||Handle, take care of (problem, situation)
||The manager is good at dealing with difficult customers.
||Calm down, become less strong.
||When the applause died down, she started to sing.
||1) Try to find deep inside something.
2) Start to do something.
3) Take from something.
|1) He dug into his pocket and found a coin.
2) It was time to dig into the work that had accumulated on her desk.
3) Dad had to dig into his savings to repair the roof.
||1) Break up the soil/remove by digging.
2) Discover or reveal information.
|1) He tried to dig up the tree by its roots.
2) Some newspapers often try to dig upscandalous information.
||Distribute or give away a lot.
||He spent the day dishing out invitations to tourists.
||The shops are closed so we’ll have to
do without sugar.
||Last longer than expected.
||We expected a short speech but it dragged onand on!
||1) Make something longer than necessary.
2) Make someone reveal or give information unwillingly.
|1) Let’s decide now and not drag out this discussion.
2) The police finally dragged out a confession from the suspect.
||Write (contract, agreement, document).
||An agreement as drawn up and signed by the two parties.
||1) Wear elegant clothes.
2) Disguise oneself.
|1) Do people dress up to go to the opera in your country?
2) Children love to dress up at Halloween.
||Become less and less close.
||We were childhood friends but we drifted apart over the years.
||Gradually fall asleep.
||He sat back, closed his eyes and drifted off.
||Insinuate; be trying to say.
||What exactly are you driving at?
||Fall into a position behind others.
||Our sales have dropped behind those of our competitors.
||Visit, usually on the way somewhere.
||I sometimes drop in to see my grandparents on my way home from school.
||1) Deliver someone or something.
2) Fall asleep.
|1) I’ll drop you off at the bus stop if you like.
2) Granddad often drops off in front of the TV.
||Leave school without finishing.
||She decided to go to art school, then dropped out after the first term.
||Be louder in order to cover another sound.
||She turned up the music to drown out the noise of the children outside.