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ditch (some place)
To leave a place, especially one that is no longer of use or interest, generally in search of something better. Come on, let's ditch this place and go back to my house.
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To throw away or abandon something. I was tired of carrying his bag for him, so I ditched it in a bush and went home. I had to ditch my car and walk into town after I ran out of gas.
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in the wilds of (some place)
In an area of a place that is especially remote and in which it is difficult or dangerous to live. It was only after my summer abroad in the wilds of Cambodia that I came to truly appreciate the modern comforts that I'm used to.
nudge (someone or something) (somewhere)
To gently push someone or something into a place, area, or position. I could tell John was nervous about being at a party with people he didn't know, so I nudged him into the room. Would you mind nudging the table out of the way a little?
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To leave or depart very quickly or suddenly. You'd better peg it, or you're going to be late for school! After a really long day at the office, I pegged it out of there as soon as the clock struck 5!
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wangle (one's) way into (someplace or some situation)
To succeed in entering some location or situation by tricky, clever, or persuasive means. I didn't think we'd be able to do it, but after Rajesh talked to the bouncer, we were able to wangle our way into the night club. I've been trying to wangle my way into the honors course at Harvard all year, but so far, nothing has helped.
wangle someone into (someplace or some situation)
To succeed in getting someone into some location or situation by tricky, clever, or persuasive means. It turned out that Rajesh knew the bouncer at the club, so he was able to wangle us into the place even though we weren't on the guest list. I don't know how I let Jeff wangle me into looking after his dogs this weekend—I don't even like dogs!
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burst into (someplace)
To force entry into some place, often a building. I had to burst into the house because I didn't have my key, and no one else was home!
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carry (someone or something) over to (someplace)
To physically move someone or something to a particular place or area. You carry the baby over to the car, and I'll get her stroller and diaper bag. We need some more chairs in here—can you guys carry those ones over to the table?
be the toast of (some place)
To be someone who is especially well liked, regarded, or admired in a certain place. The young entrepreneur has been the toast of Silicon Valley ever since his revolutionary tech innovation went public. I hope you enjoy being the toast of London now, because such fame is always fleeting.
get the hell out (of someplace)
To leave (somewhere) as quickly as possible. I could tell there was going to be a fight, so I just got the hell out of there. I'm sick of your crappy attitude. Get the hell out of my office! This town is driving me crazy—I need to get the hell out.
ship (someone or something) off to (someplace)
To send someone or something to a certain location, often abruptly, hastily, or unceremoniously. The kids were starting to drive us crazy, so we shipped them off to a summer camp for a few weeks. We're excited to announce that we'll be shipping off the first copies of the book tomorrow at noon.
talk (one's) way into (something or someplace)
To use charming or persuasive speech in order to obtain or achieve something or to enter into someplace. Bill's so smooth he was able to talk himself into a promotion at work. I can't believe your sister was able to talk her way into the nightclub. She's only 16!
in the middle of (something or someplace)
1. Literally, physically located at the center of something or someplace. We're in the middle of the crowd, so it will take us a while to push our way out. Listening to my music, I wandered until I realized I was in the middle of the woods, with no idea which path I took.
2. During, in the midst of, or while currently engaging in something, such as an activity. I'm in the middle of a meeting right now, can I call you back? Then, right in the middle of the concert, he walked offstage.
pack (someone or something) off to (someplace)
To send someone or something to a certain location, often (of a person) abruptly, hastily, or unceremoniously. The kids were starting to drive us crazy, so we packed them off to a summer camp for a few weeks. We're excited to announce that we'll be packing off the first copies of the book tomorrow at noon.
run by (some place)
To briefly visit or stop at some location, especially so one can collect something. I just need to run by the office and get my phone charger. Do you mind if we run by the grocery store to pick up some milk on the way home?
run into (some place)
To briefly stop at and go into some location, especially to collect or purchase something. I just need to run into the office and get my phone charger. Do you mind if we run into the grocery store to pick up some milk on the way home?
run (one) into (some place)
To take someone into an area or location. Let me just run Susan into the department store to get some shoes, and then we can go home. I'm going to be running my mother into the city center tomorrow morning if you want a lift in.
shoot up (someplace)
To destroy or damage some place or kill many of its residents or visitors with intense gunfire. The gang of criminals shot up the sheriff's town in retribution for their leader's arrest. A deranged gunman began shooting up a shopping mall earlier today.