Grammar Patterns

V way prep/adv

The 'borrow' group

These verbs, when used with way, are concerned with achieving something by means of a legitimate activity. This includes:
    doing something to achieve success in sports and arts e.g. bat, paint
    doing something to achieve success in business, in money matters, or in a career e.g. borrow, spend
You must not take the route of trying to borrow your way out of trouble when over- borrowing got you into this state in the first place.
Britain's capacity to grow its way out of recession is severely limited.
She possessed a powerful forehand and a disconcerting ability to hit her way out of crises.
  • adapt
  • automate
  • barter
  • bat
  • borrow
  • bowl
  • box
  • build
  • busk
  • buy
  • cook
  • dance
  • dive
  • earn
  • export
  • finance
  • fund
  • grow
  • hit
  • invest
  • jump
  • kick
  • manage
  • market
  • merge
  • network
  • organize
  • paddle
  • paint
  • play
  • produce
  • ride
  • save
  • sell
  • shrink
  • skate
  • ski
  • spend
  • swim
  • tax
  • think
  • trade
  • train
  • walk
  • wrestle
  • write
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