Dictionary: Letter R

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rack up [rack something up] (losses, sales, points, titles) Gradually increase in number or amount.

rake up [rake something up] (scandal, the past, old grivances, quarrel, filth, mistake, misdeeds, story) Remind somebody of unpleasant events in the past. dig up, dredge up

rattle on (insep) Talk continuouly in a boring way. rabbit on

rabbit on (insep) Talk continuouly in a boring way. rattle on

read on (insep) Continue reading after having stopped.

ring off (insep) Finish a phone conversation.

ring up [ring somebody up] Phone somebody. call up, phone up

rip off [rip somebody off] Charge somebody too much money.

round off 1 [round something off] Change a figure into the nearest whole number.

2 finish Bring something to a pleasant end.

round up 1 [round something up] (cattle, criminals, suspects) Go after animals to put them altogether somewhere.

2 Increase something to the nearest whole number.

rub along (insep) Manage to have a satisfactory relationship.

rub in [rub something in] Keep talking about something that makes another person embarrased or makes them feel bad.

rule out [rule something out] (possibility, idea) Exclude something.

run away Leave a place by running; escape.

run away from [run away from something] (insep) (responsibility, truth, facts, situation, reality) Try to avoid dealing with something.

run out [run ou, run out of something] (insep) (money, time, patience, petrol, milk, coffee, sugar, supplies) Use something until there's nothing left.

run over [run over somebody] (or an animal, often passive) Hit somebody with a car and drive over them.

run up [run something up] (debt, bill, account, overdraft, deficit) Be left with an amount of money you have to pay.

rush in (insep) Go in in a hurry. rush out

rush off (insep) Leave in a hurry. dash off

rush out (insep) Go out in a hurry. rush in

 

 

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