To visit (a person).
Example — I really should call on my grandmother more often.
2. CARRY ON
To continue or proceed as before.
Example — I’ll be gone for some days, but I hope you will carry on while I am out.
2. To take baggage on a plane, rather than check it.
Example — You may only carry on a small bag on the plane.
3. GET ON
1. To board or mount a vehicle.
Example — Please, get on the bus.
2. To progress, advance.
Example — To get on in life, you need to work hard.
4. HOLD ON
1. To grasp or grip firmly.
Example — Hold on tightly to the railing.
2. To wait (also on the phone)
Example — “Can I talk to Ms Smith?” “Hold on. I’ll see if she is here”.
5. LOOK DOWN ON
To regard or treat as inferior.
Example — It is wrong to look down on people less fortunate than yourself.
6. CALL OFF
To postpone or cancel something.
Example — We had to call off the meeting because the client was ill.
7. GO OFF
1. To explode or fire.
Example — The gun went off at the beginning of the race.
2. To begin making noise.
Example — The alarm clock will go off at 6 a.m.
8. PUT OFF
To avoid, delay, postpone.
Example — We put off the picnic until tomorrow because it was raining.
9. SHOW OFF
To brag about one’s abilities or accomplishments.
Example — John likes to show off how much he knows about music.
10. SEE OFF
To say goodbye to someone.
Example — He came to the airport to see me off.