fit in; fit into; fit up; fix up; fizzle out; flag down; flag up; flake out; flame out; flame up

fit in
適應;適合;(跟...) 合得來
I didn't fit in with the other people working there so I left and found another job.

fit * in +
(有足夠的時間) 應付,處理,做某事;(有足夠的空間) 可以容納,裝得下
I didn't have time to fit in another appointment.

fit into +
(使) 適合,(使) 符合
Their ideas didn't fit into our plans.

fit * up +
陷害;給 (某人) 羅織罪名
The police fitted him up for dealing drugs.

fit * up
They fitted us up with the latest IT.

fix * up +
修復,裝修,翻新 (房子)
My neighbors are fixing their house up.

fix * up +
He fixed up an appointment for me to see a specialist.

fizzle out
最終失敗;終成泡影;毫無結果 (尤指順利開始以後)
The campaign started well, but fizzled out when they ran out of money.

flag * down +
揮旗或揮手示意...停車 (或...車停下來);招手攔 (車)
The police officer flagged the car down because it didn't have its headlights on.

flag * up +
提出 (某問題);凸顯 (某問題的重要性)
We should flag up working conditions at the meeting.

flake out
累得睡著了;(因疲倦而) 很快入睡
I worked till midnight then flaked out.

flame out
(公司、企業等) 倒閉
The company flamed out in the recession.

flame up
The wood flamed up in the fire.


drown in; drown out; drum into; drum out; drum up; duck out of; duff up; dumb down; dwell on/upon

drown * in
They drown the food in sauce.

drown * out +
(聲音) 壓過,蓋過
The music drowned out the sound of the phone ringing.

drum * into
They drum all the traps into you before the test, so you can't go wrong.

drum * out
They drummed the minister out when she was caught lying.
The minister was drummed out of her post for lying. (與 of 連用的被動態比較常用)

drum up +
They are trying to drum up support for the referendum.

duck out of +
避開;逃避 (計畫做或答應做的事情)
He ducked out of helping us last night.

duff * up +
He was duffed up in a night club last night.

dumb * down +
使...過於簡單化;(為了大眾化而) 降低素質
Television has been dumbing down the news for years.

dwell on/upon +
The programme dwelled on little other than the scandal.
She dwelt upon the economic situation in her speech.


chew out; chew over; chew up; chicken out; chill out; chime in; chip away at; chip in; choose up

chew * out +
They chewed him out for being late.

chew * over +
仔細考慮;反覆思考 (某問題等)
He asked for a few days to chew the matter over before he made a final decision.

chew * up +
The dog chewed up my shoe.

chew * up +
(在機器裡面) 弄壞,破壞 (某物)
The video chewed my CD up.

chicken out
I chickened out of the bungee jumping when I saw how high it was.

chill out
放鬆 (一下)
I'm staying at home and chilling out this evening.

chime in
插嘴 (表示同意某人)
If it's OK, I'd like to chime in because I think it's a good idea.

chip away at +
They have been chipping away at his reputation ever since he took office.

chip in
湊錢 (捐獻,捐助)
Everybody chipped in to pay the bill.

chip in
If I could chip in, there are a couple of issues I'd like to raise.

choose up
We chose up to play the game.

choose * up +
We chose up teams before the game.


black out; blank out; blare out; blast off; blaze away; bliss out; block in

black out
He blacked out and collapsed on the floor.

black out
(燈光) 熄滅
Everything blacked out when the power supply failed.

blank * out +
The email addresses were blanked out in the documents shown to the court.

blank out
I was so nervous in the interview that I just blanked out and couldn't answer their questions properly.

blare out
發出 (吵雜、刺耳的聲音);播出 (大聲的音樂)
The music was blaring out and I couldn't get to sleep.

blast off
(太空船、火箭) 發射升空
The space shuttle blasted off on schedule yesterday.

blaze away
連續 (對...) 開槍射擊
The shooters blazed away at the pheasants.

bliss out
(身心) 高度放鬆;欣喜若狂
I blissed out on the beach all week.

block * in
停車堵住 (某人的汽車)
I couldn't drive here this morning because someone had blocked me in.

block * in +
著 (深) 色
He blocked in the events in his calendar.


while away; whip out; whip through; whip up; whisker away; white out; wig out

while * away +
混 (時間);打發 (時間)
We whiled a couple of hours away playing computer games.

whip * out +
迅速取出或抽出 (某物);快速或突然說出 (某事)
The police officer whipped out her radio and called for back-up.

whip through +
迅速完成 (工作);很快做完 (某事)
She whipped through the task.

whip * up +
很快地做出 (食物等)
We got back late and whipped up dinner.

whip * up +
攪拌 (食物)
I whipped up the egg whites.

whip * up +
The boss tried to whip up some support for her new policies.

whisk * away +
迅速移走、帶走 (某人);迅速拿走 (某物)
The police whisked the minister away when the trouble started.

white * out +
用修正液或立可白塗改或塗掉 (字跡)
Could you pass the white-out? I need to white this mistake out.

wig out
He wigged out when he heard that he had failed.


