UNIT 8 VOCABULARY
Invest: to buy shares, property, or goods because you hope that the value will increase and you can make a profit:
- I’ve got a few thousand dollars I’m looking to invest
- Oliver made a fortune by investing in antique furniture.
- Williams invested a large sum of money in Swiss stocks.
- He has invested heavily (=invested a lot of money) in the bond market.
be worth something: to have a value in money:
- The house must be worth quite a lot of money now.
- One of the pictures is worth £50,000.
- Do you know how much the ring is worth?
- This art collection is worth a fortune (=worth a very large amount of money)
give in: to stop competing or arguing and accept that you cannot win
- Eventually I gave in and accepted the job on their terms.
- The champion refused to give in and went on to win the set.
- The government has said all along that it will never give in to terrorist attacks.
take over: to get control of or responsibility for something ele geçirmek, yönetimi/kontrolü ele geçirmek; hâkim olmak
- They’ve recently been taken over by a large company.
- Who’ll be taking over from Cynthia when she retires?
- Jane took over as director after Richard retired.
take up: to fill a particular amount of space or time
- These files take up a lot of disk space.
- I’ll try not to take up too much of your time.