Phrasal Verb Thesaurus
|call after+||以某人的名字來命名||He was called Tom after his uncle.|
|call * back||回電話；再次造訪||
Would you ask
your husband to call me back?
The salesman will call back later.
|call * down +||責備，斥責；對 (事物) 給予不好的評價||The supervisor called john down for his being late again.|
|call for +||要求 (某事)，叫 (某人) 來 (= ask for, demand)；需要 (= need, require)；去接 (某人) (= to collect someone)||
are calling for a general election.
This recipe calls for milk, not water.
I'll call for you at 10 o'clock.
|call * forth +||引起，喚起或使顯現出 (某種品格)||Danger can call forth a person's true characteristics.|
|call * in +||叫人到家裡維修東西或幫忙做某事；邀請某人到家中||We had to call in a plumber because the sink was leaking and I had no idea how to fix it.|
|call in +||(主英) 短暫訪問||I called in on Jenny on my way home because she's not very well at the moment and I wanted to see if she needed anything.|
|call * off +||取消||They called the picnic off because of the rain.|
|call * off +||下令停止；叫...走開||He called off the dogs when he saw it was his neighbor.|
|call on +||請求、要求 (協助)||The President called on the wealthy countries for financial aid after the floods destroyed much of the country's agriculture.|
|call on +||拜訪，造訪||Mark called on Naomi while he was in town.|
|call on +||請某人在會議上、婚禮上、聚會上或課堂上發言、回答問題等||Professor Tanzer called on Tim to answer the question.|
|call * on||向...挑戰；對 (某事的合法性、正確性等) 質疑||He called the speaker on several mis-statements of fact.|
|call * up +||打電話給某人||I called Sam up to see if he wanted to go to the movies.|
|call * up +||徵召...入伍||The army called up the reserve soldiers when the war broke out.|
|calm * down +||使安靜、平靜下來||You can calm the baby down by rocking her gently.|
|cancel * out +||相互抵銷||The airport taxes cancelled out the savings we had made on the flight tickets.|
|care for +||看護，照料 (病患、老人、動物等)||He cared for the bird until its wing healed.|
|care for +||喜歡，想要 (一般都用於否定具或疑問句)||I don't care for sour cream on my potato.|
|carry away||(某人) 興奮得失去控制，激動得不知所措，得意忘形。都以 be/get carried away 的型態出現。||
There's far too
much money - I got carried away. (這麼多的錢 － 我激動得不知所措)
Let's not get carried away. The deal could still fall through. (我們先別得意忘形，交易仍可能失敗)
|carry * forward +||把帳目賺入下頁或下期等；結轉||They carried forward their losses to the next financial year.|
|carry * forward +||使推進，使進展；使提高||They hope the new management will be able to carry the project forward.|
|carry * off +||贏得 (某物)||She carried off the first prize in the competition.|
|carry * off||(疾病) 奪去...的生命||Cancer carried him off a couple of years ago.|
|carry on +||繼續 (交談、玩遊戲、做事情等)||Please, carry on talking. I didn't mean to interrupt you.|
|carry on about +||持續地吵鬧、抱怨||He kept carrying on about how much money he makes.|
|carry on with +||繼續做；繼續進行||I want you to carry on with the project while I am out of town.|
|carry on with +||與 (某人) 有姦情，與...私通||He's been carrying on with someone at work for years.|
|carry * out +||實行，執行；完成||The secret agent carried out his orders exactly as planned.|
|carry * over +||下頁接續；稍後或日後某個時間再繼續；持續至某一時間點之後||The meeting carried over into lunch time.|
|carry * through +||成功地完成；把...進行到底；貫徹||They carried the reforms through despite the opposition.|
|cart * off +||(強行) 帶走 (某人 -- 通常是遭逮捕或被帶走關起來)||The police carted them off to question them.|
