1. Hang up/hang out
To “hang up” means to end a phone call (फोन कल समाप्त गर्नु); to “hang out” means to spend time relaxing, usually with a friend (कसैसंग बाहिर जानु).
Example: If he hangs up before I’m done talking, I will be too mad to hang out with him this weekend.
2. Look up / look forward
To “look up” means to search and find information about something, usually in a dictionary or some sort of database. (कुनै चीज़ को बारेमा केही जानकारी खोज्नु, प्राय हुनै शब्दकोष या डेटाबेस मा. )
To “look forward” to something means to be excited about an event that will happen in the future. (भविष्यको कुनै समारोहको लागि उत्साहित होनु. )
Example: After looking up the plot of David Dhawan’s latest movie, I’m really looking forward to seeing it!
3. Get into/get over
To “get into” means to become involved or interested in something. (कुनै चीज़मा शामिल हुनु)
To “get over” can either mean the opposite of this — to lose interest in something — or it can also mean to recover from something, particularly an illness. (कुनै चीज़ भन्दा माथी उठ्नु - कुनै दुःख बाट छुट्कारा पाउनु)
Example: After I get over this flu, which is making me so weak, I’m going to get into dancing again.
4. Throw out/throw up
To “throw up” means to vomit (उल्टी गर्नु), whereas to “throw out” means to dispose of something that is no longer being used. (कुनै चीज़ बाहीर फाल्नु)
Example: If his baby throws up on the floor in my living room, I’ll have to throw away the rug that’s in there.
5. Run into/run over
To “run into” someone can have the literal meaning of colliding with their body, but the phrase often means to meet or see someone unexpectedly. (कसै संग संयोगले भेटिनु)
To “run over” something means to drive a vehicle over that person or thing. (कुनै चीजलाई किचेर जानु)
Example: I was so excited when I ran into my friend that I forgot to look both ways when crossing the street and a car almost ran me over!
6. Put down/put off
To “put down” another person means to insult them or make them feel useless or stupid. (कसैको अपमान गर्नु)
To “put off” something, usually some sort of event, means to postpone it. (कुनै चीज स्थगित गर्नु)
Example: I put off going out to lunch with my friend because the last time I spoke with her, she kept putting me down.
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