How to Learn
up = save; save money for a purpose
I'm trying to save
up money for
a new car.
scare away = scare; frighten
Many farmers think that a scarecrow can
frighten away birds
that will eat their crops.
up = to create something, usually for a purpose.
They set their tent up outside
of a wooded area.
show off = to present one's skills or physical qualities in such a way that's obvious; to flaunt.
He likes to show off in front of the girls when he plays soccer.
show up = arrive, go or come to a place; often used for appointments
He always shows up late at meetings.
Sometimes he never shows up.
so far = up until now
They've only completed one wall on this house so
sort of = a little;
in some small way
Those clouds look sort
of like smoke.
I'm sort of tired. I think I'll go to bed now.
with = to continue doing something; not to quit or give up
The fist bump is becoming popular
in the U.S., but I think I'll stick with the traditional handshake.