GMAT List 39 Phrase – 31 Words

account for

be the reason or explanation for

allow for

make a possibility or provide opportunity for

assembly line

mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it

at stake

to be won or lost; at risk

better off

in a more fortunate or prosperous condition

bring about

cause to happen, occur or exist

call for

express the need or desire for; ask for

center on

have as a center

cling to

hold firmly, usually with one’s hands

die out

become extinct

draw in

pull inward or towards a center

embark on

get off the ground

fool around

indulge in horseplay

get by

pass or move in front of

get through

succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems

in kind

with something of the same kind

lay off

dismiss, usually for economic reasons

look to

turn one’s interests or expectations towards

more often than not

usually; as a rule

at odds

in disagreement

other than

in another and different manner

pull away

pull back or move away or backward

put away

stop using

rule of thumb

a principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior

shut off

block off the passage through

side effect

a secondary and usually adverse effect of a drug or therapy

speak out

express one’s opinion openly and without fear or hesitation

take issue

be of different opinions

take over

seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one’s right or possession

Wall Street

a street in lower Manhattan where the New York Stock Exchange is located; symbol of American finance

turn down

take a downward direction
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