For Upper Intermediate Students

CARRY something OUT : to perform an activity or research, to effectuate a plan

COME UP WITH something : to create an idea or find a solution to a problem

PAY OFF (intransitive) : to have a good return on an investment

  • Contrast with PAY OFF (transitive) : to pay a debt completely

TAKE UP something : to respond affirmatively to a challenge or offer or an activity

BRING something DOWN : to reduce something (e.g., costs, a fever, a rate of something)

TAKE something FORWARD : to develop or advance something (e.g., a plan or project)

BRING ABOUT something : to cause something to happen

GET (A)ROUND something : to avoid something

SET something UP: to start or establish something

  • Compare with SET something UP : to schedule something


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