The Borneo Post - Good English - - Short Story Section -

pop into (in­for­mal) to visit (some­where) briefly: I’ll just pop into the post of­fice for some stamps.

let in to al­low (some­one) to en­ter some­where, of­ten by open­ing the door. The doc­tor’s re­cep­tion­ist let the pa­tients in.

pour out to cause (some­thing) to flow from a con­tainer, usu­ally into another con­tainer, such as a cup or glass: Would you please pour out some milk for the chil­dren?

cook up to put (some­thing) to­gether falsely or dis­hon­estly: The chil­dren cooked up some story about some­one steal­ing their pocket money, but they had spent it. pop into (in­for­mal) to visit (some­where) briefly: I’ll just pop into the post of­fice for some stamps. duck out of (in­for­mal) to avoid (some­thing or do­ing some­thing):

It’s rain­ing and some of the pupils are try­ing to duck out of the hockey match.

forced into to make (some­one) do some­thing against his/her will: An­nie did not want to sell the house but fi­nan­cial cir­cum­stances forced her into it

leave aside not to con­sider (some­thing) at the present time: Let us leave aside the ques­tion of pay­ment un­til the work has been com­pleted.

foist on to make (some­one) take or ac­cept (some­one or some­thing) what he/she does not re­ally want: We don’t have room to have peo­ple to stay, but our son has foisted his friends on us.

side with to have the same opin­ions as (some­one), to sup­port (some­one) in an ar­gu­ment: Vic­tor said that he sided with Dave and thought that the rent for the house was too high.

rea­son with to try to per­suade (some­one) to act with what one be­lieves to be a sen­si­ble, rea­son­able way: There’s no point in try­ing to rea­son with Si­mon - he’s made up his mind and he’s very stub­born.

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