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    turn up/look into/go off/go for/try out/run out of/go along with/call off/go in for/

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    The trouble with Frank is that he never turns up on time for meeting.

    turn up = appear, arrive

    Johnson, I’d like you to look into this complaint we received this morning.

    look into = examine

    The bomb went off with a loud bng which could be heard all over the town.

    went off = exploded

    He was walking through the park when a strange dog suddenly went for him.

    went for = attacked

    I won’t be a minute. I just want to try out my new tape recorder.

    try out = test

    You can’t have a sandwich. I’m afraid, we’re run out of bread.

    run out of = used up our supply of

    Yes, I’ll go along with that.

    go along with = accept

    Because of a heavy downpour, the proposed open-air concert had to be called off.

    called off = canceled

    Why don’t you go in for the “Miss United Kingdom” contest Olia? I’m sure you’d win it.

    go in for = enter

    I wonder who first came up with the idea of wearing seatbelts in cars?

    came up with = thought of
    Because of an accident on the line between Brighton and Victoria, my train was held up for several hours.

    held up = delayed

    I’ve been feeling so depressed lately that I feel tempted to do away with myself.

    do away with = kill

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: turn up/look into/go off/go for/try out/run out of/go along with/call off/go in f

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    The trouble with Frank is that he never turns up on time for meeting.

    turn up = appear, arrive

    Johnson, Iíd like you to look into this complaint we received this morning.

    look into = examine

    The bomb went off with a loud bang which could be heard all over the town.

    went off = exploded

    He was walking through the park when a strange dog suddenly went for him.

    went for = attacked

    I wonít be loosing a minute. I just want to try out my new tape recorder.

    try out = test

    You canít have a sandwich. Iím afraid, weíre run out of bread.

    run out of = used up our supply of

    Yes, Iíll go along with that.

    go along with = accept, Cooperate, agree
    Yes, Iíll go along with you on that issue.
    Because of a heavy downpour, the proposed open-air concert had to be called off.

    called off = canceled

    Why donít you go in for the ďMiss United KingdomĒ contest Olia? Iím sure youíd win it.

    go in for = enter

    I wonder who first came up with the idea of wearing seatbelts in cars?

    came up with = thought of
    Because of an accident on the line between Brighton and Victoria, my train was held up for several hours.

    held up = delayed

    Iíve been feeling so depressed lately that I feel tempted to do away with myself.

    do away with = kill = to get rid of something (Idiom)
    The time has come to do away with that old building.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All are fine.

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