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1. Satan claims your soul 1.24
2. Tell an old wives' tale 1.34
3. The truck must have rolled 6.36
4. Dead guy turned the corner 6.46
5. Let's walk it 6.58
6. You can squeeze in 8.35
7. Put a stick on it 10.16
8. She is 76. Have at it 11.15
9. Keep up your equipment 11.57
10. Hang tough 12.18
11. Pick a fight 12.27
12. Why don't you lay off pal? 14.9
13. Levity 14.15
14. He doesn't take kindly to 16.17
15. inspecting prowess 16.44
16. do you wanna shimmy up the cables? 18.02
17. you have worn a groove into it 19.12
18. those shoes have been through the mills 19.20 (go,put) 19.20
19. you wish, sweetheart 23.42
20. the lights keep shorting out 24.15
21. there is a kill switch 26.53
22. we need to convey calm 30.23
23. that's as good as it takes 33.33
24. geniuses have done a bang‐up job so far 34.42
25. I guess that figures 38.50
26. A shard of glass sliced up and into the jugular 39.00
27. They are so worked up they can't control themselves 39.06
28. These people are shook up, but don't look murderous 39.10
29. Hold it up to the camera 39.37
30. Freight elevator 40.18
31. How is your jumper shaping up? 41.03
32. That line would stretch around the Block 43.00
33. He was a real scumbag 43.04
34. Started a ponzi scheme 43.07
35. He's impaled on the top of the elevator 48.37
36. I'm ruling nobody out 51.50
37. A shut‐off valve 51.51
38. I haven't thought that far ahead 53.03
39. Rig an elevator 54.41
40. It's an act 56.14
41. Electricity crackles 59.40
42. Bad wires could be shorting out the circuits 59.53
43. Heads up! Back up! 1.01.19
44. Back away! Move back! 1.01.36
45. Chick's a twist 1.02.05
46. Tempers would flare 1.02.19
47. He lawyered up 1.03.01
48. The two victims were just a decoy 1.03.47
49. They are pinning it on you 1.05.03
50. Sarah wheezing 1.11.34
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Satan claims your soul 1.24 the fire claimed four lives : TAKE, cause/result in the loss of.
Tell an old wives' tale 1.34 An old wives' tale is a traditional belief, especially one which is
incorrect. Ann Bradley dispels the old wives' tales and gives the medical facts. a myth, an old story that
contains little truth One old wives' tale says that goose fat will cure a cold. the old superstitions held
by sailors : MYTH, belief, old wives' tale; legend, story.
medicine was riddled with superstition: UNFOUNDED BELIEF, credulity, fallacy, delusion, illusion;
The truck must have rolled 6.36
Dead guy turned the corner 6.46 achieve part of a goal, progress toward a goal Lan was very
ill, but she's turned the corner. She's recovering. to start to become successful or to feel better or
happier, after a time when you have been unsuccessful, ill, or unhappy
We knew Dad had turned the corner when he started complaining about the hospital food.
Let's walk it 6.58 achieve a victory easily. BrE spoken a) to make a journey by walking
If the last bus has gone, we'll have to walk it. b) to succeed or win something easily
You can squeeze in 8.35 manage to get into or through (a restricted space). we all squeezed into
Steve's van : CROWD, crush, cram, pack, jam, squash, wedge oneself, shove, push, force one's way.
Put a stick on it 10.16
She is 76. Have at it 11.15 have at To set upon with violent force:
aggress, assail, assault, attack, beset, fall on or (upon), go at, sail into, storm, strike. Informal : light
into, pitch into.
Keep up your equipment 11.57 to make something continue at its present level or amount,
instead of letting it decrease NATO kept up the pressure on the Serbs to get out of Kosovo
Hang tough 12.18 be or remain inflexible or firmly resolved.
Pick a fight 12.27 start a fight, begin an argument If Jamie tries to pick a fight with you, just walk
away. he had an argument with Tony : QUARREL, disagreement, squabble, fight, dispute, wrangle, clash,
altercation, feud, contretemps, disputation, falling-out; informal tiff, slanging match; Brit. informal row,
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Why don't you lay off pal? 14.9 v. phr. 1. To mark out the boundaries or limits. He laid off a
baseball diamond on the vacant lot.
Compare: LAY OUT5. 2. To put out of work. The company lost the contract for making the shoes and laid
off half its workers. 3. slang To stop bothering; leave alone. Usually used in the imperative. Lay off
me, will you? I have to study for a test. 4. slang To stop using or taking. His doctor told him to lay off
cigarettes. (informal) GIVE UP, stop, refrain from, abstain from, desist from, cut out; informal pack in,
leave off, quit.
Levity 14.15 formal lack of respect or seriousness when you are dealing with something serious
≠ gravity LIGHT-HEARTEDNESS, high spirits, vivacity, liveliness, cheerfulness, cheeriness, humour,
gaiety, fun, jocularity, hilarity, frivolity, frivolousness, amusement, mirth, laughter, merriment, glee,
comedy, wit, wittiness, jollity, joviality.
