Meaning of WITH in English



a break with the past (= when something is done in a completely different way to how it was done in the past )

These policies are a break with the past.

a bridge links sth to/with sth

There's a road bridge linking the site with Stockton town centre.

a chapter deals with sth

Three further chapters deal with soil, water, and air.

a colours clashes (with sth) (= is different from something in a way that is unattractive )

Do you think the colour of this tie clashes with my shirt?

a verb agrees with the subject

In Arabic, all verbs agree with their subjects in gender and number.

alight with excitement/pleasure/laughter etc

Jed’s face was alight with excitement.

an offence punishable by/with sth

Possession of the drug is an offence punishable by up to one year’s imprisonment.

Are...in touch with (= are you talking to him regularly )

Are you still in touch with John ?

arrest sb in connection with sth

Five youths were arrested in connection with the attack.

at one with nature

She felt as she always did in these mountains: peaceful, without care, at one with nature .

at/with lightning speed (= very quickly )

He moved with his usual lightning speed.

at/with lightning speed (= extremely quickly )

at/with the push of a button (= used to emphasize how easy a machine is to use )

Files can be attached to your email at the push of a button.

be a winner with

The book has proved to be a winner with young children.

be armed with a knife (= have it with you )

One of the men was armed with a knife.

be at peace (with sb) (= not be involved in a war )

Officially England was at peace with Spain.

be beside yourself with anger/excitement/rage etc

Mom and Dad will be beside themselves with worry.

be beside yourself with rage (= be so angry that you cannot control yourself )

They had been publicly humiliated and were beside themselves with rage.

be black with dirt (= be very dirty )

Jack came in from the garden, his hands black with dirt.

be brimming/bursting/bubbling with enthusiasm (= be very excited and enthusiastic )

Andrea’s voice was brimming with enthusiasm when she told John her plans.

be burdened with/saddled with debts (= have big debts )

Many poor countries are saddled with huge debts.

be burdened with/saddled with debts (= have big debts )

Many poor countries are saddled with huge debts.

be burning with curiosity (= want to know about something very much )

She was burning with curiosity about him, but was too polite to ask.

be bursting with pride (= feel very proud )

I could see that her mother was bursting with pride.

be bursting with pride/energy/excitement etc

Your mum’s bursting with pride for you.

be caked with blood (= covered with dry blood )

The cat's fur was caked with blood.

be caught with your hands/fingers in the till (= to be caught stealing from your employer )

be charged with assault

He ended up in court charged with assault.

be charged with conspiracy (= be formally accused of it )

The women were charged with conspiracy to supply heroin.

be choked with emotion (= feel so much emotion that you cannot speak normally )

Mr Ford’s voice was choked with emotion as he addressed the mourners.

be consumed with/racked with/overwhelmed by guilt (= feel very guilty )

Later he was horrified that he had hit her, and was racked by guilt.

be consumed with/racked with/overwhelmed by guilt (= feel very guilty )

Later he was horrified that he had hit her, and was racked by guilt.

be covered with dirt

The kitchen floor was covered with dirt.

be diagnosed with an illness (= be found by doctors to have an illness )

Her husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness.

be doubled up/over with laughter/pain etc

Both the girls were doubled up with laughter.

be drenched/soaked with sweat (= be covered in a lot of sweat )

His shirt was drenched with sweat.

be dripping with blood/sweat etc

The hand that held the gun was dripping with sweat.

be dripping with jewels/gems/pearls etc

All the princes were dripping with gems.

be dripping with sweat

After two hours' climbing, their bodies were dripping with sweat.

be faced with a choice

He was faced with a difficult choice.

be filled with a smell

The house was filled with the smell of baking bread.

be filled with admiration/joy/happiness etc

I was filled with admiration for her.

be filled with anger/be full of anger

His face was suddenly filled with anger.

be filled with gloom

She was filled with gloom as she looked around the place.

be filled with happiness

As I drove back home, I was filled with happiness.

be filled with horror/fear/anger/doubt/remorse

Their faces were suddenly filled with fear.

be filled with joy/be full of joy

I was full of joy at the thought of seeing her again.

be filled with pity/full of pity

His heart was filled with pity for them.

be fired (up) with enthusiasm (= be very enthusiastic and keen to do something )

She came back from the course fired up with enthusiasm.

be fired with enthusiasm

I was fired with enthusiasm to go traveling in Asia.

be fraught with danger (= involve a lot of danger )

Their journey was long and fraught with danger.

be fraught with difficulties (= involve a lot of them )

The whole plan was fraught with difficulties.

be full of admiration/be filled with admiration

I’m full of admiration for what you’ve done.

be full of energy/be bursting with energy (= have a lot of energy )

I felt happy and full of energy.

The stage was bursting with energy.

be full of hate/be filled with hate

People’s faces were full of hate.

be full of remorse/be filled with remorse

Filled with remorse, Dillon decided to resign.

be full of/filled with excitement

They were full of excitement at the thought of meeting a real movie star.

be full of/filled with hatred

She told me, in a voice full of hatred and contempt, that I meant nothing to her.

be in dispute with sb

He was in dispute with the company about his contract.

be incandescent with rage formal (= be extremely angry )

The Queen was incandescent with rage.

be infected with a virus

Thousands of people may already be infected with the virus.

be married with children (= to be married and have children )

Kevin is married with four children.

be overcome with emotion (= feel an emotion so strongly that you cannot behave normally )

As soon as I heard that song, I was overcome with emotion.

be paralysed with fear (= be so afraid that you cannot move )

Bruce was paralysed with fear when he saw the snake.

be seething with anger (= be extremely angry )

Seething with anger and frustration, Polly pushed back her chair and stood up.

be shaking with anger

My aunt was shaking with anger as she left the room.

be shaking with nerves (= to be extremely nervous )

Just before the audition he was shaking with nerves.

be sick/frantic with worry

The girl's mother was sick with worry over her missing daughter.

be spattered/splattered with blood (= covered with small spots of blood )

Today the only sign of violence is the walls spattered with blood.

be speechless with rage

Speechless with rage, he hurled the letter in the fire before storming out.

be threatened with extinction (= very likely to stop existing )

Hundreds of species of birds are now threatened with extinction.

be trembling with excitement (= to be shaking slightly because you are so excited )

Her hands were trembling with excitement as she opened the letter.

be well in with (= be very friendly with them )

You have to be well in with the directors if you want to get promotion here.

be wet/damp with sweat

She had been exercising and her hair was damp with sweat.

be white with rage

I could see she was white with rage.

become/grow impatient (with sb/sth)

We are growing impatient with the lack of results.

be...sharp with

The boss can be very sharp with people when she’s busy.

bombard sb with questions (= ask someone a lot of questions )

They bombarded him with questions about the case.

break with tradition (= not follow a tradition )

Why not break with tradition and study at Leeds, say, or London, instead of Oxford?

brim with confidence (= be full of it )

Clive walked into the room, brimming with confidence as usual.

brimming with confidence

He seemed to be brimming with confidence .

bring sb into conflict with sb

Some of her actions have brought her into conflict with her managers.

bring sb into contact with sb

The job brought me into contact with a lot of interesting people.

bring sb into contact with sb/sth

The people of the island were suddenly brought into contact with the outside world.

bristle with rage/indignation etc

John pushed back his chair, bristling with rage.

brush with death

A brush with death can make you appreciate life more.

brush with the law

His first brush with the law came when he was 16.

buzzing with activity

a classroom buzzing with activity

caked with mud (= covered in mud )

boots caked with mud

came straight out with it

She came straight out with it and said she was leaving.

can’t compete (with sth) (= be unable to be more successful )

Small independent bookstores simply can’t compete with the big national chains.

charge sb with an offence

In that year, 367 people were charged with terrorist offences.

charge sb with murder (= officially say that someone may be guilty of murder )

Is there enough evidence to charge him with murder?

charged with burglary

He was charged with burglary .

combine business with pleasure (= work and enjoy yourself at the same time )

come down with a cold ( also go down with a cold British English ) informal (= catch one )

A lot of people go down with colds at this time of year.

come into conflict with sb

Local people have often come into conflict with planning officials.

come into contact with sb (= meet or spend time with sb )

It’s good to come into contact with people from different cultures.

come up with a design (= think of or suggest one )

We asked the architect to come up with another design.

come up with a plan (= think of a plan )

The chairman must come up with a plan to get the club back on its feet.

come up with a proposal (= think of one )

The sales staff came up with an innovative proposal.

come up with a suggestion (= think of something to suggest )

We’ve come up with five suggestions.

come up with an answer (= find a way of dealing with a problem )

The government is struggling to come up with answers to our economic problems.

come up with an idea (= think of an idea )

He’s always coming up with interesting ideas.

come up with/develop a theory

These birds helped Darwin develop his theory of natural selection.

come with instructions

The tent comes with instructions on how to put it up.

come with/carry a guarantee

The building work comes with a 30-year guarantee.

comes complete with

The house comes complete with swimming pool and sauna.

comes complete with

The computer comes complete with software and games.

compare (favourably/unfavourably) with sth

The quality of English wines can now compare with wines from Germany.

How does life in Britain compare with life in the States?

The imported fabric is 30% cheaper and compares favourably is as good in quality.

comply with requirements formal (= have or do what a rule or law says is necessary )

Failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence.

comply with/abide by/observe a rule formal (= obey it )

All members must comply with the rules of the organization.

There is little that one country can do if another fails to abide by the rules.

We expect you to observe the general rules of conduct as set out below.

comply with/adhere to/conform to a code formal (= follow one )

All staff must sign and strictly adhere to a Code of Business Ethics.

comply with/meet/conform to regulations

Hotel kitchens must comply with these regulations.

comply with/observe a condition (= act according to a condition )

You must agree to comply with the bank’s conditions before you can get a loan.

contrast sharply/strikingly with sth (= be extremely different from something )

These results contrast sharply with other medical tests carried out in Australia.

cope with an emergency (= succeed in dealing with an emergency )

Do you think that you could cope with an emergency?

cope with demand (= satisfy demand )

The existing services were not capable of coping with the demand for advice.

cope with/deal with stress

People find different ways of dealing with stress.

cope with/deal with stress

People find different ways of dealing with stress.

crazed with grief/pain/fear etc

He was crazed with grief after the death of his mother.

cry with rage

I was crying with rage and frustration.

damn (sb/sth) with faint praise (= show that you think someone or something is not good by only praising them a little )

deal with a challenge

I chose this job because I like having to deal with new challenges every day.

deal with a client

They receive training to help them deal with difficult clients.

deal with a complaint

Working in the Customer Service Department, you become an expert in dealing with complaints.

deal with a crisis

The President has flown home to deal with the crisis.

deal with a customer (= do business with or talk to a customer )

He has a lot of experience in dealing with customers.

deal with a problem

Both countries are having to deal with the problem of violence in urban areas.

deal with a question

This question will be dealt with in Chapter 4.

deal with a situation

For a while I had no idea how to deal with the situation.

deal with a situation

He had no idea how to deal with the situation.

deal with an aspect

International banks have departments to deal with this aspect of trade.

deal with an emergency

All our ambulance drivers are trained to deal with emergencies.

deal with an emergency

Several fire crews were called to deal with the emergency at the power plant.

deal with an enquiry

Our staff will be able to deal with any enquiries.

deal with an issue/matter/question

New laws were introduced to deal with the issue.

deal with sth adequately

Our National Health Service does not deal adequately with the question of old age.

deal with sth effectively

Most schools don't deal with the problem of bullying very effectively.

deal with sth successfully

Most of these issues have now been successfully dealt with.

deal with/cover a subject (= speak or write about it )

The subject is dealt with in great detail in his previous book.

deal with/handle a complaint

Police officers came to the house to deal with a complaint about noise.

deal with/handle an incident

The police were criticized for the way in which they handled the incident.

deal with/sort out a problem

The state has failed to deal with the problem of violence against women.

deal with/tackle an issue ( also address an issue formal )

The government must deal with the issue of gun crime.

The company said that it will address the issue at the next scheduled board meeting.

demanding money with menaces

He was charged with demanding money with menaces.

dispense with sb’s services (= no longer employ someone )

dispense with the formalities (= speak openly and directly )

Let’s dispense with the formalities , shall we?

dripping with gold (= wearing a lot of gold )

She came to the party dripping with gold .

dripping with sarcasm

His tone was now dripping with sarcasm .

easy to be with

She is gentle and easy to be with .

engage in combat with sb formal (= to fight someone )

The President said he was aware of the danger to forces engaged in combat in the field.

engrossed in conversation with

Who’s that guy Ally’s been engrossed in conversation with all night?

enter into discussions/negotiations (with sb)

The government refused to enter into discussions with the opposition.

escape with your life (= escape and not be killed )

When the tunnel collapsed, the men were lucky to escape with their lives.

establish relations/links/contact etc (with sb)

Hungary established diplomatic relations with Chile in 1990.

I wondered why he should bother to try and establish contact with me.

experiment with drugs (= try taking drugs )

She admitted that she had experimented with drugs.

explode with rage ( also fly into a rage ) (= suddenly become very angry )

She knew her father would explode with rage if he found out.

eyes blazing with fury

Jo stepped forward, her eyes blazing with fury .

eyes filled up with tears

Her eyes filled up with tears .

eyes filled with tears

Her eyes filled with tears .

face a dilemma/be faced with a dilemma

Women may still be faced with the dilemma of choosing between jobs and families.

fall behind with the rent/get behind on the rent (= fail to pay your rent on time )

You could be evicted if you fall behind with the rent.

fall/get behind with the mortgage (= be unable to pay enough money each month )

He fell behind with the mortgage when he lost his job.

fall/sit down etc with a bump

Rose fell, landing with a bump.

fault/blame/responsibility lies with sb

Part of the blame must lie with social services.

feud (with sb) over sth

The neighboring states are feuding over the rights to the river.

fill (a vehicle) up with petrol

She stopped to fill up with petrol.

fill up with fuel (= put fuel in a vehicle's fuel tank )

Before leaving, I filled up with fuel at the local petrol station.

fill your time/the days etc (with sth)

I have no trouble filling my time.

filled...with dismay

The thought of leaving filled him with dismay .

filled...with dread

The prospect of flying filled me with dread .

find/come up with a solution

We are working together to find the best solution we can.

find/think of/come up with an explanation

Scientists have been unable to find an explanation for this phenomenon.

fix sb with a stare literary (= stare at someone )

He fixed her with a cool stare.

flirting with danger

Climbers enjoy flirting with danger .


She followed Simon with her eyes as he walked to the gate.

force to be reckoned with

Barcelona will be a force to be reckoned with this season.

forge a relationship/alliance/link etc (with sb)

In 1776 the United States forged an alliance with France.

The two women had forged a close bond.

Back in the 1980s, they were attempting to forge a new kind of rock music.

fraught with peril (= full of danger )

a voyage that was fraught with peril

froze with horror

She froze with horror .

get in touch with

Can I have your phone number in case I need to get in touch with you?

get smart with

Don’t get smart with me, young man.

get/be cross (with sb)

She gets cross when he goes out drinking.

Sometimes I get very cross with the children.

get/be lumbered with sth

A career was less easy once I was lumbered with a husband and children.

give sb ammunition/provide sb with ammunition

His mistakes provided political opponents with even more ammunition.

glisten with sweat (= be wet and shiny with sweat )

His chest glistened with sweat.

glow with happiness (= look very happy )

The bride’s face seemed to glow with happiness.

glow with pride (= look very proud )

‘I knew he could do it,’ she said, glowing with pride.

glowing with health

She looked exceptionally well, glowing with health .

go into/enter into an alliance with sb

Spain then entered into an alliance with France.

go wild/mad/white etc with sth

The crowd was going wild with excitement.

going head-to-head with

Courier companies are going head-to-head with the Post Office.

good with people (= skilful at dealing with people )

He’s very good with people .

good with words (= skilful at using words )

As a politician, you need to be good with words .

green with envy (= feeling a lot of envy )

She could see that all the other girls were green with envy .

greet sb with a handshake

He greeted all of his guests with a handshake and a glass of wine.

greet sth with delight

His suggestion was greeted with delight.

greet the news with surprise/delight etc formal (= react to the news in a particular way )

Fans greeted the news of the victory with a loud cheer.

greeted with derision

His speech was greeted with derision by opposition leaders.

had a lot in common with

I found I had a lot in common with these people.

had dealings with

We’ve had dealings with him in the past.

had to content...with

Mr Lal has been asking for more responsibility, but has had to content himself with a minor managerial post.

had...to contend with

The rescue team also had bad weather conditions to contend with .

handle/deal with an inquiry

Staff will be available to deal with inquiries.

has something to do with (= is related to them in some way )

I don’t know what he does exactly, but I know it has something to do with computers .

have a connection (with/to sth)

A lot of social problems have a direct connection to alcohol or drug use.

have a heart-to-heart with

Why don’t you have a heart-to-heart with him and sort out your problems?

have a passing/nodding acquaintance with sth (= have only slight knowledge or experience of something )

He has a passing acquaintance with a lot of different subjects.

have contact with sb

I haven’t had any contact with her for at least two years.

have little/no patience with sb

I'm afraid I have little patience with bureaucrats and their official rules.

have sex with

She no longer wanted to have sex with him.

held talks with

In April, the President held talks with Chinese leaders.

help sb with their homework

I often have to help her with her homework.

help with the chores

All their children help with the chores.

hitch a ride/lift (with sb)

We hitched a ride with a trucker.

hold hands (with sb)

Joanne and Kevin held hands on the sofa.

hoot with laughter/glee/mirth etc

He had the audience hooting with laughter.

hope lies in/with sth (= something gives people hope )

Our real hope lies with a vaccine.

howl with laughter

He makes audiences howl with laughter .

improve with age (= get better as they get older )

Many wines improve with age .

in accordance with sb's wishes formal (= following what someone wants )

In accordance with his wishes, he was buried next to his first wife.

in accordance with...law

Article 47 may only be used in accordance with international law .

in bed with flu

Steven’s still in bed with flu .

in close touch with

A head-teacher needs to remain in close touch with teachers’ everyday concerns.

incandescent with rage

The prince was said to be incandescent with rage .

it is pouring with rain British English , it is pouring rain American English (= a lot of rain is falling )

When we went outside it was pouring with rain.

it’s pouring with rain/it poured with rain British English

It was pouring down with rain at three o'clock.

it’s pouring with rain/it poured with rain British English

It was pouring down with rain at three o'clock.

keep pace with inflation (= be at the same level as inflation )

Salaries have not kept pace with inflation.

keep up with demand ( also keep pace with demand ) (= satisfy the demand )

Public funding for higher education has not kept up with demand.

keep up with fashion (= make sure that you know about the most recent fashions )

Lucy likes to keep up with the latest fashions.

keep up with the Joneses (= try to have the same new impressive possessions that other people have )

keep up with the pace (= do something as fast as something else is happening or being done )

It's essential that we constantly update our skills and keep up with the pace of change.

killed...with his bare hands

He had killed a man with his bare hands .

lace sth with poison (= put poison in something )

He laced the emperor's tea with poison.

laugh with delight

‘That’s a brilliant idea’! she said, laughing with delight.

leave sb with no alternative (but to do sth)

I was left with no alternative but to seek legal advice.

leave sb with no choice

I was left with no choice but to resign.

leave sb with no choice/option (= force someone to take a particular action )

You leave me with no choice but to fire you.

live in peace (with sb)

I hope we can learn to live in peace.

looked upon with disfavour

The job creation programme is looked upon with disfavour by the local community.

lose patience (with sb)

Eventually his family lost patience with him and his irresponsible behaviour.

lose touch with reality (= no longer know about ordinary things or what is possible )

If all you have is the show-business world, you kind of lose touch with reality.

lost touch with (= stopped writing or talking to )

I lost touch with Julie after we moved.

mad with grief/fear/jealousy etc

When she heard of her son’s death, she was mad with grief.

made...motion with

Doyle glanced back at Bodie, and made a slight motion with his head.

make peace (with sb) (= agree to stop fighting )

Hardliners criticized the Israeli prime minister for trying to make peace with the Palestinians.

make...go with a swing

everything you need to make your party go with a swing

meet with a positive etc response (= get it )

The change met with a mixed response from employees.

meet with a warm etc reception formal

They met with a chilly reception from my mother.

meet (with) criticism (= be criticized )

His theory met with harsh criticism from colleagues.

meet with opposition/disapproval etc

His comments have met with widespread opposition.

meet (with) opposition/run into opposition (= face opposition )

A new tax would meet a lot of opposition.

