Advancing Vocabulary Skills by Sherrie L. Nist

By Sherrie L. Nist

Introduces three hundred crucial phrases and be aware elements which are wanted for normal interpreting comprehension in highschool and faculty.

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The bill for supper cleaned me out, and we couldn’t go to the f lick. 2. Fig. to empty someone’s bowels. ᮀ That medicine I took really cleaned me out. clean something out† to remove dirt or unwanted things from the inside of something. ᮀ Someone has to clean the garage out. clean up (on something) Fig. to make a lot of money on something. ᮀ The promoters cleaned up on the product. clear something away† to take something away. ᮀ Please clear the children’s toys away. clear something up† 1. to make something more clear.

To remove something, such as dust or lint, from someone by brushing. ᮀ The bath26 bud out room attendant brushed Mr. Harris off and was rewarded with a small tip. 2. Fig. to reject someone; to dismiss someone. ) ᮀ He brushed her off, telling her she had no appointment. brush someone or something aside† 1. Lit. to push or shove someone or something out of the way. ᮀ Don’t just brush me aside. I almost fell over. 2. Fig. to cast someone or something away; to rid oneself of someone or something; to ignore or dismiss someone or something.

Maria coiled the strip of stamps up and put them in the little dispenser. ᮀ Please coil up the rope. color something in† to paint or draw color on a pattern or outline. ᮀ Here is a sketch. Please color it in. ᮀ Color in the sketch, please. come apart to break apart; to break up. ᮀ The missile came apart in midair. 50 come out come away (from someone or something) to move away from someone or something. ᮀ Please come away from the fire. You will get burned if you don’t. come back to return; to return to an advantageous or favorable state or condition.

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