Phrasal verbs act  on /upon (=to take action because you have been given information, advice, or orders): I was acting on the instructions of senior managers. on (= affect): This medicine only acts on infected tissue. Act out (= perform something through physical actions and gestures): We will act out …

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idioms chase  be chasing your tail (working hard to do something, but achieving nothing): I‘ve been working g on this project for months, but at this point I think I’m just chasing my tail.  chase the dragon slang (to take opium or heroin, by smoking it): She is off chasing …

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Synonyms abandon   (to leave a place, especially because it is impossible or dangerous for you to stay): The ship was sinking, and the captain gave the order to abandon ship. desert (to leave a place, so that no one is left there): Due to bad weather, several villages had …

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Synonyms beach   (an area of sand or small stones at the edge of the sea or a lake): I spent all day on the beach. shore (land that is on the edge the sea): We were trying to swim from the boat to the shore. coast (an area of …

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Especially and specially

Especially vs specially  “Especially and specially” are used to mean “for a special purpose”: They wrote transcript especially/specially for the occasion. We built this place especially/specially fire resistance. She in fact came here especially/specially to see you. “Especially” means “more than others“: I love all sports, especially swimming. The whole …

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