Agree to; gain a title, position or job
He had significant achievements behind
him when he acceded to the job.
This does not accord with facts．
Explain (something that has happened)
He couldn’t accounted for his behaviour.
Amount to, constitute
Compact cars account for more than half
the auto market there.
用行动 表现 出（often unconsciously）
He is a man who acts out his principles.
(machine) go wrong
The speakers seem alright, but the tape-
deck’s acting up again.
(a child) cause trouble, behave badly
She couldn’t trust him not to act up when
something upset him.
Be responsible for something bad
I can’t answer for what happens to the
houses; they’re not my responsibility.
Trust, rely on
There’s no doubt about his commitment
to the company, but I couldn’t answer for
Ask for news about someone
I saw Phil in town yesterday; he was asking
There are one or two financial matters to
attend to before we go in for dinner.
See to, look after
The nurse will attend to your wounds as
soon as she’s free.
If they back out of the contract at this
stage, we’ll be finished.
Drive your vehicle out backwards
It’s dangerous backing out onto such a
Send photos of the damage and builders’
estimates for repairs, to back up your
Drive your vehicle backwards
You’ll have to back up a little so I can
open the gate.
We’re all banking on good weather for
the first meeting of the season.
The narrow track branches off the main
path to the left.
We can’t hope to have a sensible
discussion if Mr Portillo keeps butting in
before I’ve finished my point.
Butt out 停止干涉
I think her parents should just butt out and
let her make her own mistakes.
We caught a brief glimpse of them before
the fog closed in again.
The road was closed off for one hour.
The car was closing on him.
He tried to close the noise out by putting
his fingers in his ears.
The librarian told us to choose our books
quickly because she was just about to
close up for the night.
She looked for an escape gap, but the
crowd had shifted again and closed up.
Movement in different directions
He continued to drive about his garden
Action in different places
Paintings were pulled off the walls and
flung about all over the room.
Lack of activity, purpose or pattern
Hang about, idle about, play about
Bring about, come about
Go after, run after
Imitating or copying
Name after, call after
Guard against, protect against, preserve against
Match against, weigh against
Being a disadvantage
Moving to a further or distant place
Go away, move away,
Not coming and not getting involved
Keep away, shrink away
Taking and removing
Pull away, tear away
Disappearing and destroying
Drop away, melt away, waste away
Talk away, work away
Getting rid of something
Frighten away, flush away
Storing and hiding
Put away, tidy away, file away
Walk by, march by
Call by, drop by
Storing or keeping
Put by, lay by
making or becoming smaller or lower
Slow down, turn down, calm down
Fastening, securing and fixing
Screw down, nail down, pin down
Destroying and breaking
Burn down, break down, bring down
Argue down, fight down, knock down, vote down
Recording and writing
Copy down, jot down, mark down
Eating and drinking
Passing from one generation to the next
Pass down, hand down
Cleaning, polishing, smoothing and
Cause or origin
Die of, born of
Communication and interpretation
Say of, assure sb. of
Be stripped of, be starved of, rob sb. of
Moving away or leaving
Set off, move off, take off
Movement from a higher to a lower
Get off, fall off, slide off
Decreasing, lessening or declining
Go off sb./sth. (对 …不再感兴 趣), wear off
Separating or blocking
Stopping or preventing
Removing, eliminating or disposing
Chop off, wash off, suck off
Beginning or starting
Kick off, spark off, trigger off
Ending, stopping, disconnecting and cancelling
Turn off, call off
Finality or completeness
Finish off, sell off, pay off
Rejecting, dismissing or ignoring
Laugh off, shrug off
Exploding or firing
In or into a vehicle, ship or aircraft
Get on, jump on
Work on, get on, struggle on
Encouraging to continue or go forward
Cheer sb. on