1. Hang up/hang out
To "hang up" means to end a phone call; to "hang out" means to spend time relaxing, usually with a friend.
E. g. : 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.
To "look forward" to something means to be excited about an event that will happen in the future.
E. g. : After looking up the plot of David Dhawan's latest movie, I look forward to watching it!
3. Get into/get over
To "get into" means to become involved or interested in something.
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.
E. g. : 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, whereas to "throw out" means to dispose of something that is no longer being used.
E. g. : 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.
To "run over" something means to drive a vehicle over that person or thing.
E. g. : 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!
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