tear apart:  The vultures tore the carcass apart. (To violently pull something into pieces)
tear apart:   The civil war threatens to tear the country apart. (To split)
tear apart:   It tore her apart to see so many child victims of terminal diseases in a single ward. (To upset terribly)

tear at:  The puppies tore at the slipper. (To pull or attack violently)  

tear away:  Once he’s on the video game, it’s hard to tear him away from it. (To leave or remove oneself unwillingly) 
tear down:  Several houses were torn down to make way for the new highway. (To demolish)
tear into:  I said she might be wrong and she tore into me. (To criticize strongly)
tear off:  I wasted no time in tearing my clothes off to take a shower. (To remove one’s clothes hurriedly) 
tear up:  She tore up the letter after reading it. (To rip into pieces)

tell against:  He longed to be a basketball player, but his lack of height told against him. (To be a cause of a failure)

tell apart:  It is difficult to tell the twin girls apart. (To recognize or identify as different) 
tell off:  John ran for a bus but bumped against a woman who told him off. (To express disapproval of someone)

tell on:  Her constant worrying is beginning to tell on her face. (To have a noticeably bad effect on someone)

tell on:  Are you not worried that he will tell on you? (To inform on another person to the authority, especially the police)

think back:  When she thinks back, she feels very unlucky to have fallen as badly as she did. (To bring back the memory of something that happened in the past) 

think of:  She doesn’t think very highly of her new daughter-in-law. (To have an opinion of someone)

think of:  What did you think of the film? (To have an opinion of something)
think of:  I have just thought of a way to make easy money. (To come up with a new idea or plan)
think of:  I recall correctly; she lives at number 11, but I can’t think of the street. (To remember something)
think of: He often thinks of others, not only of himself. (To have thoughtfulness towards others)

think out:  Jack was the one who thought out the whole operation. (To mentally and carefully plan something)

think over:  Jillian prefers to think it over before deciding on his proposal. (To think carefully about something)
think through:  Facing the choice of an overseas assignment or losing his job, George needed some time to think it through. (To consider carefully)
think up:  It was Paul who thought up the idea of a jumble sale to raise more money. (To invent something)

throw away:  He is not throwing away those ten pairs of worn out shoes yet. (To get rid of something that is useless)

throw away:  He chose to be a backpacker and threw away a chance to go to a university. (To fail to make use of an opportunity, advantage, etc)

throw in:  We decided to buy the big desk with a table lamp thrown in. (To add something with no additional charge to something else that is purchased)

throw in:  All eyes were drawn to the one who threw in a careless remark while the conversation was proceeding. (To add something while something else is progressing)

throw off:  If only you could throw off all your negative thoughts, you wouldn’t feel the way you do. (To rid oneself of something) 

throw off:  Each day on arriving home, this couch potato uncle of his throws off his jacket and sits down to watch television. (To quickly remove a piece of clothing)
throw off:  Can the bright moon throw off enough light for reading? (To produce something in large amount)
throw off:  It was only after two weeks that grandma threw off her cold. (To get rid of)
throw off:  She threw the stalker off by blending into the crowd. (To break free from someone or something that following you)

throw open:  The race was thrown open to more competitors when the age limit of participants was lowered. (To make something more accessible) 

throw out:  Dad refused to throw out the old books and magazines that cluttered the lounge. To get rid of something that is unwanted)

throw out:  The court threw out the case due to lack of evidence. (To dismiss)
throw out:  The student was thrown out of school for unacceptable behavior. (To expel)
throw out:  The treatment plant is throwing out raw sewage directly into the river. (To discharge)

throw over:  She promised to never throw him over, but she broke the promise after one year. (To abandon someone)

throw together:  A sudden rainfall caused them not to dine out, but to throw something together for dinner. (To make something quickly without planning or preparation)

throw together:  Jack and Jill believed fate threw them together when as strangers they sat beside each other and began a relationship. (To be brought into a relationship by chance)

throw up:  Bob, as usual, threw up after he had overeaten. (To vomit)

throw up:  Halfway through her election campaign, she threw up her candidacy. (To abandon or give up)
throw up:  The introduction of the new regulations is likely to throw up much controversy. (To produce)

tie down:  They were tied down by having to work twelve hours a day. (To restrict someone’s freedom)

tie in:  It was a disaster when the two events didn’t tie in whenthey were supposed to. (To connect one thing with another)

tie in with:  The concert will tie in with the festival of dance taking place the same weekend. (To bring different things into a relationship)

tie up:  Someone tied all the flowers up in one big bunch. (To fasten)

tie up:  The accident tied up traffic for hours. (To delay or block the progress of something)
tie up:  Most of her cash is tied up in real estate investments. (To make money not readily accessible by putting it in property, bond, share, etc)
tie up:  The burglars tied him up before ransacking the house. (To restrain someone by binding their hands and feet or binding them to something)
tie up:  He was tied up in a meeting when I called. (To keep someone busy so that they are unavailable to do anything else)