- Blow up
Meaning: Fill something with air or gas
Example: We blew up lots of balloons and hung them around the room.
- Turn up
Meaning: Increase the amount of sound, heat, or light of a machine
Example: Can you turn the volume up a bit?
- Blow out
Meaning: Use your breath to make a flame stop burning
Example: He blew out all 23 candles on his birthday cake.
- Pull off
Meaning: Succeed in doing something that is difficult
Example: We successfully pulled off a surprise birthday weekend for our mother.
- Go out
Meaning: Leave home and go somewhere, especially to do something enjoyable
Example: For New Year’s Eve, let’s go out to a club.
- Dress up
Meaning: Wear more formal or fancier clothes than you usually wear
Example: The party is at a nice place, so I will dress up.
- Hang out
Meaning: Spend time relaxing, usually with friends
Example: In stead of a big party, I’ll invite a few friends to hang out at my house.
- Pick up
Meaning: Meet someone at their home to go somewhere, often in a car
Example: The party is at 8:00, so I’ll pick you up at 7:30.
- Eat out
Meaning: Eat in a restaurant
Example: It’s the holiday season so I will be eating out a lot.