Keel over : Turn upside down.
The boat KEELED OVER in the storm and the crew drowned.
Keel over: Surrender, give in.
He was going to confront his boss, but KEELED OVER and didn’t mention the matter.
Keel over : Fall to the ground.
The drunk KEELED OVER when trying to leave the pub.
Keep around : Keep something near you.
I KEEP a dictionary AROUND when I’m doing my homework.
Keep at : Continue with something difficult.
She found the course hard but she KEPT AT it and completed it successfully.
Keep away : Don’t allow someone near something.
Medicines should always be KEPT AWAY from children.
Keep back : Maintain a safe distance.
The police told the crowd to KEEP BACK from the fire.
Keep down : Not vomit.
The food was so horrible that I struggled to KEEP it DOWN.
Keep from : Control yourself, refrain. I couldn’t KEEP FROM arguing with her.
Keep in : Not allow someone out.
The teacher KEPT the students IN after school because they had misbehaved.
Keep off : Not talk about.
She KEPT OFF the subject of her divorce.
Keep off : Not tread on something. KEEP OFF the grass in the park, please.
Keep on : Continue.
He KEPT ON trying and succeeded in the end.
Keep out : Not allow someone to enter.
The police KEPT the demonstrators OUT of the building.
Keep to : Stay within limits. Please KEEP TO the path.
Keep up : Not let someone go to bed.
My neighbours KEPT me UP till after 4 am with their loud music last night.
Keep up : Maintain a continuous action, persist.
First I phoned you and left a message that you should phone me; then you phoned and I was out, so you left a message; then…! How long can we KEEP this UP without ever speaking to each other directly?
Keep up at : Continue, not quit.
Learning a language is difficult, but if you KEEP UP AT it, you’ll succeed in the end.
Keep up with : Move at the same rate.
He walks too fast and it’s really hard to KEEP UP WITH him.
Keep up with: Stay up to date.
It’s hard to KEEP UPWITH all the latest improvements and breakthroughs in technology nowadays.
Key down : Relax, unwind. I need to KEY DOWN before I go to bed.
Key in : Enter numbers or information into a computer or electronic system.
It took me ages to KEY IN all the information into the database.
Key in on : Focus attention on, single out.
They KEYED IN ON the person they believed had done it.
Key on : Target, focus on (sport).
We will KEY ON the opposing team’s lack of skills on defense.
Key to : Plan things to fit or suit people or situations.
Promotions are KEYED TO people’s abilities.
Key up : Make someone excited or nervous. The noise got us KEYED UP.
Kick about : Discuss.
We KICKED the idea ABOUT at the meeting.
Kick around : Discuss. We KICKED the idea AROUND.
Kick around with : Spend time with.
I used to KICK AROUND WITH them, but haven’t seen them for a while.
Kick back : Pay someone illegally as part of the price.
I had to KICK ten percent BACK to the government official to get the contract.
Kick back : Resist.
They KICKED BACK when we suggested downsizing.
Kick back : Relax.
Rather than go out tonight, we plan to KICK BACK and watch television.
Kick down : Break something with your feet. The police KICKED the door DOWN.
Kick in . When a drug starts to take effect.
Her hayfever didn’t feel half as bad once he antihistamines had KICKED IN.
Kick in : Break something with your feet. They KICKED his head IN.
Kick in : Contribute money. I’ll KICK IN for some of the beer if you will buy the pizza.
Kick in : Start having an effect.
The budget cuts are starting to KICK IN and people are struggling.
Kick off : Start a game of football. The match KICKS OFF at three o’clock.
Kick off : Die.
He KICKED OFF last month when he had a massive heart attack.
Kick off : When trouble starts.
The fight KICKED OFF when he insulted the guy’s girlfriend.
Kick off. Argue, protest and refuse to co-operate.
He started KICKING OFF big time when the police tried to arrest him.
Kick out : Expel.
The family KICKED the au pair OUT when they found out that she was planning to move to work for another household.
Kick up : Cause trouble or pain. My back KICKS UP when it gets cold.
Kill off : Reduce or exterminate a population by hunting, pollution, development, etc..
There used to be a lot of wolves around here, but most of them have been KILLED OFF.
Kip down : Sleep away from your home, often without planning to.
It’s too late to get the train, so can I KIP DOWN here tonight?
Kip down on : Sleep on something other than a bed.
There were so many of us that we had to KIP DOWN ON the floor.
Kiss off : Used to tell someone to go away.
He was bugging us, so we told him to KISS OFF.
Kiss off : Consider something to be unimportant or inferior.
He KISSED the criticism OFF.
Kiss up to : Try to get into someone’s favour.
He’s a creep and is always KISSING UP TO the director.
Knock about : Beat someone.
He KNOCKED his brother ABOUT aftern they argued.
Knock around : Discuss casually.
We KNOCKED the idea AROUND a bit, but decided not to bother.
Knock back : Cost someone a lot of money.
Your holiday must have KNOCKED you BACK a bit.
Knock back : Finish a drink quickly, drink a lot of alcohol.
The pub was closing so we KNOCKED our drinks BACK and left.
Knock back . Shock.
It really KNOCKED me BACK when I heard they had been killed.
Knock down : Demolish.
They KNOCKED DOWN the old church and built a block of flats in its place.
Knock down : Hit and injure someone.
The car KNOCKED her DOWN and she broke her arm.
Knock it off: Stop doing something annoying.
The were making too much noise, so I told them to KNOCK IT OFF.
Knock off : Finish work for the day.
We KNOCKED OFF early on Friday to avoid the rush hour queues.
Knock off : Reduce the price of something.
They KNOCKED ten pounds OFF when I asked for a discount.
Knock off : Reduce the time required to do something.
The new road KNOCKS an hour OFF the journey.
Knock off : Steal. He KNOCKED it OFF and sold it.
Knock off Produce or create something quickly. I KNOCKED the essay OFF in an hour.
Knock out : Hit and make somebody unconscious.
The reigning middleweight champion KNOCKED OUT the challenger in the fourth round of the fight.
Knock out : Sell, distribute.
They’re KNOCKING hundreds OUT a day in the sales.
Knock together : Join houses that had been separate.
They KNOCKED TOGETHER two outbuilding and turned them into a home.
Knock up : Become or get someone pregnant..
She got KNOCKED UP when she was on holiday.
Knock up : Play a bit before a match to get ready.
The teams KNOCKED UP for a few minutes before the final.
Knock up : Produce or create something quickly.
They KNOCKED a model UP over the weekend.
Knuckle down : Make a great effort.
I’ve got my exams next week and I haven’t done much work, so I’d better KNUCKLE DOWN.
Knuckle under : Submit to authority.
The teacher made the students KNUCKLE UNDER and hand their projects in on time.