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them British & World English

Used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to two or more people or things previously mentioned or easily identified

do a —— in do1 British & World English

Behave in a manner characteristic of (a specified person)

do someone up in do1 British & World English

Dress someone up, especially in an elaborate or impressive way

beat someone up in beat British & World English

Assault and injure someone by hitting, kicking, or punching them repeatedly

blow someone up in blow1 British & World English

Reprimand someone severely

bum someone out in bum1 British & World English

Make someone feel annoyed, upset, or disappointed

burn someone up in burn1 British & World English

Make someone very angry

chat someone up in chat1 British & World English

Engage someone in flirtatious conversation

call someone in in call British & World English

Enlist someone’s aid or services

cry someone/thing up in cry British & World English

Praise (or disparage) someone or something

cut someone in in cut British & World English

Include someone in a deal and give them a share of the profits

cut someone off in cut British & World English

Interrupt someone while they are speaking

cut someone up in cut British & World English

(Of a driver) overtake someone and pull in too closely in front of them

do someone dirt in dirt British & World English

Harm someone’s reputation maliciously

eaten up in eat British & World English

Dominate the thoughts of someone completely

do someone/thing down in do1 British & World English

Get the better of someone, typically in an underhand way

fill someone in in fill British & World English

Inform someone more fully of a matter

do someone fine in fine1 British & World English

Suit or be enough for someone

of —— fame in fame British & World English

Having a particular famous association; famous for having or being ——

fit someone/thing in in fit1 British & World English

Find room or have sufficient space for someone or something

fit someone/thing out in fit1 British & World English

Provide someone or something with the necessary equipment, clothes, or other items for a particular situation

fit someone up in fit1 British & World English

Incriminate someone by falsifying evidence against them

gear someone/thing up in gear British & World English

Adapt or equip someone or something for a purpose

fuck someone up in fuck British & World English

Damage or confuse someone emotionally

get someone up in get British & World English

Rise or cause to rise from bed after sleeping

gin someone up in gin2 British & World English

Arouse or intensify strong feelings in someone

do someone good in good British & World English

Be beneficial to someone, especially to their health

give someone up in give British & World English

Deliver a wanted person to authority

mix someone/thing up in mix British & World English

Confuse someone or something with another person or thing

mess someone up in mess British & World English

Cause someone emotional or psychological problems

mark something up in mark1 British & World English

Annotate or correct text for printing, keying, or typesetting

owe someone one in owe British & World English

Feel indebted to someone

pay someone off in pay1 British & World English

Dismiss someone with a final payment

pass someone by in pass1 British & World English

Happen without being noticed or fully experienced by someone

line someone/thing up in line1 British & World English

Have someone or something ready or prepared

let someone in in let1 British & World English

Admit someone to a room, building, or area

let someone off in let1 British & World English

Punish someone lightly or not at all for a misdemeanour or offence

let someone out in let1 British & World English

Release someone from obligation or suspicion

lock someone/thing in in lock1 British & World English

Involve someone or something in (a difficult or competitive situation)

lay someone out in lay1 British & World English

Prepare someone for burial after death

lay someone up in lay1 British & World English

Put someone out of action through illness or injury

lead someone on in lead1 British & World English

Mislead or deceive someone, especially into believing that one is in love with or attracted to them

make someone up in make British & World English

Apply cosmetics to oneself or another


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