Take off – pakilti (lėktuvu)
The flight was delayed.The plane took off two hours later than seneduled.
The plane to Rome was delayed because of fog. What time did it take off?
Come along – vystytis, progresuoti
The work on the house is coming along very well.
Jill says her marketing report is coming along nicely.
Hold on – palaukti
Hold on a minute while I get my breath back.
They managed to hold on until help arrived.
Set off – iškeliauti
It’s a long way to Bristol, so we ought to set off as early as possible.
We did not set off until seven o’clock, so we walked as fast as we could get there on time.
Wake up – pabusti
What time did she wake up?
He woke up and found himself in hospital.
Find out – sužinoti
Can you find out what time the train leaves?
Operate on somebody – operuoti ką nors
The doctors decided to operate on her immediately.
He is a surgeon, but he operates only on children.
Be on – vykti
The film was already on when we arrived.
Is the match on at 3 o’clock?
Put off – atidėti ( kitam kartui )
We have to put off this afternoon meeting.
She always puts off going to the dentist.
Put away – padėti į vietą (pinigus į banką)
Children put your toys away.
He put away a few thousand for his retirement.
Be good at – gerai mokėti, žinoti
Jim is good at math.
Tom is very good at basketball.
By chance – atsitiktinai
By a happy chance a policeman was passing as I was attacked.
Would you by chance have change for 50 pounds.
On purpose – tyčia
She seems to do these things on purpose.
Did he break it accidently? No, on purpose.
Decide on – išsirinkti, apsistoti prie
With so many choises it’s hard to decide on ones.
After seeing all the candidates we’ve decided on chosen.
Worry about – rūpintis, nerimauti dėl
Don’t worry about me.
At high speed – dideliu greičiu
He drove his car at high speed.
They moved at the speed of 50 kilometres an hour.
Complain about – skųstis dėl
She is always complaining about her work.
They complainied about the weather on their holidays.
Run out of – baigtis
My passport has run out.
We are running out of petrol.
Their lease on our flat runs out in a few months.
Keen on – siekti, trokšti
She is very keen on good results.
I know his mother is keen on Tom’s marrying Susan.
Instead of – vietoje (kažko)
In spite of – nežiūrint
They went out in spite of the rain.
Die of – mirti dėl
Ones die of an ilness, hunger, grief, the other for ones’ country.
What did he die of? He died of heart attack.
Reply to – atsakyti į
What did he reply to your challenge?
He failed to reply to a question.
Be ashamed of – gėdytis
You should be ashamed of yourself for telling such lies.
He felt ashamed of having done so little work.
Belong to – priklausyti kam nors
These books belong to my father.
Who does it belong to?
Depend on – priklausyti nuo ko nors
I have not got the car, so I have to depend on the buses.
How much is produced depends on how hard we work.
Consist of – susidėti iš
The committee consists of ten members.
This mixture consist of flour and water.
Be late for – vėluoti į
You are late for a work.
Is she always late for meetings?
Leave for – išvykti į
The train leaves Kaunas for Vilnius.
When did you decide to leave for Miami?
Famous for – įžymus kažkuo
New York is famous for its skyscrapers.
What is your town famous for?
For sale – pardavimui
I’m sorry this painting is not for sale.
She has put her house up for sale.
Introduce somebody to somebody – pristatyti (supažindinant)
Allow me to introduce my wife to you.
I was introduced to Jenny at the party.
On sale – pardavime
The new model is not on sale in the shops.
She gets ten pounds on each sale.
On the contrary – atvirkščiai
It doesn’t seem ugly to me , on the contrary, I think it is rather beautiful.
We went to work on the contrary to the doctors orders.
From time to time – kartas nuo karto
He visits his parents time from time.
Substitute for – pakeisti (vietoje ko nors)
We must substitute a new chair for the broken one.
Can you substitute for me at the meeting.
Argue about – ginčytis dėl
We argued with the waiter about the price of the meal.
Don’t argue with your mother about it.
Excited about – susijaudinęs dėl
It’s nothing toget excited about.
She felt excited about her journey to Spain.
Live on – pragyventi iš
She lived on for many years after her husband died.
You can’t live on 200 dollars a week.
Satisfied with – patenkintas
He wasn’t satisfied with the results on passing exams.
Work for – dirbti kam nors
She works for an engineering company.
Work on – dirbti ką nors
He is working on a new novel now.
His charm doesn’t work on me.
Because of – dėl
They are here because of us.
He walked slowly because of his dog.
Keep in touch with – palaikyti ryšius su
Have you noticed how he tries to keep in touch with the boss?
Do you often keep in touch with your parents?
Wish farewell – palinkėti geros kelionės
Pleased with – patenkintas (kuo nors)
He looks rather pleased with himself.
Are you pleased with the new flat?