The Bill ran into opposition in the House of Lords.

meet (with) resistance ( also encounter resistance formal ) (= be resisted )

Attempts to modify the curriculum have met with strong resistance in many colleges.

The troops advanced swiftly, encountering only minor resistance.

meet with sb’s approval

This type of dancing does not meet with their approval.

meet with success (= be successful )

We are disappointed that this round of negotiations has not met with success.

meet with success/failure (= succeed or fail )

Our attempts at negotiation finally met with some success.

meet with support/approval etc

Her ideas have met with support from doctors and health professionals.

meet/greet sth with laughter (= react to something by laughing )

Her remarks were greeted with mocking laughter.

mingle/mix with the crowd (= join a crowd to be social or in order not to be noticed )

The actors went outside to talk to and mingle with the crowd.

mix business with pleasure (= combine business and social activities at the same time )

I don’t like to mix business with pleasure .

night out with the boys

Friday is his night out with the boys .

numb with shock/fear/terror etc

I just sat there, numb with fear.

on an equal footing (with sb/sth)/on the same footing (as sb/sth) (= in the same state or condition as other people or things )

The new law puts women on an equal legal footing with men.

Many of the old polytechnics are now on the same footing as universities.

on intimate terms with

She’s on intimate terms with people in government.

over and done with (= completely finished )

I’ll be glad when the exams are over and done with .

over (and done) with (= used about something unpleasant )

I’m so glad the mid-term exams are over and done with.

You’d better give them the bad news. Do it now – get it over with.

passed with flying colours (= got very high marks )

She passed with flying colours .

past catches up with

At the end of the movie his murky past catches up with him.

patch it/things up (with sb)

He went back to patch things up with his wife.

petrified with fright/fear

He was petrified with fear when he saw the gun.

plant a field/garden/area etc (with sth)

a hillside planted with fir trees

play havoc with

Rain has continued to play havoc with sporting events.

played with the idea of

After university, I played with the idea of teaching English in China.


Annie was playing happily with her toys .

present sb with an award (= give someone an award at a formal ceremony )

She cried when she was presented with her award.

present sb with an ultimatum

Iraq was presented with an ultimatum by the UN to cease the invasion of Kuwait.

prickled with tears

My eyes prickled with tears .

proceed with caution

You should always proceed with caution in financial matters.

provide (sb with) an estimate

Could you ask him if he can provide us with an estimate?

provide sb with an incentive

Good teachers provide their students with incentives to learn.

put sb in contact with sb (= give someone the name, telephone number etc of another person )

I can put you in contact with a friend of mine in Paris.

put...in touch with (= give you their address or phone number so you can talk to them )

I can put you in touch with a local photography club .

quake with fear/fright/anger etc

Richmond was quaking with fury.

quiver with indignation/anger etc

I lay there quivering with fear.

His voice was quivering with rage.

raise the matter (with sb) (= discuss something with someone )

If you need further training, raise the matter with your manager.

rake sth with sth

They raked the room with gunfire.

restore (diplomatic) relations with sb

Vietnam restored diplomatic relations with South Korea on December 22.

roar with laughter (= laugh very noisily )

The crowd roared with laughter.

roaring with laughter

By this time, Michael was roaring with laughter .

rocked with laughter

Jim rocked with laughter when he heard what had happened.

rubbing...hands with glee

Manufacturers are rubbing their hands with glee as they prepare to cash in.

run out of patience (with sb)

She was wonderful with the children, and never ran out of patience.

sb is done (with sth) (= someone has finished doing or using something )

As soon as I’m done, I’ll give you a call.

Are you done with this magazine?

sb's eyes twinkle/dance with mischief (= they show that someone wants to cause trouble, play tricks etc )

Leo nodded, his eyes shining with mischief.

sb's face is dark/red/purple with rage

His face went purple with rage.

sb's face is twisted/contorted with rage

Mike's usually calm face was contorted with rage.

sb’s eyes are burning/smouldering/blazing with hate literary

Then he noticed the dark eyes, smouldering with hate.

sb’s eyes fill with tears

His eyes filled with tears as he recalled his mother’s sacrifices.

sb’s face is contorted with anger/rage (= someone’s face is twisted out of its normal shape because they are angry )

Eve’s face was contorted with anger as she picked up the broken vase.

sb’s/sth’s future lies in/with sth (= it is in a particular thing )

The country’s economic future lies with its skilled workforce.

scream in/with pain

We could hear her screaming in pain.

scream with laughter/delight

She threw her head back and screamed with laughter.

scream/shriek with laughter (= laugh very noisily and with a high voice )

The children shrieked with laughter as they watched the clown.

screeched with laughter

They screeched with laughter .

seethe with rage

The injustice of it made Melissa seethe with rage.

serve sth with cream

Serve the apple tart warm with thick cream.

served with a writ

The company has been served with a writ for damages.

sever contact with sb (= refuse to have any contact with someone )

After the divorce, she severed all contact with her husband.

sever ties/relations/connections/links etc (with/between sb)

The two countries severed diplomatic relations.

She had severed all contact with her ex-husband.

shake with anger/fear etc

He stood there shaking with anger.

shake with laughter

Both women shook with laughter.

shake with laughter

They were shaking with laughter and couldn't even speak.

shake/tremble with fear

He was shaking with fear after being held at gunpoint.

shake/tremble with rage

His wife was shaking with rage.

shaking with fury

I was shaking with fury .

shiver with cold/fear/delight etc

She shivered with fear and anger.

shower sb with gifts (= give someone a lot of gifts )

He showered her with gifts and exotic holidays.

shower sb with praise (= praise them a lot )

Taiwan's media lately showered praise on Li Yundi, the 18-year-old piano prodigy.

show/express/demonstrate your solidarity (with sb)

I come before you today to express my solidarity with the people of New York.

shut/close with a click

The front door shut with a click.

snorted with laughter

She snorted with laughter .

speak with an accent

She spoke with an accent that I couldn’t understand.

spend time etc with sb

I want to spend more time with my family.

split up/break up with your girlfriend (= stop having a romantic relationship )

spray yourself with perfume

Jody sprayed herself with some of her mother’s perfume.

spread sth with butter

Spread the warm crumpets with butter.

sprinkle sth with sugar

Sprinkle the cake with sugar.

square sth with your conscience (= make yourself believe that what you are doing is morally right )

squeal/scream with delight

Lucy suddenly saw the sea and screamed with delight.

sth is riddled with bullets (= something has a lot of bullets in it )

The car was riddled with bullets.

stick with it

If you stick with it , your playing will gradually get better.

swell with pride (= start to feel very proud )

He would swell with pride as he discussed his department’s achievements.

take/stand for/put up with crap (= to allow someone to treat you badly )

I’m not going to take any more of this crap!

that’s fine by me/that’s fine with me etc spoken (= used when saying that you do not mind about something )

If Scott wanted to keep his life secret, that was fine by her.

the blame lies with sb (= used to say that someone is responsible for something bad )

In this case, the blame lay with the police.

the modern obsession with sth

the modern obsession with celebrities' lives

the problem lies in/with sth

The problem lies in the design of the rocket.

the problem/answer etc lies with/in sth

The difficulty lies in providing sufficient evidence.

the responsibility lies with sb (= they are responsible for it )

Ultimate responsibility for admissions lies with the Course Co-ordinator.

the risks involved/the risks associated with sth

The soldiers were well aware of the risks involved.

The public are unwilling to accept the risks associated with nuclear energy.

thick with dust (= there was thick dust on the furniture )

The furniture was thick with dust .

thick with...smoke

The air was thick with cigarette smoke .

threaten sb with a knife

The girls were threatened with a knife.

threatened with closure

Several military bases are threatened with closure .

timed to coincide with (= arranged to be at the same time as )

Her book was timed to coincide with an exhibition of Goya’s paintings at the National Gallery.

tinged with sadness

His voice was tinged with sadness and regret.

top sth with cheese (= put cheese on top of something )

Top the potatoes with grated cheese.

toy with an idea informal (= think about using an idea, but not very seriously )

I’m toying with the idea of going back to college.

toy with the idea of doing sth

I’ve been toying with the idea of going to Japan to visit them.

toying with...food

Laura was toying with her food and looking increasingly bored.

treat sb with respect/contempt/suspicion etc

When you treat the kids with respect, they act responsibly.

treat sb/sth with contempt

The opinions of the public should not be ignored or treated with contempt.

treat sb/sth with respect

Everyone has a right to be treated with respect.

treat sb/sth with the contempt they deserve

She treated these accusations with the contempt they deserved.

treat sth with caution

The results of the survey should be treated with caution.

treat/handle sb with kid gloves

I want you to treat Hayley with kid gloves today. She’s still upset about her father.

tremble with anger/fear etc

Greene was on his feet now, his body trembling with rage.

trimmed with...braid

a jacket trimmed with red braid

view sth with caution

At the moment investors are viewing the shares with caution.

view sth with caution/suspicion/scepticism etc

The local people viewed newcomers with suspicion.

visible to/with the naked eye

The mite is just visible to the naked eye.

vying with each other

There are at least twenty restaurants vying with each other for custom.

wait with bated breath (= while feeling very anxious or excited )

She waited with bated breath to see what he would say.

waited...with bated breath

He waited for a reply to his offer with bated breath .

walks with a stick (= uses a stick to help her walk )

Aunt Lou walks with a stick .

want nothing to do with (= do not want to be involved )

I want nothing to do with the whole thing.

was tinged with sadness (= he also felt rather sad )

His relief was tinged with sadness .

weak with hunger

Nina was weak with hunger .

welcomed...with open arms (= in a very friendly way )

His family welcomed me with open arms .

welcome...with open arms

We would welcome any advice or suggestions with open arms .

went out with the ark (= is very old-fashioned )

This kind of entertainment went out with the ark .

white with anger/fear etc

Her voice shook, and her face was white with anger.

with a critical eye

She looked round the room with a critical eye .

with a minimum of fuss (= with very little anxious behaviour or activity )

They checked our passports with the minimum of fuss.

with a minumum of effort (= with very little effort )

The house could be restored with a minimum of effort.

with a pained expression on his face

He sat stiffly, with a pained expression on his face .

with affection

She looked back on those days with affection .

with alarming frequency

Businesses come and go with alarming frequency .

with alarming/increasing etc regularity

Our team kept losing with monotonous regularity in a way that seems boring or annoying .

with all...might

He swung the axe again with all his might .

with an easy mind

I can leave the children with my mother with an easy mind .

with apparent ease (= seeming easy, although this may not be the case )

I was amazed by the apparent ease with which she got through the security system.

with arms akimbo (= with your hands on your hips so that your elbows point away from your body )

Anna stood with arms akimbo, ready to challenge me.

with as much...as he could muster

‘It’s going to be fine,’ replied David, with as much confidence as he could muster .

with comparative/relative ease (= seeming easy, especially considering how difficult something is )

Most modern laptops can store large amounts of data with comparative ease.

with consummate ease formal (= in a way that shows great skill and so makes something difficult look very easy )

It was a beautiful goal, scored with consummate ease.

with consummate ease (= very easily )

He won the race with consummate ease .

with consummate skill

De Gaulle conducted his strategy with consummate skill .

with disastrous results

The parachute failed to open properly, with disastrous results.

with effort formal (= trying very hard )

With great effort, he managed to keep quiet.

with great relish

I ate with great relish , enjoying every bite.

with great/considerable ease (= very easily )

The car handles these mountain roads with great ease.

with increasing frequency (= more and more often )

Side effects from prescribed drugs are being reported with increasing frequency .

with interest/amusement etc

A small crowd of people were watching them with interest.

with monotonous regularity

a little boy who wet his bed with monotonous regularity

with outstretched arms

Manuel came forward with outstretched arms to welcome Magda.

with practised ease

He faced the television cameras with practised ease .

with reckless/wild abandon

They drank and smoked with reckless abandon.

with retrospective effect

Teachers settled for a 4.2% pay rise with retrospective effect from 1 April.

with sb's permission

With your permission, I'd like to talk to your son alone.

with some justification

Hoggart felt, with some justification , that his colleagues had let him down.

With some trepidation

With some trepidation , I opened the door.

with style

The team played with style .

With surgical precision

With surgical precision he cut four inches off the legs of the jeans.

with that (= after saying that )

‘I have to go,’ she said, and with that she hung up the phone.

with the exception of

The journey was fairly straightforward, with the exception of driving through London.

with the intention of

They went into town with the intention of visiting the library.

with this end in view (= with this thing in mind as an aim )

We need to reduce costs, so with this end in view, the company is switching supplier.

with your bare hands (= without using a tool, weapon, machine etc )

With his bare hands he forced the doors apart.

with your hands in your pockets

I saw him wandering along the beach with his hands in his pockets.

(with your) mouth agape written (= with your mouth open in surprise )

She stared at him, mouth agape.

with your mouth full (= with food in your mouth )

Don’t talk with your mouth full.

with your mouth open

He chews with his mouth open.

with...back to

Anna stood with her back to the window.

with/in awe

Kate gazed at the statue with awe.

with...minimum of fuss

The Steamatic enables you to clean any carpet with the minimum of fuss .

without/with no frills

It was just a comfortable flat with no frills.

with/without enthusiasm

The proposal has been greeted with enthusiasm by both parties.

wrestle/struggle with your conscience (= struggle to decide whether it is right or wrong do something )

She wrestled with her conscience for weeks before deciding not to leave him.


(be) allied to/with sth

(with) arms akimbo

Anatole stood arms akimbo , challenging me.

Arms akimbo , she made herself ready for battle.

Aunt Bedelia stood at the gate with her arms akimbo , then Otley and Elinor joined her.

He stood, arms akimbo , looking around in the musty gloom.

I half wanted him to fall, legs and arms akimbo , flowers drifting down after him.

It was accompanied by a photograph of Blufton standing - arms akimbo - in front of a grey smudge of masonry.

Meanwhile, a silhouetted figure floats in the distance, arms akimbo .

That's Aunt Bedelia with her arms akimbo again.

(with) legs akimbo

Do you have a problem with that?

"You're going to wear that dress?" "Do you have a problem with that?"

Down with sb/sth

God is in his heaven, all's right with the world

I can't be doing with sth

I'll be right with you/right there/right back

a name to conjure with

Carruthers, a name to conjure with!

There is a name to conjure with and let slip easily of the tongue.

a stick to beat sb with

accord with sth

Some researchers may edit their observations to accord with their theory.

acquaint sb with sth

acquaint yourself with sth

Residents should acquaint themselves with earthquake safety rules.

An experienced photographer should have pointed out these things but it is sensible to acquaint yourself with some basic knowledge.

He had had no time to acquaint himself with his fief, twice seen, and well enough served by its own.

I make it my business to acquaint myself with where objects properly belong in a house.

It was high time, he said, that the artist acquaint himself with the fantastic images of the microscope.

Nedham and Bowes were further required to acquaint themselves with the costing of the roasting and smelting.

Prospective mineral developers should acquaint themselves with the appropriate development plans.

The whole endeavour was set in an international context, the Commission being charged with acquainting itself with modern penal practice abroad.

You should acquaint yourself with any material that is provided about the authority.

affiliate yourself to/with sb/sth

after you with sth

Dan Ashton had chased after him with it.

Dear heaven, Laura thought, trotting after him with her string bag and her blanket.

For instance, the animal is coming after you with the idea of tearing your head off.

He had taken long strides and I had trotted after him with my tiny steps.

He would chase after them with me in hot pursuit, so he had to go back.

I heard my men going after him with their guns - and then everything went black.

I looked back and saw them coming after me with the broom.

One of my defensemen went after it with an attacking forward.

along with sb/sth

Add milk to the flour mixture, along with the melted butter.

angry with/at yourself

David was angry with himself for trusting Michael.

A shiver went over her and she became angry at herself.

Are we angry with ourselves and blaming something or some one else?

He was so angry with himself.

I felt a sharp stab of disappointment and was surprised and angry at myself.

I felt so guilty, do you see, yet I felt so angry with myself for feeling that way.

If you catch yourself worrying about money, then welcome the thought rather than fighting it, or getting angry with yourself.

Suddenly she felt angry with herself for having let her emotions get out of control.

Those who played were angry with themselves for making mistakes.

articulate sth with sth

associate with sb

Artie may have been associating with the criminals.

at/with the push/touch of a button

bandy words (with sb)

Voice over Here it's a virtue to have no belief in what you say, bandying words is an admired skill.

We can not bandy words with Nature, or deal with her as we deal with persons.

be a dab hand at/with sth

However, they might be a dab hand at needlework or crochet.

She was a dab hand at couplets, was Rosie.

They should be dab hands with the diapers, and more in touch with their emotions.

Workers at the Wellingborough factory are dab hands at turning out unusual orders.

be acquainted with sth

people who are acquainted with the problems of poverty

All teachers must be acquainted with the use of cine projectors.

He and Mr. O'Brien were acquainted with one another and on first name terms.

He has gone through a very extensive course of reading, and is acquainted with all the sciences.

Mr Reed was acquainted with Pedro Bissonnette.

So you are acquainted with Madonna Benedetta.

The number of scriptural references applicable to bereavement seemed legion - and Kenneth seemed to be acquainted with each and every one.

We all know him by reputation, and many of us are acquainted with him person-ally.

When he preached a funeral, you could tell he was acquainted with the deceased.

be alive with sth

The street was alive with music.

wooded canyons alive with birds

Looking through the rubble, Ruth saw the whole Castle was alive with the sparks of spears.

Our voluntary, nonprofit organizations are alive with new initiatives.

Suburban roads were alive with the squish of chamois leather.

The dry ground was alive with game.

The store is alive with colorful creations, and it is hard to know where to look first.

The walls were alive with branches, running over the stone like veins.

This one corner of City College was alive with a sense of possibility.

Within minutes the room was alive with them.

be associated (with sb/sth)

How did the colors red and green become associated with Christmas?

For many people, ageing is associated with a decline in emotional well-being.

Giant migrating contractions are associated with transit of market over larger distances in a distal direction.

Otoscopic and tympanometric improvement are shown to be associated with improvements in mean hearing thresholds.

The experimental jays should learn that the colour pattern is associated with unpalatable food; the control jays should not.

The objects come in various shapes and usually, though not always, seem to be associated with nearby star.

Therefore, the detection of turbidity is associated with the presence of hemoglobin S. 219.

These are associated with the two Killing vectors, and with the internal symmetries of the Ernst equation.

These entrepreneurs need to boost their own self-confidence and to feel that their business is associated with a successful enterprise.

be at loggerheads (with sb)

His trusted advisers are at loggerheads , and he can not put off a decision much longer.

I think Himmler and Speer are at loggerheads .

Interview he sez the idea that industrialists are at loggerheads with conservationists needs to be dispelled.

Now Nicholas's parents and his old school are at loggerheads .

Peasants in grain-short areas may well be at loggerheads with those in grain-surplus areas.

When kings were at loggerheads with their clergy, which was not their usual relationship, morality constituted the most dramatic battleground.

be at one with sb/sth

Because: In order to be at one with the Static Cosmos, one must achieve a state of supreme stillness.

I have seemed to be at one with the world.

In that belief he was at one with the Communists.

It was at one with consumer bodies in wishing to see their activities stopped.

Nevertheless he was at one with Wheatley on the need to abandon free trade and develop a protected imperial bloc.

Reyntiens' considerable technical expertise is at one with his imagination.