|cart * off +||(強行) 取走，拿走 (某物 -- 尤其是偷竊或未經允許)||The thieves carted off all the ticket receipts.|
|carve * out +||開拓 (事業)；提高 (地位)||She's carved out a career in photojournalism.|
|carve * up +||分割，劃分，瓜分||They carved the company up and sold a lot off.|
|carve * up||快速超車切入||The idiot carved us up and forced me to brake hard.|
|cash * in +||將股票、債券或賭場籌碼變現||They cashed in their bonds and spent the money on a holiday.|
|cash in on +||(利用…) 牟利||The opposition party are cashing in on the government's unpopularity.|
|cash * out +||非法侵入銀行帳戶或信用卡來竊取金錢||A hacker got my credit card details from my computer and cashed out a lot of money.|
|cash * out +||將某物兌換成現金||After winning, she cashed out her chips.|
|cash up||結算 (商店或公司當天的營業額)||After the shop closed, they have to cash up before they can go home.|
|cast about/around/round for +||搜尋，四處尋找；試圖找出，試圖想出||
casting about for support. (他們正到處尋找支援)
She was casting around for people to help her. (她四處找人幫她)
He cast round desperately for something to say. (他搜索枯腸找話說)
|cast * aside +||拋棄；丟掉||
her aside. (他把她拋棄了)
She has cast her old friends aside. (她把老朋友都撇在一邊)
As soon as he got a new cellphone, he cast aside the old one. (他一有了新手機，就把舊的扔掉了)
|cast * off +||擺脫；拋棄||His hometown is still trying to cast off its dull image. (他的家鄉仍在努力擺脫其單調沈悶的形象)|
|cast off||(船舶) 解纜啟航||The ship was scheduled to cast off at 10 a.m. (這艘船定於早上十點啟航)|
|cast * out +||把...趕走；驅逐；逐出||
After the scandal, John was
cast out of the company. (發生那樁醜聞後，約翰被公司開除了)
They cast him out because of his behavior. (由於他行為不當，他們把他趕走了)
|cast * up +||把...沖上岸||
A body was cast up last night. (昨晚有具屍體被沖上岸)
Pieces of rubbish are cast up all along the coast. (整個海岸都是被沖上來的垃圾)
|cast * up +||計算；把 (數字) 加起來||Please cast up these numbers for me. (請替我把這些數字加起來)|
|catch at +||抓住、握住 (某物)||She caught at (= get or take hold of) my sleeve as I was leaving and said she needed to talk to me.|
caught on after a few minutes.
Everyone else realized what was happening, but it took John ages to catch on.
|catch on||流行起來；受歡迎||Many critics were shocked when techno caught on in the clubs.|
|catch * out||發現或識破某人說謊 (或做壞事)||He caught me out when he checked my story with my previous employer.|
|catch * out||使某人陷入或困於意外和困難的情況 (通常用於被動態)||We were caught out in the storm.|
|catch * up +||趕上 (某人，某事物)||
I will never
catch up. I am too behind in my work.
I was ill for a week and now I've got to catch up on the work I missed.
|catch * up +||趕上，追上 (前面的人)||He started well, but I caught him up on the third lap.|
|catch up in +||(被) 捲入或陷入...之中 (通常用被動態，即 be/get caught up in)||
Rob got caught
up in a clash between protesters and the police. (羅伯被困在抗議民眾與警方的衝突之中)
Mary was caught up in the anti-nuclear movement. (瑪麗投身於反核運動)
|catch up on + (= catch up with)||做先前就該做的事情||I'm going home to catch up on my sleep.|
|catch up on +||(在一段時間未見面後再度聚首) 與老友一起追憶往事||I hadn't seen her for years, so we spent the afternoon catching up on old times.|
|catch up on +||趕上流行、趨勢||I need to catch up on world events. I haven't seen the news in ages.|
|catch up with + (= catch up on)||做先前就該做的事情||I'm going home to catch up with my sleep.|
|catch up with +||趕上，追上；學習許多人都已經會的新事物||
I had to run to
catch up with the others.
My mother's trying to catch up with computers.
