||Reduce, become less severe or slow down
(pain, traffic, work …)
|After Christmas, the workload generallyeases off.
||Egged on by his friends, the boy climbed over the wall.
||Start or engage in
||She embarked on a career that lead her to fame.
||Finish in a certain way / result in
||Their marriage ended in divorce.
||Finally reach a state, place or action
||If he continues his misconduct, he’ll end upin prison.
||1) Eliminate differences of opinion.
2) Become level or regular
|1) After a long discussion they managed toeven out their differences.
2) The road was evened out to make it safer.
||Find an excuse or plausible explanation
||How are you going to explain away the missing money?
|face up (to)
||Accept ad deal with something unpleasant.
||Sam will have to face up to the fact that Jenny is not in love with him.
||Fail to maintain a certain level
||She fell behind at school and had to study harder.
||Fail / does not happen
||Our planned boat trip fell through because of the storm.
||Understand / find the answer
||I’m trying to figure out how to assemble the wardrobe.
||Complete (a form/application)
||Please fill out the enclosed form and send it back as soon as possible.
||Discover or obtain information
||I’m going to call the cinema to find outwhat time the film starts.
|fit in (with)
||Feel comfortable or be in harmony with
||He just doesn’t fit in with the others.
||Over the years their friendship fizzled out.
||Concentrate on something
||The advertising campaign will focus on the quality of the product.
||Mix one ingredient with another.
||Fold in the eggs with the sugar.
||Panic or go crazy
||She nearly freaked out when she saw the colour of her hair. It was a disaster!
||My parents always frowned on smoking.
||Pay excessive attention to
||She’s always fussing over her grandson.