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tag along
go along with, often uninvited; "my younger brother often tagged along when I went out with my friends"

take after
be similar to a relative; "She takes after her father!"

take after, follow
imitate in behavior; take as a model; "Teenagers follow their friends in everything"

take away
take from a person or place; "We took the abused child away from its parents"

take away, bear off, bear away, carry away, carry off
remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state; "Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands"; "The car carried us off to the meeting"; "I'll take you away on a holiday"; "I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry"

take away, detract
take away a part from; diminish; "His bad manners detract from his good character"

take away, take out
take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"

take back
cause someone to remember the past; "This photo takes me back to the good old days"

take back
move text to the previous line; in printing

take back
resume a relationship with someone after an interruption, as in a wife taking back her husband

take back, repossess
regain possession of something

take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put down
reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture"

take in
make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"

take in
provide with shelter

take in
visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"

take in, gather in
fold up; "take in the sails"

take in, sop up, suck in, take up
take up as if with a sponge

take in, take up
accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"

take off
mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner; "This song takes off from a famous aria"

take off
prove fatal; "The disease took off"

take off
remove clothes; "take off your shirt--it's very hot in here"

take off
take away or remove; "Take that weight off me!"

take off, lift off
depart from the ground; "The plane took off two hours late"

take off, take time off
take time off from work; stop working temporarily

take out
obtain by legal or official process; "take out a license"; "take out a patent"

take out
remove something from a container or an enclosed space

take out, buy food
purchase prepared food to be eaten at home

take out, move out, remove
cause to leave; "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"

take out, take away
buy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food; "We'll take out pizza, since I am too tired to cook"

take over, buy out, buy up
take over ownership of; of corporations and companies

take over, relieve
free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

take to
develop a habit; apply oneself to a practice or occupation; "She took to drink"; "Men take to the military trades"

take up
pursue or resume; "take up a matter for consideration"

take up
take up time or space; "take up the slack"

take up
turn one's interest to; "He took up herpetology at the age of fifty"

take up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize on
adopt; "take up new ideas"

take, occupy, use up
require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"

talk down
belittle through talk

talk down
direct and control (the flight of an airplane during landing) via radio; "the control tower talked down the plane whose pilot fell ill"

talk down
speak in a condescending manner, as if to a child; "He talks down to her"

talk into
persuade somebody to do something

talk out of
persuade someone not to do something

tally, chalk up
keep score, as in games

taper off, peter out, fizzle out, fizzle
end weakly; "The music just petered out--there was no proper ending"

tear away, tear off
rip off violently and forcefully; "The passing bus tore off her side mirror"

tee off
strike a ball from the teeing ground at the start of a hole

tee up
make detailed arrangements or preparations

tee, tee up
place on a tee; "tee golf balls"

tell off, brush down
reprimand; "She told the misbehaving student off"

tell on
produce an effect or strain on somebody; "Each step told on his tired legs"

test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay
put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"

think of, repute, regard as, look upon, look on, esteem, take to be
look on as or consider; "she looked on this affair as a joke"; "He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"; "He is reputed to be intelligent"

think up, think of, dream up, hatch, concoct
devise or invent; "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly"; "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"

thrash out, hammer out
discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement; "The leaders of the various Middle Eastern countries are trying to hammer out a peace agreement"

tide over, bridge over, keep going
suffice for a period between two points; "This money will keep us going for another year"

tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away
put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!"

tie down
restrain from independence by an obligation; "He was tied down by his work"

tie down, tie up, bind, truss
secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"

tie in
be in connection with something relevant; "This ties in closely with his earlier remarks"

tie up
invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes; "All my money is tied up in long-term investments"

tie up
restrain from moving or operating normally; "Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred"

tie up, bind off
finish the last row

tip off, tip
give insider information or advise to; "He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot"

tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue
exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"

tone down, moderate, tame
make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"

top off
fill to the point of almost overflowing; "She topped off the cup"

top out
give up one's career just as one becomes very successful; "The financial consultant topped out at age 40 because he was burned out"

top out, peak
to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity; "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929";"Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million"

top, top off
finish up or conclude; "They topped off their dinner with a cognac"; "top the evening with champagne"

top, top out
provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure); "the towers were topped with conical roofs"

toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, kill
drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"

total, number, add up, come, amount
add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"

total, tot, tot up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add together, tally, add up
determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"

touch down
come or bring (a plane) to a landing; "the plane touched down at noon"

touch on
refer to or discuss briefly

touch up, retouch
alter so as to produce a more desirable appearance; "This photograph has been retouched!"

trade, trade in
turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase; "trade in an old car for a new one"

transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break
act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"

transit, pass through, move through, pass across, pass over
make a passage or journey from one place to another; "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;" "Some travelers pass through the desert"

trap, pin down
place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation"

travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass
move past; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"

traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across
travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

treat, care for
provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

trip up, catch
detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator"

trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off
put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"

trip, trip out, turn on, get off
get high, stoned, or drugged; "He trips every weekend"

trip, trip up
cause to stumble; "The questions on the test tripped him up"

trot out
bring out and show for inspection and admiration; "His novel trots out a rich heiress"; "always able to trot out some new excuse"

trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother
to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."

trump up, concoct
invent; "trump up charges"

try for, go for
make an attempt at achieving something; "She tried for the Olympics"

try on, try
put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice; "Try on this sweater to see how it looks"

tuck in, tuck away, put away
eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food; "My son tucked in a whole pizza"

tune in
regulate (a radio or television set) in order to receive a certain station or program

tune, tune up
adjust for (better) functioning; "tune the engine"

tune, tune up
adjust the pitches of (musical instruments); "My piano needs to be tuned"

turn around, pick up
improve significantly; go from bad to good; "Her performance in school picked up"

turn away
move so as not face somebody or something

turn down
take a downward direction; "The economy finally turned down after a long boom"

turn down, lower, lour
make lower or quieter; "turn down the volume of a radio"

turn in
make an entrance by turning from a road; "Turn in after you see the gate"

turn off
make a turn; "turn off at the parking area"

turn off, put off
cause to feel intense dislike or distaste

turn on
become hostile towards; "The dog suddenly turned on the mailman"

turn on
produce suddenly or automatically; "Turn on the charm"; "turn on the waterworks"

turn out
come and gather for a public event; "Hundreds of thousands turned out for the anti-war rally in New York"

turn out
come, usually in answer to an invitation or summons; "How many people turned out that evening?"

turn out
outfit or equip, as with accessories; "The actors were turned out lavishly"

turn out
produce quickly or regularly, usually with machinery; "This factory turns out saws"

turn out
prove to be in the result or end; "It turns out that he was right"

turn out, come out
result or end; "How will the game turn out?"

turn out, splay, spread out, rotate
turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"

turn over
do business worth a certain amount of money; "The company turns over ten million dollars a year"

turn to
direct one's interest or attention towards; go into; "The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction"; "People turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium"

turn, turn over
cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book"

typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent
express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"

tyrannize, tyrannise, grind down
rule a country as a tyrant







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