|catch up with +||負面的事情開始產生影響||His criminal behavior is starting to catch up with him.|
|catch up with +||處罰長期以來一直不守規定或違法的人||The tax authorities caught up with me for not submitting my tax returns.|
|cater for +||為...提供服務；滿足...的需要||The college caters for students of all ages.|
|cater to +||投合，迎合 (通常指不好的願望、需要等)||The film caters to the audience's worst instincts.|
|cave in||(使) 坍塌，(使) 塌陷||The roof caved in because of the weight of the snow.|
|cave in||屈服，投降，讓步||The government has refused to cave in despite the protests and demonstrations.|
|chalk * out +||用粉筆畫出或標出||He went into the toilets to chalk a line out.|
|chalk * up +||贏得、獲得 (成就、勝利、利潤等)||The company has chalked up its highest ever profits.|
|chalk * up to||(將問題) 歸因於||They chalked the poor sales up to the lower numbers of tourists visiting this year.|
|chance on/upon +||偶然發現 (某物)||I chanced upon a very rare book in car boot sale (把物品陳列在汽車行李箱的舊貨販賣會) and bought it for 65 pounds.|
|change over to +||改用；改做||When did the UK change over to the metric system?|
|charge * up +||(給...) 充電||I need to charge my phone up- the battery's dead.|
|charge * with||以 (某罪名) 指控或控告 (某人)||She was arrested in customs last night and has been charged with smuggling.|
|chase * down +||追捕；追求；追逐||The press chased us down when the story broke.|
|chase * off +||驅逐；趕走||The dog chased he postal worker off.|
|chase * up +||追問||The librarian is chasing me up about my overdue books.|
|chase * up +||追蹤 (某人) 要他們付款或還債等||I chased her up as she hadn't paid for several months.|
|chat away||閒談，聊天||The doctor chatted away as he examined my eyes. (醫生一邊檢查我的眼睛，一邊聊著天)|
|chat * up +||(與...) 搭訕 (尤指男性與婦女調情)||He spent the whole night chatting her up.|
|cheat on +||不忠於 (妻子、丈夫等)||
She cheated on
me with my friend.
She thought he had always been faithful to her, but he had been cheating on her ever since their wedding day (with one of the bridesmaids).
|cheat * out of||騙取 (某人財物)||I hate him- he cheated me out of NTD3,000.|
|check by +||到某處或某地查看某事||We checked by the office to see if the stuff was ready.|
|check * in +||(在旅館等) 登記住宿；(在機場) 辦理登機手續||They checked in at the Ritz yesterday.|
|check * into +||(在旅館等) 登記住宿；(在機場) 辦理登機手續||They checked into the Ritz yesterday.|
|check * off +||在目錄、清單上逐一核對或清點||She checked off the candidates' names as they arrived.|
|check on||檢查；查驗；核對||Let's check on the baby again before we go to sleep.|
|check out||辦理退房手續；結帳離開 (旅館，飯店，醫院等)||It's already eleven. We need to check out.|
|check out||死亡||She checked out last week; the funeral's tomorrow.|
|check out of +||辦理退房手續；結帳離開 (旅館，飯店，醫院等)||We checked out of the hotel before ten.|
|check * over||(仔細) 核對；校訂；檢查||We checked the contract over before signing it.|
|check up on +||調查||The police are checking up on the bomb threats.|
|cheer * on +||鼓勵；打氣；加油；助威||Their cheered their team on throughout the match.|
|cheer * up||使某人高興起來；使某人振作起來||The party really cheered me up.|
|cheer up||振作起來||Cheer up. Everything will be all right.|
|chew * off +||咬掉，咬斷||The dog chewed off the man's fingers. (那隻狗咬斷該男子的手指)|
|chew on/upon +||仔細考慮；反覆思考 (某問題等)||I'll chew on it for a day or two and let you know what I think.|
|chew * out +||斥責，責備||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 +||咬碎，咬壞，啃壞||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||畏縮不前；膽怯而半途退縮||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 +||削弱；一點一點地破壞||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||插嘴||If I could chip in, there are a couple of issues I'd like to raise.|
|choke * back/down +||強忍住；克制住||
back his anger. (約翰強忍住怒火)
The student choked back tears as she described what had happened. (這位學生強忍住淚水描述事情的經過)
Helen tried to choke down the urge to slap his face. (海倫試圖忍住打他耳光的衝動)
|choke * down +||困難地嚥下；硬吞下||Emma did not like the food but she managed to choke it down. (艾瑪不喜歡那些食物，但還是勉強嚥了下去)|
|choke * off +||勸阻；阻止；制止；停止||
The woman kept
talking and nobody could choke her off. (那個女人說個不停，沒人能阻止她)
The power outage choked off the supply of electricity in most areas. (停電使大部分地區都沒電)
|choke up||哽咽||Tom choked up when we mentioned his estranged wife. (當我們提到他已分居的太太時，湯姆激動得說不出話來)|