So far the Church is at one with the State.

The gestures they make are at one with their interesting footwork.

be at variance (with sb/sth)

Her current statement is at variance with what she said July 10.

Cabinet's vision of the Task Force was at variance with Heseltine's own ideas.

It is quite clear that this thread of non-incrimination is at variance with the recent emphasis on obtaining confession evidence.

The Communists were at variance with all their previous allies and there was room for an alternative viewpoint.

The research examines this conclusion since it is at variance with rational economic planning.

The Spirit reconciles men who were at variance .

There is likely to be material that is at variance with your own views.

This shows a Spartan caution which is at variance with their previous bellicosity over Samos.

This was at variance with the Eurocheque system as exempted by the Commission in 1984.

be au fait with sth

be besieged with letters/demands/requests etc

be besotted (with sb/sth)

But when they met John was besotted with somebody else, and when that finished they were already close friends.

Coffee break fiction Richard was besotted with his wife, Susan.

John and Keith were not lovers long, but while it lasted John was besotted .

Langton, 20, was besotted with the young wife of his victim, the jury was told.

My parents were besotted with each other and always in each other's arms.

She could see that Mrs Morey was besotted with the Foundling child, and she began to feel sorry for her.

be blessed with sth

He's blessed with the ability to laugh at himself.

The city is blessed with an excellent location.

And he is blessed with a beautiful, evenly produced, voice.

Few gardens are blessed with an ideal site.

Korb is blessed with a sunny vocal style, her phrasing both easygoing and all her own.

Nicholson's are blessed with a range of pubs that are magnificent buildings.

The third and final session was blessed with warm and sunny weather so we all got tired because of the heat!

Tucson is blessed with an abundance of restaurants and small eateries, with new ones popping up almost daily.

We were blessed with a driver who clearly believed that his best hope lay in reincarnation, and the sooner the better.

Winnetka is blessed with a long history of progressive education.

be born with a silver spoon in your mouth

be bound up with sth

A most sacred obligation was bound up with a most atrocious crime.

According to a long and dominant tradition, the physical is bound up with the spatial.

But they were important in their time, and their families were bound up with Fred Taylor all his life.

Human rights in general and the right to communicate in particular are bound up with the notion of democracy.

It is bound up with the family as a whole.

The doctrine of precedent is bound up with the need for a reliable system of law reporting.

This therefore brings me to the second reason why democracy is bound up with a measure of economic and social equality.

be brimming (over) with sth

As far as an observer can tell, Mueller and Simmons are brimming with that will.

As he raised it to his lips he saw that it was brimming with drowned black insects.

By the end of the day, Juliana was brimming over with new-found confidence.

Even the trench behind the rampart would be brimming with oozing earth.

He is brimming with unused love, a passion for justice, a need to repent that surpasses what the law ordained.

Oh the shops are brimming with beauteous treasures.

Suddenly, she was brimming with happy excitement - which had nothing whatsoever to do with Guido, she kept telling herself.

With its vintage cable cars and cosmopolitan restaurants, the city is brimming with urbane sophistication.

be buddy-buddy (with sb)

Lisa is being real buddy-buddy with James.

be burdened with sth

The man, burdened with grocery bags, had trouble walking up the steps.

After all, few are burdened with having to complete annual income tax returns.

Apple is burdened with higher development costs than its competition; yet it has had to cut prices to compete.

In the county gaols of Gloucester and Dorchester it was only debtors who were burdened with fees.

James Madison, who was burdened with the War of 1812, was branded as both a warmonger and a coward.

Older manufacturing companies are burdened with tremendous health care costs for retired employees.

People will then not have to be burdened with the labels of friction and division.

Surgeons should not be burdened with the responsibility of assessing their own degree of risk.

The 20-year-old was burdened with a far heavier load during those pre- dawn hours.

be burdened with/by sth

Alas! the centuries are fraught with pain, and man is burdened by fear and woe.

Apple is burdened with higher development costs than its competition; yet it has had to cut prices to compete.

In the county gaols of Gloucester and Dorchester it was only debtors who were burdened with fees.

James Madison, who was burdened with the War of 1812, was branded as both a warmonger and a coward.

Malthus was burdened by a fatalism induced by fears of population growth and resource shortages.

Poor Griet is burdened by more than having to scrub the Vermeer family smalls in this fictional biography of a painting.

Surgeons should not be burdened with the responsibility of assessing their own degree of risk.

The colliery is struggling to fulfil its contracts and is burdened by £1.7 million in debts.

be burning with rage/desire etc

be bursting with sth

a story bursting with ideas

The window boxes were bursting with flowers.

A blueberry muffin should be bursting with blueberries, an apple muffin heavy with apples.

At your age one is bursting with ideals.

Every weekend, Anthony was bursting with news for him.

Fender's life outside cricket was bursting with unusual achievements.

He's got holy terror written all over his face, and his eyes are bursting with pure demon.

His entire back was bursting with fluids at the end of that day.

On the street where Lucy lived, cherry trees were bursting with pink and white like fairground popcorn.

Well Loaded are bursting with life and enough youth to get refused service at the bar.

be caked with/in sth

Terry's elbow was caked with dried blood.

His shoes were caked with dirt.

It was caked with dirt, but he slipped it on anyway.

My trousers were caked with blood.

She took the can in her gloved hand, which was caked in black mud.

The cloth was caked with her blood.

The hand was caked in mud, the fingers hooked into a claw.

The left side of her face is caked with bloodied mud.

be capped with sth

Nocks are vulnerable when landing; but can themselves be capped with a length of vinyl tube.

One is Skorpios, home of the Onassis family; other islands are capped with neat white villages seemingly from another century.

The central movements are beautifully played, to be capped with a superb opening of the finale.

The forefinger of this was capped with a golden nib!

Warped and folded Paleozoic strata and reddish Tertiary volcanic rocks are capped with dark Quaternary basalt flows.

be consistent with sth

Her behavior was consistent with that of other rape victims.

Any point in the hexagon enclosed by these vectors is consistent with factor price equalization.

In our opinion the information given in the Directors' report on pages 11 to 13 is consistent with the financial statements.

Interest rates in both markets would still, it should be noted, be consistent with one another.

It is consistent with any kind of human behaviour, and just because of that, it tells us nothing about human behaviour.

The Company's accounting policies are consistent with previous years.

The increased healing rate in wine drinkers is consistent with other reports that moderate alcohol intake may be harmless or beneficial.

The yield criterion requires that the highest possible yield be earned that is consistent with the safety and liquidity criteria.

This is consistent with the results of Herbst, McCormack and West.

be consonant with sth

The views of the black leadership are consonant with those of black Americans.

Certainly they were consonant with the views expressed by a great many Bostonians during the days after the State Report came out.

Here there is no contradiction, because the bass is consonant with all the upper notes.

On the face of it, this approach is consonant with the requirements of the Act.

Others, then, will have to judge whether my views expressed here are consonant with that tradition.

The way the storyteller handles Moses' power-sharing in that chapter is consonant with the rest.

be convulsed with laughter/anger etc

All of us were convulsed with laughter.

From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter.

be cooking (with gas)

Laundry flew from the flagpoles; windows were broken or boarded-up; there were cooking fires in the roads.

Once in a while, think about why you are cooking , serving and eating together as a family.

Soon I saw a small hut where an old man was cooking his breakfast over a fire.

The air was rippling with heat above the goats, as if they were cooking .

The East Village was cooking then.

While parsnips are cooking , in a small skillet, saute onion and saffron in butter until soft but not browned.

While the Quorn mixture is cooking , cook the rice according to the instructions.

While the rice is cooking , add the saffron to the stock and allow to stand. 4.

be crawling with sth

The apartments were crawling with rats and fleas.

And the Internet is crawling with sports fans.

But that hotel has been gone for years, and the pools must be crawling with snakes.

Despite the heat of the sun, her skin was crawling with goosepimples.

It felt like he was crawling with bugs.

Lisbon was crawling with spies, and information changed hands for vast amounts of money.

My mind was crawling with it all.

The building is crawling with people who seem to care less about the job itself than about holding on to it.

The place was crawling with kids - bundles, toddlers, nippers, loping adolescents.

be crowned with sth

All year round, the mountains are crowned with snow.

Almost every hill is crowned with a picture-perfect little walled village.

His head was crowned with an astonished crest of dyed hair.

In later times, he ascended to heaven to be crowned with stars.

Nearby, a stand is crowned with my collection of summer hats.

The head, if that's what it is, is crowned with a tuft of rubbery antennae serving various functions.

The three women, tall and elegant, were crowned with enormous pointed hats.

be cursed with/by sth

He is cursed with this evaluative frame of mind.

He is cursed with this understanding.

I learned he had the same goofy sense of humor I was cursed with.

Instead, he might be cursed with one who would rob him blind and charge him three-times the wages for the privilege.

Lydia Glasher writes that the wearer of these diamonds will be cursed by the wrong she did.

She loses her wings and dies, leaving him to be cursed by Madge.

These poor chaps were searching desperately for a project which would not be cursed with the ephemeral vulgarity of their usual tasks.

be done with it

Call it a freak accident and, hopefully, be done with it and race on.

He might as well capsize the dinghy and be done with it.

If you're running Windows, update your system to the latest version of Internet Explorer and be done with it.

In fact, the mayor could submit a written report to the Board of Supervisors and be done with it.

Nigel Lawson showed what could be done with it.

Once a cancer is detected there is no consensus as to what should be done with it.

The goal of reading is to be done with it, to be able to close the book and play.

There was so much anger in her she could not see what might be done with it.

be down with sb

All the senior police officers were down with flu - so the Chief Constable asked for his aid.

By the time I jumped back inside he looked like he was down with flu.

These kids are 13, 14, and they wan na be down with somethin'.

When they arrived, they were told that Mahdi was down with the flu.

be dripping with sth

As usual Ms. Vanderwegh arrived dripping with jewels.

Mulroy's voice was dripping with sarcasm.

My coat was dripping with snow.

The flatboat was dripping with blood.

The hand that held the gun was dripping with sweat, the metal feeling hot and slick.

Today New York's catwalks are dripping with pelts.

be eaten up with/by jealousy/anger/curiosity etc

be endowed with sth

She was endowed with both good looks and brains.

He is endowed with specific talents.

It is political; it is endowed with anger; it is not neutral.

It seems to have been against creative law that the female should be endowed with morals.

It was endowed with an endless capacity for multiplication and a remorseless urge to advance.

Or that they are endowed with superior leadership genes?

Shakespeare was an adult genius in that he was endowed with it at birth.

Such a conclusion to a hunting trip is evidence that the man is endowed with proper male virtue.

Though short in stature, Genda was endowed with a strong fighting spirit which was reflected in his hawk-like countenance.

be entwined (with sth)

Carnegie Hall is entwined completely with the artistic growth of this country.

A thin waxy slip of poison ivy was entwined around one of the legs.

Did Simpson tell them why his hairs were entwined in the knit cap that lay by the bodies?

Great memories are entwined with this recipe.

It was raven black and the hair was entwined with a slim rope of gold thread and opals.

Just as concepts are entwined with perception, so too theory is entwined with experiment.

The pale woman, bosom exposed, is entwined with a dark man wearing a sullen expression and a skull cap.

be faced with stone/concrete etc

It is faced with stone on the outside and red marble inside.

be familiar with sth

Are you familiar with his books?

And you took too much for granted by assuming your audience was familiar with sponges.

Here, however, all similarity between the piece Lucien was familiar with and what he saw being performed before him ended.

Most permit-seekers are middle-aged men who already are familiar with guns, Chelius said.

Nevertheless it is a mistake to think that the only literary modes which exist are those one period is familiar with.

Now consider that imaginary train of mine you are familiar with, one light-second long.

Surely they must be familiar with his writing?

Taku Shanskan is familiar with my spirit and when I die I will go with him.

That was the nature of the oppression and the sense of being dominated which we all were familiar with.

be filled to overflowing (with sth)

For the moneyed and the merely curious, stalls and kiosks were filled to overflowing .

For the remainder of that summer churches were filled to overflowing and numerous conversions took place.

be fitted with sth

All the ground floor windows were fitted with iron bars, a sufficient deterrent for the average break-and-enter boys.

And you must notice in this new first smoker the seats and backs are fitted with embossed crimson leather.

Before leaving the hospital Thursday, he was fitted with a portable brain-wave monitor that he was to wear for 24-48 hours.

But how many diesel cars are fitted with catalysts?

Doors will now have to be fitted with special safety devices to prevent people or objects getting trapped in them.

Most myopic children can be fitted with glasses with concave lenses which will bring their vision to normal.

This point means that where a motor vehicle is required to be fitted with wipers it must also have washers.

be flooded with sth

Cleveland trading standards officers were flooded with complaints about the double glazing firm in February.

Following a hard workout, one runner was flooded with images of breaking capillaries.

I was flooded with calls just from those few advertisements.

Our switchboard was flooded with calls and thousands bombarded our appeal hotline to pledge donations.

The room was flooded with a soft illumination, cleverly directed at the Gobelin tapestries that lined one wall.

The Salvator Mundi hospital was flooded with letters and telegrams.

The terraces were flooded with water, reflecting light and colour from the sky.

be free with sth

Ken's a little too free with his money.

She's always very free with praise for her employees.

A jammed hinge or latch can be freed with a penetrating oil such as Plus Gas.

All the pumps were frozen and had to be freed with burning straw.

be friendly with sb

I recently moved into an apartment and became friendly with the mother of three young children.

Again, the atmosphere is friendly with everyone recounting the day's activities whilst making new friends and meeting old adversaries.

And if he is friendly with me, a lawyer, imagine how friendly he is with the rank and file.

Had her shyly determined efforts to be friendly with the other quieter girls like herself been so thoroughly misinterpreted?

If they knew you were friendly with some one, they would try their hardest to separate you.

Massey said that he knew that Mrs Clinton was friendly with McDougal.

Prosecutors say Moore had gotten in the car a few minutes earlier, pretending to be friendly with Hammond.

She sometimes felt she was walking a tightrope, wanting to be friendly with Therese, and yet terrified of upsetting Karl.

be friends (with sb)

He asked me to be friends again, but I couldn't forgive him.

He gave the Bookman a big hug and hoped they would be friends for a long, long time.

Louisa had lied when she said they were friends .

Ministers are at ease with the former, they are friends exploring a situation.

Then they starved together, and now they were friends .

They were friends of his, real estate developers with no expertise whatsoever in media, much less multimedia.

We were friends , on Sunday afternoons we went running in the lower meadows.

be fronted by/with sth

How can a show that searches for talent be fronted by a bloke who hasn't got any?

Like most Roman churches, the building is of brick and is fronted by a porch and open narthex.

The façade is fronted by a narthex which is supported on Norman columns and capitals.

The house was fronted by a flat Italianate lily pond.

be frozen with fear/terror/fright

be gorged with sth

Snakes were gorged with small rodents in preparation for their winter hibernation.

The Chari River is gorged with water during the rainy season, and often floods.

The fair white flesh was gorged with concupiscence and glistening with perspiration.

be gunged up with sth

be gunked up (with sth)

be heavy/great with child

But my wife is great with child !

be hoist with/by your own petard

be hung with sth

be in cahoots (with sb)

Rogers is accused of being in cahoots with the mafia.

Perhaps he was in cahoots with the one who got in through a skylark?

Some dealers tried to convey the false impression that the two markets were in cahoots .

Those who floated to the surface were merely declared to be in cahoots with the devil.

be in communication with sb

His spirit, freed from his body, was in communication with her.

The program designer needs to be in communication with the curriculum designer, especially at the very beginning of the development.

be in harmony with sth

It helps if your mind and emotions are in harmony with it and you have the loving support of those around you.

Our actions were in harmony with our words.

You must be in harmony with the Sheng-Yu!

be in league (with sb)

Union leaders were accused of being in league with the Mafia.

All I know is that you told Garvey we were in league with the Devil.

And they reckon it's because the train drivers are in league with the robbers.

He would know from Fouché's response whether he agreed, or whether he was in league with them.

Only - was it really reasonable to think that the rest of the world was in league against him?

Some people took the religious view, boldly asserting that we were in league with the devil.

Some U.S. officials, however, suspected the chief was in league with the Arellanos.

The managers carefully channelled resentment towards the county council, who, they suggested, were in league with their headmistress.

be in with a chance

He told me that if I kept running well, I was in with a chance .

I felt that my running was improving as the season progressed and that I was in with a chance .

It seems that even Toulouse-Lautrec thinks he is in with a chance .

Opinion polls, though not very reliable, show that Kostunica is in with a chance .

To be in with a chance of winning simply complete this Eric Clapton song Wonderful ... ....

To be in with a chance of winning, just name the lead singers of Guns N' Roses and Nirvana.

be in with a shout (of doing sth)

Dave Mitchell is running about and is in with a shout .

be in with sb

Dave Mitchell is running about and is in with a shout.

He started thinking about Careta, who he knew was in with this car-theft ring that operated in the area.

It seems that even Toulouse-Lautrec thinks he is in with a chance.

McHale said McGee was in with a good chance of starting against Halifax because he can play in defence or midfield.

Opinion polls, though not very reliable, show that Kostunica is in with a chance.

Standardized fascias and fronts, company colours, house lettering and stylized logos are in with a vengeance.

To be in with a chance of winning simply complete this Eric Clapton song Wonderful ... ....

We were in with a medal chance.

be in/with calf

be interspersed with sth

However, since they are interspersed with shots of debris from the loch bed they are inadmissible as evidence.

It is also fruit-growing country and the vineyards are interspersed with orchards of apple, plum and pear.

Row after row of modest little brick houses are interspersed with delis and corner restaurants.

The rumbling becomes louder and is interspersed with flashes of lightning as the sky blackens.

The small annual profits of the Edinburgh and Dundee clubs were interspersed with losses and no dividends were distributed to shareholders.

These and other shrubs were interspersed with small, scraggly larch and black spruce trees.

They were interspersed with rows of vines, whose high branches must have made the harvest very hard work.

Yet most mines are interspersed with farming communities.

be intimate with sb

It was the only time when he was intimate with his hero Temple.

We were intimate with each other - not in a romantic way but in terms of our working relationship.

be inundated (with/by sth)

He said his organization is inundated with calls of sympathy.

Most likely this person is inundated with reading material at work and at home.

One-third of the world's human population lives on land that is liable to be inundated if the seas rise.

She might have guessed that as soon as she tried for a little peace and quiet the whole place would be inundated with callers.

She would be inundated with calls.

The southwestern United States and California are inundated with illegals.

We are inundated with relatives we encourage it and we make it a special time.

be involved with sb

He's a father who wants to be more involved with his family.

Matt's involved with a married woman at work.

Glover would be sorry to be involved with one like that.

In truth, much of the ongoing research in neural networks today is involved with learning.

Into the bargain he had taken part in her own work in her practice while Joanna was involved with his assistant.

No one in his family was involved with drugs and he had never been arrested.

Others simply assumed that Jim was involved with one of several high-profile women in the parish.

Otherwise you may find the next person leaves as well and you will be involved with costly and time-consuming interview procedures again.

The T family were involved with the agency for many years.

Twenty teachers in eight schools will be involved with classes of 6, 8, 12 and 14 year olds.

be laced with sth

Their conversations are laced with swearing.

But her view is laced with much more pessimism than it was a year ago.

But the 80 acres of land surrounding the glass-and-granite manse are laced with hiking trails open to the public.

Given the ferocious imagination of his subconscious, it's hardly surprising that his celluloid output is laced with lethal barbed wire.

If the Bay muds are laced with pollutants, dredging would spread them to bay animals and plants.

Janir chose skiing, which like so many sports was laced with posturing and attitude and ostentatious display.

The biggest boom is in the scenic desert areas, which are laced with washes.

Tom Emmett's story is laced with thick Yorkshire dialect.

While Brown touted initiatives created in his tenure, some of the speech was laced with hyperbole.

be laid up (with sth)

All was safely gathered in and Mr and Mrs Squirrel Nutkin's hoard was laid up for winter's sustenance.

