|use up||Finish a product ( so that there’s none left)||The kids have used up all the toothpaste.|
|vie with||Compete or rival with someone||The athletes vied with each other for first place.|
|vouch for||Express confidence in, or guarantee something||You can give the keys to Andy. I can vouch for him.|
|ward off||Keep away or repel (something dangerous or unpeasant).||I take plenty of vitamin C to ward off colds.|
|warm up||1) Reheat something.|
2) Make more lively or more relaxed.
|1) She warmed up some left-over soup.|
2) He told a few jokes to warm up the atmosphere.
|wash up||Wash the dishes after a meal.||Who’s going to help me wash up?|
|watch out||Be careful||Watch out! There’s a car coming.|
|water down||1) Dilute or make weaker by adding water|
2) Make less severe
|1) If you water down the medicine it will be easier to take.|
2) He watered down his remarks so as not to offend anyone.
|wear out||1) Become unusable|
2) Become very tired
|1) Julie wore out her shoes sightseeing.|
2) At the end of the day Julie was worn out.
|whip up||Prepare quickly.||I can whip up something to eat if you’re hungry.|
|wolf down||Eat greedily and quickly.||The boys wolfed down the whole cake in no time!|
|work out||1) Do physical exercise|
2) Find a solution or calculate something
|1) I work out twice a week at the gym club.|
2) It’s expensive but I haven’t worked out the exact cost yet.
|wind up||Finish or put an end to something||– Before winding up his speech he thanked everyone for their presence.|
– He decided to wind up his business and retire.
|wind up||Arrive finally in a place.||We finally wound up in a village with a spectacular view.|
|wipe off||Clean (board, table)||The teacher asked Lee to wipe off the board.|