Drop around: come for a casual visit.
e.g. You must drop around some time and have a drink with us.
Drop behind: fail to keep up with a schedule.
e.g. I dropped behind in my work because of my ill health recently.
Drop by: visit.
e.g. I hope you can drop by and see our new granddaughter.
Drop it on: give some bad news.
e.g. I’m sorry I’ve to drop some bad news on you.
Abide by: follow a set of rules.
e.g. We must abide by all the instructions from the Mayor.
Abide with: stay with someone.
e.g. She is your wife; you must abide with her no matter what.
Ease of: relieve or reduce someone of something.
e.g. The doctor eased me of my back pain with some medication.
Ease off: diminish; let up doing something.
e.g. The rain has eased off; we'd better leave now.
e.g. Come on, he's just a kid. Ease off!
Ease up on: treat gently.
e.g. Come on! Ease up on the gas! We’re going too fast!
Move ahead: advance beyond.
e.g. If you wish to move ahead in you career, you need a higher degree.
Move along: continue to move.
e.g. Come on! Move along; there's nothing to see here
Move around: walk around a bit here and there.
e.g. Can you sit still, instead of moving around?
Move aside: step out of the way.
e.g. Please move aside so that the crowd can get through.
Move away: withdraw from someone or something.
e.g. Let's move away from those smokers.
Move back: move back and away.
e.g. Please move back! We need more space here.
Move on something: do something about something.
e.g. This is an issue we must move on.
e.g. You must move on this matter and give it your top priority.
Move up: advance; go higher.
e.g. She is trying to move her son up the social ladder/
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