How much land must you commit to arable rotation, and how much must be laid up for hay or silage?

I don't know how long I shall be laid up with this wretched ankle.

In those days all the cutters were laid up on the trot piles in the river Hamble during the winter months.

It was, and Venturous was laid up at Buckie for nearly ten months while new Cummins engines were fitted.

Large numbers of nuclear-powered submarines are laid up at a harbour near Murmansk.

She had never got used to the hours since John had been made redundant when all the ships were laid up.

The barges, designed to be sailed by one man and a boy, could be laid up in a few days.

be like a bear with a sore head

be littered with sth

The guide book is littered with bits of wisdom and humor.

The streets were littered with smashed vehicles and glass.

Blown engines, driveshaft failures, the 1,500 mile long route is littered with hard luck stories.

History, unfortunately, is littered with the consequences of such responses to unfamiliar realities.

It is littered with things called pseudogenes.

Pop music history is littered with examples of out of court settlements as a result of unlicensed sampling.

The bedroom floor was littered with wrapping papers.

The boats are littered with rags, tin cans, and pots.

The sidewalks are littered with trash, the elm trees are gone.

You can see that the surfaces are littered with boulders, a degree of roughness consistent with radar scattering data.

be lousy with sth

The town was lousy with tourists.

Gera and Postema are but footnotes in a sport that is lousy with trivia.

The place used to be lousy with them.

This country is lousy with them.

be on a par (with sth)

All human individuals are on a par , but each is separate from every other like the matches in a match box.

At the 283-shop Meadowhall Centre, Sheffield, trade was on a par with 1991.

At the business unit level profits should be on a par with last year, which was a record result.

His creations are on a par with Mozart and the composers of the renaissance.

Its bookshops are on a par , which means it is well catered for.

Loss of self-control in cricket is on a par with evasion of payment for a television licence.

The nice thing is that, at least in music, the girls are on par with the boys.

The stripping action was on a par with other smaller models.

be on familiar terms with sb

He's on familiar terms with all the teachers.

be on first name terms (with sb)

Voice over Even the governor is on first name terms with the inmates, although the staff still keep a respectful distance.

be ornamented with sth

Her white satin dress was ornamented with silver beads and hearts of pearl.

One in particular, about a metre high, pale lemon in colour, was ornamented with neo-classical bandings in blue and gold.

The dorsal fin is ornamented with these two colours.

The lower quarterings are ornamented with the heraldic devices of the royal family.

The muslin gown was ornamented with knitted work crossing the shoulder.

The roof sloped steeply, and the front of the house was ornamented with mock-Tudor black and white beams.

be out of your mind with worry/grief etc

be plated with sth

Even their faucets had been plated with gold.

The President's limousine is plated with armor.

All magnetic material was excluded, and the insulating elements of the balance were plated with metal to eliminate any electrostatic effects.

They were fitted with special locks, and the roof, sides, ends, and floor were plated with steel.

be reconciled (with sb)

Ransom hoped to be reconciled with his wife and children.

He judges success by how effectively human needs are reconciled with the needs of the ecosystem.

How is the free-market economy to be reconciled with continued large-scale tax concessions for house mortgages and private pensions?

How is the position to be reconciled ?

In these the new unity can already be experienced and old animosities and misunderstandings be reconciled .

The Senate bill must now be reconciled with a House bill before going to President Clinton.

We must be reconciled , for what we left behind us can never be ours again.

Why is it so difficult to find former abusers who are reconciled with their wives?

Yet this wave of social legislation could not easily be reconciled with the tenets of classical liberalism.

be rewarded (with sth)

Accordingly, postponement of retirement would be rewarded by an increased pension.

Adults do not need to be rewarded by implausible flattery.

If their clients are rewarded with applause, these artisans are deemed qualified in their craft.

Most professional and managerial employees expect to be rewarded by progressively-rising income, status and security.

People ask them-selves why they should volunteer for high-pressure teams when only individual performance will be rewarded .

The advantage of such a charging structure is that the investor is rewarded with a lower initial charge.

The decision to sell computer games was rewarded by a near-fourfold jump in sales.

Your patience will be rewarded by a memorable event-the sound of crust and the taste that comes with it.

be right up there (with sb/sth)

He was right up there on Herron Avenue.

Northampton are right up there in second place.

Number of sunny days is right up there for me, too.

On the trauma scale, this was right up there with an automobile wreck.

be seething (with sth)

By late May the 9: 15 community was seething .

By the time the girls gather in the locker room at three, Jody is seething again.

I was seething , yes, but not enough to keep me away from you.

If Max knew about Modigliani's private life then all Montparnasse would soon be seething with the story.

In the meantime, the Air Force chief seems to be seething at civilian interference in a military matter.

She said little, but she was seething inwardly and vowed to fight back.

The Ducks end the half up by seven, but Jody is seething .

The office was seething like a beehive when she got in.

be seized with/by terror/desire etc

be set with gems/jewels etc

be sheathed in/with sth

He was sheathed in a blue body stocking which had yellow stripes running from his armpits to his ankles.

Its walls and floor were sheathed in gypsum slabs, whilst its ceiling was painted blue and supported by a gypsum pillar.

No weapons were visible, although Alexei guessed that a dagger was sheathed in Jotan's sleeve.

Shifting winds blew clouds of spray over the rocks, trees, and shrubs until they seemed to be sheathed in alabaster.

The bottom was sheathed with a brass alloy called Muntz metal.

You are sheathed in black cloth and your freckles are pale and many.

be short with sb

Sorry I was short with you on the phone this morning.

Farrar was short with livery lips and thick black eyebrows, and Something was prematurely bald and thought he was really cool.

Hatching time is short with fry appearing after 24 to 30 hours, and growing rapidly when fed with rotifers.

He was short with me, in fact.

He was short with one blue-black hand and the other arm half gone, ended cleanly just below the elbow.

No wonder he was short with me over the phone.

be shot through with sth

All the stories were shot through with Hurley's dry, gentle humor.

fine silk shot through with gold threads

And his parents' letters were shot through with such worry.

Many of the women's purity associations were shot through with similar class divisions.

Statement is shot through with feeling in the long, passionately detailed account of the mutiny.

This is a genuine kind of knowledge, but it is shot through with subjectivity.

Unfortunately the timber industry is shot through with economic inefficiency.

Violence is endemic and Thomson fashions a stylish off-beat thriller which occasionally meanders but is shot through with genuine menace.

Yet that concept of secular potential was shot through with particular assumptions.

be soaked in/with sth

Vardell's shirt was soaked in sweat.

Here at the Qutb apartment, dates are soaked in milk.

His head is soaked with rain.

I was soaked in perspiration and the muscles running the length of my spine were in spasm.

If the flavour of this solution is too strong, they may be soaked in milk before use.

The royal tabard was soaked in blood.

Their clothes were soaked with sweat, their lives sustained by the thought of California.

Their heavy woolen pants and jackets, hideously ill-fitted, were soaked with sweat.

When barley is harvested it is taken to a maltings where the grains are soaked in water to encourage germination.

be spotted with sth

Clouds were gathering overhead and the windscreen was spotted with rain.

East Eleventh and Twelfth Streets are spotted with smallish antique stores.

Still joined, the central bone was spotted with gristle and blood.

The hardwood floor was spotted with droppings, but still in fine shape.

The only doubt concerning whether she would succeed occurred before the tournament began, when she was spotted with a neck brace.

The Saint was spotted with the movie star in a New York nightclub in 1998.

be sprinkled with jokes/quotations etc

be struck with horror/terror/awe etc

be stuck with sb

All four of them were stuck with us!

Chutra and I were stuck with each other like binary stars.

He sat thinking how he was stuck with her, how there was no privacy in this house for emergency situations.

I suppose I was stuck with him, like it or not.

If an organism has haemoglobin, it is stuck with it.

If she was stuck with wanting a man whose background and conditioning were alien to her, then that was her problem.

Now they are stuck with those higher prices.

Rosenberg was stuck with 400 shirts that cost $ 4 each.

be stuck with sth

We're renting the house, so we're stuck with this ugly wallpaper.

All four of them were stuck with us!

Chutra and I were stuck with each other like binary stars.

He sat thinking how he was stuck with her, how there was no privacy in this house for emergency situations.

I suppose I was stuck with him, like it or not.

If an organism has haemoglobin, it is stuck with it.

If she was stuck with wanting a man whose background and conditioning were alien to her, then that was her problem.

Now they are stuck with those higher prices.

Rosenberg was stuck with 400 shirts that cost $ 4 each.

be stuck with sth/sb

All four of them were stuck with us!

Chutra and I were stuck with each other like binary stars.

He sat thinking how he was stuck with her, how there was no privacy in this house for emergency situations.

I suppose I was stuck with him, like it or not.

If an organism has haemoglobin, it is stuck with it.

If she was stuck with wanting a man whose background and conditioning were alien to her, then that was her problem.

Now they are stuck with those higher prices.

Rosenberg was stuck with 400 shirts that cost $ 4 each.

be suffused with sth

But immediately my heart was suffused with shame.

Even dozing, they were suffused with their surroundings.

Everything he tells me of former times is suffused with loss.

His face was suffused with pink and there were tears in his eyes.

N.-run trials are suffused with tensions that spring from allegations that include nepotism, cronyism and mismanagement of resources.

She looked at the man sitting opposite her, and was suffused with a sense of loss.

The place was suffused with struggle and resentment and frustration.

The work atmosphere is suffused with a simmering sense of disappointment.

be taken with/by sth

Even at the early hour I was taken with her freshness, her blond, tousled hair, her milk-warm voluptuous body.

Great care was taken with his education, but teaching him what he did not wish to learn was a dangerous business.

People in Bohemia had been so full of self-confidence that they were taken by surprise.

Such action might be taken by all group members or by some members who formally or informally represent the entire group.

The boy sustained a fractured left arm and was taken by ambulance to San Jose Medical Center.

The initiative was taken by Bafuor Osei Akoto, a prosperous, go-ahead cocoa farmer of Kumasi.

The pretty presenter was taken by ambulance to London's Charing Cross Hospital at 6 am with terrible stomach pains.

This series of photographs was taken by a security camera at the Leeds Building Society.

be thick with sb

A mosquito net was providentially suspended above the bed; the creek was certain to be thick with insects when night fell.

Building societies were converting into banks, insurance companies were changing their status, the air was thick with windfalls.

Even places, especially this house whose air is thick with the past.

Everywhere was thick with greenish slime and off-white guano in this great bird slum.

The air was thick with hatred, and with the threat of a mob out of control.

The air was thick with sawdust and the sweet smell of freshly cut wood.

The shallow water was thick with paddling children.

be thronged with sb/sth

It is thronged with the scarves of London clubs.

Its steep sides are thronged with Goblin strongholds and its rocky slopes overlay caves and tunnels that are riddled with evil creatures.

Now its innocence had vanished, and it was thronged with worldly-wise urban people intent upon sophisticated urban undertakings.

The canals are thronged with tour buses, the bridges festooned with banners.

The lower deck, shining clean now, was thronged with steerage passengers.

The streets were thronged with eager men and women rushing here and there as incidents called them.

The sun was shining, and the docks at Liverpool were thronged with people.

These days, his Back Bay studio is thronged with waltz-challenged future bridegrooms slow-footing their first box steps.

be through (with sb/sth)

As much as I hate to admit it, I think we're through .

I need to use the computer when you're through .

Newman's broken leg means he is through for the season.

A key way employees will find to increase their value to the company will be through service on these task forces.

All the big guns are through to the semi-finals as expected.

But in ten minutes I was through it and on to the glacier-worn bare ledges.

It is through changing them in a more fundamental way that the drugs cause addiction.

It is through talk that our children learn about barometers, mortgages, civil rights, psychotherapy, and the Roman Empire.

The campaign believes the best way to reach independents is through more television ads.

The traditional way of doing this was through war.

The way you limit which files are shown is through the Search button.

be tied up with sth

Christianity in Africa is tied up with its colonial past.

Apart from that, everyone else is tied up with this extraordinary business at the Savoy.

For many, aspiration to higher things through promotion was tied up with the idea of a larger wage-packet.

Our identity is tied up with being some one who never achieves these goals.

Some of these are tied up with the conception of crime itself; and will be dealt with in the next section.

The others were tied up with sickness, special duties, leave and - a key problem - court attendance.

The trouble is, he's going to be tied up with all this now.

be tipped with sth

The swordfish's sword is tipped with poison.

Iron stemming rods were tipped with such metals but even then explosions still occurred.

Its arrows are tipped with dragon horn and guided by magic to the heart of their target.

be topped (off) with sth

And the full bellows tongue is topped with Cambrelle covered padding.

Eaten raw in salads, it becomes more interesting if it is topped with herbs and a good quality olive oil.

Even the boldly striped mooring posts were topped with a dollop of white, rather like gaudy Cornetto ice-creams.

The compost is topped with a layer of pea gravel.

The wall was topped with rolls of barbed wire and jagged ends of glass stuck into the eight-foot concrete slabs.

be touched with sth

He had aged: his hair was touched with grey, and his face was haggard.

Short & Curly were touched with genius but split up when double acts went out of vogue.

be transported with delight/joy etc

be tricked out with/in sth

be unfamiliar with sth

Community activists say a large proportion of maquila workers come from rural areas and are unfamiliar with industrial safety concerns.

Finally, the management of the fund may be unfamiliar with futures trading, and be cautious about engaging in arbitrage transactions.

Gloria gave me the look of a woman who was unfamiliar with exactitude.

One of the parties may be unfamiliar with a particular practice.

The book is aimed at new graduates who are unfamiliar with polymers, but it is also suitable for undergraduates.

The Charismatics are suspicious of anything they are unfamiliar with.

The staff are unfamiliar with some of the donated materials.

They are unfamiliar with its routine.

be up with the lark

be upset with sb

He is upset with the prime minister for not trying harder to create a non-aligned peace formula to end the Gulf war.

It is only a game Raymond so do not think we will be upset with you.

Paul Ritchie was upset with a County Council decision to withdraw pay for trainees at the centre.

Some of the powerful judges and lawyers in California who supported Bird were upset with me.

United manager, Brian Horton was upset with the decision.

be well in with sb

be well/poorly/generously supplied with sth

The lounge was well supplied with ashtrays.

Football stars are well supplied with female groupies.

The markets are well supplied with agricultural produce, and with linens and yarns from the surrounding country.

be with child

And if he were mistaken, it was just possible that the lass was with child .

Because our dear Claire is with child by Byron.

He must have noticed that she was with child .

I wonder how good he was with children ?

It was for this reason that I had Zowie because I could see how he was with children .

The main problem is with children diving on the floor which can lead to some one getting hurt.

The man had run off and I was with child .

When friendships finally became possible for him they were with children of the lower orders.

be with sb all the way

I applaud their efforts, and I'm with them all the way .

be worried sick/be sick with worry

be/fall hopelessly in love (with sb)

And, unknown to her father, I fell hopelessly in love with her.

I was too afraid of falling hopelessly in love with this protégé of Yukio Mishima, whose marvellous homoerotic poems I translated.

James Pawsey, the Tory member for Rugby, also appeared to be hopelessly in love.

She was falling hopelessly in love with the man.

be/get mixed up with sb

Answer: She would never have got mixed up with him in the first place.

But this all gets mixed up with motivation too: the horse must be motivated to learn.

I am beginning to get mixed up with the days of the month.

It's an odd business and it seems to be mixed up with Edwin Garland's will.

Of all the people you do not want to get mixed up with he is the first and the last.

Then Conley got mixed up with Charlie Keating and somehow lost millions of dollars, eventually ending up bankrupt.

Trust Auguste to get mixed up with it.

We used to get mixed up with the fight.

be/get tarred with the same brush

be/go down with sth

I was having a really hard time and I went down with Isabel and my dad.

I went down with nothing but a. 45-caliber pistol and a flashlight.

Looking back, it seemed inevitable that Evelyn would go down with some sort of psychological trouble.

Mr Black paid them off on all the equipment which went down with it, but which I know was not destroyed.

Outside linebacker Mike Morton, making his first start since Rob Fredrickson went down with season-ending shoulder surgery, had eight tackles.

There was a sudden space when the man at Riven's shoulder went down with a cry.

These kids are 13, 14, and they wan na be down with somethin'.

Who knows what went down with them?

be/keep/stay etc in touch (with sth)

But Letitia stayed in touch , and together, sadly as it turned out, they had found family member Number Three.

EASY-TO-USE Paging is a simple but fast way to keep in touch .

I want you to stay in touch .

Lots of traveling dads and moms are now using e-mail to stay in touch .

One friend, a lawyer, swears by e-mail because it helps her keep in touch with far-flung friends.

The idea was to hang together, keep in touch with the audience and maybe make a few bucks.

They had been classmates as undergraduates at City College of New York and had always stayed in touch .

We may have to be in touch again.

beaded with sweat/perspiration

As the show progressed, Sandi could see that the dancers' faces were becoming beaded with sweat.

He is lightly beaded with sweat.

He was standing, his head sunk between his shoulders, his red face beaded with sweat.

My forehead was beaded with sweat.

She looked green; her forehead was beaded with sweat.

bear with me

Bear with me for a minute while I check our records.

Bear with me for just a couple of minutes while I find my notes.

If you'll just bear with me, I'll explain.

But I hope to learn these soon if anybody will have the goodness to bear with me.

To explain just why, you will have to bear with me while I explain about the naming of modern medical potions.

blind sb with science

He had a limp, walked round importantly with a stick and talked big, blinding her with science.

You can blind me with science, but I know what I hear.

blind with tears/rage/pain etc

She turned her back again, her shoulders heaving, her eyes blind with tears.

blue with cold

Ben, naked except for the strait-jacket, and blue with cold, was heaving and struggling and bellowing.

Doug emerges from the cabin looking blue with cold.

Gerda approached Kay, who was blue with cold but oblivious to his predicament because of the ice in his heart.

break faith with sb/sth

Officials have denied reports that the U.S. had broken faith with the island's government.

break with tradition/the past

After a point, you break with the past.

Although people complained about the volume, the rhythmic concept represented his biggest break with the past.

Can the break with the past be more vividly described?

However, the changes were not a complete break with the past.

She has broken with the past.

Thinking they were breaking with the past, the early Christians re-enacted it.

Would there be a total break with the past?

Yet the plan represents an important break with the past.

break with tradition/the past

After a point, you break with the past.

Although people complained about the volume, the rhythmic concept represented his biggest break with the past.

Can the break with the past be more vividly described?

However, the changes were not a complete break with the past.

She has broken with the past.

Thinking they were breaking with the past, the early Christians re-enacted it.

Would there be a total break with the past?

Yet the plan represents an important break with the past.

bring sb up short/with a start

bring sth into line with sth

Himmelwright brings his argument into line with the visual evidence.

busy yourself with sth

I busied myself with answering letters.

Could it be that man over there busying himself with the nutcracker display?

Franca naturally busied herself with genuine tasks, of which there were always plenty.

I busied myself with the cooking until I was interrupted by an exquisite baritone.

It was ajar and he could see the young woman busying herself with chores before reopening the shop for the afternoon trade.

Morning comes, and Blue starts busying himself with another disguise.

She busies herself with recruiting phone calls.

Two days before the opening Soo stayed in the shop and busied herself with white paint and a large board.

While Muhammed Shah and his circle busied themselves with amusement, Safdarjung consolidated his position.

can do sth with one hand (tied) behind your back

can do sth with your eyes shut/closed

capitalism/communism/socialism etc with a human face

careful with money

Napier hopes voters will remember that he's been careful with taxpayers' money.

And in those early days he was careful with money.

catch sb with their pants/trousers down

change places (with sb)

He immediately changed places so he could sit next to me.

Our lives are hard, but theirs are miserable. I would never change places.

All the other players then change places.

But now the two men have changed places, and the boat has worked its magic.

Gwenellen and I changed places soundlessly.

