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I’m sorry: my work isn’t good because I had to finish it off quickly and dash
to the airport!
Arrivare a capire, comprendere
It suddenly dawned on me that it might be too late.
Smorzarsi, ridursi di intensità
The notes died away and they all clapped.
The sound of the fugitive’s footsteps gradually died away.
Decrescere, diminuire, ridursi
Arnold was furious about Jane’s behaviour, but his anger soon died down.
Scientists say that the dinosaurs died out millions of years ago.
Nowadays, courtship is a custom which is beginning to die out.
Mangare ingozzandosi, trangugiare
Richard was starving so he dug in when the food arrived.
I had to dig into the pockets to find the keys.
Riportare alla luce, portare a galla
Mary eventually dug up the truth about his shady past.
The labourer was worn out and dozed off on the carpet.
Andare per le lunghe, trascinarsi
The dispute dragged on for years.
Fare confessare, scucire
Drag out of
The police dragged a confession out of the criminal.
The days are beginning to draw in.
The old speaker drew the speech out for over an hour.
Don drew up the final list of all the
The police is trying to draw up the
William drew up on his childhood
experience to write the screenplay of his last film.
Stilare un documento, preparare un contratto
The contract was drawn up by the landlord’s solicitor.
A staff of lawyers drew the trade agreement up.
Fermarsi di un veicolo
The bus drew up at the stop and people started getting off.
Sognare qualcosa di irraggiungibile
So you’re thinking to go out with Dorothy… dream on, dream on!
Ed's an expert at having unusual ideas… recently he has dreamt up a weird
Scoprire qualcosa nel passato di qualcuno
To dredge up
The newspapers dredged up details of his childhood and his affair with the
Vestire bene, mettersi in tiro
Sheila’s getting used to dressing down for informal parties.
Rimproverare, dare una lavata di capo
Larry was dressed down by the teacher for being late.
Perdersi di vista
Where's Frank... he has drifted apart in the crowd.
I was worn out and so I drifted off to sleep.
Finire di bere
Let’s drink up… it’s very late and they are closing.
Andarsene in auto
Sheila slammed the door shut and drove off without saying a word.
Fare una visita, una capatina, un’improvvisata
Drop by, Drop in
So, Mandy… drop by and pick up that book sometime.
On his way home Sam dropped in at the office to see Sharon.
Lasciare gli studi prima di avere finito
Edith dropped out of school and went straight to get William hitched.
Ted is going to London to drum up business for the new collection.
Smettere di bere alcohol
The wino eventually dried out, after spending ten months in a clinic for
Asciugare, finire di lavare i piatti
Richard, be a darling and dry up for me… will you?
Smettere di parlare ininterrottamente
Kelly never stops talking: she’s a motormouth… I do wish she’d dry up!
Perdere il filo, interrompersi bruscamente
All my ideas and inspiration have dried up!
Evitare di fare
qualcosa, tirarsi indietro
C'mon Bob... you can't duck out of your responsibilities!
Your report is too detailed… let’s dumb it down!
Rimuginare, soffermarsi su qualcosa
Dwell on, Dwell upon
You made a blunder, Kim, but there's no reason to dwell on it.
David eased off the accelerator to slow down.
The teacher asked us to ease up for a break because she was too stressed.
Mangiare fuori, andare al ristorante
Jo, I'm too tired to cook tonight… why don't we eat out?
Dan and Pat couldn't be bothered to cook, so they ate out.
Finire di mangiare
Joan, if you don't eat up your steak, ask the waiter for a doggy bag.
All the students egged Bob on when he started arguing.
Fare durare il più possibile
We have to eke out our income because money is never enough.
Gettarsi in un’impresa
Embark on, Embark upon
Richard embarked on a new master degree last month.
Genny has embarked upon a completely new job.
Riuscire ad arrivare
We got completely lost and ended up in the wrong direction.
Fare qualcosa di non pianificato
Ed, you're working too hard... take it easy or you'll end up in the hospital!
Enter for, Enter upon
Tricia entered for the local championship.
Freddy had entered upon a crazy love affair with Dan’s wife.
Guardare attentamente, con grande interesse
The guy eyed Mary up, showing his sexual interest in her.
Accettare fatti sgradevoli responsabilmente
Face up to
Many people find it hard to face up to the fact that they are loser.
You can't pretend that it’s all right, Albert… sooner or later, you'll have to
face up to the truth!
Perdere tempo, non concludere nulla
Faff about, Faff around
Peter, I wish you'd stop faffing about (faffing around) and start working!
Dorothy stopped talking and fell back on the bed.
Fall back on
We can’t always fall back on Edward to drive us to the sea.
Poor you, Dan… Sharon falls for the most expensive jewellery!
Infatuarsi di una persona
It’s a period of loneliness in Sandra’s life: she’s fallen for her shrink.
Capire, comprendere a fondo
For years I’ve been trying to fathom out Nancy’s points of view.
Her shilly-shally behaviour fazed Peter out.
Cercare a tastoni
Feel about for
Sharon had to feel about in the dark for the door-handle.
Avere voglia, sentirsi in un certo modo
I feel like a drink.
Going out? Oh no, I don’t feel like it.
Sentirsi (in grado) di fare qualcosa
Feel up to
Joan, I know the accident was a terrible shock… do you feel up to driving?
I am sick… I don't think I feel up to going out to
Investigare, ricercare, arrivare a scoprire con difficoltà
Both Mary and I had to eat some nasty food ferretted out at the local
The police affirmed that anything
suspicious would be ferretted out very quickly.
The shrewd journalist managed to ferret out the truth about the
It was so hard to get rid of the cold: it took two weeks to fight it off!
Vicky managed to fight the creep off and ran away.
Comprendere, trovare una risposta logica
For a long time I couldn't understand that problem, but I finally figured it
I can't figure Janet out: sometimes she's friendly, sometimes she’s not.
Completare un modulo
Tom filled in the application form and mailed it.
Sostituire un persona in un lavoro
Fill in for
The maths teacher is ill and we don’t know who's going to fill in for him.
If you won’t tell me I’ll find it out by myself.
I’ll finish off the report after dinner.
Has the chocolates been finished off yet?
Avere tempo sufficiente
I don't have time to fit in another dinner this week.
Trovarsi bene socialmente
Fit in with
You really fit in well with the group!
Decidere qualcosa, fissare
Frank fixed up an appointment for Kevin to see a specialist.
Diminuire fino ad esaurrsi, svanire
boom of the last few years fizzled
out a couple of months ago.
Mandy, can you flesh out your account with more details?
Far girare, girarsi
A strong wind flipped over the pages of Barry’s newspaper.
If you don’t want to go there you can always fob them off with some excuse!
The junk dealer was fobbing Frank off with a worthless replica.
Andare a zonzo, sprecare tempo in giro
Jack loves drinking and fooling around with the girls he meets at the pub.
Patricia couldn't persuade Dan to fork out on a life of ease.
Why fork out for a minicab when there's a good bus service?
Uscire di testa
Fiona’s a prissy little girl: she freaked out when she saw me stripped to the
Fuck about, Fuck around
Ed's fucking about (fucking around) all day… a real lazybones!