Cегодняшние слова: to bring to a halt, to splurge, to stand for, to ramp up, to save a fortune. 

Все примеры взяты из The Guardian, 2015.

1. News of the accident brought the party to a halt.

to bring to a halt = to finish



2. The government splurges cash on vanity projects.

to splurge = to waste 



3.  The trouble is that we don’t know what he stands for.

to stand for = выступать за что-то, поддерживать



4. I’ve started ramping up the miles on my Sunday long-run.

to ramp up = наращивать



5. It would save me a fortune.

to save a fortune = сэкономить состояние