costThe total cost of the new complex was an estimated $1.5 millionWe have to cut costs if we want to avoid bankruptcyThe average cost of a new house is twice as much as it was 20 years agoThere were many costs to the development project, the least of all was the financial aspectIf you train all the time, there will be a few costs such as a lack of free timeThis shirt cost $50, while this was cheaper at only $30It will cost you a lot of money to take a trip around the worldTrying to rescue the man from the burning building cost them their livesId cost the repair work at a few thousandlisää esimerkkejä
payhe paid him to clean the place up; he paid her off the books and in kind where possibleshe offered to pay the bill; he has paid his debt to societyIt didnt pay him to keep the store open any moreto pay attentioncrime doesn’t pay; it will pay to waitHe was allowed to go as soon as he paidHe paid for his fun in the sun with a terrible sunburnMany employers have rules designed to keep employees from comparing their payspay toiletlisää esimerkkejä
check outBe sure to check out of the hotel before noon.Im done shopping, so Ill go check out now.He checked his favorite mystery out for the twenty-third time.The desk clerk checked out the family that had been staying in room 322.The library assistant was checking people out.He was hanging out at the beach, checking out the young women in bikinis.He checked out the rumor, and managed to verify that it was true.Check it out! Best prices in town.Check this out! They just arrested the Mayor!When youre there, check out the Cheddar Cheese Museum! Its a hoot!Check us out on the Web at http://en.wiktionary.org!The first two leads check out; Ill assume the third one is also valid.Their stories checked out.lisää esimerkkejä
footA spider has eight feetSouthern Italy is shaped like a footWe went there by foot because we could not afford a taxiThere is a lot of foot traffic on this streetIll meet you at the foot of the stairsWe came and stood at the foot of the bedThe host should sit at the foot of the tableThe feet of the stove hold it a safe distance above the floorThe flag pole at the local high school is about 20 feet highKing John went to battle with ten thousand foot and one thousand horseTo make the mainsail fuller in shape, the outhaul is eased to reduce the tension on the foot of the sailto foot the greento foot (or foot up) an accountlisää esimerkkejä
frayThough they did not know the reason for the dispute, they did not hesitate to leap into the fray.The ribbon frayed at the cut end.The hectic day ended in frayed nerves. (Metaphorical use; nerves are visualised as strings
pay backHe paid her back with interest.He paid back all the money he owed her.He paid them back for their conniving.
pick upWhen you pick up the bag, make sure to support the bottomCan you pick up a pint of milk on your way home?Arent you going to pick up after yourself?Ill pick you up outside the libraryThe cops have picked up the man they were looking forPrices seem to be picking up again. I was in bed sick this morning, but Im picking up nowLets pick up where we left off yesterdayIt looks complicated, but youll soon pick it upWith the new antenna, I can pick up stations all the way from OmahaDid you pick up his nervousness? Did you pick up on his nervousness?Shes always picking me up on my grammarIm calling him, but he just isnt picking up!The company will pick up lunch with customers for sales callslisää esimerkkejä
runRun, Sarah, run!I have been running all over the building looking for himIll just run the vacuum cleaner over the carpetIm not ready to run a marathonHe is running an expensive campaignWhen hes broke, he runs to me for moneyThe flu is running through my daughters kindergartenTheres blood running down your legWhy is the hose still running?Run the tap until the water gets hotHe discovered during washing that the red rug ran on his white sheet, staining it pinkto run bulletsrun a red light or stop sign; run a blockadeShe runs the fundraisingWere trying to find somebody to run against him next yearThe Green Party is running twenty candidates in this electionto run through life; to run in a circleThe latest Robin Williams movie is running at the Silver City theatrerun a story; run an adPlease run this report upstairs to directors officeto run guns; to run rumLooks like were gonna have to run the tomatoes againThe leash runs along a wireThe contract runs through 2008I need to run this wire along the wallThat computer runs twenty-four hours a dayDont run the engine so fastOur coach had us running plays for the whole practiceto run from one subject to anotherThey frequently overspent and soon ran into debtLaptops run about a thousand dollars apieceMy stocking is runningto run a sword into or through the body; to run a nail into ones footto run a lineto run the risk of losing ones lifeEvery three or four hands he would run the tableBoys and girls run up rapidlyCertain covenants run with the landI just got back from my morning run.I need to make a run to the store.Lets go for a run in the car.The bus on the Cherry Street run is always crowded.Which run did you do today?a good run; a run of fifty milesa run to ChinaHe set up a rabbit run.I’m having a run of bad luck.He went to Las Vegas and spent all his money over a three-day run.The data got lost, so Ill have to perform another run of the experiment.The constant run of water from the faucet annoys me.a run of must in wine-makingthe first run of sap in a maple orchardThe military campaign near that creek was known as "The battle of Bull Run".Yesterday we did a run of 12,000 units.The book’s initial press run will be 5,000 copies.The run of the show lasted two weeks, and we sold out every night.It is the last week of our French cinema run.He broke into a run.Financial insecurity led to a run on the banks, as customers feared for the security of their savings.There was a run on Christmas presents.He stood out from the usual run of applicants.He can have the run of the house.I have a run in my stocking.This was my first successful run without losing any health.Put some run butter on the vegetables.lisää esimerkkejä