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From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 12, 2000, 10:46
One more question, and I just noticed this.  I used the expression "spice up"
in two posts.  I was thinking how I could've avoided being redundant.  I
recalled various expressions involving verb + "up":

spice up
jazz up
spruce up
screw up
dizzy up (I have no idea what this one means)
tie up
look up
sex up
soup up
jack up
hike up
tighten up
jump up
pump up
tense up
piss up (as in "go piss up a rope/flagpole")
dress up
knock up (in England, "to awaken"; in America, "to impregnate"
f**k up
trip up
slip up
bang up

That's most of 'em, I think.  Of course there are other verb + preposition
(which now function as an adverbial POSTposition) groups, using such
directionals as "down", "around", "away", "through", "by", "under", "over"...

Anybody relate?  Conlang examples?


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