Preparing to Travel
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psyched – an informal word for being very excited about something; ready and eager to do something; mentally prepared for something that one is looking forward to * All the actors are psyched about opening night.
to hold (one’s) mail – to not have one’s mail delivered for a specified period of time, instead having the post office collect it and deliver it all at once when one returns * Please hold my mail for two weeks and begin delivering it again on Monday the 27th.
to suspend – to temporarily stop doing or having something, with plans to have it start again in the future * All of their baseball games have been suspended until the weather gets better.
automatically – without one’s involvement; without needing to do anything to make something happen * This software program includes a calendar that automatically sends me an email a few days before my friends’ birthdays, so that I don’t forget to call them.
utility – a service that is provided to the public, usually paid for each month * When they moved into a new home, they had to set up new accounts with all the utilities, including natural gas, electricity, and water providers.
to cut off – to stop providing a service, usually because the customer has stopped paying for it; to stop supporting someone financially * Our telephone service was cut off because we forgot to pay the bill three months in a row.
to accrue – to have something add up over time; for something to increase or become larger or more numerous over time * Normally interest accrues from the date of the purchase, but the furniture store is offering a special deal where interest doesn’t accrue for the first six months.
to have got (something) covered – to have something under control; to have already fixed a problem or a potential problem; to have a solution * The roof started leaking, but don’t worry. I’ve got it covered. The roofing company is fixing it right now.