feel upto be able to, be capable of. Having spent the entire day editing my paper, I don't feel up to dis- cussing it right now. figure out (1) understand, achieve understanding by reasoning. Historians dedicate themselves to figur- ing out the sequence of events that led to a particular outcome. (2) calculate, solve. The income tax laws have become so complicated that it takes an accountant to figure out all the intricacies. find fault with criticize, be dissatisfied with. It is almost always easier to find fault with something than to improve it. fill out write/complete a form/a questionnaire. Please read the instructions before you begin filling out the application form. findout (1) learn, discover. Physicists and astronomers have been attempting to find out how earth was created. (2) inquire, ask. I've tried to find out why Vicky has been so depressed lately, but she refuses to talk about it. for the time being temporarily, for the present period of time. For the time being, because of a series of budget cuts, the library has to postpone the acquisition of new journals. from now on starting now and continuing into the future, from this moment forward. In addition to quit- ting smoking, the patient must carry out a daily exercise program from now on. get along (with/without) (1) be friendly with, agree on many things. Many employers believe that getting along with one's co-workers is as important as being able to do one's job. (2) make progress; advance. How is Mary getting along with her Spanish lessons?(3) manage; maintain. Getting along without a word proces- sor would seem impossible to professional writers. get/fall/be behind (1) fail to be at an expected level. If Nick continues to miss his chemistry classes, he will fall behind. (2) support, help, assist. Environmentalists are behind the new legislation for the protection of endangered species. get off (1) leave a means of transportation (bus, train, plane, but not car). Iam going to the concert hall on Main Street; where should I get off?(2) take off, remove. Skiing boots can be difficult to put on and get off. get on board a means of transportation (bus, train, plane, but notcar). After getting on the bus, Janet discovered that she did not have any money for the fare. get over recover, overcome. Some types of flu may take up to 2 weeks to get over. get out of (1) leave a car. Watch out for the oncoming traffic while getting out of a car on the left side. (2) exit. Iwas tired this morning and had a hard time getting out of bed. (3) avoid unpleasant activity or work. Greg succeeded in getting out of trimming the hedges after all! get rid of eliminate, throw away, discard. If Iwere you, I would get rid of that washing machine and buy a new one. get through finish. Look at all this paperwork we have to get through before the deadline. give up stop. How can you give up smoking when you continually borrow cigarettes from everyone in the office? go ahead begin, start doing something. After the artifacts are gathered, the archaeological team can go ahead with the dating analysis. go away leave, depart. Iwish the mosquitoes would go away; they are ruining the picnic. go on (1) happen. Idon't know exactly what went on during the meeting. (2) continue. The re- hearsal for the outdoor scene should go on despite the rain. go over check; review. How could you turn in the report without going over it? go up (1) rise, increase. In most situations, prices go up as quickly as the inflation rate rises. (2) ascent, mount. Go up the stairs, turn right, and go through a set of glass doors. (3) be constructed. The new art center will go up on High Street before the end of the year. grow up become an adult. Itis unusual to find someone who did not have to face social difficulties and peer pressure while growing up. had better/I'd (we'd) better ought to, would be smart to. It's getting cold; we had' (or we'd) better close the window. hand in submit, turn in. Students must hand in their assignments before the deadline in order to re- ceive full credit. hang up end a telephone conversation. After she hung up, Martha realized that she had forgotten to invite Wendy to her party. have a good time enjoy oneself. Bob and Carrie had such a good time in Los Angeles that they decided to go there again next summer. have (someone) do (something) make (someone) do (something); cause (someone) to do (something). Pe- ter had his children help him paint the house.