to raise a child, look after 'til adult
ask after /
Jim asked after you yesterday.
Tell your father I was asking after him.
ask for news of / › to ask for information about someone, especially about their health:
ask about / Jim asked about you yesterday.
weniger spezifisch als "asked after"
call for /
I'll call for you at.
He’ll call for you at seven and bring you to the restaurant.
come to your house and collect you = pick off at six / › to go to a place in order to meet someone and travel together to another place:
call on /
I called on some friends in Plymouth.
I thought we might call on your mother on our way - I've got some magazines for her.
› to visit someone for a short time:
come across /
Joe came across this old painting in the attic (Dachboden, Estrich).
He came across some of his old love letters in his wife's desk.
to find someone/something by chance (you don't know)
come down on sb/sth /
He was a very strict teacher who came down hard on bad behaviour.
They're coming down heavily on people for not paying their licence fees.
The authorities plan to come down hard on truancy in future.
to treat someone strictly for bad behaviour / › to punish or criticize a person or activity very strongly:
come into sth /
Sue came into a large sum of money.
She came into a bit of money when her grandfather died.
If someone comes into money, property, or a title, they receive it as a result of the death of a relation:
count on sb /
I'm counting on you to help me.
You can always count on Michael in a crisis.
to be confident that you can depend on someone:
deal with /
How can we deal with traffic problem?
The older drugs didn't deal effectively with the malaria parasite.
to take action to solve a problem > NOT WITH PEOPLE
do without /
We'll have to do without a holiday this year.
There's no mayonnaise left, so you'll just have to do without.
manage without having
get at /
What are you getting at?
You mean I shouldn’t come tonight – is that what you’re getting at?
suggest = imply >> vorschlagen / › to suggest or express something in a way that is not direct or clear:
get over /
Barry has got over his illness now.
Philipp has got over his lost job.
She’s just getting over the flu.
I can’t get over how short he is (= it surprised me).
recover from / › to return to your usual state of health or happiness after having a bad or unusual experience, or an illness:
go over /
Let's go over our plan once more.
Remember to go over your essay to check for grammar and spelling mistakes.
discuss the details / › to examine or look at something in a careful or detailed way:
join in /
Try to join in the lesson as much as you can.
join in with sth All the members of the interviewing panel joined in with questions.
join in sth The Chairman of the Committee yesterday joined in the criticism.
take part in, contribute to / › to become involved in an activity with other people:
live on /
They live on the money her father gives them.
We lived on very little when we first got married.
I can live on my inheritance.
The job provides enough to live on.
If you ______ an amount of money, that is the money that you use to buy the things that you need:
look into /
The government is looking into the problem.
I must really look into this problem.
I’ll look into the reasons for the decision.
investigate > (ein Problem) anschauen, untersuchen / › to try to find out about something:
look round /
Let's look round the town today.
She spent the afternoon looking around the town.
look at everything > nicht genaues hinschauen / to visit a place and look at the things in it:
go in the direction of
pick on /
My teacher always picking on me.
He gets picked on because he’s small.
choose a person to punish (bestrafen) / › to criticize, annoy, or punish someone repeatedly and unfairly:
run into /
I ran into Sandro in the supermarket yesterday.
I ran into Mike on Seventh Avenue.
› to meet someone by chance:
see about /
We'll have to see about gettING you an office.
You should see about getting your hair cut.
make an arrangement (Abmachung)
see to / Can you see to the dog's food? > Feet the dog…. (less formal)
attend to, take care of
stand for /
I won't stand for such rudeness!
I wouldn't stand for that sort of behaviour from him, if I were you.
I'm not going to stand for that sort of behaviour in my class.
He can't speak to me like that - I'm not going to stand for it!
Her behaviour is totally out of order and I'm not going to stand for it.
tolerate, accept / › If you will not____ something, you will not accept a situation or a particular type of behaviour:
stand for /
Andrew is standING for parliament.
Homer is standING for president.
be a candidate for (nur ING-Version)
take after /
Annina takes after her mother.
He takes after his mother/his mother's side of the family.
I hope the children don't take after their grandfather.
looks like - to be similar to an older member of your family in appearance or character:
bring up sth / Can you bring up the radio from downstairs?
I hate to bring up business at lunch.
› to talk about something:
bring up someone/ brought up
She has brought up two children on her own.
An aunt brought him up.
› to care for a child until it is an adult (care for)