Learning English Phrases Everyday(42)

1. forgive

Today we are going to learn “forgive”. It means to stop being angry with someone and stop blaming them, although they have done something wrong.
eg:
(1) He didn’t look the sort of man to forgive and forget (= forgive someone and no longer think about it ) .
(2) He never forgave her for walking out on him.

2. step up

Another word is “step up”. If you step up something, you increase it
eg:
(1) Japan and Russia agreed to step up work towards resolving their longstanding territorial disputes.
(2) He had told a friend, “You come to realize that life is short, and you have to step up.”

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