No, it was too late to change places at this stage of his life.

On odd days, we changed places.

Rabia and Zahara changed places, and Rabia now squatted between Jane's legs, watching intently.

This is paradox, rather than metaphor: two directly opposed concepts, life and death, change places with each other.

Why don't you change places with me?

cheek by jowl (with sb/sth)

The farmers live cheek by jowl with the pits that are shutting down.

The guests, packed cheek by jowl, parted as he entered, and suddenly she knew the reason for the party.

come back/down to earth (with a bump)

Adai can come back to Earth after Gog is dead - after I am dead, perhaps.

AIr travellers came down to earth with a bump yesterday when they joined in some charity aerobics.

In Karuzi you quickly come down to earth .

Maybe, but the once pricey products that use this satellite technology have come down to earth .

Peter Lilley came down to earth .

They recently have come down to Earth .

come right out with sth/come right out and say sth

come to blows (with sb)

He and John, the Red Comyn, had come to blows before.

The effect was unnerving, and at first I thought the old men would come to blows .

The two actors reputedly almost came to blows and ended the film not talking to each other.

The two of them shouted at each other and until Daley stomped out, the secretaries feared they would come to blows .

They came to blows in Jersey last weekend and Speedie was fined £50 in court.

Two men had come to blows , an arm had been broken.

We curse and leave the room or even come to blows .

When Antony and Cleopatra come to blows , the scene explodes.

come to terms with sth

It took years for Rob to come to terms with his mother's death.

An individual's sexuality is their own affair and they will come to terms with it when they are ready to.

Four died in hospital and Emma Hartley, one of the survivors, was trying to come to terms with that.

He sat at the window, staring out into the night trying to come to terms with the anger that overwhelmed him.

I had to come to terms with that.

It helps the young reader to come to terms with his or her own non-rational, unconscious-dominated behaviour.

Only by finding each other again can they hope to come to terms with their tragedy.

Refusing to come to terms with reality harms us and, incidentally, deceives no one else for long.

They've been trying to come to terms with what's happened ever since.

come up with the goods/deliver the goods

Neil Young's annual fall concert always delivers the goods with famous musicians and good music.

come/get to grips with sth

At that time, she was still coming to grips with her unexpected plunge into social activism.

BInstitutions are just now coming to grips with the consequences.

In my view this is an evasion of the teacher's duty to enable pupils to get to grips with academic language.

Neither Jantzen nor McFague really gets to grips with the philosophical issues involved.

Now he's getting to grips with his injuries.

The whole program works very well, I still seem to have problems in getting to grips with some areas.

Tutorials on disk are the latest way to get to grips with problem areas.

We are still trying to come to grips with the problems identified by the Romantics.

come/go with the territory

I expected the criticism it comes with the territory when you're a public figure.

As economies mature, they say, economic slowdown comes with the territory .

Dealing with the guest who is in a delicate business situation or just a very bad mood all goes with the territory .

Death always went with the territory .

Human rights abuses go with the territory .

Most of us have been doing this for a long time, and it goes with the territory .

She just said she felt it went with the territory .

Some of this borderline recklessness goes with the territory .

The strain, the negativity, the isolation all came with the territory .

commune with nature

Can you spare as little as half an hour each day to unwind or to commune with nature?

Instead of living, the church peddled dogmas; instead of communing with nature, it recited lifeless history.

When this happened, one left him alone to commune with nature or whatever it was he wished to do.

compare notes (with sb)

The New Moms group allows us to compare notes.

Between courses, Rebecca and I disappear into the toilet together to compare notes.

I am eager to share my thoughts with you, to compare notes, and to get your opinions.

I wanted the chance to compare notes and probe and ask questions, and with this approach I could.

It was only later, when we compared notes, that we put his source down to something inhuman.

Students and lecturers should be able to use the system to compare notes and ideas.

The journalists gathered in knots to compare notes and decide on the best angle on the story.

compared to/with sth

Compared to Los Angeles, Santa Barbara almost seems rural.

Statistics show a 20% reduction in burglary compared with last year.

complete with sth

The house comes complete with swimming pool and sauna.

concern yourself with/about sth

Our country's leaders must concern themselves with environmental protection.

Back in the days when he had yet concerned himself with the world.

Burun Khan may have told you that we know of such machines, but do not concern ourselves with them.

By contrast, total quality and continuous improvement concern themselves with improving performance in smaller chunks.

For several weeks I did not concern myself with any thought of the future.

In its pure form, a no-fault system, as its name suggests, does not concern itself with blame.

The committee will concern itself with matters relating to administration, marketing, finance, playing, development, and public relations.

The physical anthropologists concern themselves with the history and distribution of the varieties of mankind considered as species and sub-species.

What has been at stake that we concerned ourselves with this?

concerned with sb/sth

connive (with sb) to do sth

conservative with a small 'c'/democrat with a small 'd' etc

content yourself with (doing) sth

But Borssele has not simply contented herself with the odd leak.

He said not a word to her, but contented himself with sending a stern reprimand to Aeolus.

If Sister doesn't get a move on, they could always content themselves with the shortest children's story ever told.

Ishmael is the only Person aboard the Pequod who never contents himself with seeing only one meaning for anything.

Jones, shoulders hunched against the numbing cold, contented himself with a quiet display.

The intrepid manager had to content himself with numbering his reserve teams.

When the Suns came to watch in Game 1, he contented himself with 28 points and six rebounds.

You must content yourself with maintaining your present level and role in the organization for the duration or leave!

could do with sth

And Katherine could do with all the comfort she could get for the illness was slowly and inexorably taking its toll.

But the Olympic gold medal was so far away from what I thought I could do with my life.

He could do with a warm bed.

I could do with a change of scenery.

Just imagine what we could do with this idea.

That was nice, she could do with settling.

The governor said he could do with something to eat.

We could do with another girl in the chorus.

could do with sth

And Katherine could do with all the comfort she could get for the illness was slowly and inexorably taking its toll.

But the Olympic gold medal was so far away from what I thought I could do with my life.

He could do with a warm bed.

I could do with a change of scenery.

Just imagine what we could do with this idea.

That was nice, she could do with settling.

The governor said he could do with something to eat.

We could do with another girl in the chorus.

crammed with/crammed full of sth

credit sb with (doing) sth

But borrowers may be more attracted to egg's offer of free credit .

I just received my new in-store credit card with a charge of $ 24 for fraud insurance on the card.

Inherent musical sense Several recent studies have credited infants with an inherent musical sense, without measuring related brain development.

Leiser credits Franz Liszt with bringing him to San Diego.

Revolving Credit: a credit facility with a pre-determined limit.

She credited Mosby with spearheading the suit by convincing the other women to join.

Such corporations also tend to maintain credit lines with their banks sufficient to repay all their outstanding commercial paper.

The ultimate in objectivity is credit scoring.

cross sb's palm with silver

cross swords (with sb)

Japan and the U.S. have crossed swords on a number of trade issues.

Harrison, a man of simple birth and high intelligence, crossed swords with the leading lights of his day.

None the less it is perhaps surprising that the librarian has not crossed swords with the law over obscene and indecent literature before now.

On March 20 and October 9, Saturn and Pluto cross swords for the first time in two decades.

The angels who guard the door to the garden are lowering their crossed swords.

The fight in Birkenhead was not the first time that Mr Field had crossed swords with the Labour left.

The two men, the former a steadfast Tory, the latter a dedicated Whig, had crossed swords on several occasions.

Tilly and Gustavus had crossed swords several times, generally to Tilly's disadvantage.

curry favour (with sb)

But only Damian Kelly emerged as some one who curried favour on the terraces.

Such is the case with, for example, foot the bill and curry favour.

Wants to be liked and likes to hang around and curry favour with teacher.

dice with death

When young people experiment with drugs, they're dicing with death.

And some have diced with death to make Bond look good.

But every day hundreds of ordinary workers dice with death to complete these essential tasks.

Towing drivers are dicing with death, too.

do battle (with sb)

The citizens group said they are prepared to do battle with City Hall over the passage of the bill.

A chapter from Harrogate came down to do battle in Bedale.

And under the plate, among the spinning wheels, diamonds and rubies do battle against friction.

I wanted them to get up on their hind legs and do battle .

On certain nights all the ghosts do battle and the distant echoes of their screams and war-cries are born on the wind.

Such doubts energized the smaller community of demographic revisionists, who emerged to do battle with their Malthusian brethren.

The 49ers at this time of the year reload and get ready to do battle .

The hero, a knight named Peter Loschy, went to do battle with the dragon.

The Sandinistas were forced into a temporary retreat but returned later with reinforcements to do battle in the streets.

do sth with impunity

don't come the innocent/victim/helpless male etc with me

drenched in/with light

drunk on/with sth

We were drunk with freedom.

economical with the truth

Do not be downcast that you have been economical with the truth.

He thought I had been economical with the truth.

In insisting that no changes had been made to the original plan, his team was being economical with the truth.

In view of the Warc footnote, this statement seems to have been economical with the truth.

Members of his profession are often economical with the truth.

engage with sb/sth

exchange blows (with sb)

They rolled over and over on the damp moss, exchanging blows and vile words until finally Topaz's strength ran out.

Two figures were battling furiously, exchanging blows as they materialized.

While the men exchanged blows the girl struck Farini from behind with a blunt instrument.

exchange words/looks etc (with sb)

He and Kemp pound down the stairway, exchanging words.

Hughes exchanged words with umpire Steve Randell after a confident appeal against Richie Richardson was turned down when he was on 47.

I would hear the women exchange words with Miss Fingerstop.

Linda buried herself in the crowd, exchanging words with this one and that and heading for the bar.

Nurses busily went up and down, sometimes pausing to exchange words and careless laughter.

The patients loved it and several laughed out loud at her antics, while Martha and Yvonne exchanged looks of glee.

They exchanged looks full of sadness, as if they had both lost something.

They exchanged words, not all of which appeared to be in jest.

fall into step (with sb)

Instead he fell into step , and they went on from there.

Once again, Blue falls into step with Black, perhaps even more harmoniously than before.

She walked to the door, trying her hardest to ignore the man who fell into step beside her.

The Clinton administration, after some hesitation, fell into step behind Paris.

The great horse Koulash galloped forward to join the Tsar's horses, and fell into step with them.

The senator fell into step beside me while some of Bonefish's smaller children followed at a safe distance.

They fell into step on the slush-covered path.

familiarize yourself/sb with sth

Besides, the way our winter has been going, it seemed like the year to familiarize myself with snowshoes.

Jules, you can accompany Alice and familiarize yourself with London.

Taylor familiarized himself with existing designs, borrowing features from several.

These programs familiarize trainees with the production line, company policies and procedures, and the requirements of the job.

To familiarize pupils with the creation and use of a database. 3.

To familiarize pupils with the skills of planning and organizing information. 2.

To familiarize pupils with the use of outside databases e.g. Prestel. 4.

Worcester was a good quiet place to begin, he said, to familiarize myself with the feel of the stage.

fight fire with fire

Sitting there, I imagined Durrell at his computer, clicking out his program for fighting fire with fire.

The official pronouncement was that they intended to fight fire with fire.

find fault with sb/sth

The sergeant seemed to find fault with everything Maddox did.

Alas, the critics were liable to miss the point or deliberately find fault with it.

But after the spectacle in Baghdad, it's harder to find fault with those who worry that they eventually might.

He would not find fault with the falsehood.

In fact, the report seemed to find fault with Pollack for not having reported possible exposure to the virus.

It is easy to find fault with any programme for converting a planned economy back into a market one.

It is not easy to find fault with Jimmy Connors' version of the backhand, is it?

Only one investor found the nerve to find fault with what the vast majority considered to be an excellent performance in 1991.

She always had to find fault with everything; she wouldn't have been our Mum else.

find favour (with sb/sth)

In this example it is difficult to know which of these arguments would find favour with a court.

Kureishi is pleased by the comparison, as he says Seth's haughty looks find favour with women.

Mosley resigned in May 1930, when these schemes did not find favour in government circles.

Of course anything as scientific as a mechanical test has not always found favour with traditional craftsmen or indeed with business men.

Official materials and guidelines do not always find favour with parents and governors.

Perhaps predictably, the proposals have not found favour with Gloucestershire County Council.

Porta caval shunt operations have not found favour in recent years because of the increased incidence of postoperative hepatic encephalopathy.

The argument which has found favour in certain of the authorities runs as follows.

fix sb with a stare/glare/look etc

flood sth with sth

flushed with success/excitement/pleasure etc

His face was flushed with excitement when they came.

She is gesturing and smiling, her cheeks flushed with pleasure that there is so much to offer.

The two women flanking her were flushed with pleasure and excitement.

fraught with problems/difficulties/danger etc

Attractive as that proposition has seemed in recent years, the form in which it has been pursued is fraught with difficulties.

For this whole business of killing, whether killing beasts or killing men, is supposed to be fraught with danger.

He realized that what he was about to attempt was fraught with dangers, for Bernice and for himself.

However, it is a move fraught with problems as our writers explain How long can it be taken as read?

She had had a husband and lovers older than herself, and each affair had been fraught with problems.

There are a number of tortured perspectives on how to get round this problem, but they are themselves fraught with problems.

Thompson and Geir can agree, but their own deliverance was fraught with danger.

get away with murder

His parents let him get away with murder.

She lets those kids get away with murder.

But the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is angry that some other local authorities are letting agents get away with murder.

He can get away with anything, he could get away with murder and my mom would still love him.

I think the women of your time have been allowed to get away with murder.

In those days people throughout the organization often got away with murder.

Sorcerer thought he could get away with murder.

They get away with murder because of their buying power.

When we played them last week, the officials let Erik Williams get away with murder.

Where are these men when, as you say, there are men literally getting away with murder?

get away with murder

But the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is angry that some other local authorities are letting agents get away with murder .

He can get away with anything, he could get away with murder and my mom would still love him.

I think the women of your time have been allowed to get away with murder .

In those days people throughout the organization often got away with murder .

Sorcerer thought he could get away with murder .

They get away with murder because of their buying power.

When we played them last week, the officials let Erik Williams get away with murder .

Where are these men when, as you say, there are men literally getting away with murder ?

get even (with sb)

I'll get even with you -- just wait!

A sexy female boss hiding dark family secrets from her past and using her street smarts to get even .

After Alyssa and Holden hook up, things get even weirder.

By the time I had managed to contact mum on the telephone the flooding was getting even worse.

If they could get even some of the men in Grantley to take the blood test they would be half way home.

The others expected and got little enough: they got even less.

When your world falls apart, do you get mad, get out or get even ?

You need 100 percent gain from $ 25 to $ 50 to get even .

get heavy (with sb)

Clouds of steam from the dishwasher filled the room when the going got heavy .

Don't get heavy , said headvoice.

It also offers a very impressive solution to one of guitar recording's biggest problems: getting heavy distortion on to tape.

It was time for the regulators to get heavy .

Only a dozen or so of the creeps in the black nighties, but they've got heavy weapons.

Prices will vary from area to area and if we get heavy rain supplies will fall, forcing prices to rise.

get in touch with sth

I'm finally able to get in touch with who I am.

Be still for a moment to get in touch with your own breathing.

He thought that we get in touch with the world and others through meaningful work.

He tried to get in touch with Spider.

HomePro.com HomePro aims to make it easier for homeowners to get in touch with true trade professionals.

Insurance companies can get in touch with the site and negotiate a price for their return.

Is that getting in touch with nature?

No-one could get in touch with you.

Then get in touch with me.

get on with it!

get with the program

get/be fresh with sb

Don't you get fresh with me, son!

He started getting fresh with me.

glow with pride/joy/pleasure etc

Bates himself was warm and genial, and his cohorts were having such a good time that their faces glowed with pleasure.

Chest out, glowing with pride we return to base with labrador on lap and conversation stilted.

Midge was glowing with pleasure and pride at the return of her beloved John and Angela.

She glowed with pride at a graduation honor he received.

The President glowed with pride and a sense of accomplishment after this masterstroke of personal diplomacy.

go Dutch (with sb)

It's good to go dutch on power.

go all the way (with sb)

A lower court forgave the debt, but the case went all the way to the Supreme Court.

But it was touch and go all the way .

If you went all the way across the Lake of Dreams you'd end up in the Lake of Death.

Imagine going all the way to Inverness for a pint of milk ... Maybe that was for the cat, too.

She is very tough mentally and determined and should go all the way to a medal.

The chair went all the way back, folded out, so his feet were out.

The sun went all the way down and I was standing in the purple darkness.

go along with you!

go around with sb/go around together

go easy on/with sth

Go easy on the cheese - it has a lot of fat.

After that, go easy on salty foods such as crisps, bacon, cheese and salted nuts.

And go easy on the sugar, salt and alcohol.

Fred must go easy on his eyes.

He seemed to thrive under prison conditions, which caused the emperors to suspect their guards of going easy on the prisoner.

We can go easy on him with the questions, but I want Nate to be impressed.

We went easy on Baker and gave him the benefit of the doubt.

go halves (with sb)

go head to head with sb

Jim finally went head to head with his boss.

go steady (with sb)

I could really go for him in a big way, but he's going steady with the staff nurse on Rainbow.

If you can't, it's as well you're not going steady .

Maybe they don't talk about going steady any more, he thought.

Somehow, the mention of marriage has strained even the sweet pleasure we found in going steady .

Tell her you needed time with the idea of going steady , and you need time with this.

go through/over sth with a fine-tooth comb

go with a swing

In the evening, after the first stiffness wore off and charades were introduced, the party went with a swing .

Now he was in an excellent mood and the party began to go with a swing .

go with the flow

If you want to stay sane, just go with the flow .

Chretien is an opportunist who goes with the flow .

Here she is pushed and pulled, directed and redirected, forced to go with the flow of the mob.

In high school, I went with the flow .

It feels like freedom: I can go with the flow .

Most of them just go with the flow , ending up as something like a gas fitter or a policeman.

Relax - and go with the flow .

Then allow yourself to be carried gently downstream, going with the flow .

Whereas I seek to go with the flow .

good with your hands

He was good with his hands .

The psychologist had said he was good with his hands .

grace sth/sb with your presence

great with child

But my wife is great with child!

green with envy

Color Cam Neely blue, and make everybody else green with envy when Jaromir Jagr showcases his enormous talents.

His voice had a freshness that would make many tenors under the age of 40 go green with envy.

It's enough to turn your fellow board directors green with envy.

Many thanks for a first class mag, even if I do go green with envy at some of the kit!

have (got) sb with you

Additionally, many students have brought with them to school the chaos that surrounds their life outside school.

And then, suddenly, she sees Dieter going off on his own, and decides to have it out with him.

She'd have a natter with him if he were, something she often did on her half-days.

To have played with them then, and still to be in contact, is a great privilege and pleasure.

We would have to deal with it then.

What he would have done with it had not other events intruded is problematical.

Workers have tinkered with it for nearly 18 months to no avail.

You could have come with me as my husband.

have (sexual) relations (with sb)

How have relations between fellow workers changed in the flexible workplace?

have a bone to pick with sb

have a falling-out (with sb)

have a nodding acquaintance (with sb)

have a nodding acquaintance (with sth)

have a quiet word (with sb)

When all they needed to do was lift up the phone and have a quiet word.

have a way with sb/sth

David seemed to have a way with children.

have done with sth

I wonder what Grandmother would have done with such a husband?

If they had , what would they have done with the bird's skull?

She felt for Karen, but she had no idea what she would have done with her on the roster next year.

This was something they could not have done with any other embassy.

What Leapor would have done with the money can be surmised.

What would they have done with all the money we drop every night at Convito Italiano?

Why don't we just call it New Mancunian Express and have done with it?

Why don't we just give Napoleon the keys to Berlin and have done with it?

have issues (with sb/sth)

have it off/away with sb

Also I don't want him to try to have it off with some one else.

Dave Mellor did not have it away with that repellent tart.

Rush round here every Wednesday afternoon, have it off with Angy and rush back.

