strip of; strip off; strip out; swallow up

strip of +
剝奪 (某人) 的 (頭銜、獎項、職位等)
He was stripped of his knighthood after the scandal. (那項醜聞後他就被剝奪了騎士頭銜)
He was stripped of his honors after he was convicted of stealing from the company. (他被判定偷竊公司財物後就被剝奪了所有榮譽)

strip off
脫光
They stripped off and swam naked in the river. (他們脫光後在河裡裸泳)

strip * off +
脫掉 (一件衣服)
It was so hot that I stripped off my shirt. (天氣太熱,我脫掉了襯衫)

strip * out +
忽略不計 (某個具體數字或細節 ,以了解真正重要之處)
After stripping out property sales, the firm's operating profits dropped five percent. (若忽略不計出售的房地產,該公司的運營利潤下降了 5%)

strip * out +
全部去除
The engineer had to strip out all the old wiring and start again. (這位工程師不得不把舊有的線路全部拆除,從頭再來)

swallow * up +
吞掉;吞沒;併吞
An increasing amount of the countryside is being swallowed (up) by the town. (越來越多的鄉村地區被城鎮所吞沒)
Large companies have swallowed many small businesses up. (大公司已併吞了許多小企業)

swallow * up +
大量使用,大量奪走
The plan swallowed up all my money. (這項計畫把我所有錢都用光了)

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stretcher off; strip away; strip down; strip (down) to

stretcher * off +
(把受傷的運動員從比賽場上) 用擔架抬出去
James had been stretchered off with a broken leg. (詹姆斯的腿斷了,被用擔架從場上抬了出去)

strip * away +
(逐漸) 減少;(慢慢) 除去
If you strip away the rhetoric, their claims have no merit. (如果你拿掉這項說詞,那麼他們的主張就一文不值了)
We stripped away the old paint. (我們刮去了舊漆)

strip * down +
拆卸
John stripped the engine down and then couldn't put it together. (約翰把引擎拆開,卻無法把它再裝起來)

strip (down) to +
脫得只剩下...;把衣服脫到 (身體某部位)
He had to strip down to his underwear for his medical examination. (體檢時,他把衣服脫得只剩內衣)
The boy was stripped to the waist. (那位男孩被脫光上衣)

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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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