Ask about: find out more about.
e.g. I want to ask about my application for that position.
Ask after: ask about the health and wellbeing of someone.
e.g. My in-laws asked after you.
Ask around: request information from a number of people.
e.g. I plan to ask around to see what people think about the new mayor.
Ask back: invite someone to come again.
e.g. Because of your rudeness, they will never ask you back.
Ask for: request for someone or something.
e.g. The policeman is asking for you.
Ask of: ask of something from someone.
e.g. I want to ask a favor of you.
Ask out: invite someone to go out.
e.g. I asked her out to dinner, but she refused.
Ask over: invite someone to visit.
e.g. I asked my neighbor over to fix my computer.
Face into: turn something or someone towards certain direction.
e.g. Please face into the camera; they want to take a picture of you.
Face off: prepare for a confrontation.
e.g. The two candidates are going to face off in a debate.
Face up: confront something with courage.
e.g This is a huge challenge that you must face up.
Ace in(to): to be luck to be admitted into (slang).
e.g. My son aced into
. Harvard University
Ace out of: to be lucky to accomplish something.
e.g. I aced out of my chemistry exam.
Ease someone of something: to relieve or reduce someone of something.
e.g. The doctor eased me of my back pain.
Ease off: diminish; let up doing something.
e.g The rain has eased off; we'd better leave now.
e.g. Come on, he's just a kid. Ease off!
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