to account for – a explica, a justifica, a motiva
Gill couldn’t account for the money he spent.
to add up – a avea sens, a se potrivi
There are some issues of the story that do not add up
to ask for – a cere
Don’t hesitate to ask for advice if you are in difficulty.
to ask after – a se interesa de ceva/ cineva
John asked after her health.
to bear out – a confirma adevărul, a corobora, ajustifica
His testimony bears out what I told you.
to break down – a ceda nervos, a-și pierde cumpătul
I broke down when I hard that my best friend had died.
to break off – a întrerupe brusc, a lua o pauză, a se opri
They broke off the meeting for half an hour and had some cofee.
to break out – a izbucni // a evada
The epidemic broke out two years ago.
to break up – a se termina
The meeting broke up at 4 pm.
to bring about – a cauza, a determina, a aduce cu sine, a pricinui
What brought the quarrel about?
to bring down – a demoraliza, a deznădăjdui
The bad news brought my mother down.
to bring off – a realiza cu succes, a reuși
After long talks, they finally brought the agreement off.
to bring on – a cauza (o boală)// a-și face rău
The flu brought on his pneumonia.
to bring up – a menționa, a aduce în discuție, a prezenta
She decided to bring the matter up at the next discussions.
to call by – a trece pe la cineva (locuință, birou)
He will call by and pick the papers next week.
to call off – a anula, a rezilia, a contramanda
Considering that several members cannot attend the meeting, we’ll have to call it off .
to call on – a face o scurtă vizită, a trece pe la
We called on our friends while in Constanța.
to carry away – (în special la pasiv) a emoționa
I was carried away by his music.
to carry off – a se descurca bine
Although the task was very difficult, she carried it off.
to carry on – a continua, a duce mai departe
They carried on talking despite the noise.
to carry out – a duce la îndeplinire, a realiza
He failed to carry out his promise to us.
to catch on – a deveni popular
The new fashion is catching on with girls.
to catch out with – a prinde din urmă, a recupera
Go ahead! I’ll catch up with you in a minute.
My daughter missed a week’s school and now she has to catch out with the other students.
to come about – a se întâmpla
I explained them how had the accident come about.
to come across – a găsi din întâmplare
I came across some old papers while tiding up the room.
to come along – a se grăbi
Come along! The train leaves soon.
to come into – a moșteni, a primi
She came into a large sum of money.
to come out – a publica, a apărea, a se ivi
His book came out last year.
The flowers came out in the garden.
to come over – a veni de la o mare distanță; a veni în vizită
My ancestors came over hundreds of years ago.
His friends are coming over for a party tonight.
to come round – a-și veni în fire, a-și reveni
His mother watched him by his bed all night until he came round.
to come up – a se apropia, a se întâmpla, a apărea
They come up to us in the street.
A problem came up and we did our best to find out a solution.
to come up with – a veni cu (o idee, soluție, răspuns)
Julia was not able to come up with a solution to the problem.