Phrasal Verb Thesaurus
|abide by +||遵守，遵循 (協議、決定或規章)；信守 (承諾等)||
abide by the judge's decision. (參賽者必須服從裁判的裁決)
I will abide by my promise. (我會遵守諾言的)
|account for +||解釋；說明 (原因)||He could not account for his foolish mistake.|
|ache for +||渴望 (某人或某事)，渴求||I have been aching for true love all my life.|
|act on/upon +||按照...行動，根據...行事；對 ... 起作用，影響||
The police are acting on
These medical herbs are said to act upon the liver. (這些藥草據說對肝臟有作用)
|act * out +||扮演，表演；(在行為中) 表現出 (情緒)||
Let's act out
Don't take him seriously, he's just acting out. (別把他看得太認真，他只是在發洩情緒)
|act up (= play up)||調皮搗蛋，製造麻煩；(機器) 出毛病，發生故障||I think I need to take my car to the mechanic because it's acting up again.|
|add * on +||附加||You have to add the VAT on to the price. (你必須把增值稅也算在價格內)|
|add * up +||相加||
I added up
the receipts and it totaled $135.46.
Add these figures up and see what the total is.
|add up||說得通，言之有理，合乎情理||Her story doesn't add up. I think she is lying.|
|add * up to +||總計為，總共是||
added up to $325.00.
How quickly can you add these figures up to their total
|agree with +||(通常用於否定句或疑問句) 適合 (某人的身體或胃口)；贊同 (某事)；吻合，一致||
lobsters but unfortunately they don't agree with me.
John doesn't agree with giving money to beggars. (約翰不贊成給乞丐錢)
The verb agrees with its subject in number and person. (動詞在數和人稱方面必須與其主詞一致)
|aim at +||對...瞄準；以...為目標||The magazine is aimed at teenagers.|
|allow for +||考慮到，估計到；把...考慮或估計在內||You should allow for delays when planning a journey.|
|allow of +||容許；容許有 ... 的可能||
The rules don't
allow of any exceptions. (這些規定不容有任何例外)
The task is so urgent that it allows of no hesitation. (任務非常緊迫，不容遲疑)
|angle for + (= fish for)||拐灣抹角地打聽、謀取或想要獲得||He's been angling for an invitation, but I don't want him to come.|
|answer * back||頂嘴；回嘴||Her mother was shocked when she started answering her back and refusing to help.|
|answer for +||為 (問題或錯誤等) 負責||The government should be made to answer for their failure to sort out the problem.|
|answer for + (= speak for)||替代 (某人) 回答；代 (某人) 講話、發言；代 (某人) 說||I can answer for my partner because I know her position on this issue.|
|argue * down||駁倒||I argued Jack down fiercely. (我狠狠地把傑克駁得無話可說)|
|argue * out +||就 (不同意見) 進行辯論來找出解決之道||If we can't argue our differences out, we'll have to take them to court.|
|ask after +||問候 (某人)，問起...的健康情況||Mary rang earlier and asked after you, so I told her you were fine.|
|ask around||求助於他人||I have no idea, but I'll ask around at work and see if anyone can help.|
|ask * around/round||邀請 (某人) 到家裡來 (通常短暫時間)||We asked them around for dinner.|
|ask for + (後面通常接 it 或 trouble)||招惹 (麻煩等)||You're asking for trouble.|
|ask * in||請 (某人) 進來||'John's at the door.' 'Ask him in.'|
|ask * out||邀請 (某人) 外出 (約會、吃飯、看電影等)||
believe that Joe finally asked me out on a date!
I've been asked out to a concert on Saturday evening.
|ask * over +||邀請到家裡作客||Why don't we ask the Wangs over for dinner?|
|auction * off +||拍賣掉||They auctioned off their property as they were heavily in debt.|