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Rack up [Rack something up] (losses, sales, points, titles) Gradually increase in number or amount.
- Japanese athletes racked up only two medals in Salt Lake City.
- Most biotech companies are still racking up losses.
- You may begin racking up points as soon as your membership is approved.
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
- I didn't feel entirely comfortable raking up the past but I agreed to support her whatever she decided.
- I have no desire to rake up old grievances, or to enter into a fresh discussion as to who was right and who wrong.
(insep) Talk continuouly in a boring way. rabbit on
kept rattling on about her new car.
- He started rattling on about something that had happened at his office.
(insep) Talk continuouly in a boring way: rattle on
- While the blokes would rabbit on about football or train sets, their partners would discuss shopping, holidays or hairstyles.
(insep) Continue reading after having stopped.
- Read on and learn how to write a better resume by avoiding the mistakes of others.
- Read on to see what happened.
(insep) Finish a phone conversation.
- She had to ring off after about ten minutes, because her bus was coming.
Ring up [Ring somebody up]
Phone somebody. call up, phone up
- He said he was sick and tired of people ringing him up and asking him about it.
Rip off [Rip somebody off]
Charge somebody too much money.
been ripped off.
- The Internet has opened
new doors to sales of all kinds. And, unfortunately, crooks are finding
new opportunities to rip people off.
Round off 1 [Round something off] Change a figure into the nearest whole number.
answer should be rounded off.
2 finish Bring something to a pleasant end.
we have a drink to round off the evening?
Round up 1 [Round something up] (cattle, criminals,
suspects) Go after animals to put them altogether somewhere..
are modern-day cowboys, using helicopters and stripped-down jeeps
to round up cattle.
2 Increase something to the nearest whole number.
simplify the graph, the sales figures have been rounded up to the
Rub along (insep) Manage to have a satisfactory relationship.
- Friendship's one thing; love's another. If they
din't have time together to see how they rubbed along in everyday life
I don't see how they could possibly know whether it was going to work.
- Arguments are just part of being a couple and having to rub along
- We have always rubbed along very well with all our surrounding neighbours.
Rub in [Rub something in] Keep talking about something that makes another person embarrased or makes them feel bad.
- Okay, okay, you've made your point! No need to rub it in.
- I admit I was wrong but you don't have to rub it in my face.
Rule out [Rule something out] (possibility, idea) Exclude something.
- He did
not rule out the possibility that the two sides could reach a settlement
before the case goes to trial.
Run away Leave a place by running; escape.
- The kids knocked on the door and ran away.
from [Run away from something] (insep) (responsibility,
truth, facts, situation, reality) Try to avoid dealing with something.
- I am proud of him for not running away from his responsibilities, but I am still worried.
Run out [Run ou, run out of something] (insep) (money, time, patience,
petrol, milk, coffee, sugar, supplies) Use something until there's nothing left.
- The police
caught him when his car ran out of petrol three miles from the scene
of the crime.
Run over [Run over somebody] (or an animal, often passive) Hhit somebody with a car and drive over them.
said that there had been an accident. Gary had been run over by a truck
and his leg was broken.
- Dubai plans 10 new pedestrian bridges to cut risk of being run over.
- He was run over by a bus.
Run up [Run something up] (debt, bill, account, overdraft,
deficit) Be left with an ammount of money you have to
- He ran up a huge bill at the Hilton
Hotel, and a host of other places in London, and then he just evaporated
into thin air.
Rush in (insep) Go in in a hurry. rush out
- Neighbors spoke of a horrific scene as firefighters rushed in.
Rush off (insep) Leave in a hurry. dash off
- Where are you two rushing off to?
Rush out (insep) Go out in a hurry. rush in
rushed outside, leapt into a taxi and headed for the Bronx.