How to Learn
against time = to hurry before a deadline; move quickly.
time, he got his
coat and the newspaper and ran out to the train station to make
the 10:15 train.
out = cancel because of rain or bad weather
Our canoe trip got rained out so
we rescheduled it. (almost always used
in the passive voice)
(one's) mind = to know what another person is thinking.
He knows her so well he can practically read
Can she read
away = immediately; now
If he doesn't get help right away, he'll drown in the quicksand.
right on = an exclamation of happiness or approval; also means
that something is correct or accurate.
"Oh yeah! Right on! I
just found out that the stock investment I made yesterday doubled
rule out = to say no; to determine that something isn't true
Although he was jailed at first because of his suspicious activities,
he was later ruled out as suspect in the crime.
The police ruled him out as a suspect.
run across = to find information; to meet someone
or something suddenly.
Whenever my grandmother runs
across an interesting
passage in the Bible, she emails it to me.
run down = to review a list of things or read something quickly.
Let's run down this list of candidates for the new sales position.
rundown = (adjective) a feeling of fatigue; tired.
Patricia has been feeling kind of rundown lately. It's probably because she's pregnant.
run into = meet or see someone after a long time away.
into an old girlfriend
at a birthday party last week. He hadn't seen her in years.
b. run into =
hit something, usually with a car.
When she ran
into the other car,
the windshield cracked in several areas.