|choke up +||堵塞||
Cars and trucks
are choking up our streets. (汽車和卡車把我們的街道擠得水洩不通)
The street was choked up with traffic. (街上交通壅塞)
|choose up||組團；組隊||We chose up to play the game.|
|choose * up +||組團；組隊||We chose up teams before the game.|
|chop * down +||砍倒 (樹木)||The lumberjack chopped the tree down.|
|chop * up +||剁碎||He chopped the meat up into little pieces.|
|chow down||吃||Over there is where we chow down. (那裡是我們吃飯的地方)|
|chuck * away +||丟掉，丟棄，拋棄||I chucked away all my old records years ago when CDs came out.|
|chuck * in +||辭去；放棄；停止 (某事或某嘗試)||I chucked my job in to go traveling.|
|chuck * in +||發表 (意見等)；做 (評論)||I chucked in a few points at the end of the discussion.|
|chuck * out +||丟掉，丟棄，拋棄||I chucked out some stuff I found in the fridge that had gone bad.|
|chuck up||噁心；嘔吐||He got ridiculously drunk and chucked up in the back of the minicab on the way home.|
|chuck * up +||辭去；放棄；停止 (某事或某嘗試)||She didn't like the course, so she chucked it up after a few weeks.|
|churn * out +||(不顧品質地) 大量或快速生產；粗製濫造||The government churns out educational policies every few months.|
|clam up||(突然) 閉口不說；沈默不語||Everybody clammed up when the Principal entered.|
|clamp down on +||鎮壓；嚴加取締；嚴加打擊||The government are clamping down on antisocial behavior.|
|claw * back +||(政府用增稅，公司用提價等方式) 收回 (金錢) 或彌補 (支出)||The new tax will claw back what the government has given out in grants.|
|claw * back +||(困難地) 重新取得 (權力等)||The opposition parties are trying to claw back the voters they lost in the last election.|
|clean * out +||清理；把...打掃乾淨；清除...內之物||I really must clean the study out; there's stuff all over the floor and piles of paper everywhere.|
|clean * out||使 (某人) 花光或耗盡錢財||The holiday cleaned me out - I'm broke till the end of the month.|
|clean * up +||清理；徹底打掃；把...打掃乾淨||Susan cleaned the mess up before she left.|
|clear away||離開 (某地)||We were told to clear away from the scene of the accident.|
|clear * away +||清除；收拾乾淨||After dinner, I cleared away the plates and dishes.|
|clear off||迅速離開；溜掉||As soon as the trouble started, we cleared off.|
|clear out||立刻離開||Everybody clear out! We're closed.|
|clear * out +||清理；整理||I spent the whole weekend clearing out the attic as it was full of papers and other junk.|
|clear * up +||清理；收拾||Susan cleared up the mess before she left.|
|clear * up +||痊癒；治癒||
clear up after a few days.
This is an effective lotion to clear up spots.
|clear * up +||解決 (問題)，解開 (迷團)；解釋，澄清||Could you clear these points up before we go any further?|
|clear up||(天氣) 放晴||The skies cleared up and the sun came out.|
|click through +||點擊 (網路廣告)||Only a tiny fraction of users ever bother clicking through the banner adverts.|
|climb down||(尤指堅持己見後) 認錯||The Prime Minister had to climb down over his tax proposals because there was so much opposition from the members of his own party.|
|cling on||抓緊||I told him to cling on as the motorbike accelerated. (摩托車加速時，我叫他抓緊)|
|cling on to +||抓緊；抓住||They clung on to power despite the protests. (儘管遭到抗議，他們仍緊抓權力不放)|
|cling to +||黏著，纏著；緊握不放；堅持；堅守||
The little boy
clings to her mother. (小男孩黏著媽媽不放)
I am not a man who clings to old ideas. (我不是一個墨守舊觀念的人)
|clock in/on||打卡上班||John clocked in/on late today. (約翰今天 (打卡) 上班遲到)|
|clock out/off||打卡下班||We clocked out/off at six o'clock and went for a drink. (我們六點下班後去喝一杯)|
|clock * up +||達到 (某一數量)||
clocked up 32 years as a teacher. (傑生已經當了 32 年的老師)
We have clocked up seven wins since the season started. (自本球季開賽以來，我們已經獲得七勝)
|clog * up +||堵塞 (通道等)||The traffic's so bad the roads get clogged up at rush hour.|
|close * down +||永久關閉 (商店、工廠、事業等)；(使) 停業，(使) 歇業||They closed down the corner market because it didn't have many customers.|
|close * down +||牽制對手使無法發揮力量||He closed the player down and stopped him being a threat.|
|close in||包圍，圍住||The fog closed in and we couldn't see two yards in front of us.|
|close in||逼近，迫近||The police were closing in so they decided to try to make a break.|
|close in on/upon +||逼近，迫近；包圍，圍住||
The rebels were
closing in on/upon the capital, so the government called in the
The police were closing in on/upon the gang.