Was I going to have it off with this woman and a couple of goats?

have it out (with sb)

And then, suddenly, she sees Dieter going off on his own, and decides to have it out with him.

Fretting, he thought of hurrying round to have it out with him, whatever it was.

In a flash she was off her bed and on her way to have it out with the one man responsible.

She would give Susan a little time to simmer down and then she'd go up and have it out with her.

have sb/sth to reckon with

Anyone attempting to invade the country will have to reckon with the peacekeeping force.

You'll have the boss to reckon with if you go home this early.

have sth in common (with sb)

have sth in common (with sth)

All these companies have one thing in common: they deal in small, inexpensive consumer items.

The smaller boats actually have more in common with sailboards than with the huge yachts usually seen in marinas.

have/be finished with sb

And when he was finished with him there would be nothing left.

But Teravainen went to Yale, and Woosnam was finished with school by the age of sixteen.

I believe that I am finished with the war be-cause I no longer study obsessively the photographs of concentration-camp survivors.

Provided that the other House now passes the Bill in the same form, it will have finished with it for good.

So Duboc finally decided he was finished with Bailey.

We should be finished with that in the next ten days.

We were finished with training camp.

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have/be finished with sth

And when he was finished with him there would be nothing left.

But Teravainen went to Yale, and Woosnam was finished with school by the age of sixteen.

I believe that I am finished with the war be-cause I no longer study obsessively the photographs of concentration-camp survivors.

Provided that the other House now passes the Bill in the same form, it will have finished with it for good.

So Duboc finally decided he was finished with Bailey.

We should be finished with that in the next ten days.

We were finished with training camp.

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have/be nothing to do with sb/sth

But that smell might very well have nothing to do with it.

Finally, he was publicly warned and barred from communion, and the people advised to have nothing to do with him.

General Smuts will have nothing to do with you.

He was nothing to do with her and Alan.

I have nothing to do with the motel.

These are things to be proud of, but they have nothing to do with rank or class.

We have nothing to do with each other.

have/be to do with sb/sth

Did it have to do with space and time?

Answer guide: Because the accounts are to do with measuring economic activity rather than the timing of receipts and payments. 7.

It will have to do with Holy Week and Chimayo.

Some equations, asserted in a certain context or on certain assumptions, have to do with parts of causal circumstances.

The first two criteria have to do with setting agendas and the others with building networks.

The reasons for this are various, but mostly have to do with interleague play and unbalanced schedules.

The second issue is to do with other existing roles and job specifications.

What did the secret have to do with?

have/exchange words (with sb)

He and Kemp pound down the stairway, exchanging words .

I have words before my eyes, as you might imagine.

I would hear the women exchange words with Miss Fingerstop.

Linda buried herself in the crowd, exchanging words with this one and that and heading for the bar.

Nurses busily went up and down, sometimes pausing to exchange words and careless laughter.

Sometimes, Britten seems to have written more naturally when he didn't have words to set.

They exchanged words , not all of which appeared to be in jest.

Without it, you have words virtually sprinkled across the page, each project an exercise in speed and frustration.

have/hold/want no truck with sb/sth

But it does lead inevitably to ignorance, for you can not understand what you deliberately chose to have no truck with.

Its radicals, who dominate the leadership, want no truck with Mr Gorbachev.

Then the people who get penalised are the majority who want no truck with him.

We in the Conservative Party have no truck with that style of gutter journalism which we were forced to endure last Sunday.

have/make common cause (with/against sb)

heap sth with sth

heavy with sth

hit it off (with sb)

Ally's jealous that Matt and Ceara hit it off.

Billie had joined Lily and they had obviously hit it off.

Glad you and Edward have hit it off.

I think, in the end, they just didn't hit it off.

If two gardeners hit it off, they can go private through electronic messages in a sort of letter-writing setup.

Knowing both of them, I knew they would hit it off when they got to know one another better.

She and I hit it off immediately.

They hit it off from the first.

They ended up in the same case study group and hit it off immediately.

hook sb up with sth

house/flat with vacant possession

hug yourself with joy/delight etc

identify sb with sth

identify sth with sb/sth

identify with sb/sth

in accordance with sth

The bank then invests the money in accordance with state law.

A child's response to death will vary not only in accordance with parental attitudes, but also in accordance with age.

As many additional columns should be provided as may be demanded in accordance with the number of official approvals required.

Both times he walks in accordance with what he is certain are the directions they gave him.

But see the shit that they make it for is actually not in, in accordance with what actually helps us out.

Due dates tracked by this measure were dates for direct mail drops in accordance with the marketing schedule.

Each group acted in accordance with its own set of objectives.

For, in accordance with the Revolutionist tradition Martin Wight talks about, their ideas knew no frontiers.

Plant communities in the vicinity of the Amazon arise in accordance with the undulations of the terrain.

in alliance (with sb/sth)

In 524 he attacked Godomar, in alliance with the Ostrogoths, but he was killed at Vézeronce.

In the fifth century the popes embarked, in alliance with the local aristocracy, on a programme of urban renewal.

Late in life she campaigned against capital punishment, in alliance with William Allen of Guy's Hospital.

The parents, after all, often are in alliance with the hospital psychiatrists.

The political imperatives are those choices faced by states, either solely or in alliance with others.

What is crucial for learners to know is how grammar functions in alliance with words and contexts for the achievement of meaning.

Whether Eowa was in alliance with Oswald in 642 or 643, it is impossible to say.

in association with sb/sth

Sesame Street is produced by the Children's Television Workshop in association with PBS.

Several reports from the older literature indicate that tetany may occur in association with hypokalemia, but the mechanism is poorly understood.

The Britannia also runs accounts in association with Chelsea and Ipswich Town.

The genus Barclaya is very seldom seen in association with Cryptocoryne species.

The little green cushions and incrustations occur not only in association with trees and rocks.

The potential mechanisms for development of hyponatremia in association with sodium loss are several.

The syndrome has been described in association with menstrual irregularities, pregnancy, and the use of oral contraceptives.

These species do not grow in association with Lagenandra and Hygrophila because they do not occur in river beds.

in common with sb/sth

in concert (with sb)

Barr alleged the two had planted the bomb in concert with several others.

The three tenors will be in concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

He or she will, they know, respond to events in concert with the vision and known values.

Never since the wartime cabinet saw Churchill and Atlee working in concert have the main political parties seemed so close on defence.

Other kinds of sensors, in concert with smart materials, will produce custom systems for a host of problems.

The power comes from the sheer numbers and multiple connections of so many units operating in concert .

They are in concert so together they have six percent.

Unfortunately herons like to fish in concert , and a plastic replica can actually serve to attract others.

What habits of mind and body does this, in concert with a hundred other similar messages, help produce?

in conformity with sth

We took swift and decisive action in conformity with the First Lady's wishes.

No administration had directed the Interstate Commerce Commission to order discontinuance of this practice in conformity with the court decisions.

Of course in conformity with ecclesiological principles, schools were expected to be in the Gothic style.

The company will operate practically in conformity with cultural expectations.

They moved that a new scheme should be prepared, in conformity with catholic social teaching.

They will, in conformity with domestic law and international obligations, continue to take effective measures to this end. 31.

in conjunction with sb/sth

International driver's licenses are only valid in conjunction with a state license.

But this is only possible when it is used in conjunction with the Maker's will and under the Master's instructions.

Increasingly U-series dates are being used in conjunction with electron spin resonance dates using the same materials.

Repeat trials in conjunction with Silsoe Research Institute are under way to confirm that potential.

So an electrically-operated flow valve was developed, in conjunction with Silsoe, to replace the air-actuated system.

Today they are out doing an excavation, looking for whatever is down there in conjunction with their theme on dinosaurs.

You may want to refer to it in conjunction with this section.

in connection with sth

They're investigating safety matters in connection with the astronauts' experiences.

But lawyers said those defendants were acting primarily to help wives and other relatives in trouble in connection with the espionage.

Dale was acquitted of federal charges in connection with the affair.

Elmer Lee Nance, a 63-year-old drifter, was arrested last fall in connection with the murder.

It took the police just weeks to arrest five men in connection with the shootings.

McCurry also said Morris did not have a security clearance in connection with his work for Clinton.

Renteria also was arrested in connection with the thefts.

Six men have been arrested in connection with the violence.

This time it was in connection with the death of his old nemesis, 92-year-old Alger Hiss.

in consort (with sb)

All genes fall into one of several groups that are passed on in consort .

in harness (with sb)

But, symbolically, he inaugurates three centuries of amazing progress in explaining how nature works and in harnessing these discoveries.

Eva Burrows was back in harness and delighted to be there.

It's always been a Dark Force, and you've only succeeded in harnessing a minuscule aspect of it.

Popplewell is now back in harness after the arduous Lions tour to New Zealand.

The accumulation of capital, and hence the ownership of capital, was central in harnessing the productive power of mechanical energy.

The new bureaucracy of alphabet soup agencies was in harness .

The sound of a horse in harness , of its hoof idly striking a stone!

Two dancers in harness are walking up and down the pole.

in keeping (with sth)

At the same time, we would be helped in keeping our reserves strong. 3.

But it is the rear-view binocular field which is of particular use in keeping the rabbit safe.

FiltrationA filter is of great help in keeping water free of suspended material, but it does not alleviate a polluted condition.

Here the dislike serves a useful purpose in keeping the family as an isolated unit.

That's because the evidence for the role of those two substances in keeping macular degeneration at bay is stronger.

The agent also has a vested interest in keeping the event's costs at a minimum.

The federal army in the South, in keeping with the 1877 Compromise, largely ignored instances of racial violence.

Thomases has denied any role in keeping investigators at bay.

in line with sth

Fourthquarter 1995 net sales, Digital Link said, were about $ 10 million, in line with year-earlier levels.

In the second place, Paul is saying that Christians should live in line with their calling.

Since then, the Government has had a statutory responsibility to increase benefits only in line with prices.

The results it says are in line with analysts' estimates.

The results were in line with expectations.

This was excellent: ambitious, important-and, as it happened, in line with my own growing interests.

Wouldn't this be in line with the much-paraded environmental credentials of our major retailers?

in parallel with sb/sth

The CIA is working in parallel with the FBI to solve the case.

At least one and usually two or more wild-type or heterozygous littermates were analysed in parallel with the mutant mice.

Ergonomics also is pushed off-balance because the variety of human work increases in parallel with technology.

One is if local elements are arranged in parallel with independent access to the output mechanisms.

Radical plans for the railway network will be pushed through in parallel with the continuation of the huge road-building programme.

The dampers are controlled by small air springs, which work in parallel with the main coil springs.

The research centre provides specialist coursework, in parallel with that provided Faculty-wide on research method and design.

We believe this should take place in parallel with efforts to raise standards of environmental care in the undesignated countryside.

With engineering expanding in parallel with car making.

in phase (with sth)

But more local biotechs than ever have products in phase three tests, the last stage before approval.

Consequently the standard formula for the objective row in Phase I applies.

Do regions in phase space tend to spread with time or do they not?

However, we shall be principally interested in phase equilibria involving homogeneous mixtures-that is solutions.

The dime stores will close in phases by September 1998.

The first two months was a run in phase during which patients remained on their usual insulin.

This spreading effect in phase space has another remarkable implication.

We are pleased to see that Construction, which did not feature in Phase 1, is strongly represented at 11%.

in sync (with sth/sb)

A game of H-O-R-S-E began, and Tiffany was completely in sync .

Continuity is how things work in real time when they are in sync .

For those not in sync with the latest trends, microbrew is simply beer brewed in small, local breweries.

He trotted in sync across the yard as the swarm eased away.

Rather than starting a new activity, try to get in sync with whatever your kids are already doing.

Rin Tin Tin barked in sync , but the cowboys kept talking long after their mouths were closed.

The animation, though satisfactory, could have been more in sync with the character voices.

in time to/with sth

A few lonely men nursing a half-empty glass patted the floor in time to the music.

Aeneas came back with a large army of Etruscans in time to save the camp, and furious war raged.

But are they in time to save a season gone wrong?

I came into the hall just in time to see it.

I flipped on the car radio, tapping on the steering wheel in time to the music.

Kicking down the side-rest as he jumped clear, he spun round in time to see Mariana slide down the bank.

Put people in a position to learn by doing and provide them the information and support needed just in time to perform.

You could go to Newcastle or York shopping and be back in time to do the school run.

in touch (with sb)

I made a lot of new friends, some of whom are still in touch .

Lots of traveling dads and moms are now using e-mail to stay in touch .

Over the years, we kept in touch by telephone and he was a faultless correspondent.

Promised her he would be in touch , and to be with her for the birth of their baby.

Tell your people who I am, that I will be in touch , I will be waiting.

The few people I treasure were in touch and I told them exactly what was wrong.

Underneath it all was the desire to stay in touch with Sophie.

Watching us, our children learn that people write to keep in touch , and that letters are usually answered.

in tune with sb/sth, out of tune with sb/sth

in/with reference to sth

With reference to our agents, we have complete confidence in their honesty.

But not all implications are valid in reference to pedagogy.

From now on the capital G would always be used in reference to them.

I had to rediscover and assert my Jamaicanness but qualify it with references to my London upbringing.

It is precisely in reference to such functions that the issue of royal control arises.

It requires learners to provide a word to fill a blank in reference to a picture.

Joyce's tale, shot through with references to singers and composers, also features traditional songs.

The search engine just took your three words and assumed you were looking for sites with references to any of them.

This leads to a final question that we ought to ask in reference to the three-part teaching force I have proposed.

ingratiate yourself (with sb)

Isn't it sickening how Daniela tries to ingratiate herself with Harriet?

From each and every canvas I saw that the model surveyed the viewer, resisting centuries of admonition to ingratiate herself.

He would get to know the cook and ingratiate himself by being agreeable and doing her favours.

I had to lure her back, bring her presents, ingratiate myself with everyone in the family.

I spend most of my life trying to ingratiate myself into a sick society rather than trying to smash that society.

In order to ingratiate himself with the populace, he rebuilt the Temple of Jerusalem on a hitherto unprecedented scale.

Native merchants were eager to ingratiate themselves with West-ern traders.

Sharaf Rashidov, the former party boss, would lie about the cotton crop year after year to ingratiate himself with Moscow.

The free Negro militia ingratiated themselves with the white community by offering to assist in military operations against the slaves.

intersperse sth with sth

The 12-minute program was interspersed with 30-second commercials.

it is pissing down (with rain)

it's all up (with sb)

It's all up for you then.

join/combine forces (with sb/sth)

In 1995 the Oxford and Nairobi teams joined forces .

In addition, three Askews' reps will combine forces with Chivers' force of two, to represent Chivers to libraries.

It's obvious: I've got to join forces with Ace.

It was bad enough that his daughter was rebelling, but here was his own wife joining forces with her.

Last year the Guardian joined forces with the international campaign to free poor countries from debt.

So some foreign houses are joining forces with local brokers.

The better option is for you to join forces with several of your fellow employees and then meet with your manager.

Will convinces the pair not to eat them, but instead join forces in the hunt for the pirates and their captives.

keep faith with sb/sth

The military regime has not kept faith with its promises of democratic reform.

He had kept faith with the Old Man and brought them home.

He was my husband, and I, wretch that I am, could not keep faith with him.

Moxon's decision to drop Ashley Metcalfe and keep faith with Simon Kellett turned out to be fully justified.

They were moderns, they must keep faith with their generation and not look back towards the old one.

keep pace (with sth/sb)

An aide said the money is needed to keep pace with the cost of issuing licenses.

But his lack of experience and robotic speaking style made it difficult for him to keep pace with Dole.

But they still haven't kept pace with the population even though it is slowing down now.

Her words were written down by recorders, whom she sometimes exhorted to write faster to keep pace with her.

However, the implementation of existing directives into national law is not keeping pace with the 1992 programme.

Interest rates paid on checking and passbook savings accounts failed to keep pace with inflation.

Pensions and benefits had not risen to keep pace with the rate of inflation, especially in the 1970s.

Purse money, however, has not kept pace .

kill sb with kindness

Enormous helpings to kill you with kindness.

He'd kill me with kindness.

They killed him with kindness, and it didn't do Blackburn much good either.

kill two birds with one stone

Deedee killed two birds with one stone, both shopping and looking for a shop of her own to rent.

Adding five examples to the chapters that at present lack them would kill two birds with one stone.

By promoting these new investors, Mr Alphandéry could kill two birds with one stone.

In trying to play matchmaker and kill two birds with one stone, I nearly annihilated three.

Lleland was obviously out to kill two birds with one stone.

Thorpey said it'd kill two birds with one stone.

Well, now we can kill two birds with one stone.

know where you stand (with sb)

But Catholic bishops have let both parties know where they stand .

Do you know where you stand ?

I am only ensuring we both know where we stand .

Imagine a man in public office that everybody knew where he stood .

My father died, I didn't know where I stood on the team, we lost a lot of games.

She knew where he stood over Grunte.

Well, now she knew where she stood .

You knew where you stood with the Cold War.

lay it on with a trowel

let sb get on with it

like a dog with two tails

loaded with sth

lock horns (with sb)

In fact, the feuding agencies were about to lock horns and starve over the first two dams on their priority lists.

Louis throws a chair at Victor; they lock horns and wrestle.

The big beasts of medical ethics have been locking horns, the rationalists against the religious as usual.

Who had once locked horns with superpowers.

lose touch (with sb/sth)

A lot of producers have lost touch with what makes good music.

Over the years we just lost touch with each other.

Command economies are usually so centralized that they lose touch with the differences and complexities of individual firms and consumers.

De Lavallade drifted away from Alvin, although they never completely lost touch.

Employees and their managers lost touch with their customers and fiefdoms arose.

I was begin-ning to lose touch with my body, floating away to distant places.

It is also very easy to lose touch.

Salibi says that the Massoretes had lost touch with the language of the Bible and made many distortions.

She said she had lost touch with him.

Those who pay for education, for example, may lose touch with what is taught and with the methods used.

make (your) peace with sb

A long time ago, I made peace with the state of Virginia and the South....

For almost 20 years, she struggled to make peace with the past.

Her main motive was simple: to retrieve the ring and thereby enable Rick to make peace with his family.

Only Alik seems to have made peace with his upbringing.

Some ODers even made peace with Theory X executives who were willing to back their efforts.

make free with sth

He declined to make free with her narrow loins.

Or company directors who like to make free with their own ca-ca?

make friends with sb

But if you run into problems, make friends with the helpful staff at the enquiry desks. 2.

Everybody, it seems, wanted to make friends with 18-to-49-year-old viewers.

Freddie manages to make friends with extremely shy Jessie, and their bond causes Jessie to blossom like the roses she grows.

Some girls show a guy they're terrific cooks - and my room-mate shows him she can make friends with his granny!

They're starting to want to make friends with other children, but are not sure how to go about it.

This time I tried to make friends with her.

make it with sb

He became the kind of boy you had to be to make it with the other guys.

He bragged that he had made it with all five of the New York Dolls when he was sixteen.

I asked if it was possible to make it with no oil.

I guess I can make it with rice.

She was so out of it that it would have been like making it with a corpse.

The four o'clock call would give her enough time to make it with ease.

You said yourself that I could make it with mimicking and comedy, and I know I can.

make love (to/with sb)

We made love all afternoon.

Billy was on top of Valencia, making love to her.

It sickened her that she could have made love with Tom and be able to remember nothing of it.

Next time we make love I want it perfect, with all the time in the world for each other.

Not all people who make love want to have a baby.

They lie on a mattress in the living room and make love by candlelight.

Would they make love all day at some hot, steamy house somewhere in this glittering cosmopolitan city?

make/find common cause (with/against sb)

meet with an accident

You're going to meet with an accident, Mr Chan, and so is your son.

money/time/space etc to play with

He had time for his garden, time to talk to his Stratford friends, time to play with his granddaughter Elizabeth.

Lennie knows he hasn't any time to play with if Boro are to stay in the big time.

Then it's time to play with the topper dinghies!

mop the floor with sb

move with the times

You move with the times, or you fail, in this business.