He doesn't take kindly to 16.17 he took to carrying his money in his sock : MAKE A HABIT
OF, resort to, turn to, have recourse to; start, commence.
Ruth took to him instantly : LIKE, get on with, be friendly towards; informal take a shine to.
the dog has really taken to racing: BECOME GOOD AT, develop an ability for; like, enjoy.
inspecting prowess 16.44 formal great skill at doing something
his physical prowess military prowess his prowess as a winemaker : SKILL, expertise, mastery,
facility, ability, capability, capacity, savoir faire, talent, genius, adeptness, aptitude, dexterity, deftness,
competence, accomplishment, proficiency, finesse; informal know-how.
the knights' prowess in battle : COURAGE, bravery, gallantry, valour, heroism, intrepidity, nerve,
pluck, pluckiness, boldness, daring, audacity, fearlessness; informal bottle, guts, spunk; N. Amer.
informal moxie, sand.
inability, ineptitude, cowardice.
do you wanna shimmy up the cables? 18.02 to move forwards or backwards while also
quickly moving slightly from side to side a kind of ragtime dance in which the whole body shakes or
sways. shaking, especially abnormal vibration of the wheels of a motor vehicle.
you have worn a groove into it 19.12 an established routine or habit. his morning routine :
PROCEDURE, practice, pattern, drill, regime, regimen; programme, schedule, plan; formula, method,
system; customs, habits; formal wont.
those shoes have been through the mills 19.20 (go,put) 19.20 old clothes : WORN,
worn out, shabby, threadbare, holey, torn, frayed, patched, tattered, moth-eaten, ragged; old-fashioned,
out of date, outmoded; cast-off, hand-me-down; informal tatty.
you wish, sweetheart 23.42 spoken used to tell someone that what they want to happen or be
true will definitely not happen or become true
'I'm going to be famous one day.' 'You wish!'
the lights keep shorting out 24.15 Short out is American slang for to lose one's temper. short4 v
[I and T] also short out to short-circuit, or make something do this The toaster shorted and caused a
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there is a kill switch 26.53 called an e-stop, is a security measure used to shut off a device in an emergency situation in
which it cannot be shut down in the usual manner. Unlike a normal shut down, which shuts down all systems naturally and turns the machine
off without damaging it, a kill switch is designed to completely abort the operation at all costs, and be configured so that it is quick to operate,
and relatively obvious to someone other than the usual operator. It might have some protection to prevent accidental operation, but which
can be quickly moved out of the way. Often, they are used to protect people from sustaining an injury or being killed, in which case damaging
the machine may be considered to be acceptable.
we need to convey calm 30.23 he conveys an air of competence :
PROJECT, exude, emit, emanate.
taxis conveyed guests to the station : TRANSPORT, carry, bring, take, fetch, bear, move,
ferry, shuttle, shift, transfer.
he conveyed the information to me: COMMUNICATE, pass on, make known, impart,
relay, transmit, send, hand on, relate, tell, reveal, disclose.
it's impossible to convey how I felt: EXPRESS, communicate, get across/over, put
across/over, indicate, say.
that's as good as it takes 33.33 be as good as it gets INFORMAL 1
to be not very good and unlikely to improve People are asking themselves, is this as good as it gets?
2to be extremely good, so that nothing is likely to be better This job is probably about as good as it gets.
geniuses have done a bang‐up job so far 34.42 adj., informal 1.Very successful; very
good; splendid; excellent. The football coach has done a bang-up job this season. John did a bang-up job
painting the house. 2. Make pregnant 3. terrible
I guess that figures 38.50 that figures/(it) figures spoken especially AmE a) used to say
that something that happens is expected or typical, especially something bad
'It rained the whole weekend.' 'Oh, that figures.' b) used to say that something is reasonable or
makes sense It figures that she'd be mad at you, after what you did.
A shard of glass sliced up and into the jugular 39.00
They are so worked up they can't control themselves 39.06 adj [not before noun]
informal very upset or excited about something worked up about/over You shouldn't get so
worked up about it. ■ work something up STIMULATE, rouse, raise, arouse, awaken, excite.
These people are shook up, but don't look murderous 39.10 adj., slang In a state of
great emotional upheaval; disturbed; agitated. What are you so shook up about? upset, worried He was
really shook up after the accident and has not been back to work since.
Hold it up to the camera 39.37
Freight elevator 40.18
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How is your jumper shaping up? 41.03 become physically fit. develop in a particular way.
There are also indications that a major tank battle may be shaping up for tonight...
The accident is already shaping up as a significant environmental disaster...
It's shaping up to be a terrible winter.
2 [PHRASAL VERB] V P as n, V P adv If you ask how someone or something is shaping up, you want to
know how well they are doing in a particular situation or activity.
I did have a few worries about how Hugh and I would shape up as parents...
Girls are being recruited now. I heard they are shaping up very well.
3 [PHRASAL VERB] V P If you tell someone to shape up, you are telling them to start behaving in a
sensible and responsible way. It is no use simply to tell adolescents to shape up and do something
That line would stretch around the Block 43.00 to spread out or cover a large area of land
He was a real scumbag 43.04 spoken informal not polite a nasty, unpleasant person
Started a Ponzi scheme 43.07 investment scam by which early investors are paid off from the
contributions of later ones, 1957, in ref. to Charles Ponzi, who perpetrated such a scam in U.S., 1919-20.