|close * off +||封鎖；堵塞 (道路、通道、入口等)||The police closed the road off after the explosion.|
|close on +||逼近，迫近；逐漸接近||She is closing on the leader of the race.|
|close * out +||使...結束||We closed out the meeting early and went home.|
|close * out +||停用||She closed out the account and changed to another bank.|
|close * out +||忽視；(將...) 排除 (在外)||They always close me out of their plans.|
|close * up +||關閉；關 (門)；打烊||They are closing the ski resort up for the summer.|
|close up||暫時關閉；打烊||The ski resort is closing up for the summer.|
|close up||(使) 靠緊||The leaves close up when it rains.|
|close up||(使) 靠攏||They closed up when they saw the gang coming towards them.|
|cloud over||(天空) 烏雲密佈||The morning started bright and warm, but it clouded over around midday and poured with rain.|
The students were
clowning about all lesson.
I couldn't concentrate because they were clowning around all afternoon.
|coast through +||毫不費力地獲得進展；輕而易舉地取得勝利||
John coasted through his exams. (約翰順利通過考試)
While Allen struggled, his brother coasted through school with top grades. (求學期間艾倫在學習上覺得很吃力，但他的弟弟卻一路學得輕輕鬆鬆，成績都名列前茅)
|cobble * together +||草率地或匆忙地把 ... 拼湊起來||
They cobbled together a proposal to put before the committee.
We cobbled a few pages together and submitted it. (我們隨便拼湊了幾頁就交出去了)
|cock * up +||(因做錯事而) 把...搞砸；破壞||It was so easy, but he managed to cock everything up.|
|color * in / color in||(給…) 著色；(給…) 上色||
Her son drew a
zebra and colored/coloured it in. (她兒子畫了一隻斑馬，然後給它上色)
She could spend hours just coloring/colouring in. (她可以一連花幾個小時著色)
|color up||(因害羞、尷尬等而) 臉紅||He colored up when he was caught stealing from the till.|
|come about||(尤指偶然) 發生||How did your idea for the book come about.|
|come across +||偶然碰上、遇見、發現||They came across some lost Mayan ruins in the jungle.|
|come across||給人 (某種) 印象||He came across as shy because he spoke so quietly.|
|come across||同意 (與某人) 發生性關係||I was surprised when she came across on the first night.|
|come along||一起去，一塊走||If you want, you can come along.|
|come along||(通常用進行式) 取得進步，有所進展||How's the research paper coming along?|
|come along with +||(跟某人) 一起去，一塊走||Sam came along with us to the beach.|
|come along with +||(通常用進行式) (某事) 取得進步，有所進展||How are you coming along with the research paper?|
|come apart||破裂，碎裂，裂開，碎開||It came apart when I tried to lift it off the floor and I had to glue it back together.|
|come around/round||甦醒，恢復知覺||It took several hours after the operation before he came around.|
|come around/round to +||同意或接受先前不同意或不喜歡的事物||They have started coming around to our way of thinking and are less hostile.|
|come before +||出庭；被提交給...考慮/討論/審判||He came before the court on charges of speeding.|
|come by +||得到，獲得||How did you come by that new Mercedes?|
|come by||(到某人家裡) 拜訪，串門子||
come by later this afternoon.
I'll come by after work and see if you need any help.
|come down||下雨||Just look at the rain coming down! I'm not going out in that.|
|come down||南下；(從大城市) 來到 (較小的地方)||When you're next in Taichung, come down and see us.|
|come down on +||斥責，訓斥||The management really came down on him for losing the contract.|
|come down with +||患/得...病，染上...病||
came down with the flu.