But even Rolls-Royce must be seen to be moving with the times.

Hugh Puddephat, she discovered, had certainly moved with the times.

Male speaker We've got to move with the times.

Mrs Bottomley told them the health service had to move with the times and some closures were inevitable.

Nowadays, he said, prisons had moved with the times like everything else.

Still, I suppose we must move with the times.

They haven't moved with the times, and nor, perhaps, could they.

move/change/keep up with the times

Motoring: Can R-R keep up with the times ?

The pub has made no attempt to keep up with the times ... no karaoke here ... just conversation.

neck and neck (with sb)

Du Pont and others are neck and neck with us.

He and Yeltsin are neck and neck in the polls.

It's neck and neck with Madonna.

Sailing: Leaders neck and neck.

The two main parties are still neck and neck, pointing to a hung Parliament.

not agree with sb

But I regret I can not agree with some of the reasoning in the judgments.

I certainly would not agree with the assertion that everybody lies.

I did not agree with Reagan on the abortion issue, but he never made me feel threatened because I was pro-choice.

I do not agree with his analysis about the Government looking after number one and therefore encouraging people to commit crime.

Mr. Mitchell With respect, I do not agree with the hon. Gentleman.

Not surprisingly, both Reagan and Gorbachev said publicly that they did not agree with me about this.

There is little point in consulting people because they may not agree with you.

You may not agree with the ratings, but it does give pause to reflect on various destinations.

not content with sth

Not content with past creations, Leiber is always introducing new designs.

But he was not content with mere physical compliance.

Fortunately, politicians were not content with merely deploring such practices; they legislated.

He had got under her skin, and after half an hour she went home alone, not content with second-best.

Mr Ashdown is not content with imposing his version of stability as a temporary expedient, a regrettably necessary short-term tactic.

Some accountants, however, are not content with the way they spend their holiday time.

Stirling, typically, was not content with just a small raid to prove the potential of his decimated force.

They're not content with it, cos there's no meaning.

Yet he was not content with management.

not hold with sth

Although he did not hold with lies, there were occasions when they were the best option.

not reckon with sb/sth

But if we think that, we have not reckoned with the mischief of the compiler.

But the Gentlemen had not reckoned with a Bastide newly heartened by glorying in Westbourne's ignominy.

But they had not reckoned with Lord Robertson.

Clearly, the government has not reckoned with the Internet and transborder data flow.

He had not reckoned with the fact that the second charge of canister could not be fired.

That was fine, but I had not reckoned with the excitement the case aroused in the popular press.

not sit well/easily/comfortably (with sb)

Certainly, such views as these do not sit comfortably with managerialism and are equally at odds with restricted professionality.

He had never before been accused of stealing and it did not sit well with him.

One might think a hockey fan would not sit easily at a sewing machine piecing together patches for a quilt.

The adornment, thought Eloise smugly, would not sit well amidst so much blubber.

The closures, which began late last month, does not sit well with many of the regulars.

The populist vision of a peasant landholding democracy does not sit easily with alternative visions of women's rights.

The volatility and their non-guaranteed status do not sit comfortably with the official line linking the two benefits.

This conviction did not sit well either with regimental soldiering or with Whitehall.

not touch sth/sb (with a bargepole)

Dole says he will not touch Medicare, and he wants to throw more money at the Pentagon.

I reached out to feel your forehead, but you burned so hot I could not touch you with my bare hands.

If you have a chest, head or abdominal wound, keep as quiet as possible - do not touch the wound.

Its theory is both rigorous and self-consistent and has provided descriptions of many aspects which structural grammar did not touch upon.

So if he got on the stand, Harvester could not touch him.

The meter and service pipe should not touch or be close to any electrical conduit or apparatus.

They do not touch every topic, nor every region.

You can't hate what you can not touch , I can't even feel what most people think of as despair.

on the outs (with sb)

Because of a dispute over a silver tea service, E1 and Rhoda had been on the outs for thirty years.

But even in labor we were on the outs .

I was always on the outs .

out of keeping (with sth)

This ambitious and cumbersome attraction was totally out of keeping with the Niagara ambience, but Barnett persisted.

out of phase (with sth)

But his self-image had become so out of phase with reality that he wanted to shoot his own leg.

Stephen Legate looked out of phase in the unison tableaux.

We were out of phase with the usual nighttime crowd.

out of sync (with sth/sb)

And still it was out of sync .

Much like the 49ers, the Dallas offense has been out of sync all year.

That takes yourself right out of sync .

The result is a cumbersome set of reimbursement rules that can be out of sync with economic realities.

out with it!

OK, out with it! What really happened?

packed with/full of sth

Fortunately, there are many Web sites packed full of copyright-free graphics and other components.

Ragu's also packed full of other good things, like herbs and spices.

They're packed full of Vitamin C to keep your eyes fresh and revitalised.

This beautiful little fishing town is packed full of narrow winding cobbled streets and colourful terraced houses.

This final line-up was packed full of skilled musicians, each of whom had his own musical statement to make.

Zest also includes a 16 page motivation section packed full of ideas about how to get in great shape.

part company (with sb)

After some participation in the Great Awakening as a youth, he parted company with its proponents.

After the two Penns parted company, the son found solace in a happy marriage to GuliGulielma Maria Springett.

At the crossroads to the south of Norwood we parted company.

Every one of us felt sad at having to part company with our particular horse or mule.

Happily there were no injuries to those few horses and riders who did part company.

Robson departs Bryan Robson has parted company with Middlesbrough after seven years in charge.

We walked the half-block to my car and then parted company.

Where dreams and reality parted company was about marriage and the dowry.

pass the time of day (with sb)

pass the time of day (with sb)

pepper sb with questions

At every stop, reporters peppered her with questions.

As the doctor tends the grandfather, the young man peppers him with questions.

Later, students peppered King with questions.

The justices peppered the attorneys with questions.

pick a quarrel/fight (with sb)

Anthony Ryan was known in his family as able to pick a fight with his own fingernails.

Barton Lynch's manager had once picked a fight with him.

But it is hard to pick a quarrel with pasta.

From a lack of communication, parents are more likely to misunderstand, blame, or pick fights with one another.

Had never picked a fight in his life.

His favorite thing is to pick fights with me and then leave brown lunch bags on our doorstep.

The first thing Vicious does is start picking fights with these guys who are supposed to protect him.

We adults do the same: we come home from work and start complaining or picking a fight.

play (a game of) cat and mouse (with sb)

For the rest of the hunting season, the saboteurs will play a cat and mouse game with the huntsmen.

They played cat and mouse with the Bay, now scrambling for the outside, now sneaking back in.

play (merry) hell with sth

Ace's proximity was playing hell with her hormones.

Strangulation was all very well, but it played merry hell with the eyeballs.

play fast and loose with sth

And there is his willingness to play fast and loose with the facts.

Besides, it is playing fast and loose with the statistics to take 1981 as the baseline for the Government's claims.

In what follows, I shall play fast and loose with these words and the subtle distinctions between them.

They probably see it as a place where government plays fast and loose with tax dollars.

To say that the Wattersons had played fast and loose with their investors' capital was an understatement.

play footsie (with sb)

And, even then, Morris played footsie with prominent Republicans, such as Sen.

But who will otherwise leave her undisturbed to play footsie with sweet Riva under the very nose of the current ben Issachar.

Fed up with playing footsie with your missus?

play games (with sb)

Many taxpayers try to play games on their tax returns.

We want an agreement. We're not interested in playing games .

At this Internet chess site, dozens of people around the world are playing games at the same time.

Do we suspect life is a chessboard even though we know that you don't play games ?

He plays no budgetary games nor does he tolerate finance people playing games with him.

If they want to play games with their parachutes, then that is their affair.

Surveys show millions of workers use their office computers to play games , surf the Net or worse.

That's just me playing games .

The people played games to pass the time during the winter too.

play with fire

Dating the boss's daughter is playing with fire.

Failure to stick to the safety rules is simply playing with fire.

These men are criminals. If you get involved with them, you'll be playing with fire.

Charity stunt team warned ... you're playing with fire.

Manchester United continue to play with fire, losing 2-1 against Anderlecht.

Roy Alon who appeared in many of the James Bond films said the team were playing with fire.

She was playing with fire, in Lydia's opinion.

Sir Hugo advises Deronda not to play with fire.

So, your employer is playing with fire.

The mask made him seem menacing, and she suddenly had the sensation that with Lucenzo she was playing with fire.

With Emma he had played with fire and narrowly escaped burning.

play with words/language

But why shouldn't feminists play with language for political ends?

Children learn vocabulary from talking, reading, writing, and from playing with words.

Recognising this, some feminists have used the alternative strategy of deliberately playing with words rather than attempting straightforwardly to redefine them.

Rhymesters, poets, writers, and jokers of all kinds - and their audiences - have always loved playing with words.

She was given to playing with words in that way.

Young children play with language, trying out sounds before they start experimenting with words.

play with yourself

Play and Friendship Dolphins of all ages are frequently seen playing with each other.

Back with the dancers, Humphreys peeled off all his clothes, started playing with himself and finally urinated on the dance-floor.

pleased with yourself

After deceiving us all like that, she went away, no doubt very pleased with herself.

I had made a big profit on the deal and was feeling inordinately pleased with myself.

Selina looks awfully pleased with herself.

Feeling pleased with herself, Loretta went back to her office.

He hurried out exceedingly pleased with himself and enjoying the prospect of what promised to be a very good wrestling match.

He just patted his pocket and grinned, looking awfully smug and pleased with himself.

Robert the next day seemed urbane, sure of himself, even, she thought, pleased with himself.

She was pleased with herself and her own calm style.

Then he looked down, seemed pleased with himself, unembarrassed.

This made me feel rather pleased with myself.

You are pleased with yourself for venturing, testing your mettle.

ply sb with questions

She had been there before and was very tolerant of the young man plying her with questions.

Ungerer spent a long time plying them with questions.

pregnant with sth

His voice was pregnant with contempt.

purple with rage/purple in the face etc

range yourself with/against sb/sth

realign yourself with sb

The inquisitive Warlord turned to realign itself with its mechanical peers which strode onward together in line abreast, to massacre Marines.

resonant with sth

riddled with holes

The old table was riddled with holes.

The ship returned from the war-zone riddled with bullet holes.

riddled with sth

rife with sth

From the start, their romance was rife with complications.

roll with the punches

Many industries were able to roll with the punches in a tough economy.

Also be aware that the struggle itself can be exhilarating and enlightening, so roll with the punches and enjoy the fight!

In high school you could just roll with the punches.

rub shoulders with sb

As a reporter he gets to rub shoulders with all the big names in politics and the media.

But yesterday, possums, Dame Edna Everage revealed that she was fed up with rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.

He shows no urge to rub shoulders with the lower orders but, if anything, a tendency to keep his distance.

Samurai warriors of the Shoguns rubbed shoulders with Eskimos and headhunters.

The daughter of an itinerant farm worker, Ward now rubs shoulders with the rich, famous and glamorous.

The great Council House of 1879 and the neo-Classical Town Hall rub shoulders with the bold and modern.

The think-tank will have florists rubbing shoulders with the chief of Apple Computers.

Voice over Here the stars for the day rub shoulders with the stars of the show.

rule sb with an iron fist/hand

rule sb/sth with a rod of iron

run away with the idea/impression (that)

But don't run away with the idea it was all Jerusalem the Golden.

run away with you

I can't let my emotions run away with me.

All right, my tongue ran away with me.

But this time I really think his imagination has run away with him.

He had let his imagination run away with him.

His tongue and his ideas for altering performances often ran away with him.

Newport looked poised to run away with it, but Bridgend refused to cave in.

She had obviously enticed Patrick to run away with her - were they sleeping together, she wondered briefly?

sb has decided to honour us with their presence

sb is helping the police with their enquiries

sb/sth can't compete with sb/sth

Melinda knew she couldn't compete with her sister when it came to boys.

sb/sth to be reckoned with

But when you get some one who can really play them, they sure are a force to be reckoned with.

By now he was a quick and decisive player, a force to be reckoned with at center half.

It recognised the power and the autonomy of the public as a force to be reckoned with; predicted but never ignored.

Not only its army, but its religious tradition was a force to be reckoned with.

One of the strongest factors to be reckoned with in national politics was the press.

This extraordinary collection proves D az to be the real deal, and a new literary voice to be reckoned with.

Truly, we are a force to be reckoned with.

Yet singers Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith proved they were talents to be reckoned with.

send sb off with a flea in their ear

shake sb's hand/shake hands with sb

share your life with sb

For how long would Rachaela have to go on sharing her life with this being?

Here I am, knocking 40 any year now and sharing my life with a woman who is seven years my junior.

How much trouble are we prepared to go to for the privilege of sharing our lives with feline companions?

I married Danny because I was madly in love and wanted to share my life with him.

I thought that at last I'd found some one I could share my life with.

I wasn't ready to share my life with anyone.

In the end it wasn't just for me but for those I wanted to share my life with.

We shared our faith with them and they shared their lives with us.

shoot it out (with sb)

He figured he stood better chances shooting it out with federal agents who had more firepower.

The basin funnels the wind and shoots it out over this ridge.

smitten with/by sth

smother sb with kisses

She laughed and screamed until I had to smother her mouth with kisses.

sore point/spot/subject (with sb)

And now she had pierced her again in this sore spot.

Finally, there are plans to provide custodians a sore point to enable the churches to open for two hours a day.

Graduate entry with resultant opportunities for promotion was then - as now - an especially sore point.

It is still a sore point with both grandparents that neither Alice nor Henry have been baptized.

The potential restriction of physician income is a major sore point.

This is a sore spot with me.

Tom gently washed Willie's body again and smoothed witch-hazel on to the sore spots.

speak with authority

And after 43 years in the industry the managing director of Regional Railways speaks with authority .

He has spoken with authority on other transport-related Bills.

He spoke with authority and she trusted him.

speak with forked tongue

The governor has been known to speak with forked tongue .

speak with one voice

It became extraordinarily difficult for them to speak with one voice on critical issues.

Salomon Brothers was speaking with one voice, and it was loud.

This has already raised fears among foreign governments that the administration is not speaking with one voice on vital international issues.

Where Clinton speaks with one voice, they speak with several, weakening their philosophical case.

speak with one voice

It became extraordinarily difficult for them to speak with one voice on critical issues.

Salomon Brothers was speaking with one voice , and it was loud.

This has already raised fears among foreign governments that the administration is not speaking with one voice on vital international issues.

Where Clinton speaks with one voice , they speak with several, weakening their philosophical case.

spend the night with sb

He wanted to spend the night with his family.

How could I have expected to spend the night with a woman?

Just after Christmas she had travelled up to Birmingham after work one evening, to spend the night with him.

She's going to spend the night with me.

Sonya had asked me to come back to spend the night with her.

Twice Ferdinando had come down to spend the night with her and twice she had refused him without offering any adequate reason.

We were headed for Taylorstown, five miles away, to spend the night with Uncle Miller.

spend the night with sb/spend the night together

spray sb/sth with bullets

square (sth) with sth

square sth with sb

sth doesn't/can't compare (with sth)

sth doesn't/won't wash (with sb)

stoke up on/with sth

strewn with sth

Body bags lay off to one side of the big intersection, while the corridors leading off were strewn with wreckage.

But however great their desire, the path to arms control and detente was strewn with unanticipated obstacles.

His room was strewn with books and papers.

Hyde Park was a green beach strewn with sunbathers.

Lafayette Square was strewn with the stuff of deconstruction: moving vans, cherry pickers, lumber and paper.

Now, outside tightly packed row houses in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, the streets are strewn with debris.

The track-bed was weed-ridden and strewn with rubbish.

We walked across the street, which was strewn with gum wrappers and cigarette butts.

strike/touch a chord (with sb)

Clearly, what they do touches a chord in more than a few listeners.

Her language may be a bit highbrow, but it strikes a chord with many of Britain's state school heads.

His declarations have struck a chord on both sides of the House.

Obviously, their messages have struck a chord among voters in Arizona and New Hampshire.

One young man of John's age wrote to say that the pointlessness of his captivity had struck a chord with him.

Somewhere, he touched a chord in his son.

The film was immensely popular and had so clearly struck a chord that Hammer carried out a rethink of its production policy.

The plight of Gerald McClellan struck a chord in Jones.

stupid with cold/sleep/shock etc

surround yourself with sb/sth

Surrounding himself with capable men, Romero worked hard to achieve his goals.

Along the way, Gosman has surrounded himself with former Mediplex executives at PhyMatrix.

Dole surrounded himself with young people, a major contrast to his usual entourage of dark-suited politicians.

In many species the basic unit is the harem, with one dominant male surrounding himself with a number of breeding females.

It has surrounded itself with a region from which nothing - absolutely nothing - can escape.

Special treat: surrounding themselves with plastic ship models and watching Tora!

Territorials surround themselves with briefcases, calendars, and large bushy plants.

The president managed, as always, to surround himself with beautiful women at dinner.

swell with pride/anger etc

Does the kitchen midden swell with pride when filled with undifferentiated garbage?

He swells with pride at the thought.

take care over/with sth

Lucker, who isolates himself and drowns himself out, who doesn't take care with me.

Real teachers with real kids have to take care with written communication.

take issue with sb/sth

As well as criticizing the omissions in the sample studied, local scientists took issue with some of the health evidence.

Boucher took issue with that, saying he was well enough to play.

But even during his sentencing hearing, he seemed to take issue with the contention that he acted alone.

I take issue with the view that district ethics committees are superfluous once central committees have approved a multicentre project.

No one took issue with this, but there was no one present to say what might be done about it.

Scientisttemp agencies take issue with the proposition that contingency workers are a threat to scientists or to science.

Sensible I therefore take issue with Andy.

take liberties with sb/sth

take sth with a pinch of salt

It's best to take what he says with a pinch of salt - he's always exaggerating.

You have to take most things Dave says with a pinch of salt.

But since he never even notices that Howard is himself Howard takes this with a pinch of salt.

take sth with a pinch/grain of salt

But since he never even notices that Howard is himself Howard takes this with a pinch of salt .

I try to take everything with a grain of salt .

We took her to a psychic reader about a month ago-we take that with a grain of salt .

take the rough with the smooth

I needed them as much as they needed me and I happily took the rough with the smooth.

You have to take the rough with the smooth.

take/put up with shit (from sb)

taking one thing with another

the streets are paved with gold

the thing about/with sb/sth

As usual Eva entered into the spirit of the thing with energy and determination.

I knew all the things about it that are unique.

Power: that was the thing about magic.

She had shredded the thing with her hips.

That was one of the things with black and white, the shadows, the dimension that you can get.

That was the thing about Alice: she saw my life before I did.

The strength of our feelings is one of the things about women that most unnerve men.

Yes, will is the thing with Seve.

throw in/cast your lot with sb/sth

All you have to do is throw in your lot with me.

At the next meeting of the Unionist Cabinet Ministers Boscawen threw in his lot with me.

Desperate to win in the third most conservative state, Bush threw in his lot with the religious right.

I suppose we are right to throw in our lot with them.

Like Dudley Williams, Jamison threw in her lot with Alvin early on, at the start of her career.

She threw in her lot with the Jowles.

The Dance caught on everywhere, and eventually Sitting Bull himself threw in his lot with the shakers.

throw the baby out with the bath water

tingle with excitement/fear/anticipation etc

I jerked back, tingling with fear, feeling it peel off like a strand of elastoplast.

I remember walking into the board room tingling with fear and energy.

My face was tingling with fear and I felt in imminent need of a toilet-roll.

We were tingling with anticipation and at one with our surroundings.

to be going on with/to go on with

to be honest (with you)

But some kind of late-blooming compulsion to be honest is making it harder for me to stay under cover.

I had to be honest with them.

Most of the time he was really uptight, and to be honest , looking back, we weren't truly professional.

She horrifies me, to be honest .

This would take some courage but something inside her was urging her to be honest .

