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cause a stirTo cause controversy, or raise a disturbance.
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common causeUsed other than as an idiom: see common, cause.
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common causeShared purpose.
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common causeAnacoenosis.
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lost causeA cause, attempt, or effort that is hopeless or futile.
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root causeAn initiating cause of a chain of events which leads to an outcome or effect of interest.
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act upTo misbehave; to cause trouble.
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don't shit where you eat(idiomatic, vulgar) One should not cause trouble in a place, group, or situation in which one regularly finds oneself.1998 April 14, Nelson Navarro, "Ever faithful, ever true," Manila Standard (Philippines) (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):The guiding principle is Don't shit where you eat. Office romances are always destructive of morale and objectivity.2003 Oct. 8, Jonathan Valania, "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Pussy," Philadelphia Weekly (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):Limbaugh was scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at the NAB convention in, of all places, Philadelphia, thus violating the cardinal law of the animal kingdom: Don't shit where you eat.2006 Sept. 19, Michael Musto, "NY Mirror," Village Voice (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):Mitchell refused to indulge in on-set romances with either gender. "You don't shit where you eat," he told me, plainly.
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fall awayTo cease to support a person or cause.
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bring uponTo cause to befall.
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bring roundTo resuscitate; to cause to regain consciousness.
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buck offTo cause to fall off.
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keep fromTo prevent or restrain ; refrain or cause refrain.
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lay lowTo knock out; to cause to fall.
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take backTo cause to remember some past event or time.
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throw downTo cause something one is holding to drop, often forcefully.
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touch offTo start; to cause, especially used for unstable situations that may magnify if disturbed.
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put down toTo state the cause of a situation.
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mess upTo cause a problem with; to introduce an error or mistake in; to make muddled or confused; spoil; ruin.
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red face testA hypothetical test of a person's embarrassment, that is either passed or failed. Saying one passes the red face test means one would not blush and thus would not be embarrassed by disclosing something to others or doing something, and saying one fails the red face test means a situation would cause them discernible embarrassment.
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stave inTo stave from the outside, to crush inward, to cause to collapse inward.
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bring aboutTo cause to take place.
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bring outTo cause a visible symptom such as spots or a rash.
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chase downTo investigate the cause of something.
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heat upTo heat, to cause to become hotter.
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keep downTo cause not to increase or rise.
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kick inTo kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.
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pump upTo cause one's muscles to swell by means of focussed weightlifting.
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run intoTo cause to collide with.
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suck intoTo cause someone to become slowly more and more involved in a business or situation that is often not to that person's liking.
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turn to stoneTo cause something to become stone.
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at handBeing at the moment the center of attention or the cause of trouble.
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bad taste in one's mouthA feeling of guilt, responsibility, or embarrassment as to cause nausea.
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bad taste in one's mouthA feeling something is morally despicable as to cause nausea.
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beat upTo cause by some other means, injuries comparable to the result of being beaten up.
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bite one's lipTo forcibly prevent oneself from speaking, especially in order to avoid saying something inappropriate or likely to cause a dispute.
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bite the hand that feeds oneTo cause harm to a benefactor.
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bite the hand that feeds youTo cause harm to a benefactor.
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blow awayTo cause to go away by blowing.
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blow sky highTo totally destroy and cause to explode
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break someone's heartTo cause a person to feel grief or sadness.
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bring backTo cause someone to remember something from the past.
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bring onTo cause.
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bring overTo cause to change allegiance or point of view.
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bring to justiceTo cause a person alleged to have committed criminal acts to be brought to trial on the offenses.
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bug outTo cause to bulge.
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burn a hole in one's pocketTo cause someone to be tempted to spend money.
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buy timePurposefully cause a delay to something, in order to achieve something else.
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chip upTo cause something to have cracks or dents.
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choke offTo get rid of, cause to come to an end.
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