Face off

– Confront

Face up to

– Accept an unpleasant truth

Faff about

– Behave indecisively

Faff around

– Behave indecisively

Fall back

– Retreat

Fall back on

– Be able to use in an emergency

Fall behind

– Make less progress

Fall down

– Fall on the ground
– Have a weak point

Fall for

– Be attracted to somebody, fall in love
– Believe a lie or a piece of deception

Fall in

– Collapse

Fall off

– Decrease

Fall out

– Argue and be on bad terms with someone
– Lose hair

Fall over

– Fall on the ground

Fall through

– Be unsuccessful

Farm out

– Give or contract work to someone else

Fart about

– Waste time doing silly things

Fathom out

– Understand something

Fatten up

– Give an animal a lot to eat to make it fat

Feed off

– Eat a food as part of an animals diet
– Use something to your advantage

Feed on

– Grow stronger
– Consume in an animal’s diet
– Give someone a particular food

Feed up

– Give someone a lot of food to restore their health, make them bigger, etc

Feel up

– Touch sexually, grope

Feel up to

– Feel capable of doing something

Fend for

– Take care of yourself or someone with help from other people

Fend off

– Resist something successfully
– Push an attacker away

Ferret out

– Search and discover something

Fess up

– Confess, admit something reluctantly
– Give

Fess up to

– Confess, admit reluctantly to something

Fiddle about

– Waste time doing silly things, or doing things unsuccessfully

Fiddle around

– Waste time doing silly things, or unsuccessul things
– Make small movements with your hands

Fiddle away

– Waste time

Fight back

– Defend yourself, resist an attack
– Try to control and emotion and keep it hidden

Fight it out

– Struggle to see who wins, both by arguing or fighting

Fight off

– Fight an attacker and force them back
– Resist an illness or emotion

Figure on

– Plan, expect

Figure out

– Find the answer to a problem

File away

– Put a document in the correct place for storage in a filing system

Fill in

– Complete a form
– Substitute someone at work

Fill in for

– Substitute

Fill in on

– Give someone information

Fill out

– Complete a form

Fill up

– Fill something completely

Filter in

– Move into a lane of traffic without making other cars stop

Filter out

– Remove something unwanted

Find out

– Discover

Finish off

– Finish completely

Fink on

– Give away secrets about someone

Fink out

– Fail to keep a promise, arrangement, etc

Fire away

– Ask questions

Fire off

– Send quickly, angrily or many (letter, emails, etc)
– Shoot, fire a gun (usually repeatedly)

Fire up

– Start a computer
– Excite, become excited

Firm up

– Make things clearer in a negotiation or discussion

Fish for

– Try to get some information or to get someone to say something

Fish out

– Remove something from a bag, pocket, etc
– Remove from water, such as the sea, rivers, etc

Fit in

– Get on in a group of people
– Have enough time or space for something

Fit into

– Become part of

Fit up

– Frame someone- make them look guilty of something they haven’t done
– Provide equipment

Fix up

– Make an arrangement

Fizzle out

– End in an unsuccessful way

Flag down

– Signal at a vehicle to get it to stop

Flag up

– Raise an issue, or highlight its importance

Flake out

– Fall asleep from exhaustion

Flare out

– Get angry suddenly

Flare up

– When trouble suddenly appears

Flesh out

– Add more details or information

Flog off

– Sell something cheaply to get rid of it

Fly about

– Circulate (rumours, etc)

Fly around

– Circulate (rumours, etc)

Fly at

– Attack
– Criticise or shout angrily

Fly by

– When time appears to move quickly

Fly into

– Change emotion quickly

Focus on

– Concentrate

Fold up

– Make a sheet of paper smaller

Fool around

– Not be serious
– Be unfaithful

Freak out

– Become very disturbed or angry

Freshen up

– Wash quickly and improve appearance
– Add more alcohol to a glass before it is empty
– Quickly improve the appearance of something

Front for

– Represent someone, especially when covering illegal or wrongful activities

Front off

– Confront someone and let them know you are prepared to fight

Front onto

– Face (of a building)

