1. prior to 在...之前
（1）The duty to protect my sister is prior to all others.
（2）The will was made two days prior to his death.
2. put someone up 为…提供膳宿； 提出（或举荐）…作候选人，提名
（1）We can easily put you up for the night.
（2）Who put you up to all these dirty tricks?
3. put up with 忍受
（1）I can't put up with her another day—she never stops complaining.
（2）He had to put up with a smart rebuke from the teacher.
4. quite a few 相当多,不少
（1）The army has had quite a few successes recently.
（2）She went shopping and bought quite a few things.
5. rain cats and dogs 瓢泼大雨
（1）In the middle of the picnic It'started to rain cats and dogs,and everybody got soaked.
（2）When we were well on the way, it began to rain cats and dogs.