To be honest I think he has an over-active gland, always trying to inveigle his way into my bed.

To be honest , Cowher would have been just as happy to still be playing then.

To be honest , it was relatively painless.

to begin with

It might be on sale, but it was way overpriced to begin with.

To begin with, much of this new housing is not affordable.

To keep from going into debt to begin with, set a budget and stick to it.

But there is too little water to begin with, and water in rivers is phenomenally-expensive to move.

Hopefully, the test items gave you some ideas about where to begin with your positive plot.

If the bonds were ours to begin with...

It was totally unnecessary, to begin with.

The trick is to begin with the empty set, which has no members.

They were Hale and Pace to begin with.

You don't need a complex system for that - just time and some simple logic to begin with.

Your first effort may well look like a rag doll, but this is quite adequate to begin with.

to hell with sb/sth

And to hell with Colonel Smith.

He was going to meet Cristalena; to hell with it.

I figured to hell with it.

I thought, if he's like this, to hell with him.

So either Berndt had begun to kill her, and to hell with anybody else who got in the way.

So to hell with the neighbors.

We both just said, to hell with this.

Well, to hell with him.

to start with

I'm not going to Vegas. To start with, I don't like gambling, and I also can't get time off work.

I was nervous to start with, but after a while I was fine.

Cheap merchandise was overpriced to start with, then sold on time with fantastic interest.

Especially when some people are stupid to start with, and careless of existing laws.

Given that they're feeling unwell to start with, this can lead to tears.

I wanted to start with something that was better and more efficient.

List your private fears to start with, then your public ones, if any.

The more localized in position that it is to start with, the more quickly it will spread.

We have decided to start with the basics.

together with sth/sb

touch base (with sb)

It's important to touch base with our allies in this issue.

I just wanted to touch base with you.

touch base (with sb)

I just wanted to touch base with you.

trouble with a capital T, fast with a capital F etc

try it on (with sb)

As the older daughter in a family of nine children, she had tried it on her younger brothers without much success.

I tried it on two teen-agers at a gas station.

I hired one and went to try it on a mountain.

No, he felt as old Sillerton Jackson felt; he did not think the Mingotts would have tried it on!

Nobody could have blamed him for trying it on, could they?

See my house - try it on for size, as it were?

The man hadn't been stopped before and I wasn't about to try it on.

When she married she had tried it on my father with no success at all.

vote with your feet

Women are voting with their feet and leaving the party in large numbers.

If not, they will vote with their feet when they are old enough to do so.

Perhaps it is not surprising that many younger doctors are voting with their feet.

The Derbyshire Times noted that defiant parents were voting with their feet by keeping children away from school.

vote with your wallet

welcome/greet sb/sth with open arms

And if the turnout was any indication, the parish was welcoming them with open arms.

Did I welcome him with open arms?

He greeted Riley with open arms.

He welcomed them with open arms, talked freely, played draughts with the younger and learned tables from the elder.

Mind, I welcomed them with open arms because it meant I could stay off school.

Now we welcome death with open arms, especially when we are old.

Would you welcome them with open arms?

what has sb done with sth?

So what has Renault done with the latest version of its supermini?

what is sb doing with sth?

what sb should do with sth/what to do with sth etc

what to do with yourself

I don't know what to do with myself.

Once at the top, he had no idea what to do with himself.

Still, it didn't take me long to make up my mind what to do with myself.

Wade stopped and waited, not sure what to do with himself.

what with one thing and another

what with sth

They've been under a lot of stress, what with Joe losing his job and all.

what's with sb?

what's with sth?

wipe the floor with sb

I'd think twice before I started a fight with him - he'd wipe the floor with me!

And had I not wiped the floor with the little squirt, conversationally speaking?

Have your best conversationalists around to tea or dinner and Richard would wipe the floor with them.

It was never his habit to try to wipe the floor with anyone.

She had thought he would wipe the floor with her if he ever learned of her deception.

She was about to wipe the floor with her enemies.

The magazine Jamming saw the band wipe the floor with all opposition in all categories outside the female sections.

This is good because it prevents the enemy character wiping the floor with your Goblins.

Yet Oakland were also supposed to wipe the floor with Los Angeles a year ago.

with (a) good/bad grace

Admit temporary defeat with good grace , retreat, reconsider and wait.

But he tucked his manuscript away with a good grace .

He threw himself with good grace into everything, even this.

Life is very crude, and bonnie Princes Street a dream, but we soldier on with a good grace .

Mr Macmillan was, according to colleagues, prepared to give way with good grace when he could not carry the Cabinet.

Sport only thrives if both parties play by the rules, and accept the results with good grace .

They accept his habitual interruptions with good grace .

This must have been irksome for them, but Mrs Webster accepted it as her war work with good grace .

with (all) due respect

Apparently they had not approached with due respect to the spirits of the Hills.

Dad, with all due respect, was not exactly the most suitable husband.

The Home Office was willingly cooperating with other authorities to ensure the events passed off peacefully and with due respect.

Yet, with all due respect, are there not too many central bankers stalking the globe?

with (any) luck/with a bit of luck

with (brass) knobs on

with (the greatest) respect/with (all) due respect

with (your) tongue in (your) cheek

with a bang

Brewster finished the season with a bang .

with a difference

These are children's book reviews with a difference - the children are writing the reviews.

A recording set up with a difference .

All silent as before, but with a difference .

Feminists encounter similar problems in dealing with differences between subjects.

He brings his own troubled son along, and the pattern repeats, though with a difference .

So the man laid a foot rule on the table in front of him-but a foot rule with a difference .

They decided to open a health food store-but a health food store with a difference .

Voice over Read in studio A pub with a difference has just opened in Herefordshire.

with a flourish

Mr. Darcy swept back his hat with a flourish .

He then shot 11 straight pars before finishing with a flourish and a birdie on the last.

His grey hat, which he swept off with a flourish as the ladies approached, was set at a jaunty angle.

I encourage them to make more of their homework, to do it with a flourish and with spirit.

In Hong Kong, equities ended 1995 with a flourish , with the benchmark index at a high for the year.

The first writer to make the connection was Polydore Vergil, whose version became, with flourishes , the standard Tudor account.

The season ended with a flourish .

They did, however, start off with a flourish with two penalties by out-half Ricky Adair.

with a heavy heart

Eve had spent the day wandering around Dublin with a heavy heart.

Here is a soldier who was waiting, with a heavy heart, to suffer and die in battle.

I bowed to superior will and entered journalism with a heavy heart.

Lisa glanced defeatedly at the pile of papers, then with a heavy heart she gathered them up.

Many Opposition Members who will obey the three-line Whip and vote against the motion will do so with a heavy heart.

She gave her letter to the postman with a heavy heart, wondering if she would ever see her sister again.

She made her way to the cells with a heavy heart.

Virginia went up to her bedroom with a heavy heart, to change out of the clothes she'd worn all day.

with a jump

But if she got pins and needles and had to move, it woke with a jump and crept forwards again.

Rose had enrolled Gabriel, with a jump of surprise the girl admitted it.

The ceiling was so low that with a jump Matilda could nearly touch it with her finger-tips.

Waking with a jump , disorientated for a moment, Hilary stared in disbelief at the kitchen clock.

with a vengeance

The storm struck the Carolina coast with a vengeance .

And the big grin was back with a vengeance .

But the realities of flying kept kicking in with a vengeance .

Davis began incorporating funk, rock and electric instrumentation with a vengeance .

Hit the free-agent market with a vengeance .

If the product works as advertised, it could promote downsizing with a vengeance .

Ireland, an issue that resurfaced with a vengeance the day after the election, is a case in point.

Spurred by the profit motive, the shops tackled problems with a vengeance .

with a view to (doing) sth

They've torn down the old buildings with a view to renovating the whole neighborhood.

Loyalists are rumoured to be arming themselves, with a view to throwing the federal government out of the kingdom.

Once a year, take a look at how your investments have performed, with a view to dumping the persistent laggards.

The Commerce Clause was not drawn with a view to having the validity of state laws turn on such pointless distinctions.

The public policy of the United States is shaped with a view to the benefit of the nation as a whole.

with a will

Any Conservative you care to converse with will predict a close contest at the next election.

But no one with a will to the service of others and of life would permit himself such an escape.

For him to come up with a will dating back to 1993 is ridiculous.

It had nothing to do with will or determination or courage.

Oh yes, just like him, we're going out there to win, to accept the challenge with a will .

Quins had started in top gear with Will Carling ripping through the Rugby midfield for the opening try.

Then, what all the world is struggling with will be shown to be soluble.

We set to work on this with a will .

with all guns blazing

Ewood Park is a lucky ground for them and in the first half they went for Blackburn with all guns blazing.

Kasparov has won, but Karpov went down with all guns blazing to an honourable defeat.

Naomi has moved in, with all guns blazing.

with all the trimmings

Imagine watching Monday Night Football in a tiki atmosphere, a deluxe lounge with all the trimmings .

Now it' a renovated house with all the trimmings .

with all your heart

I believed that with all my heart .

And I am glad, yes, glad with all my heart .

And you do it with all your heart in order to f fulfill whatever.

He held that microphone steady with all his heart .

I believe with all my heart that we were about to be overrun.

I wish with all my heart I could believe what you say.

It had seemed right in that split second; now she wished with all her heart that she hadn't done it.

with an eye to (doing) sth

Departments with an eye to the ratings tend to appoint established researchers with proven records, rather than younger, unpublished candidates.

Each side was building its forces with an eye to gaining military supremacy.

He had the personality for it, strong, aggressive and with an eye to a bargain.

He recently shed a number of pounds, which even some friends say he lost with an eye to a national race.

Lord Taylor's main point is to suggest that judges should pass sentence with an eye to the public's expectations.

So she works with an eye to adjusting the Outside world too.

These are also designed with an eye to reassuring those who did well out of the switch from rates to poll tax.

with aplomb

Morgan handled the media attention with aplomb .

with bated breath

The soldiers' families waited with bated breath for news.

From July onwards the town of Whaddon had waited with bated breath.

I was waiting with bated breath for him to say something, anything, that wasn't a cliche.

Neither Bradford nor Birmingham regrets entering the tourist trade - the industry waits with bated breath to see how Swindon fares.

So now I wait with bated breath.

with clockwork precision/accuracy

with dispatch

Most cases are investigated with dispatch .

with ease

Randy learns new languages with ease .

with every fibre of your being

And in that moment she wished with every fibre of her being that it really was possible for her to stay away.

What she was sure of, though, was that she wanted him with every fibre of her being.

with feeling

Baktiar spoke of Iran with deep feeling .

I want you to sing it once more, this time with feeling .

She writes with great feeling about the fate of the refugees, having been a refugee herself in the last year.

with flying colours

And they now look set to promote more harmonious race relations in the community after passing with flying colours.

Fortunately, like the other tests, the 31-year-old convent-educated beauty passed with flying colours.

He passed his exams with flying colours.

He would have passed it with flying colours.

Now he's gone back to driving school in an effort to pass with flying colours.

So far James has never given a scrap of trouble and has passed his MoT test with flying colours.

The Honey Thieves are a band who would graduate with flying colours from such a straight-forward system of appraisal.

Trinity High School has just been inspected by Ofsted and come out with flying colours.

with full military honours

After they have been examined, they will be buried with full military honours at one of the war graves.

Cody was subsequently given a funeral with full military honours by the Aldershot garrison.

He was buried with full military honours in Manchester.

Memories of a man coming home for burial, with full military honours ... Such a very long time ago.

The real leg was buried in the field of battle-with full military honours .

The service was conducted with full military honours , ending in shots being fired over Paul's coffin.

They are reburied with full military honours in the region's Commonwealth war graves.

with gay abandon

As a raconteur and conversationalist, scattering indiscretions and gossip with gay abandon, he was the acme of unconventionality.

with gusto

Elizabeth sang with gusto .

with honors

with honours

Benjamin Braddock, who has just graduated with honours , flies back to his wealthy family in Southern California suburbia.

Faculty of Music - BMus, BMus with honours .

It is true that some of these people are recognised with honours .

The pair were meeting in the final for the fifth time in six years with honours even up to yesterday.

This continued on until 1958 after a war-time lapse with honours even after 22 contents.

with immediate effect/with effect from

with malice aforethought

It is appalling with malice aforethought.

with menaces

The driver of the Vauxhall had got out of her car and was advancing with menaces .

with military precision

Cell divisions of the mammalian egg are unlike those of lower animals where the planes of division appear with military precision.

Due to their weight and size the ancient fossils were handled with military precision as they were placed inside the monstrous fire-breathing cart.

It was clear that the Great Casterton defences had been planned and carried out in an unhurried manner and with military precision.

Lott put together a whip organization that worked with military precision to deliver the votes.

Then, with military precision, signs, flags and other outward markings will change.

They had a disciplined system, and Captain Burrows ruled the household with military precision.

with one accord

Mahmoud and Owen looked at each other, then with one accord started walking.

with open arms

My new in-laws accepted me with open arms .

We welcomed Henry's offer with open arms .

And if the turnout was any indication, the parish was welcoming them with open arms .

He greeted Riley with open arms .

Newspapers welcome with open arms a regular, efficient news service on which they can rely.

Not that the profession was necessarily going to welcome me into the fold with open arms .

Now we welcome death with open arms , especially when we are old.

The Greenpeace support was welcomed with open arms .

When Cara got out of the car Mrs Hendry stepped forward with open arms and embraced her new daughter-in-law.

You walk in here and you expect to be welcomed with open arms .

with pinpoint accuracy

The device uses radiation to destroy tumors and vascular malformations with pinpoint accuracy.

with respect to sth

Analysts produced a detailed report, particularly with respect to the system's cost.

With respect to your second question, it's still too early to tell.

Clearly, however, we are never going to settle our religious differences with respect to education through the political process.

How is it that observers moving with different uniform velocities can be equivalent with respect to Minkowskian geometry?

If he or she is successful, equilibrium is attained for the moment with respect to the particular stimulus.

In the philosophical tradition there have been two tendencies with respect to epistemological concerns and concerns about the social order.

The availability of accurate information with respect to the current sales enables sophisticated marketing capable of responding to consumers' preferences.

The contradictions that remain are challenging - not only with respect to de Beauvoir's life but also in relation to our own lives.

The Moon does not rotate with respect to Earth.

The purpose of introducing another function here would be to allow the outputs to vary with respect to time.

with sb/sth in mind

And with this in mind she returned to the reception desk to ask Stella if she could use the phone.

At any rate, should not the New Testament material be studied critically and carefully with these questions in mind ?

Choose your audience with that possibility in mind .

Everything she did she did with Peter in mind .

Our actions have meaning because we are responsible agents who carry them out with a purpose in mind .

Several new milk products are being developed with this goal in mind , and there are two notable entries in the field.

She said one homeowner recently purchased an extra large van with that in mind .

We mention it particularly with Blackpool trippers in mind .

with the benefit of hindsight/experience

But let's not get too smart-aleck with the benefit of hindsight.

Hugh Young, fund manager, admitted that with the benefit of hindsight the original launch was not large enough.

If I should wander into the uncharted minefield of personal opinion it is only with the benefit of hindsight.

Neither player took it seriously but, with the benefit of hindsight, both admitted that the offer was probably serious.

with the best of intentions/for the best of reasons

with the best will in the world

And, David, with the best will in the world, you can't teach him.

Even with the best will in the world, we could not do it.

with the compliments of sb/with our compliments

with time to spare

In spite of the bad traffic, we reached London with plenty of time to spare.

She arrived at the hospital with little time to spare.

And not such a bad parent-always with time to spare, always eager to please, often funny.

But with time to spare, we rummaged around.

I became that vet with time to spare.

with time/given time

with your bare hands

They'll fight with their bare hands to protect their homeland.

Firemen dug with their bare hands to free Gemma Kitchiner from the storage pit on her parents' farm.

He'd strangled two children with his bare hands, then called the police to give himself up.

He was capable of killing a man with his bare hands.

I reached out to feel your forehead, but you burned so hot I could not touch you with my bare hands.

Oyama is famous for fighting bulls with his bare hands.

The novices empty vats of mutton scraps into the dustbins and pack them down with their bare hands.

The shaman broke the bones with his bare hands, and used the jagged edges to scratch at his bark.

With their bare hands, they fought to save the man who had an ear ripped off in the attack.

with your eyes open

They went into the deal with their eyes open.

And we lie there, with our eyes open, waiting for the sun.

He was just lying there looking at her as if he was dreaming with his eyes open.

She lies there in the dark, with her eyes open, keeping watch.

She lies with her eyes open, listening to his noisy jerking-off and then his snores.

The young man was gazing straight ahead, as if asleep with his eyes open.

There are some people who get bored who can just fall asleep, standing up with their eyes open.

They will be tough with you, so that you go into self-employment with your eyes open.

Three days after that, I learned that I could begin the ascent with my eyes open.

with your last/dying breath

With his last breath , he told me he would always love me.

with your nose in the air

She just walked past with her nose in the air.

Standing with their noses in the air.

with your own fair hands

with your tail between your legs

And that is when the toughest Bruin team in years sent the Huskies home with their tails between their legs.

He knows he can not come back with his tail between his legs.

I would go out of the Chamber with my tail between my legs.

Pottz wiped out three waves in a row and crept back in with his tail between his legs.

They got scared and ran away with their tail between their legs.

with/at a stroke of the pen

With a stroke of the pen, the two leaders have cut the number of nuclear weapons in half.

with/at the touch of a button/key

A customer uses her remote control to shop different channels with the touch of a button.

An oil dispensing massage head dispenses oil at the touch of a button to give a smooth, drag free massage.

At the touch of a button a huge gate opens and I am confined in a small area between fences.

At the touch of a button they can still be made to disappear.

Jet start operates for 30 seconds at the touch of a button.

Letters, words or whole lines can be deleted and new texts inserted at the touch of a button.

Up to ten needles can be operated separately by computer programme producing endless designs and colourways at the touch of a button.

You can add categories and recipes at the touch of a button.

with/in regard to sth

Important changes are being made in regard to security.

But Walsh's position was not as polarized as Thornton's with regard to the others.

Chaotic behaviour is important, for example, with regard to the weather.

How our sensibilities in regard to social and ecological problems have evolved over the last 40 years.

I wish that they also took the same view with regard to the prison card.

It also makes palpable the fear that can consume people in regard to those different from themselves.

One last comment in regard to scheduling your research work when it involves travel time.

That power can be exercised only with regard to vessels flying the flag of the member state concerned or registered there.

This already has a remarkable implication with regard to the way that space and time should be viewed.

with/knowing sb's luck

Knowing his luck , he'll get hit with a golf ball or something.

woman/man with a mission

A man with a mission who suddenly loses his faith.

How can a 77-year-old man with a mission admit that he was wrong all along?

Powered by a man with a mission .

wrestle with sth

you can't go wrong (with sth)

You can't go wrong with a dark gray suit.

you could cut the atmosphere with a knife

you could cut the atmosphere/air/tension with a knife

your tongue runs away with you


""Our rooms cost $30 a night.'' ""Is that with breakfast?''

"My daughter's been selected for the Olympic team," she said, with understandable pride.

"Where's Helen?" "She's in bed with flu."

"Where's Jill?" "I don't know, I thought she was with you."

A sign warned motorists to drive with care.

a traditional Christmas dinner of roast turkey with all the trimmings

A woman with a baby in a stroller was looking at clothes.

Anybody with shares in the company is urged to contact the receivers to register a claim.

At the moment, she's in a meeting with the President.

Beat the egg with a fork.

Compared with other schools, the salaries here are very low.

Dawson is now producing a stage version of the story with a cast of young actors from New York.

Do you have anything I can open the bottle with ?

Don't leave me alone with her.

Down with racism!

Have you seen 'The Sixth Sense' with Bruce Willis?

He's in love with you.

He has borne his illness with great courage.

I'd like you to work with the person sitting beside you and see if we can come up with some new ideas,

I'm tired of you two arguing with each other.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.