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fill out. a. "Complete by writing in" (S). Have you filled out the application form for the job?

b. "Complete" (S). When John resigned from the Senate, another man was chosen to fill his term out.

fill with. The bearded farmer filled the bag with vegetables. He was filled with pity for the survivors of the shipwreck.

find out, "discover" (S). I hope Tim doesn't find my secret out. When did you find out that you had lost your wallet? Did you find out how to register?

fond of. Uncle Moe is fond of his nephew. Are you fond of eating Italian ice-cream?

foreign to. The use of modern machinery is foreign to some countries in the developing world.

forgive for. Please forgive me for not calling you. Forgive her for speaking out loud.

forward to, look. I am looking forward to my vacation. Aren't you looking forward to reading that new book?

friendly to. Arthur is friendly to almost everyone he meets.

front (of), in. The gentleman stood in front of the class and recited his poem. Mrs. Albert would like to sit in front with the driver.

full, in. You do not have to pay the charges in full at once; you can pay them in installments.

full of. The room was full of smoke when I jumped out the window.

fun, in. When I made that remark, I was not in earnest; I said it in fun.

fun of, make, "ridicule." You should never make fun of anyone who is learning a new skill.

generous about. That woman is very generous about making donations to feminist charities.

generous with. That man is always generous with his money and time.

get along: a. "Manage." Most senior citizens usually need more than a government pension to get along. b. "Be congenial." Mike gets along with almost all of his colleagues. c. "Be on one's way." It is getting late; I must be getting along.

get along in years, "grow quite old." Mrs. Glazer is getting along in years.

get away from. (from) a. "Escape." The prisoner managed to get away from the guards.

b. "Leave" (usually because of unpleasantness). Mr. Brown told the children to get away from the kitchen.

get back (to)..(from), "return." When did you get back to the office from your vacation?

get by. a. "Pass." Did the mailman get by our building without our seeing him? b. "Manage; succeed" (usually not very well). My salary lets me get by. I get by very well on as little as possible.

get in. a. "Enter ( a conveyance)." Mr. Truman got in the cab and opened a newspaper. b. "Bring in" (S). You'd better get the milk in here before it goes bad in the sun.

get in the way, "be obstructive or annoying." Some children misbehave and get in the way of their parents.

get off, "leave (a conveyance); dismount (a horse), etc." We will get off the train at the next stop. When the bus stopped, the passengers got off.

get on. a. "Enter (a conveyance); board (a ship); mount (a horse), etc." Roland got on the ship at Dar-Es-Salaam.

b. "Progress." I am getting on very well with my project. c. "Be congenial." Those two neighbours never got on well. They never got on with each other. d. "Be on one's way." You had better get on before Maria finds you talking.