have in mind plan, intend. What exactly did you have in mind for dinner? have over invite. Let's have Mark over this Saturday; we haven't seen him in three weeks. hear from (1) receive a letter or a phone call from. Mary hasn't heard from Sue since Sue moved to Wisconsin. (2) receive information from someone about someone else. Frank heard from Diane that Profes- sor Green is planning to retire. How come? why? [an expression of surprise or questioning]. How come you decided to take that job in Washington? I thought you liked your current job. in a while later, at some time in the future. Mr. Collins will be able to see you in a while. in fact in reality, really, specifically. This exercise is particularly challenging; in fact, I think it is the most difficult in the book. instead of in place of, rather than. Wouldn't you rather have tea instead of beer? in time (1) sufficiently early, early enough. The letter must be typed in time for the 3 P.M. collection. (2) eventually (not immediately). All new undertakings are difficult; however, in time, most people adjust. it's no wonder/no wonder predictably, expectably, naturally, it's not surprising. It's no wonder John missed his flight; he left home just 20 minutes before the departure time. keep up with (1) maintain one's familiarity with. In many research fields, scientists are required to keep up with recent findings.(2) go/move/progress as fast as (someone/something). You are walking so fast that I cannot keep up with you. leave out (1)omit. Did you leave out your date of birth on the application form?(2) leave available, set out. If you come to the office after closing, I will leave your paper out for you. Let (somebody) know inform, tell. It is crucial that the director let the crew know about the new project deadline. let (me/us) see allow (me/us) time to think, find out, determine (something). Well, I'm not sure which road we should take. Let me see here. look after watch over, give care to. Thank you for looking after my apartment while I was away. look for search for, seek. You've been looking for your file for 3 hours now! look forward to anticipate with pleasure. I'm sure Mrs. Lovely is looking forward to the trip to Hawaii. look into investigate, examine. Because this matter has not yet been clarified, I am requesting that you look into it. look like resemble. Not only does Margaret look like her fat her, she also acts like him. look out beware, be careful. Look out! This car is moving very fast. look up (1) research, search in a book. Students who cannot remember the specific weight of oxygen should look it up in the reference materials. (2) improve. Because of the economic stability of the past few months, business is looking up. (3) visit. When you are in town next month, look us up in our new house. look up to respect. Mary looks up to her older sister, and that's how it should be. make a difference (1) change the existing situation, cause a change. The hiring of the new city manager will make a difference in how things are run around here. (2) be of importance. It makes no difference to me which restaurant we go to. make a living earn enough to have a satisfactory standard of living. I find it rather amazing that Stephen can make a living by selling Christmas trees. make a point of give importance to, insist on. After Bob was late again this morning, his boss made a point of commenting on it. make fun of laugh at. Why are you making fun of her? Anyone can make a mistake. make out (1) understand. I can't make out his line of reasoning. (2) distinguish, identify. It was so dark when we finally arrived at the house that we couldn't make out the number over the door. (3) complete, fill in. Make out the check for me to give to Mr. Becker. (4) achieve, succeed. How did you make out in the card game last night? make sense be reasonable, be intelligible. You are not making any sense. Slow down and explain the situation to me again. make sure be certain. Rick made sure he had brought his passport to the registration hall. make up (1) compose, invent. For this assignment, you have to make up a story about an unfortunate experience. (2) do past work. Students can make up the test that was given on Friday at 10 A.M. (3) renew good relations. Most friends make up after they've had a fight. may/might as well do with equal or better result/effect, be slightly preferable. If Joe has so much work to do, he might as well stay home and study. more or less to some extent. In the past five years, we have more or less achieved all our sales goals. never mind forget it, don't worry about it. Can you help me to look for my glasses? Never mind, I found them.