tide over; tidy up; tie back; tie down; tie in; tie up; tighten up

tide * over
幫 (某人) 克服困難,使 (某人) 暫時度過 (難關、危機等)
This NT$5,000 will have to tide me over until I get paid.

tidy * up +
整理 (房子、房間),使整潔
I tidied up my bedroom because it was a complete mess.

tie * back +
(用繩、線) 繫到後面,繫起來
She tied her hair back before playing tennis.

tie * down +
(用繩、線) 繫住,捆住,拴緊 (某物或某人)
They tied him down to stop him escaping.

tie * down
束縛 (某人),限制 (某人)
Marriage ties you down.

tie * down +
牽制,箝制 (警察、軍隊或敵人) -- 通常用於被動態
The army were tied down with the rebellion and couldn't help.

tie in
與 (某事) 一致;與...相吻合;與 (某物) 相連
The theory ties in with what the police have been saying.

tie * up +
When we dock, make sure you tie the boat up.

tie * up +
纏住 (某人) 使其無法做某事;佔用 (某物) 而影響或阻礙其運作
Work has tied me up all week.

tie * up +
捆、綁 (某人或某物),把 (某物) 捆緊、綁緊
I tied up my shoelaces.

tie * up +
阻塞,堵住 (道路等)
The convoy tied up the road for an hour.

tighten * up
(使) 控制得更緊、更嚴格;(使) 加強
They're tightening up security for the president's visit.


set in; set off; set out; set up; settle down; settle for; settle in

set in
(壞天氣或不好的季節) 開始,來臨
Winter has set in; it's started snowing.

set * off +
Terrorists set off a car bomb in the city centre last night. Fortunately, no one was hurt or killed.

set * off +
觸發 (警報);引起 (機械反應)
The smoke set the fire alarm off.

set off
We set off for work at seven-thirty.

set * off +
抵銷 (債務),使平衡
The company set off its overseas debts against its profits at home.

set * out +
The figures are set out in the council's annual report.

set out
The explorers set out for the South Pole yesterday morning.

set * up
My mom set me up with her friend's son.

set * up
I don't think he killed those men. Somebody set him up.

set up +
安排 (約會,會議,會面等)
I set up an appointment with my doctor at 3:30 this afternoon.

set * up +
安裝 (軟體、設備等)
The technician set up the computer network perfectly.

set * up +
設立,開辦,創辦,創立 (公司,組織,機構等)
They set up a dot com company, floated it a couple of years later on the Stock Exchange and made an absolute fortune.

settle down
After years of partying and drinking, she finally got married and settled down.

settle for +
We were upset not to win and had to settle for the second prize.

settle in
(使) 習慣於...;(使) 適應於...
It took him a while to settle in when he moved to Japan.


run after; run against; run along; run in; run into; run on

run after +
追趕,追逐 (某人,某物)
The police ran after the guy who'd stolen it, but he was too fast for them.

run after +
追求 (異性)
He was running after her for ages but never managed to get a date.

run against +
(美) 與 (某人) 在競選中角逐
Gore ran against Bush in the 2000 elections in the U.S.A.

run against +
Opinion is running against his policies and he has very little support.

run along
走開,離開 (常用作祈使句)
They kept disturbing him, so he told them to run along and leave him in peace.
Run along, I'm busy now.

run * in +
逮捕;把 (某人) 帶回警局偵訊
They ran him in last night.

run * in +
(小心地) 駕駛新車 (以免損壞引擎)
She ran the car in for a thousand miles.

run in
We ran in and chatted for an hour.

run * in +
把 (某物) 插入 (某物)
He ran a graph in next to the text.

run into +
I ran into my English teacher at the movies last night. She's so nice!

run into +
花費;累計達到 (某金額、數量)
The project has run into millions of dollars without any prospect of a return on this investment.

run on +
靠...運轉 、運行
The van runs on diesel.


pick up after; pick up on; pick yourself up; pig out; pile up; pin down; pin on; pin up

pick up after +
I always have to pick up after him because he leaves things all over the office.

pick up on +
My teacher picks up on any mistake I make and corrects me.

pick up on +
He's very quick to pick up on new trends.

pick up on +
The government has picked up on the reports in the media.

pick up on +
I'd like to pick up on the point that John made.

pick yourself up
It took him a long time to pick himself up after his wife left him.

pig out
The food was great, so I really pigged out.

pile * up +
(使) 堆積,(使) 積壓
The child piled up the bricks until they fell over.

pin * down +
要 (某人) 做出決定,要 (某人) 表態,要 (某人) 採取行動,要 (某人) 遵守 (諾言)
I've asked him to set a date, but he's a hard man to pin down and won't give a definite answer.

pin * down +
確切說明 (某事物) 的性質,明確說明 (某事物);查明,認出 (某人或某事物)
The government can't pin down where the leak came from.

pin * on
把 (罪責、責任等) 加在 (某人) 身上
The police tried to pin the crime on him.

pin * up +
把 (某物) (用針、別針等) 固定在牆壁或其他垂直表面上
I pinned the notice up on the board.