- P -
* part from
* part with
The young couple finally parted from each other.
For sentimental reasons, he doesn’t want to part with his old house.
* pass away
* pass out
A friend of mine passed away last night.
He passed out because of drinking too much.
* pay for
* pay off
You will pay for that.
We had paid off all our debts.
His hard working will eventually pay off.
Some bankers paid off government officials in order to gain illegal advantages.
* pick out
* pick up
He picked out five numbers and hoped to win the lottery.
He picked up a stone and threw it to the dog.
* point out
The witness pointed out the suspect from a line-up.
* prepare for
He is preparing for the final exams.
* prevent from
This safety devise can prevent us from injury.
* put away
* put off
* put on
* put out
* put up with
I put away some money every month for a new car.
The election was put off until further notice.
I put on my new shoes.
How can you put up with him?
The firefighters tried to put out the fire.
- R -
* run across
* run into
* run out of
I ran across an old friend in K-mart yesterday.
I ran into professor Swisher in the hallway just now.
I ran out of gas in the middle of the highway.
- S -
* set up
The loan department set up a meeting with me for the negotiation of interest rate.
* show off
* show up
Although he is rich, he doesn’t like to show off at all.
We waited for him but he didn’t show up.
* starve to
* starve for
You will starve to death, if you don’t eat.
We starve for your assistance.
* stay at
* stay with
* live with
He is staying at his uncle's in the country.
He is staying with his uncle in the country.
He is living with his uncle in France.
* stop at
* stop over
On our way to the airport, we stopped at a convenient store to buy some snacks.
On our way to New York, we stopped over in Los Angeles.
* study for
* study up
I am studying for a Ph.D.
Some students study up on college entrance exams using computer tools.
* subscribe for
* subscribe to
I had subscribed Time magazine for two years.
I subscribed for a newsletter on the website.
As a successful entrepreneur, he subscribed a large sum of money to local charities.