Be angry with somebody for something – pykti ant ko nors dėl kažko
I was angry on myself for making such a stupid mistake.
Are you angry with him?
Insist on – reikalauti, atkakliai laikytis
You really must go. I insist on it.
She always insists on getting early.
Shout to – šaukti kam nors
She shouted to me across the room.
I shouted to him to shut the gates.
Shout at – šaukti ant ko nors
Don’t shout at me.
Married to – vedęs, ištekėjusi su
Do you know, Jack is married to Nelly?
Throw to – mesti kam nors
Please, throw the towel to me.
If you catch it I’ll throw it to you.
Throw at – mesti į ką nors
Parents teach their children not to throw stones at animals.
This stone was thrown at the speaker.
According to – pagal, sutinkamai
Everything went according to the plan.
The work was done according to the instructions.
Arrive in – atvykti į miestą, salą
Arrive at – atvykti į vietą
Be sorry about – atsiprašyti dėl / už
Be sorry for – gailėtis dėl
I feel sorry for anyone who has to drive in this terrible weather.
If he doesn’t realize the consequences of his actions, I’m sorry for him.
Look up – paieškoti (informacijai)
If you want to know how the word is used, look it up in the dictionary.
Lizzy looked up a number in the phone book.
Approve of – pritarti
Her parents don’t approve of her new boy-friend.
I approve of your trying to earn some money.
Apply for – kreiptis, teirautis dėl
She applied for a job in this office.
Apologize for – atsiprašyti dėl
You must apologize for being so rude.
Warn about – perspėti dėl
Count on – pasitikėti
You primised us your help with the exhibition. Can we still count on you?
If you need help, remember that you can count on me at all times.
Take after – būti panašiam
She doesn’t takes after her mother at all.
Call something off – atšaukti, nutraukti, panaikinti
Call your dog off. It’s frightening my children.
Let someone down – apvilti
Peter has stopped expecting people to help. He has been let down so many times in the past.
Why did you let him down?
Ring somebody up – pažadinti skambučiu, skambinti telefonu
Mary rang Helen up last night.
Why don’t you ring your parents up and ask them if you can stay with us tonight?
Bring up – išauklėti, užauginti
An aunt brought up ten children.
I was born in England and brought up in Scotland.
Rely on – pasitikėti
Nowadays we rely on computers.
You can rely on it that it will rain this weekend.
Give up – mesti (nustoti ką nors darius)
I wouldn’t like to give up playing tennis.
She didn’t give up her job when she got married.
Get on – lipti (į autobusą, traukinį, lėktuvą, laivą)
Get in – lipti(į automobilį)
Get off – išlipti iš transporto
The train stopped and we got off.
She slipped and fell when she was getting off the car.
Slow down – sumažinti greitį
The train slowed down when it got to the station.
She slowed the car down and stopped.
Get on – gerai sutarti
She has never really got on with her mother – in law.
They don’t get on with one another.
Prefer to – teikti pirmenybę
I prefer walking to cycling.
Their father prefers them to be at home early.
To my mind – manyčiau, mano nuomone
To my mind that’s the shortest way to Lisbon.
Enquire about – teirautis dėl
He enquired about the price.
Can’t stand – negalėti pakęsti
He can’t stand hot weather.
She couldn’t stand to be told what to do.
I can’t stand him interrupting all the time.
Tired of doing something – atsibosti
I’m tired of listening to you.
I’m tired of working all the day.
Concentrate on – susikaupti, susikoncentruoti
I can’t concentrate on my studies with all that noise going on.
Having failed my French exam I decided to concentrate on science subjects.
Go on strike – streikuoti
The workers went on strike for higher pay.
I couldn’t come in time because all the bus drivers were on strike.
Write down – užsirašyti
Write down the address before you forget it.
He wrote down value of the unsold stock.
Calm down – nusiraminti
Please just calm down a bit.
Do you have brandy? It’ll help you to calm down.
Make up one’s mind – apsispręsti
I’ve made up my mind to be a doctor.
Have you already made your mind up where to go for your holiday?
Try on – pasimatuoti
Try on the shoes before you by them.
Don’t try on this dress, it looks awful.
Be uot of stock – nėra (apie prekes)
I’m sorry, but these shoes are out of stock now.
We are out of stock new winter clothes.
Look over the menu – peržiūrėti meniu
We have to look over the menu before we choose.
We must look over the house before we decide to rent.
By return – atsakyti tik gavus
Please, reply by return.
Write now to this address and we will send you a free sample by return.
Take a picture – fotografuoti
She wanted to take a picture of the church.
He took a picture of me while I wasn’t looking at him.
Give a lift – pavežėti
If you hold on me, I’ll give you a lift.
He gave me a lift on the way to his home.
Resign from – atsisakyti pareigų, teisės
She had to resign from her job.