She came down with a virus.
|come from +||來自；產自；源於||
She comes from
Eggs come from chickens.
|come in||到達：抵達||The plane came in at two-thirty in the morning.|
|come in||(消息) 被收到；(消息) 傳來||Reports are just coming in of an assassination attempt on the President.|
|come in +||(競賽中) 取得名次||I did my best but came in last but one in the race.|
|come in for +||遭到 (批評等)；接受 (讚揚等)||Jack's come in for quite a lot of criticism of late.|
|come into +||繼承||She came into a lot of money when her grandmother died.|
|come into use||開始使用||The computerized system came into use at the end of last year.|
|come off||脫落；掉下來||I picked it up and the handle came off in my hand.|
|come off||成功||I was surprised when the plan came off so easily.|
|come off it||別胡說了；別瞎扯了；別開玩笑了||Come off it; tell me the truth for goodness' sake.|
|come on||(疾病) 開始發作，襲來||I've got a bit of a headache. I hope it doesn't mean I've got flu coming on.|
|come on||(電燈、機器等) 開，開啟，開動，開始運轉||The central heating comes on automatically an hour before I have to get up.|
|come on||(用於鼓勵) 振作起來||Come on; don't give up now when you're so close to finishing.|
|come out||(秘密等) 被揭露||The details of the scandal came out in the press and she had to resign.|
|come out||出現；顯露出來||I didn't see the car at first. It came out of nowhere.|
|come out||(書籍、專輯、電影等) 出版；發行；問世||The band's new CD is coming out in September.|
|come out||出櫃 (將自己的同性戀身份公開)||
came out last month.
She came out at university and has been living with her partner, Jane, for the last couple of years.
|come out||(太陽、月亮、星星) 露出，出現||It started cloudy, but then the sun came out and we all went to the park.|
|come out||被洗掉；被擦掉||The red wine I spilt just will not come out of the carpet no matter what I try to clean it with.|
|come out in +||(因生病或食物、藥物過敏而) 起疹子或出現類似皮膚問題||She came out in a nasty rash after touching the poisonous plant by mistake.|
|come out with +||推出 (產品)||Microsoft is coming out with a new video game system next month.|
|come out with +||突然說出 (通常指令人驚訝的事情)||
She came out
with the answer when everyone was expecting it to remain unsolved.
You never know what the children are going to come out with.
|come over||來，(到某人家) 拜訪，順便來訪||Why don't you come over after work for dinner?|
|come to||甦醒||Don't worry! She faints all the time. She always comes to after a few minutes.|
|come to +||達到 (某數量、某金額、某狀況、某狀態、某時等)||The two men started arguing but they soon came to blows and started fighting in earnest.|
I'll let you know
A chance may come up soon.
|come up||(太陽、月亮或星星) 出現，升起||The sun came up just as we reached the outskirts of the town.|
|come up against +||遇到 (問題、困難或不愉快的事)||They came up against a lot of opposition to their plans for an out-of-town supermarket development.|
|come up to +||達到；及於||The job offer didn't come up to her expectations.|
|come up with +||提出，想出 (計畫、構想、方法、藉口等)||She came up with a great proposal for the new advertising campaign.|
|come upon +||偶然遇見；偶然發現||I came upon the book in a little second-hand bookshop in Tainan.|
|cone * off +||(英) 用交通錐標明或隔開；(在道路) 設置交通錐||
coned off the lane after the accident. (事故發生後警察用交通錐隔開車道)
The police coned off the accident site. (警察在事故現場設置交通錐)
|conjure * up +||使腦海浮現；使想起||This music conjures up a picture of flowing water.|
|conjure * up +||魔術般地變出；奇蹟般地創造||
I had to
conjure up a full weekend's entertainment for the visitors with no
notice at all.
They managed to conjure up a goal and won the match.
|conk out||很快就入睡；熟睡||I was exhausted and conked out on the sofa.|
|conk out||突然停止運轉；突然發生故障||The printer conked out so I couldn't get a hard copy.|
|contract in (to)||訂約參加 (合同、協定、協議等)；同意參與||Since it started, many companies have contracted in to lend their support.|
|contract * out +||訂約退出 (合同、協定、協議等)；同意退出；訂約把...承包出去或外包出去||
contracted out their catering services to save money.
