Try On

put clothing on to see if it fits

  • I hate trying on clothes when I go shopping because the lines are always so long.
  • Online shopping will always be risky because you can’t try things on before you buy them.

Turn Off

switch off electricity

  • We turned off the lights before anyone could see us.
  • My sister never turns the tv off before going to bed.


  • When I saw the way he treated his mother, it really turned me off.
  • You are being really aggressive and it is really turning me off.

Give Away

give something away

to give something as a gift

  • He gave away most of his money to charity.
  • (informal) Check out the prices of our pizzas—we’re virtually giving them away!

give somebody away

Entrust your daughter to her husband through the marriage ceremony

  • He gave his daughter away and told the groom to look after her.

give something or somebody away

Tell a secret, often unintentionally

  • She didn’t give anything away about the party so it came as a complete surprise to me.


Hang Up

1 to finish a telephone conversation

  • If a caller is rude, just hang up.

2 hang something ↔ up to hang clothes on a hook etc

  • She took her coat off and hung it up.

3 hang up your hat/football boots/briefcase etc informal to stop doing a particular kind of work

  • I want a few trophies and medals to reflect on when I eventually hang up my boots.