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bring up

Meaning: in the literal form, it means to take something to a higher place

Example: Please bring up some more blankets when you come to bed. Read on

screw up

Meaning: slang depicting that a mistake was made

Example: I really screwed up this time. My wife will never forgive me for forgetting her birthday. Read on

lighten up

Meaning: to take it easy

Example: Just lighten up! Everything will be fine. Read on

crack up

Meaning: go through an emotional breakdown

Example: The entire group cracked up at the joke of their teacher. Read on

bundle up

Meaning: to dress warmly to protect oneself from the elements

Example: It is important to bundle up before you go out to keep from getting cold. Read on

catch up

Meaning: to get to the same level, standard, or status as something or someone

Example: Singapore is trying so hard to catch up with Japan when it comes to technological advancements. Read on

up and about

Meaning: to get out of the bed actively after sleep

Example: He was up and about within a few days of the operation. Read on

up to no good

Meaning: to have an evil plan

Example: The children can be up to no good cooped up in that attic together for two hours. You must go up and check. Read on

ups and downs

Meaning: good times and bad times

Example: Every relationship has its ups and downs. It is important to stick it out. Read on

wind up

Meaning: to be annoyed by someone

Example: My sister really knows how to wind me up. Read on

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double date

Meaning: a date on which two couples go together

Example: When Jim and Sam went on a double date with their girlfriends, they had a fun evening together. Read on

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