Front out

– Face up to someone, withstand criticism

Front up

– Appear somewhere for a short time
– Advance cash for something

Frown on

– Disapprove

Gag for

– Want something a lot

Gang up

– Form a group against something or someone

Gang up on

– Harass, bully

Gear up

– Get ready for a busy period

Geek out

– Talk at length about computing

Get across

– Communicate successfully

Get ahead

– Progress

Get ahead of

– Move in front of

Get along

– Have a good relationship

Get along with

– Have a good relationship with someone

Get around

– Become known

Get around to

– Finally manage to do something

Get at

– Criticise
– Mean

Get away

– Escape
– Go on holiday or for a short break

Get away with

– Not get caught doing something wrong

Get back

– Return

Get back at

– Take revenge

Get back to

– Respond to a contact

Get behind with

– Be late paying instalments for something.

Get by

– Have just enough money to live on

Get down

– Make someone depressed

Get down to

– Start work

Get in

– Arrange for someone to do a job
– Arrive (train, plane, etc.)
– Arrive home
– Enter a car or taxi

Get off

– Escape punishment
– Leave a bus, train, etc.

Get off with

– Have casual sex with

Get on

– Continue doing something
– Enter a bus, train, plane, etc.
– Make progress

Get on with

– Have a good relationship

Get out of

– Avoid doing something you dislike
– Leave a car, van, etc.

Get over

– Recover

Get over with

– Do something unpleasant rather than delaying it any more

Get round (around) to

– Finally manage to do something

Get round (or around)

– Persuade someone

Get through

– Contact
– Consume
– Finish

Get through to

– Make someone understand

Get to

– Annoy, irritate
– Arrive

Get together

– Meet socially

Get up

– Get out of bed
– Organise

Get up to

– Do something wrong or naughty

Give away

– Entrust your daughter to her husband through the marriage ceremony
– Tell a secret

Give back

– Return something you’ve borrowed

Give in

– Stop doing something because it’s too hard or requires too much energy
– Submit homework, etc.

Give of

– Contribute without expecting anything in return

Give off

– Emit pollution or something else unpleasant

Give onto

– Open into a place, for a door or window

Give out

– Distribute
– Stop working
– Have no more of a supply

Give over!

– Stop doing something bad or annoying

Give up

– Stop doing something that had been a habit

Give up on

– Lose faith in or stop believing in something or someone

Give yourself up

– Surrender to the police or authorities

Gloss over

– Try to minimise the importance of something

Go about

– Deal with something

Go after

– Chase, try to get

Go against

– Lose a decision or a verdict of a court

Go ahead

– Proceed

Go along with

– Accept a decision or suggestion

Go back on

– Break a promise

Go by

– The passing of time
– Trust or depend on for correct information

Go down

– Decrease, get smaller
– Sink
– Sunset
– Go to prison

Go down with

– Fall ill

Go for

– Attack
– Be attracted to
– Choose, select

Go forth

– Leave a place

Go in

– Go to hospital for treatment, surgery, etc.

Go in for

– Enter a competition

Go into

– Discuss in some detail
– Enter a profession

Go off

– Explode (bomb), start ringing (alarm)
– Go bad
– Start to dislike

Go on

– Continue
– Happen

Go on about

– Talk too much

Go out

– Stops burning

Go out with

– Have a relationship with

Go over

– Look at something, revise
– Visit

Go through

– Experience
– Read again

Go through with

– Do or complete something you’ve agreed to

Go under

– Go bankrupt

Go up

– Rise

Go up to

– Approach

Go with

– Combine nicely

Go without

– Not have

Goof around

– Fool around, not be serious

Goof off

– Avoid or leave work

Goof up

– Mess, spoil

Grass up

– Report someone to a person in authority

Grey out

– Disable a function in a computer program, leaving it visible but not working

Grind away

– Keep working at something

Grind down

– Reduce or destroy someone’s enthusiasm

Grind out

– Produce something with great difficulty

Grow into

– Grow to fit large clothes

Grow out of

– Grow too large for clothes
– Lose interest as you grow older or become more mature

