VOCABULARY

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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