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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether there is close equivalence between the following wording: blow in, bob in, be along, visit, call up, call on, call round, come around, drop by, drop in. drop on, drop over, make a visit, pay a visit, go round to see, come round to see, look in, look up, pop along, pop around, pop in, roll around, run in?

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    Default Re: a jog-trot diversity

    Yeah, they can all be used in similar contexts.

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    Default Re: a jog-trot diversity

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether there is close equivalence between the following wording: blow in, bob in, be along, visit, call up, call on, call round, come around, drop by, drop in. drop on, drop over, make a visit, pay a visit, go round to see, come round to see, look in, look up, pop along, pop around, pop in, roll around, run in?

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    visit; call on; call round; drop by; drop in; drop over; make a visit; pay a visit; go round to see; come round to see; look in (on); pop along; pop around; pop in. All of these mean similar things. "Be along" is different.
    I have never heard "bob in" or "roll around".
    "Call up" is more in connection with the telephone.
    To be "run in" is a slang term for being arrested by the police.

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    Default Re: a jog-trot diversity

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether there is close equivalence between the following wording: blow in, bob in, be along, visit, call up, call on, call round, come around, drop by, drop in. drop on, drop over, make a visit, pay a visit, go round to see, come round to see, look in, look up, pop along, pop around, pop in, roll around, run in?


    Most of these verbs mean the same i.e. come around, pay a visit, but some do not mean this.

    Drop on means to fall on
    Call up means to make a telephone call
    I wouldn't use roll around or bob in as the equivalent either

    They all have their individual uses, they are not all interchangable, although some of them are.

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    Default Re: a jog-trot diversity

    Roll around, bob in? Where have you heard that?

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    Default Re: a jog-trot diversity

    Hi,

    Thank you all for your erudite notes. They were very useful for me.

    There are a few excerpts of my Dictionary concerning the matter in question. In my natural language they have very close sounding as well as similar meaning.

    roll around = come around = return or recur = run over = dash across to

    bob around = bob about = to move quickly in a particular direction; move up and down with no specific path
    Mrs Foster bobbed about, gathering up her things.

    bob up = to appear or arise unexpectedly or suddenly.

    For example, I didn't know anyone in the group until Harry bobbed up. This term uses the verb bob in the sense of "to bounce," a usage dating from Chaucer's day.

    http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?s=bob+up&gwp=13

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    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi,

    Thank you all for your erudite notes. They were very useful for me.

    There are a few excerpts of my Dictionary concerning the matter in question. In my natural language they have very close sounding as well as similar meaning.

    roll around = come around = return or recur = run over = dash across to

    bob around = bob about = to move quickly in a particular direction; move up and down with no specific path
    Mrs Foster bobbed about, gathering up her things.

    bob up = to appear or arise unexpectedly or suddenly.

    For example, I didn't know anyone in the group until Harry bobbed up. This term uses the verb bob in the sense of "to bounce," a usage dating from Chaucer's day.

    bob up: Information and Much More from Answers.com

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    Hi vil, yes bob up and bob up and down I am familiar with, but not bob in.

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    Default Re: a jog-trot diversity

    Hum... Update:
    Last night, a firend called and said: ''You might not be so lucky next time - I might roll around!''

    I think it's not that common, but as you see, some use it.

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