加、上升或提高
The jobless rate in May spiked up to a ten-year high. (五月份的失業率上升至十年來最高)
Interest rates spiked up after the news. (新聞報導後利率急遽上揚)

spin around/round
(英) 迅速轉身,猛轉回頭
Paul spun around to see what had happened. (保羅快速轉身去看看發生了什麼事)
Michael spun round when I called his name. (當我叫他的名字時,麥可猛轉回頭)

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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)

sock * in +
因惡劣天氣而停止某一地區所有交通和車輛移動
The fishing village was socked in all week with heavy/thick fog. (因為濃霧,這個漁村的交通停頓了一整個禮拜)
The airport's been socked in because of the dense fog. (機場因大霧而關閉)

speak to +
談論 (某事)
I could not speak to the details of the new investigation. (我不能談論新調查的細節)

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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)

sneeze at +
輕視。通常用於否定句,即 not sneeze at (不可輕視,值得考慮)
A five percent pay raise means an extra 2,000 NT dollars per month, which is not to be sneezed at! (加薪 5% 意味每月多出台幣兩千元的收入,這可不是一筆小數目!)

snuggle up
舒適地依偎,躺下
We snuggled up and went to sleep. (我們躺下來睡覺)

snuggle up to +
舒適地依偎
The children snuggled up to their mother to get warm. (孩子們緊緊地依偎在母親身邊取暖)

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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)

sleep out
在戶外睡覺
It's so hot tonight so we've decided to sleep out in the garden. (今晚太熱了,所以我們決定到外面花園去睡)

sleep out
夜不歸宿,不在家裡過夜
Mary and her husband are always going to clubs and seem to sleep out nearly every night. (瑪麗和她先生老是上夜店,幾乎每個晚上都不在家裡過夜)

sleep together
(兩人) 睡在一起,發生性關係
I don't think Amy and Randy sleep together any more. (我認爲艾美和蘭迪兩人已不在一起了)

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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)

shave * from
自...削掉 (薄薄的一層)
I shaved a few millimeters from the bottom of the window, so that it would open. (我把窗戶的底部削掉了幾毫米,這樣窗戶就能打開了)

shop around
貨比三家,多問幾家比較後選購
When you're buying air tickets, you should always shop around for the best deal. (買機票時,你得多問幾家才能買到最便宜的票)

shore * up +
支撐
Those walls have had to be shored up. (那些圍牆須用支柱支撐)
The central bank is trying to shore up Taiwan Dollar to stop it from sliding further. (央行正在設法支撐台幣以防止進一步貶值)

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sack out; scratch around for; seek out; set on/upon

sack out
上床睡覺 (go to bed)
It's late - I'm going to sack out. (不早了,我要上床睡覺了)

scratch around for +
四處搜尋
The press is really scratching around for stories this week. (新聞界這個星期一直很努力地到處找新聞)

seek * out +
(尤指費時地) 找出,查出,尋找
It took me ages to seek the answer out. (我花了很久的時間才找到答案)

set on/upon +
攻擊;襲擊
Jack was set on by a vicious dog. (約翰遭到一隻惡犬的攻擊)

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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)

round * off +
圓滿完成 (或結束);把尖角磨圓
She rounded off the tour with a concert at Taipei Arena. (她在台北小巨蛋舉行的音樂會圓滿地結束了這次巡迴演出)
He rounded off the edges with a piece of sandpaper. (他用砂紙將邊緣磨圓)

round * out +
完成 (某事)
More research is needed to round out the doctoral/master's thesis. (需要更多的研究來完成這篇博士/碩士論文)

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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)

roll off +
(用機器) 快速印出
This machine can roll off two books a minute. (這機器一分鐘可印兩本書)

rope into +
勸說 (某人) 幫忙;說服 (某人) 加入 (通常用被動態)
My son doesn't want to get roped into any more of your activities. (我兒子不想再被拉去參加你們的任何活動了)
We got roped into helping them set the stage up. (我們被拉去幫忙他們架設舞台)

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