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He just tagged along with us to go to Helen’s party, even if nobody
A graphic was tagged onto the end of the presentation in a careless
Tail away, tail off
The number of visitors tails away in wintertime.
I heard her voice tailing off.
Mettersi in ghingheri
loves tarting herself
up by putting on make-up, jewellery and fashionable clothes.
People were torn apart when news of the act of terrorism spread over
Ridurre in frantumi
Ethnic rivalries are going to tear modern country apart.
Buttare gił, demolire
They tore down the old country house and build a new block.
Ed tore into Sandy, accusing her of trying to destroy his life.
Mandy tore off his clothes carelessly went to bed.
Strappare, fare a pezzi
Fiona tore Chuck’s letters up and throw them away.
Harry, your offer it’s certainly something well worth thinking about.
Riflettere attentamente su qualcosa
I will think it over and let you know.
Considerare le possibili soluzioni
I told you, Ted… your plan failed because you hadn't thought it
Sheila’s has a special talent for thinking up excuses for not working.
A tip: don’t throw away a chance.
I threw out all the junk to make some space in the room.
Albert, this food smells… you'd better throw it out.
The thug was drunk and the bouncer threw him out.
Cindy got food poisoning and she threw up in the night.
How’s life? Just ticking over.
Riporre, mettere via
I’ve to tidy away my clothes and put all the things in the
place where they belong!
Finire, portare a termine
The meeting finished and Gwen tidied up the report in a moment.
Tie in with
All the facts ties in very well with what Harris said.
The Prime Minister tried to tone down what he had said.
Dare il tocco finale
It had been such a nice day and a good dinner would top it off nicely.
Shall I top up your drink?
Top up the tank with petrol, please.
Seguire le tracce
The police are trying to track down the facts.
Sfruttare a proprio vantaggio
You’ll always find someone who’s willing to trade on your generosity,
and never offer anything in return.
I traded in my old car for a new convertible.
Jack traded off the new client for a rise.
Trarre a proprio vantaggio
Trade on, Trade upon
Stop it Paul! You’re always trading on my generosity in an unfair way.
Vendere per comprare qualcosa di pił costoso
People are trading up to larger homes before prices rise again.
Discutere nei dettagli fino ad una conclusione
have to discuss about the situation thoroughly until we reach an
agreement... we've to trash it out.
Inciampare, incespicare, impappinarsi parlando
over something; trip up something
Sally tripped over the carpet
I was tripping over my words in
the frenzy to tell Mia I loved her.
attention you don't trip up on the step!
Cercare di ottenere il risultato sperato
So, Bill… are you trying for that job in the new branch of the company?
Provare abiti, indossare
Peter tried the jacket on before he bought it.
I know Sally… she tries it on in order to find out how badly she can
before I become angry.
Cercare di imbrogliare
Try on with
The swindler tried it on with the old lady by saying that he needed
money for his poor family.
They went out to try out the new Thai restaurant.
Consumare, finire, esaurire
Tom, don't use up all the drinks: we need some tonight for the party.
I’ve to be grateful to you… you urged me up to react!
Rinnovare, rendere pił interessante
To make the album seem newer they've vamped it up with some new
Belinda decided to vamp it up in a nude-look dress.
Bill couldn't afford to go out, so he begin to veg out all day staying
The person who waited on us was impolite, so we didn’t want to pay.
Fiona was tired of waiting for the bus, so she took a minicab.
Rimanere svegli in attesa
Wait up for
Don’t wait up for me, mum… I’ll be very late!
Sam wakes up around 5 AM each day to go working.
Comprendere la veritą, divenire consapevoli
In the end Phil woke up and realized that Deb only wanted him for his
Abbandonare qualcuno, mollare
Walk out on
Kim treated Sally badly, but he never thought she’d walk out on him.
Volere uscire da una relazione, da un contratto
Jack wanted out of his marriage.
Sam, I’m sorry… I want out of this deal, I want all my money back.
Riscaldare un cibo pronto
We’re hungry… let’s warm the soup up!
Riscaldarsi prima di fare sport
Our team warmed up an hour before the match.
Trascinare via, travolgere
The harbour was washed away in the storm last night.
Lavare piatti e pentole
Ruth is getting used to washing up the dishes before she goes.
Watch out for
There's a school here, Dan… watch out for children crossing the street.
Vegliare su qualcuno
The tutor watched over the students to make sure that they behaved in
The draft bill has been watered down in response to pressure by labor union.
Erodere, consumare lentamente
The beautiful lawn has been worn away by people walking across it.
The nightshift has worn me down.
Gwen’s monologue wore down the patience of all of us.
Finire di avere effetto
The painkiller wore off and my wisdom tooth started hurting.
Usare fino alla fine
Brenda put the some jeans on so many times that she wore it out.
I feel exhausted… I had terrible week and it wore me out.
Utilizzare qualcosa di vecchio, trito e ritrito
You hear those grannies wheeling out the same old complaints we’d heard
The presenter often used to wheel out the some old jokes to entertain
Uscire di testa
Ed wigged out when he found his wifey in bed with his best friend.
The wind whipped Richard’s hat off.
Tirare fuori all’improvviso, rapidamente
The serial killer felt he was nearing his end and whipped out a gun.
Raccogliere soldi, fare una colletta
Bruce’s whipping round to raise enough money for the poor.
Fare di corsa
The mechanic whipped through the tuning in a matter of minutes.
Emma was whipping up some cream to go with the chocolate.
The politician whipped up the crowd with a sharp speech.
Domandare qualcosa senza avere speranze
Sue reminded Ben that he still owes her money, but I think she can
Mollare, lasciare perdere per insicurezza
Ed was going to do a base-jump but he wimped out at the last minute.
Greg has told me that he’s going to wind down in the country this
Let’s wind up the coffee break…. It’s getting late.
Ed’s boss told him to wise up or he'd lose his job.
Those who think that alcoholism is harmless should wise up.
Rimuovere lo stress, il peso superfluo
Mandy goes to the gym to work off the stress.
Many scientists are working on genetic research.
Terminare bene, finire positivamente
Fortunately it all worked out in the end.
Trovare una risposta, una soluzione
It was a very strange situation and Jason wasn’t able to work it out.
Allenarsi, esercitare I muscoli
I’m getting used to going to the gym to work out.
Fiona wrapped up the present and then put a greetings card on it.
Vestirsi bene contro il freddo, coprirsi
It's very cold, Joan… wrap up, wear enough clothes to keep warm.
We've been talking about it for hours… let’s to wrap the discussion up!
Considerare non valido, di poco conto
After making trouble Ted was written off by the group as a failure.
Frank wrote out the instructions of the new telly for Sheila.
Stendere in modo defninitivo, redarre
Becky spent years doing research for her paper and months writing it
The old man yelled out with pain: “Help me!”.
Fiona tried to resist, but in the end she yielded to temptation and ate
Garantire, farsi garante
I can youch for Ed's honesty: I've known him for years.
Zero in on
Computers help missile to zero in on their targets.
The camera zoomed in on Sandy’s smile.
Crollare nel sonno
Norman was so tired that he zonked out as soon as he got home.