- DIE DOWN
- (intransitive) to decrease
The noise from the party finally died down around four in the morning.
- DIG UP
- (separable) to look for and find hidden things or information
Mary was paid thousands of dollars to dig up some dirt on that promising politician.
- DISH OUT
- (separable) to allocate, dispense, or distribute food from a container
After dinner, Max dished out some delicious fruit salad for desert.
- DOZE OFF
- (intransitive) to fall asleep
You know you're a boring speaker when your entire audience dozes off.
- DRAG ON
- (intransitive) to continue for what seems to be an extrememly long time
The politicians speech dragged on and on.
- DRAW UP
- (separable) to prepare
Lee Harvey was happy to have the Soviets draw up the assassination plans.
- DREAM UP
- (separable) to think of (something new)
The CIA and the KGB were always dreaming up new ways of keeping tabs on each other.
- DRESS UP
- (separable) to put on formal or very nice clothing
Mary likes to dress her son up to go to church.
- DRINK UP
- (separable) to finish a drink
Bobby drank his juice up and went to bed.
- DROP OFF
- (separable) to unload or deliver (on the way to somewhere else)
If you?re going to the store, could you drop me off at Mary?s house on the way?
- DROP OFF
- (intransitive) to decline (in number)
Towards the end of the school year university enrollment numbers drop off a little.
- DROWN OUT
- (separable) to make a sound inaudible with a louder sound
Max uses his iPod to drown out all of the people?s voices around him.