Grow up

– Mature, become adult

Gun for

– Try to destroy an opponent

Hack around

– Waste time

Hack into

– Break into a computer system

Hack off

– Annoy

Hammer away at

– Work relentlessly

Hammer into

– Repeat something over a period of time to make someone remember it

Hammer out

– Negotiate and reach an agreement

Hand back

– Return

Hand down

– Pass on to the next generation
– Give a formal decision

Hand in

– Submit work for appraisal

Hand on

– Give to someone else
– Transmit knowledge to the next generation

Hand out

– Distribute

Hand over

– Give

Hang around

– Stay in a place

Hang on

– Wait

Hang out

– Spend time socially

Hang up

– End a phone call

Hang up on

– End a phone call with someone

Harp on

– Talk repeatedly about something

Have against

– Dislike, disagree or hold a grudge (Usually negative)

Have around

– Entertain someone in your home

Have down as

– Think of someone or something in a particular way

Have in

– Have a supply of something in a particular place
– Get someone to do some work
– Entertain people in your home

Have it away

– Have sex with someone, especially casual sex

Have it in for

– Hold a grudge

Have it off

– Have sex

Have it out with

– Discuss or argue an issue to improve a situation

Have off

– Take time off work

Have on

– Be wearing
– Have an electronic device switched on
– Have an arrangement
– Tease, deceive
– Be in possession at a particular time
– Know something about someone that could harm them

Have over

– Receive a guest

Have round

– Entertain someone in your home

Have up

– Make someone appear in court

Head for

– Move or travel towards

Head off

– Stop someone or force them to change direction
– Prevent something bad happening
– Leave somewhere to go to another place

Head out

– Go out

Head up

– Be in charge

Heat up

– Make food hot

Help out

– Give assistance

Hit back

– Attack or criticise

Hit for

– Get someone to pay or donate money

Hit it off

– Have a good relationship from the first time you meet a person

Hit it off with

– Like someone from the first time you meet them

Hit on

– Have an idea
– Talk to someone to try to attract them sexually
– Ask for money

Hit out at

– Respond angrily to criticism

Hit up

– Inject drugs
– Ask someone for some money

Hit up on

– Inject drugs

Hit upon

– Have an idea

Hit with

– Surprise someone with some information or news

Hold against

– Have a grudge against someone, or little respect

Hold back

– Not show emotion
– Prevent something moving forwards or progressing
– Not disclose information or make it public

Hold back from

– Not allow yourself to do something

Hold down

– Keep a job
– Stop someone or something from moving

Hold forth

– State your opinions about something, especially when talking for a long time and boringly

Hold off

– When bad weather doesn’t appear
– Stop someone from attacking or beating you

Hold on

– Wait
– To hold tightly

Hold on to

– Hold tightly

Hold onto

– Keep as long as possible
– Hold tightly
– Hold tightly

Hold out

– Resist
– Hold in front of you

Hold out against

– Try to reject

Hold out for

– Wait for something better or refuse something now for something better in the future

Hold out on

– Not pay someone or give them information

Hold over

– Delay
– To continue something for longer than planned

Hold together

– Not break up

Hold up

– Delay when travelling
– Rob with violence or threats thereof

Hold with

– Accept (usually negative)

Home in on

– Target

Hone in on

– Target, focus

Hook up

– Meet someone

Hook up to

– Connect to a machine

Horse around

– Not be serious

Hound out

– Force someone out of a place, job, position, etc.

Hunker down

– Settle in a place as comfortably as possible to stay there

Hunt down

– Search for someone to punish or kill them

Hunt out

– Search until you find something

Hunt up

– Search for and manage to find something

Iron out

– Remove small problems or irregularities

Issue forth

– Come out of a place

Jack around

– Make trouble for someone, fail to keep promises

Jack in

– Quit, give up

Jack off

– Masturbate

Jack up

– Raise a car to be able to do mechanical work
– Inject illegal drugs
– Increase sharply

Jam on

– Apply or operate something forcefully

Jaw away

– Talk just for the point of talking rather than having anything to say

Jazz up

– Make something more interesting or attractive

Joke around

– Be funny, or try to

Jot down

– Make a quick note

Juice up

– Make something more exciting or perform better

Jump at

– Accept eagerly

Jump in

– Enter a conversation

Jump on

– Criticize, attack

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