expression for disliking Revision:
can't stand - Present Perfect - Phrasal VerbsVocabulary
All these expressions mean strong dislike and are using followed by a noun, noun phrase or ing, i.e.can't standcan't bearhatedreally dislike,
Other vocabulary in the conversation:
- I can't stand / can't bear / detest / really dislike people who always come late to meetings.
- He can't stand / can't bear / detests / really dislikes bad cooking.
- She can't stand / can't bear / detests / really dislikes living in this town. She's got to move.
- the exams British teenagers take at the end of school to get into university.(to go - to be) bankrupt
- when a business has no money to pay it's debts and must close
- The company's gone bankrupt; all their shops are closed down now.
- (Phrasal Verb) - various meanings, here: to end a relationship, i.e.
can't put up with
- My sister's marriage has broken up. It's very sad.
- Sue and David are breaking up.
- Phrasal Verb: can't accept or tolerate, also
, dislike, i.e.
(to) get on (with)
- I can't put up with that noise. Please ask Paul to stop his drum practice.
- She can't put up with rude people; they make her angry.
- He can't put up with cold weather and goes to a hot country every winter.
- Phrasal Verb:
A) to have a good relationship with someone, i.e.
B) to describe a relationship with something, i.e.
- He gets on very well with his sister.
- Everyone gets on well with Pat, she's a good boss.
- She doesn't get on with her grandmother; they haven't spoken for years.
(to) (get) used to
- He's getting on well in his new job.
- How are you getting on with your maths course?
- something becomes familiar, acceptable, followed by a noun or ing, i.e.
(to) kick out
- Now he's used to driving on the left.
- At first I couldn't get used to waking up at six o'clock for my new job but now it's OK.
- Our new teacher seemed a bit cold at first, but now we've got used to her we know she's a good teacher.
- Phrasal Verb, (informal): to make someone leave something, i.e.
- The manager kicked her out of the cafe because she was annoying other customers.
- He was kicked out of the team because he was playing so badly.
- His father kicked him out of the house because he wouldn't get a job.