1. pay back I'll pay you back on Friday. I'll pay Jenny back for what she did to me! 2. pay off The gamble paid off. His hard work has paid off. pay off
the crew of a ship pay off one's debts, a loan, a mortgage, etc 3. pay up I'll take you to court unless you pay up immediately. 4. in favour of sb/sth Was he in favour of the death penalty? Cheques should be written in favour of Oxfam. 5. in view of sth In view of the weather, we will cancel the outing. 6. in the event of sth n the event of an accident In the event of his death Sheila will inherit the money. 7. Near The day is nearing when we'll have to decide. The ship was nearing land. The old man was nearing his end. 8. seize She seized me by the wrist. 20 kilos of heroin were seized yesterday at Heathrow. The army has seized power. seize the chance to make some money Panic seized us.
9. obtain He always manages to obtain what he wants. The practice still obtains in some areas of England.
10. before long; long before I hope to see you before long.没过多久 I saw the film long before.很久以前 11. soon after (sb/sth) He arrived soon after three. They left soon after we did. I rang for a taxi and it arrived soon after.
12. shortly after She arrived shortly after us.
13. get through sth She gets through forty cigarettes a day. Let's start; there's a lot of work to get through/to be got through. Tom failed but his sister got through. Do you think the Bill will get through (Parliament)? 14. get across The bridge was destroyed so we couldn't get across the river. 15. there's no getting away from sth; one can't get away from sth There's no getting away from the fact that the country's economy is suffering. 16. get over I think the problem can be got over without too much difficulty. He was disappointed at not getting the job, but he'll get over it. She didn't really get her meaning over to her audience. She'll be glad to get the exam over (and done) with. 17. cast sb down He is not easily cast down. 18. cast (sth) off She's cast off three boy-friends in a month.