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Autor:  Marcio Osorio
E-mail:  rec165701@yahoo.com.br
Data:  18/ABR/2006 12:56 AM
Assunto:  Get to grips with phrasal verbs!
 
Mensagem:  1. 'to have an animal killed because it is very ill or suffering badly'
2. 'to abolish something'
3. 'to make a mistake'
4. 'to recover from a serious illness'
5. 'to receive criticism or blame for something'

You've got me up at this time of night! <gr>

1. to do away with (as an injured, sick, or aged animal) : put to death : DESTROY, KILL <with the veterinary means ... at our disposal, I would always decide to have a sufferer from this disease put down --Henry Wynmalen>


2. To do away with (three-word PV) : ABOLISH, DISCONTINUE <the motor did not do away with steam power --Roger Burlingame> <attempted to do away with the entire civic art program --Jules Langsner>

3. To slip up : goof : mess up : screw up (Do we need examples here?)


4a. To recover from <you can get over a disease by lying in bed --Charlton Laird>

4b. To come through  =
  • survive: continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.); "He survived the cancer against all odds" (His doctors and his family despaired of him, his undertaker started taking his measures for a coffin, but the guy hung in there. He came through. Thank God he did. He believed in God. My comments.)

  • 5. To be in for
     –in for : certain to experience something, pleasant or unpleasant <in for a whale of one hour's entertainment -- Goodman Ace> <in for a storm>
      –in for it  1 : committed to a course  2 : certain to suffer punishment or other unpleasant experience <sees us as ineluctably in for it --J.W.Krutch> <will be in for it if he doesn't get home on time> (Vai apanhar se não voltar logo pra casa)

    Did these help?! <wink>


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     English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
    Get to grips with phrasal verbs!  –  Deivis  18/ABR/2006, 12:13 AM
     Get to grips with phrasal verbs!  –  Marcio Osorio  18/ABR/2006, 12:56 AM
    Get to grips with phrasal verbs!  –  Percival  18/ABR/2006, 2:08 AM
    Get to grips with phrasal verbs!  –  Percival  18/ABR/2006, 1:28 AM
    Questioning what I've written  –  Percival  18/ABR/2006, 3:33 AM
    Questioning what I've written  –  Deivis  18/ABR/2006, 4:26 AM
    Questioning what I've written  –  Deivis  18/ABR/2006, 4:59 AM
    Questioning what I've written  –  Tom  18/ABR/2006, 8:37 AM
    Come/get to grips with  –  Percival  18/ABR/2006, 1:09 PM
    Questioning what I've written  –  Percival  18/ABR/2006, 2:04 PM
    Questioning what I've written  –  Johannes  18/ABR/2006, 2:35 PM
    Questioning what I've written  –  Deivis  18/ABR/2006, 6:32 PM
    Questioning what I've written  –  pat  19/ABR/2006, 8:21 AM
    Questioning what I've written  –  Deivis  20/ABR/2006, 7:37 PM

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