By Wang Defu, Qiang Zhenxin, Zhou Zongxin
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To devise or concoct something. ᮀ Fred cooked up a scheme that was supposed to earn him a lot of money. cook something up† (with someone) Fig. to arrange or plan to do something with someone. ) ᮀ I tried to cook something up with Karen for Tuesday. ᮀ I want to cook up something with John. cool someone down† and cool someone off† 1. Lit. to cool someone by reducing the heat or applying something cold. ᮀ Here, have a cold drink. Cool yourself down. ᮀ We need to cool off the pudding in a hurry. 2.
To knock someone over. ) ᮀ We were bowled over by the wind. 2. Fig. to surprise or overwhelm someone. ) ᮀ The news bowled me over. box someone in† Fig. to put someone into a bind; to reduce the number of someone’s alternatives. ) ᮀ I don’t want to box you in, but you are running out of options. box someone or something in† to trap or confine someone or something. ᮀ He boxed her in so she could not get away from him. ᮀ They tried to box in the animals, but they needed more space. box someone up† to confine someone in a small area.
To destroy something. ᮀ The storm broke the docks up on the lake. ᮀ The police broke up the gambling ring. 2. Fig. to put an end to something. ᮀ The police broke the fight up. 21 break something up (into something) break something up† (into something) to break something into smaller pieces. ᮀ We broke the crackers up into much smaller pieces. break something off† to end a relationship abruptly. ᮀ I knew she was getting ready to break it off, but Tom didn’t. ᮀ After a few long and bitter arguments, they broke off their relationship.