The firm contracts out most of the basic building work.
|contract out of +||正式退出 (合同、協定、協議等)||I contracted out of the deal years ago.|
|cool * down +||(使) 冷卻；(使) 變涼||I left the tea for a minute until it cooled down enough to drink.|
|cool down||冷靜下來||It took me ages to cool down after the argument.|
|cool off||冷靜或平靜下來||We’ll talk to Harry once he cools off and can talk rationally.|
|coop * up +||禁錮 (人或動物)||
the dog up in a tiny room.
He was cooped up in a tiny room.
|cop it||受罰||They really copped it when they got caught shoplifting.|
|cop off||提早下班或放學||We copped off early on Friday because there was nothing to do.|
|cop off||親吻、愛撫並發生性關係||She copped off with Damian at the end-of-term party.|
|cop out||逃避 (責任)；迴避||
She was going to
take a Master's degree but copped out and chose the Diploma
He has copped out of his responsibilities.
|cost * up +||計算 (花費)||The decorator is going to cost up the work tomorrow. (室內裝潢師傅明天將計算這項工程要花多少錢)|
|cotton on (to)||明白；理解；領會；懂得||
It took me ages
to cotton on to what they were planning.
It took him a while to cotton on to what I was saying.
|cough up||(尤指不情願地) 掏出 (錢)，付 (錢)||
Come on, cough
up, it's your turn to pay.
I had to cough up for the medical bills.
|count * in||包括；把 (某人) 算在內||If you're going on that skiing holiday, you can count me in; I'd love to go.|
|count on/upon +||依靠；指望；仰賴||
You can really
count on Sarah.
The whole team was counting on me, and I let them down.
|count * out||不包括；不把 (某人) 算在內||
You can count
James out. He hates playing poker.
I don't want to go - you can count me out.
|count * up +||算出...的總數||Count up the number of tickets sold, please.|
|cozy up||使自己舒服、暖和||It was cold and I cozied up by the fire.|
|cozy up to +||討好，親近 (某人)||He's been cozying up to our boss because he wants a pay rise.|
|crack down on +||鎮壓；取締||The police always crack down on drink-driving offences over the Christmas period.|
|crack on||繼續奮力做某事||We had to crack on to get everything finished on time.|
|crack up||瘋掉；(精神) 崩潰||He cracked up after his son died and had to take a couple of months off work.|
|crack up||手機收訊不良||You'll have to talk louder- you're cracking up.|
|crack up||放聲大笑；捧腹大笑||Everybody cracked up when he told the joke.|
|crack * up +||(使) (飛機、車輛等) 撞毀||He cracked his car up last night when he came off the road.|
|crank out||不顧品質地大量製造||My boss keeps cranking out stupid memos.|
|crank * up +||用曲柄發動 (機器、汽車引擎等)||He cranked the saw up.|
|crank * up +||提高...的等級 (或程度)||
the volume up as high as it would go.
We'll have to crank up the air conditioning tonight.
|crash out||(通常在很疲倦時) 很快睡著||I crashed out in front of the TV last night.|
|crash out||(因太累走不動或醉得不省人事而) 睡在某人家裡||David crashed out at a friend's flat after the end-of-term party.|
|cream * off +||甄選或挑走 (最好、最優秀的人才)||
schools cream off many of the best pupils.
They always cream off all the best students.
|cream * off +||撈走，捲走||
smaller banks can cream off excess profits during lending booms.
I wondered how much Allen had creamed off in addition to his share.
|creep in||(感情或感覺) 逐漸出現||He tried to stay calm, but you could hear the anger creeping in.|
|creep in||雖然盡量避免但仍出現||Errors crept in as the text got longer.|
|creep into +||(某事物) 出現 (在某事物中)||An angry tone crept into her voice.|
|creep * out +||使 (某人) 感到憂慮或不安||He creeps me out when he gets drunk.|
|creep out on +||長時間從事相同的活動||He's been creeping out on that computer game all day.|
|creep over +||開始出現負面的感覺||Fear crept over me as I walked through the graveyard.|
|creep up on +||悄悄靠近 (某人)||They crept up on their rivals and overtook them.|
|crop up||出現；發生||I'm going to be late tonight as something has just cropped up at work.|
|cross * off +||劃掉，刪去 (名單上的項目)||
him off her Christmas card list after they argued.
