||We need to branch out into new markets.
||enter (with effort or force)
||It is difficult to break into the American market.
||John carried on working after the shop closed.
||The company had to close down because of financial problems.
|look forward to
||anticipate with pleasure
||I look forward to meeting you next week.
||Note down the address so you don't forget.
||resign or leave (a position/job)
||The manager stepped down for family reasons.
||Sales took off last quarter.
||occupy or fill (time)
||The meeting will take up the morning.
||I will weigh up the advantages and disadvantages.
||make a copy of
||Back up your computer files before you leave.
||perform or conduct
||We plan to carry out a customer survey next month.
||happen or arise
||Something has come up, so I can't come to the meeting.
||How did you get on with the report yesterday?
|keep up with
||Do you keep up with the financial news?
||start (a business)
||Kate is setting up a business as a translator.
||The company is going through a difficult time.
||discover or obtain (information)
||Can you find out the sales figures for last month?
||The conference was called off because there was a problem with the venue.
||return a phone call
||Can you call back later?
||handle (a problem)
||I deal with customer complaints.
||I will drop in tomorrow morning.
||complete (a form)
||Please fill out this form.
||Can you hold on, please?
||Please join in and share your ideas.
||We have to lay off 20 people because of the financial crisis.
||delay or postpone
||The meeting has been put back until next week.
|run out of
||have no more of something
||The printer has run out of ink.
||organise or fix
||I need to sort out my travel plans.
||The business is growing, so we need to take on more staff.