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Autor:  Deivis
E-mail:  deivis_fsilva@yahoo.com.br
Data:  06/DEZ/2009 11:16 PM
Assunto:  help me with collocations?
 
Mensagem:  Here is my take, hope their all correct.  (haven't checked the others)


'to target attention' (target/aim/shoot/focus)
'an interior designer' (inside/inner/central/interior)
'to put someone's mind at rest' (place/lay/set/put)
'to be on record (record/register/file/report)
'to face to the challenge' (grow/rise/face/meet)
'to drop the subject' (leave/forget/miss/drop)
'to fast forward a tape/CD' (quick/rapid/jump/fast)
'to cast doubt on something' (throw/cast/shed/place
'to reserve judgement' (keep/hold/reserve/retain)
'to strike it lucky' (hit/get/catch/strike)
'to make a name for yourself' (create/make/set/get)
 frame of mind' (frame/thought/attitude/feeling)
'to step out of line (place/order/line/position)
on display' (in/at/on/with)
'mental block (stop/block/hold/break)
' mass media' (mass/whole/large/gross)
'to place an advert somewhere' (make/set/place/lay)
'to be thick skinned' (wide/fat/deep/thick)
'to lose touch' (make/miss/lose/leave)
'to slip through someone's fingers' (slip/fall/drop/go)
'to make priority' (be/show/make/take)
'to be free of charge'(charge/price/value/cost)
'common sense' (common/normal/ordinary/usual)
'to drop a hint' (play/say/drop/offer)
'to let yourself go' (make/let/set/push)
'to catch sight of something/someone' (take/set/make/catch)
'to carry out instructions' (show/carry/take/throw)
'to be under guarantee' (with/on/in/under)
'to face the consequences' (confront/see/have/face)
'to promise something to someone'
(promise/sacrifice/offer/dedicate)
'to set fire to something' (let/make/create/set)
'to take pity' (make/show/feel/take)
'to watch your step' (check/look/watch/see)
'to lay the foundations' (lower/set/lay/place)
'to take an escape' (get/take/do/make)
'to gather speed' (climb/grow/collect/gather)
 tried and tested' (tried/done/made/checked)
'to put in a special word about/for someone'
(special/pleasant/nice/good)
'to confirm or deny' (assure/guarantee/confirm/prove)
'within reason' (with/in/inside/within)
'in the middle of nowhere' (midpoint/middle/centre/heart)
'to hitch a lift' (pull/catch/stop/hitch)
'the general public' (simple/general/usual/ordinary)


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
help me with collocations?  –  Joe  04/DEZ/2009, 4:15 PM
help me with collocations?  –  Fran  04/DEZ/2009, 4:55 PM
help me with collocations?  –  PPAULO  04/DEZ/2009, 8:08 PM
help me with collocations?  –  dale-cr  04/DEZ/2009, 11:29 PM
help me with collocations?  –  joe  05/DEZ/2009, 9:26 AM
help me with collocations?  –  Fran  05/DEZ/2009, 11:30 AM
help me with collocations?  –  dale-cr  05/DEZ/2009, 11:34 AM
help me with collocations?  –  Orlando  05/DEZ/2009, 12:10 PM
help me with collocations?  –  PPAULO  05/DEZ/2009, 6:34 PM
help me with collocations?  –  dale-cr  05/DEZ/2009, 11:15 PM
 help me with collocations?  –  Deivis  06/DEZ/2009, 11:16 PM

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