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to knock out: to make unconscious (S); to impress or attract greatly (S)
This idiom can be made into the noun form knockout for both definitions.
◆The prizefighter knocked out his opponent with one punch in the first five seconds of the first round. It was the fastest knockout in boxing history.
◆Linda's beautiful appearance and slender figure really knock me out. Isn't she a real knockout tonight?
to knock one self out: to work very hard (sometimes too hard) to do something
A reflexive pronoun must divided the idiom.
◆She really knocked herself out trying to pass that difficult class.
◆Don't knock yourself out during practice. Save your strength for the competition later.
to carry out: to accomplish, to execute (S) (also: to go through with)
◆It's easy to write down a plan for losing weight, but much harder to carry it out.
◆Charles promised to go through with his plan to enroll in graduate school and get an advanced degree.
to run into: to meet someone unexpectedly; to crash or collide into (also: to bump into)
◆It was a shock to run into an old friend from high school recently.
◆The drunk driver was slightly injured when he ran into a telephone pole.
to set out: to start traveling toward a place (also: to set off, to heat out); to arrange or display neatly (also: to lay out) (S)
◆We set out for the top of the mountain at dawn. Unfortunately, as we set off, it started to snow heavily, so we decided to head out again later.
◆The children tried to set out the dishes on the table, but their dad had to help to lay the dishes out properly.
to draw up: to create by drawing, such as a map (S); to prepare documents or legal papers (S)
◆Max asked me to draw up a map to the party so that he wouldn't get lost.
◆Our lawyer agreed to draw the contract up as soon as possible.
give and take: compromise, cooperation between people
◆Give and take is an important element of a successful marriage.
◆Most business negotiations involve give and take between the parties involved.
to drop out of: to stop attending; to withdraw from
This idiom can be made into the noun form dropout.
◆Some students drop out of secondary school early in order to get jobs. However, such dropouts often regret their decision later in life.
◆Two more baseball teams have dropped out of the youth league due to a lack of players.
to believe in: to accept as true, have faith in
◆Some people believe in being honest in all human affairs, while others accept the need to lie in order to get one's way.
◆Throughout the history of man, some cultures have believed in one god while others have believed in the existence of many gods.
to cheer up: to make happier, to feel less sad (S)
◆We all tried to cheer up the little boy when he stared to cry.
◆After the death of Deanne's husband, it was difficult to cheer her up at all.
to make sense: to be sensible or reasonable
◆It makes sense to wait until a sunny day to visit the park together.
◆That Jimmy ran away from home suddenly doesn't make sense to any of us.