The children say their names, and you cross them off.
|cross * out +||(在書寫中) 給...打叉，給...劃道線；劃掉||
out her mistakes and wrote the correct answers above them.
Just cross out the old address.
|cross * up||使混淆；蒙蔽||The treasure map was deliberately drawn to cross us up.|
|cruise through +||輕易通過 (考試等)；(在比賽中) 輕鬆獲勝||He cruised through the exam.|
|crumb down||(餐廳、咖啡店等) 清理餐桌||The waiter crumbed down before the coffee was served.|
|cry off +||取消承諾；打退堂鼓||I've got to work tonight; can I cry off going out for dinner?|
|cry out||(疼痛時或在吃驚或擔心時) 大叫，大聲喊叫||He cried out when he dropped the box on his toes.|
|cut across +||抄近路穿過 (某個地方)||
It'll be quicker
if we cut across the park.
We cut across the field to save time.
|cut across +||影響到 (兩個或多個不同的群體、階層等)||
The issue cuts
across social backgrounds as it affects us all equally.
These problems cut across class boundaries. (這些問題是跨界影響的)
|cut * back +||削減，縮減||The firm cut back production because sales were sluggish.|
|cut back on +||削減 (開銷、開支、支出)||The government has decided to cut back on spending on the armed forces.|
|cut * down +||少吃；少喝||I'm trying to cut down the amount of coffee I drink during the day.|
|cut * down +||射殺；殺死||A lot of soldiers were cut down by enemy fire as they stormed the airport.|
|cut * down +||砍倒||The logger cut the tree down.|
|cut * down +||改小 (衣物)；縮短 (寫作、文章等)||
I could cut
your mother's skirt down for the girl.
Your article needs to be cut down to fit into the book.
|cut * down +||減少，削減||The factory's production has been cut down.|
|cut down on +||減少，削減；少吃；少喝||
You need to cut
down on your fat intake.
Doctors advised her to cut down on the amount of saturated fats in her diet.
|cut in||超車||A car cut in and nearly caused an accident.|
We were having a
conversation when he came up and cut in.
She suddenly cut in and delivered the news.
|cut in||(機器設備必要時) 自動啟動||The cooling system cuts in when the temperature gets too high.|
|cut * in on +||讓 (某人) 分享利益；讓 (某人) 分一杯羹||
We had to cut
the police in on the deal to avoid trouble.
They wouldn't cut me in on the deal. (他們不願讓我參與這項交易)
|cut in on +||插嘴，打岔||She cut in on the conversation and delivered the news.|
|cut it/that out||別鬧了；住手；(叫某人) 停止做 (你不喜歡的某事)||You two idiots cut it out and keep quiet, don't you? (你們兩個笨蛋別鬧了，保持安靜，好嗎？)|
|cut * off||打斷 (談話)；切斷 (電話)||
She cut him
before he said something he would regret later.
The telephone's been cut off because we didn't pay the bill.
|cut * off +||(用刀等) 割掉，切掉，剪掉||His finger was accidentally cut off in an industrial accident.|
|cut * off +||使隔絕||The heavy snow has blocked many roads and cut off a number of villages.|
|cut * out +||排除；剔除；(尤因有害健康而) 停止食用||I'm cutting out salt from my diet.|
|cut out||(引擎、機器等) 停止運轉||The car cut out at the traffic lights just as they went green.|
|cut * out +||(從報紙、雜誌等) 剪下、割下||I cut some pictures out to use as visual aids.|
|cut out||離開||We’d better cut out, the security men are on the way.|
|cut * out +||將 (家畜) 隔開||They cut out three prime bulls from the herd.|
|cut through +||從...穿過||He decided to cut through the forest.|
|cut * up +||切碎；割碎；剪碎||
He cut the beef
up and put the pieces in the soup.
After cutting the tree down, the logger cut it up into logs.
|cut * up +||弄了或受了許多小傷||I cut my hand up when I broke the glass.|
|cut * up||強行超 (某人的) 車||
Did you see the
way he cut me up there?
I was just driving onto the motorway slip-road, when a Lexus cut me up and I had to brake suddenly to avoid an accident.
|cut * up||使生氣||Her reaction really cut me up.|