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- Japanese athletes racked up only two medals in Salt Lake City.
- Most biotech companies are still racking up losses.
- You may begin racking up points as soon as your membership is approved.
- They're really raking it in.
- The major banks have raked in record profits this year.
- I didn't feel entirely comfortable raking up the past but I agreed to support her whatever she decided.
- I have no desire to rake up old grievances, or to enter into a fresh discussion as to who was right and who wrong.
- He kept rattling on about her new car.
- He started rattling on about something that had happened at his office.
- While the blokes would rabbit on about football or train sets, their partners would discuss shopping, holidays or hairstyles.
- Read on and learn how to write a better resume by avoiding the mistakes of others.
- Read on to see what happened.
- She read out the statement on behalf of his client.
- He read out the text to them.
- He was trying to rein in his anger.
- The Council will have to rein in spending this year.
- She had to ring off after about ten minutes, because her bus was coming.
- He said he was sick and tired of people ringing him up and asking him about it.
- We've been ripped off.
- The Internet has opened new doors to sales of all kinds. And, unfortunately, crooks are finding new opportunities to rip people off.
- The rumours keep rolling in.
- Allied tanks rolled in to liberate the town.
- The money's rolling in.
- The answer should be rounded off.
2 finish Bring something to a pleasant end
- Shall we have a drink to round off the evening?
- They are modern-day cowboys, using helicopters and stripped-down jeeps to round up cattle.
2 increase something to the nearest whole number
- To simplify the graph, the sales figures have been rounded up to the nearest 100.
- Friendship's one thing; love's another. If they din't have time together to see how they rubbed along in everyday life I don't see how they could possibly know whether it was going to work.
- Arguments are just part of being a couple and having to rub along together.
- We have always rubbed along very well with all our surrounding neighbours.
rub in [rub something in] keep talking about something that makes another person embarrased or makes them feel bad
- Okay, okay, you've made your point! No need to rub it in.
- I admit I was wrong but you don't have to rub it in my face.
- He did not rule out the possibility that the two sides could reach a settlement before the case goes to trial.
- The kids knocked on the door and ran away.
- I am proud of him for not running away from his responsibilities, but I am still worried.
run into 1 (insep) hit something with a vehicle
- The car went out of control and ran into a lamp-post.
2 (insep) meet by chance come across
- You'll never guess who I ran into the other day.
- I was coming out of the post office when I ran into an old school friend.
3 (insep) (difficulties, problems, trouble, opposition) experience problems or difficulties
- They seemed to have run into much fiercer resistance than they anticipated.
4 (insep) reach a certain amount
- Compensating farmers for their loss of income would run into hundreds of millions of pounds.
- The police caught him when his car ran out of petrol three miles from the scene of the crime.
- He said that there had been an accident. Gary had been run over by a truck and his leg was broken.
- Dubai plans 10 new pedestrian bridges to cut risk of being run over.
- He was run over by a bus.
- He ran up a huge bill at the Hilton Hotel, and a host of other places in London, and then he just evaporated into thin air.
- The company ran up against strong competition.
- Neighbors spoke of a horrific scene as firefighters rushed in.
- Where are you two rushing off to?
- He rushed outside, leapt into a taxi and headed for the Bronx.