|deal with||Handle, take care of (problem, situation)||The manager is good at dealing with difficult customers.|
|die down||Calm down, become less strong.||When the applause died down, she started to sing.|
|dig into||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.
|dig up||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.
|dish out||Distribute or give away a lot.||He spent the day dishing out invitations to tourists.|
|do without||Manage without.||The shops are closed so we’ll have to|
do without sugar.
|drag on||Last longer than expected.||We expected a short speech but it dragged onand on!|
|drag out||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.
|draw up||Write (contract, agreement, document).||An agreement as drawn up and signed by the two parties.|
|dress up||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.
|drift apart||Become less and less close.||We were childhood friends but we drifted apart over the years.|
|drift off||Gradually fall asleep.||He sat back, closed his eyes and drifted off.|
|drive at||Insinuate; be trying to say.||What exactly are you driving at?|
|drop behind||Fall into a position behind others.||Our sales have dropped behind those of our competitors.|
|drop in||Visit, usually on the way somewhere.||I sometimes drop in to see my grandparents on my way home from school.|
|drop off||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.
|drop out||Leave school without finishing.||She decided to go to art school, then dropped out after the first term.|
|drown out||Be louder in order to cover another sound.||She turned up the music to drown out the noise of the children outside.|