cram with

Cram with someone or something: to fill something with more than it can reasonably hold or accommodate. Because this room is just totally crammed with people, we're moving everyone into the auditorium. I had crammed my suitcase with so muc…

sit at

at

Sit at: to be seated in front of something, such as a table. He sat at the table, taking his tea.

shout at

at

Jeer at someone or something: to poke fun at someone; to make rude sounds at someone. Please stop jeering at my cousin! The others just jeered at my idea. lunge at someone or something: to leap toward someone or something, especially with …

be into

Be into something: to be interested in something. My daughter is into sports all of a sudden and really wants to take tennis lessons. Enter into something: to move into something. Once you enter into the parking garage, turn left. Get into…

pose for

for

Pose for someone or something: to strike and hold a particular pose so that one may be photographed or painted by someone. I've been trying to find a new model to pose for me. I hate posing for pictures.

frown upon

Frown upon: to show one's disapproval of something. I just know my mother frowns upon my decision to go to a state school. Please stop frowning upon my choice and support me!

matter to

to

Matter to someone: to be of importance, significance, or worth to one. If success really matters to you so much that you would sacrifice your friends to get it, then I don't want to be your friend to begin with.

admit to

to

Admit someone to: to permit someone to enter; to confess or acknowledge a personal wrongdoing. This ticket will admit you to the art exhibit. She’s admitted to everything. She finally admitted to cheating on the test.

bore into

Bore into someone or something: to drill into or otherwise penetrate a particular thing or surface; to look at someone with interest and intensity. OK, I bore a hole into the wall. Her eyes bored into him once more.

tear between

Tear between: to put someone in the position of having to choose between some equally desirable or undesirable options or loyalties. The soldier was torn between staying on duty or going home. I was torn between wanting to punch her and wa…

sit on

on

Ride on something: to travel on a vehicle or animal. I started riding on the buses. You can ride on the horse, if you like. Sit on someone or something: to place oneself in a sitting position on someoen or something; to hold someone or som…

obtain for

for

Obtain something for someone or something: to manage in gathering or gaining possetion of something on behalf of someone for use with something. Did you obtain the documents for me that I requested? We'll need to obtain a search warrant fo…

rebound from

rebound from something: to bounce back from something; to recover quickly from something. The ball rebounded from the wall and hit her hard on the elbow. She rebounded from her illness in less than a week. recover something from someone or…

construct from

Construct something from something: to build something from certan materials or items. We constructed our solar system from foam balls and popsicle sticks. Make something from other things: to assemble, concoct, or create something from va…

agree on

on

Agree on something: to accept a proposal or idea in accord with others; to reach a consensus. The union and the company have finally agreed on the terms of the new contract. Concur on someone or something: to agree on a particular person o…

mention in

in

Confide in someone: to share one's secrets with someone, usually a trusted person unlikely to divulge them. Of course you can confide in me. I'm your best friend. This issue is just so embarrassing that I can't possibly confide in anyone a…

yield to

to

Surrender to someone or something: to submit or yield to the power, influence, or authority of someone or something. The manhunt ended when the escaped convict surrendered to authorities in a nearby motel. Yield to someone or something: to…

alternate with

Alternate with someone or something: to share a role or task with another person; to appear repetitively with something else. Because we're co-hosting the talent show together, we're planning to alternate with jokes and introductions. I al…

collaborate with

Collaborate with someone or something: to work on a task with another person or group. Which department are we collaborating with on this campaign? Help someone or something with someone or something: to give aid to someone or something in…

arbitrate between

Arbitrate between: to mediate between two (or more) parties in conflict. We need someone to arbitrate between these two departments before their in-fighting affects the whole company. Mediate between: to act as an intermediary negotiator b…

differentiate between

Differentiate between someone or something: to distinguish between multiple people or things. I have a very hard time differentiating between the Westie and the Cairn Terrier. Discriminate between someone or something: to recognize the dif…

denounce as

as

Denounce someone as something: to openly disparage someone as something. If you denounce the councilman as a liar, you better have evidence to support your claim. Depict someone as something: to portray someone in a particular way. I'm wor…

caution about

Cautuion someone about someone or something: to warn someone about someone or something. My mom always cautions me about the dangers of texting while driving. You need to caution him about her before he falls prey to her usual tricks. Remi…

deliberate about

Deliberate about someone or something: to consider, discuss, or confer about someone or something, often for a lengthy period of time. This is a big decision, so I need some more time to deliberate about it, all right? How long do you inte…

call about

Call about something: to call someone by phone to discuss a particular person or topic. I’m calling about your appointment. I’m calling about the goods I ordered online from your company. Hear about someone or something: to learn about som…

concern about

Concern oneself about something: to become focused on someone or something because one feels partly responsible for dealing with it. Your mother really doesn't need to concern herself about our financial issues. Please don't concern yourse…

update about

Update someone about someone or something: to tell someone the latest news about someone or something Please update me about the current situation in France. Please update me about him.

complain about

Complain about someone or something: to voice one's annoyance or displeasure with someone or something: If you hate your job so much, quit complaining about it and look for a new one! You are always complaining about me. Grumble about some…

multiply by

by

Multiply something by something: to use the arithmetic process of multiplication to expand numerically a particular number a certain number of times. Multiply the number of dependents you are claiming by one thousand dollars. Multiply by s…

drop by

by

Come by some place: to stop some place for a visit. Can you come by our place for a few minutes on the way home? Drop by sometime: to come over and briefly visit or converse with someone at a future period in time. If you still have questi…