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Account for usually means to provide an explanation or justification for something, while fish for generally means to try to obtain information or to ask questions in a subtle way.
Auction off means to sell something to the highest bidder in a public sale, while front off is not a common phrasal verb and does not have a widely accepted meaning.
Back away means to move backward slowly and carefully, especially to create distance from something or someone. Take away means to remove something from a place or person.
Be on means to be participating in an event or activity, while figure on means to expect or plan for something to happen.
Bear up means to endure or cope with a difficult situation, while mug up means to study or learn something quickly and intensively.