toss aside; total up; toughen up

toss * aside +
丟棄,拋棄
We tossed the proposal aside. (我們放棄了那項計畫)

total up
(把數字) 加起來;總計,合計
He taught me how to total up a row of figures very quickly. (他教我如何很快地把一行行數字加起來)
How much did the bill total up to? (帳單總計多少錢?)

toughen * up +
使堅強;使變結實;加強
The government wants to toughen up the existing drug laws/controls. (政府想要加強現有肅毒法律 / 對毒品的管制措施)
His time in the army certainly toughened him up. (軍旅生涯確實使他變得更堅強)

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tick over; tone in with; tone up

tick over
(英) (生意、工作或系統幾乎沒有進展地) 緩慢進行 (美式英語為 tick along)
They are keeping things ticking over until the manager returns. (在經理回來之前,他們做事都是慢吞吞的)
The business of the company has been ticking over for some time. (這家公司的生意已有一段時間都是停滯不前的)

tick over
(引擎) 空轉
He's left the car with the engine ticking over. (他離開了汽車,讓引擎空轉著)

tone in with +
(顏色) 相配
The blue of your scarf tones in with your jacket. (你的藍圍巾正好與夾克相配)

tone * up +
(通常指透過鍛鍊) 使 (身體部位) 更強健
This is a great exercise for toning up your stomach muscles. (這種鍛鍊對增強腹部肌肉大有好處)

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throw yourself at; throw yourself into; tick along

throw yourself at +
向 (某人) 獻媚;勾引 (某人)
Tom threw himself at Cindy but she wasn't interested. (湯姆勾引辛蒂,但她沒興趣)

throw yourself into +
投身於;積極從事
She's thrown herself into this new job. (她已積極地將心力投入這份新工作)

tick along
(美) (生意、工作或系統幾乎沒有進展地) 緩慢進行 (英式英語為 tick over)
We'll be able to keep things ticking along in the office until the boss gets back. (在老闆回來之前我們能夠維持辦公室工作基本運作)
The company ticked along while she was away on holiday. (她休假不在時,公司的事情幾乎都沒有進展)

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tap up; taper off; tense up

tap * up +
私下或違法接觸職業足球隊員來遊說他們跳槽
He was being tapped up by Real Madrid. (皇家馬德里隊正私下遊說他跳槽)

taper off
逐漸變小;逐步減弱
His voice tapered off as Jeff realized everyone was listening. (當傑夫意識到大家都在聽時,他的聲音就越來越小了)
Sales have gradually tapered off. (銷售額逐漸下滑)

tense up
(使) (身體或肌肉) 繃緊;(使) 變得僵直
Just relax, don't tense up. (放鬆點,身體別繃緊)
I could feel myself tense up as the teacher touched my neck. (當老師摸我脖子時,我能感覺到自己的身體繃緊了)

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talk around/round; talk at; talk through

talk * around/round
說服
John talked me around to accepting his point of view. (約翰說服我接受他的觀點)
It remains to be seen whether he can talk them around. (他是否能說服他們仍有待觀察)

talk around/round +
拐彎抹角地說;不著邊際地說
He just kept talking around the subject and never came to the point. (他只是不著邊際地說著這個主題,談話從來不得要領)

talk at +
(不顧對方反應而) 高談闊論;嘰哩呱啦地 (對某人) 說
She's always talking at me instead of with me. (她老是衝著我嘰哩呱啦地說個不停,從來不是與我交談)
You weren't talking to me, but you were talking at me! (你不是在跟我交談,而是一直都是你在說,根本不容我說!)

talk * through
向 (某人) 詳細說明或解釋
She talked me through the whole process of sending emails. (她向我詳細說明發送電子郵件的整個過程)

talk * through
討論 (某事的) 所有細節
It is very important to try and talk all the military options through. (盡力把所有可能採取的軍事手段都討論清楚是很重要的)

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take aback; take for; take through

take * aback
使 (某人) 大吃一驚
The news of his death really took me aback. (他死亡的消息著實令我大吃一驚)
They were a little taken aback at the directness of the question. (問題問得如此直接,令他們有點吃驚)

take * for
把 (某人) 看作是 (什麼樣的人)
What do you take me for? (= What sort of person do you think I am?) (你把我看作什麼人呢?)

take * through
為 (某人) 解釋,向 (某人) 說明
John took me through the procedures before we started. (在我們開始之前,約翰為我說明了所有程序)

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swear off; switch off; switch on; switch over to

swear off +
發誓不做,保證放棄,下決心戒除
After years of addiction, Paul swore off drugs completely. (上癮幾年後,保羅發誓徹底戒毒)
Cindy swore off alcohol after getting drunk at her friend's wedding. (辛蒂在她朋友的婚禮上喝醉後下定決心戒酒)

switch * off +
關閉 (開關)
John switched off the lights, locked the door and left. (約翰關燈、鎖門後離開)

switch off
不再關注,不再理睬
If Peter gets bored, he just switches off and looks out the window. (彼得覺得無聊時,就心不在焉地朝窗外看)

switch * on +
打開 (開關)
He switched on the lights when he entered the room. (他進入房間後打開電燈)

switch * on +
(通常不是發自內心地) 突然變得,突然裝出
When a customer walks in, Mary switches on the charm. (一有顧客走進來,瑪麗就馬上裝出一副親切可人的樣子)

switch over to +
轉換跑道;切換頻道,轉台
He played baseball for ten years before switching over to teaching. (他打了 10 年的棒球後轉換跑道去教書)
Shall we switch over to Channel 55? (我們轉到 55 台好嗎?)

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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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