Dictionary: Letter F

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fade away disappear (insep) (noise, music, sound, light, hope) Gradually become weaker and disappears. Die away

fall apart collapse (family, life, marriage, relationship, house, car, business, deal) Desintegrate; fall to pieces.

fall back on [fall back on somebody/something] (insep) Turn to somebody or something when in difficulty or because no other choice is available; resort to.

fall behind (insep) Remain at the same level or standard.

fall down (insep) Fall accidentallly or because something is in a poor state of repair.

fall for [fall for somebody] (insep) Fall in love with somebody.

fall for [fall for something] B are tricked or deceived.

fall off 1 fall (insep) (bike, horse, button) Separate from something and fall down.

2 decrease (insep) (attendance, interest, quality, profits) Decrease or become less or fewer. drop off

fall out (insep) (a situation, somebody) Quarrel or have an argument and stop being friends.

fall over (insep) Fall to the ground.

fall through fail (insep) (idea, plan, project, arrangement, scheme, proposal) Fail and be abandoned.

fed up with something [be fed up with something/somebody] (insep) Be tired, depressed, bored or no longer interested in somebody or something.

ferret out [ferret something out] (secret, the truth, details, error, facts, information) Succeed in finding some difficult or secret information. dig out

fight off [fight something off] (infection, cold, illness, attack, enemy, competition) Try to avoid or get rid of something.

figure out understand [figure something out] Manage to understand.

fill in for substitute [fill in for somebody] (insep) Do somebody's job temporarily because they can't. cover for, sit in for, stand in for

fill in 1 tell [fill somebody in, fill somebody in on something] (details) Give somebody information.

2 compete [fill something in] (form, cheque, name, coupon, space, questionnaire, hole) Complete something with the correct information.

fill up [fill up, fill something up] (glass, car, tank, bottle, container, theater) Become full.

Find out discover [find out, find something out] Discover or get information.

fit in 1 be accepted (insep) Get on with a group of people or feel as if belonging to a group.

2 include [fit something in] Manage to include it in a reduce space or time.

flake out (insep, informal) Fall asleep.

flare up (insep) Become angry.

flick through [flick through something] (insep) (magazine, book, album, article, channels, cards) Read or look quickly at the pages of a magazine or book. Change repeatedly from one station or channel to another. flip through, glance over, leaf through

flip through [flip through something] (insep) flick through.

flood in (insep) (people, memories) Arrive in big numbers.

flush out [flush somebody out] (rebels, resistance, militants, guerrillas, criminals) Force somebody to leave a place.

fob off 1 [fob somebody off] (patient, creditor) Stop somebody complaining by giving them silly answers.

2 [fob something off] (responsibility) Manage to make somebody accept something faulty, worthless or difficult to deal with.

follow through (insep) Take action so something is completed.

follow up [follow something up (with)] Do what's needed next to make sure something is successful.

fork out/over/up [fork out, fork out something] (insep) Have to spend it. cough up, shell out, stump up

freak out [freak out, freak somebody out] React in an anxious, excited and wild manner to something.

frighten away [frighten something away] Make somebody or something leave using fear. scare away, scare off

frighten off frighten away

fuck about/around (taboo, slang) Behave in a stupid way which annoys people.

fuck off (taboo) (insep) Tell somebody in a very offensive way to leave you alone. bugger off, sod off, piss off

fuck up [fuck something up] Make of mess of something. balls up, cock up, mess up

 

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