He's impaled on the top of the elevator 48.37 adj. pinned down, fixed in place with a sharp
or pointed object; pierced through with a sharp object, stabbed; made helpless, immobilized with a word
or look Their heads were impaled on Charles Bridge as a warning to others. ▶ verb STICK, skewer,
spear, spike, transfix; pierce, stab, run through; poetic/literary transpierce.
I'm ruling nobody out 51.50 If you rule out a course of action, an idea, or a solution, you decide
that it is impossible or unsuitable. The Prime Minister is believed to have ruled out cuts in child benefit or
pensions... 2 [PHRASAL VERB] V P n (not pron) If something rules out a situation, it prevents it from
happening or from being possible. A serious car accident in 1986 ruled out a permanent future for him in
A shut‐off valve 51.51 n. valve, device used to shut off something; cessation, stoppage
I haven't thought that far ahead 53.03 the ability to imagine what is likely to happen and to
consider this when planning for the future→forethought It was an example of the authorities' lack of
foresight . foresight to do sth Luckily I'd had the foresight to get in plenty of food. ▶ noun
FORETHOUGHT, planning, far-sightedness, vision, anticipation, prudence, care, caution, precaution,
readiness, preparedness; N. Amer. forehandedness. hindsight.
Rig an elevator 54.41 ▶ noun VANDALISM, wrecking, destruction, impairment, incapacitation,
damage; subversion, obstruction, disruption, spoiling, undermining; Brit. a spanner in the works.
▶ verb VANDALIZE, wreck, damage, destroy, cripple, impair, incapacitate; obstruct, disrupt, spoil, ruin,
undermine, threaten, subvert.
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It's an act 56.14 we laughed, but most of us were just acting : PRETEND, play-act, put it on, fake
it, feign it, dissemble, dissimulate. it was all just an act : PRETENCE, show, front, facade,
masquerade, charade, posture, pose, affectation, sham, fake; informal a put-on.
Electricity crackles 59.40 to make repeated short sounds like something burning in a fire logs
crackling on the fire An announcement crackled over the tannoy. ▶ verb SIZZLE, fizz, hiss, crack,
snap, sputter, crepitate; technical decrepitate.
Bad wires could be shorting out the circuits 59.53
Heads up! Back up! 1.01.19 interj., informal Keep your head up and be careful or ready. Used
as a warning to prepare for something or clear the way "Heads up!" said the waiter carrying the hot food.
Heads up, boys! A train is coming. Heads up, now! You can do better than that.
Synonym: LOOK ALIVE, LOOK OUT.
heads-up(2) adj., informal Wide-awake; alert; watchful; intelligent. You must play hard, heads-up
baseball to win this game. Compare: ON ONE'S TOES, ON THE BALL.
Back up = If you back up, the car or other vehicle that you are driving moves back a short distance.
Back up, Hans...
A police van drove through the protesters and backed up to the front door of the house.
= reverse v. 1. To move backwards. The train was backing up.
Back away! Move back! 1.01.36 If you back away, you walk backwards away from someone or
something, often because you are frightened of them.
James got to his feet and started to come over, but the girls hastily backed away.
Chick's a twist 1.02.05 a liar and a cheat : SWINDLER, cheater, fraudster, (confidence)
trickster, deceiver, hoaxer, hoodwinker, double-dealer, double-crosser, sham, fraud, fake, charlatan,
quack, mountebank; informal con man/artist, shark, sharper, phoney, flimflammer; Brit. informal twister;
N. Amer. informal grifter, bunco artist, gold brick, chiseller; Austral. informal magsman, illywhacker;
dated confidence man, confidence woman.
Tempers would flare 1.02.19 also flare up [I]
if strong feelings flare or flare up, people suddenly become angry, violent etc Rioting has flared up in
several northern towns. Tempers flared during the debate.
He lawyered up 1.03.01
The two victims were just a decoy 1.03.47 someone or something that is used to trick
someone into going somewhere or doing something, so that you can catch them, attack them etc
Officer Langley acted as a decoy to catch the rapist.
a model of a bird used to attract wild birds so that you can watch them or shoot them
▶ noun a decoy to distract their attention : LURE, bait, red herring; enticement, inducement, temptation,
attraction, carrot; snare, trap.
▶ verb he was decoyed to the mainland : LURE, entice, tempt; entrap, snare, trap.
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They are pinning it on you 1.05.03 to blame someone for something, often unfairly
Don't try to pin the blame on me! They're trying to pin the murder on the boyfriend.
pin your hopes/faith on sth/sbto hope that something will happen or someone will help you,
because all your plans depend on this Chris is pinning his hopes on getting into Yale.
Sarah wheezing 1.11.34 ▶ verb the illness left her wheezing : BREATHE NOISILY, gasp, whistle,
hiss, rasp, croak, pant, cough.
Brit. informal a clever or amusing scheme or trick.