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Push aside, Put off

Rip off, Run into, Run out of



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set back (2)


Pull up, push aside, push away, put away, put back

1. Pull up: to bring a car to a stop.
Karen’s car was on the side the road because she had a flat tire. What happened next?

2. Push aside: to push or move something away from the center.
The pop star’s body guards push the spectators aside. Why did this happen?

3. Push away:
Paul is on a diet. What might he do? Is it easy to push away a plate of barbeque, spare ribs, pork chops, steak, or roast chicken?

4. Put away: return toys, tools, clothes, plates, etc. to their proper place.
What did your mother tell you when you were little? Does your friend have a maid to put things away?

5. Put back: return something to the proper place.
Shoppers usually put back items they don’t buy in the right place. Yes or no?

Put off (2), put on (3), put out

6. Put off (1): postpone; delay.
Most people put off doing difficult or unpleasant tasks. True or false? Is this good or bad?

7. Put off (2): avoid, evade.
Do many prospects put you off when you call them? What kind of men do women tend to put off?

8. Put on (1): begin to wear, to dress; add on.
What do people in Alaska and Siberia do before they go to the disco?
What do you put on when you go to work? To a party? A funeral?
Are more people putting on weight?

9. Put on (2): to tell something untrue as a joke.
You’re putting me on! Have you said this to your friend?

10. Put on (3): to have a performance or play.
Do or did your school put on plays and concerts?

11. Put out: to extinguish a fire or cigarette.
Fireman only put out fires. Is this correct or wrong?

Put up (2), put up with, rip off, round off

12. Put up: place toys, books, clothes in their proper place.
It’s very important to teach little children to put up their toys and books. Do you agree?

13. Put up with: to tolerate.
Most people can’t put up with city living; they’d rather live in a village. What do you think?

14. Rip off: cheat; charge too much; an inferior product.
In which places do taxi drivers, shops, and business rip customer off?
Have you been ripped off before?

15. Round off: change from a fraction to the nearest whole number.
It’s okay to round off measurements in a aircraft factory. Is this correct or wrong? Is it okay to round off prices in a store?

Run into, run out of, set up, set back (2)

16. Run into: meet by chance.
Do you sometimes run into a friend, colleague, or former classmate? Where do you run into your acquaintances?

17. Run out of: finish using gas, milk, money.
Some of my friends run out of money before the end of the month. True or false? What happens then?

18. Set up: to start, make or establish a project, program.
Is it easy to set up a small business? Can you set up a freelance business?

19. Set back: hinder, temporary defeat; cause a delay in scheduling.
Nokia had suffered a set back. Yes or no? Have you or your company suffered a setback?

20. Set back: to cost someone money.
This apartment set me back a lot; so I had to move back with my parents. Does this sound familiar?

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