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English Phrasal verbs
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cut down on
reduce the amount of
I've decided to cut down on smoking
catch up with
reach the same place as
They are too far ahead for us to catch up with them
come up against
I'm afraid we've come up against a problem we can't solve.
come up with
have you come up with an answer yet?
drop in on
visit for a short time
I dropped in on Bill and Sheila on my way home.
face up to
accept, deal with
You must face up to reality!
Feel up to
have the strength and energy to do
I don't feel up to going to work.
get away with
do something bad and not be punished
Jack stole the money and got away with it.
get along / on with
have good relations with
do you get along / on with your new boss?
get on with
Stop talking and get on with your work!
get out of
avoid a responsibility
I managed to get out of working late.
get round to
find time to do
I haven't got round to decorating yet.
get up to
do something bad
What has young Bill been getting up to?
grow out of
become too old for
Julie has grown out of playing with dolls.
keep up with
go at the same speed as
You're going to fast! I can't keep up with you!
Look down on
feel superior to
Our neighbours look down on anyone without a car
look up to
I really look up to my teacher.
look forwart to
think we will enjoy
we're looking forward to our holiday.
make up for
This wonderful dinner made up for the bad service.
put up with
accept without complaining
I can't put up with these screaming children!
run out of
have no more of
Oh dear, we've run out of petrol
stand up for
you must learn to stand up for yourself!
ask for news of
Jim asked after you yesterday.
come to your house and collect you
I'll call for you at six.
visit for a short time
I called on some friends in Jona.
find by chance
Joe came across this old painting in the attic.
sue came into a large sum of money.
I'm counting on you to help me.
take action to solve a problem
How can we deal with the traffic problem?
manage without having
We'll have to do without a holiday this year.
What are you getting at?
Barry has got over his illness now.
discuss the details
Let's go over our plan once more.
take part in, contribute to
Try to join in the lesson as much as you can.
have as income
they love on the money her father gives them.
the government is looking into the problem.
look at everything
let's look round the town today.
go in the direction of
Where are you making for exactly?
choose a person to punish
my teacher is always picking on me.
meet by chance
I ran into Jennifer in the supermarket yesterday.
we'll have to see about getting you an office.
attend to, take care of
can you see to the dog's food?
I won't stand for such rudeness!
be a candidate for
He is standing for parliament.
have the same characteristics as
Helen takes after her mother.
look after until adult
we brought up this child.
phone you at another time
I can't talk now, but I'll call you back later.
you haven't carried out my instructions.
we have decided to call off the match.
could you clear up your room please?
the weather is clearing up
complete by writing
can you fill in this form please?
take someone's place
our teacher was ill, so Mrs Frost filled in.
learn about, discover
I want to find out what happened.
make a gift of
The millionaire gave all his money away
make something known
Jill asked me not to give her secret away.
stop doing something
I've decided to gibe up eating meat.
stop trying to do something
Jorge finally gave up teaching me Portuguese.
Two masked men held up the bank
the blow on the head knocked me out
i always leave out the difficult exercises.
I've to look this word up in my dictionary.
Things are looking up
I think you made this story up.
become friends again
the couple quarrelled but then made up
I'll pick you up at six.
Harry puts money aside every week for his holiday
They put the meeting off until Thursday.
make someone not want to to something
The smell of fish put me off my tea.
If you come to Florence I can put you up.
give a guided tour
Let me sho you around the new building.
buy a company
A Chinese company took us over last year.
Take someone's place
If you are tired, I'll take over.
start a hobby
I've decided to take up beach soccer.
Please think over our offer.
use for the first time
Have you tried out the new computer?
refuse an offer
Paul was offered the job but he turned it down.
All this work has worn me out.
find a solution
this is a difficult problem. I can't work it out.
The car broke down on the motorway.
The war broke out unexpectedly.
her new book came out last week.
come to a stop
Suddenly an ambulance drew up outside.
write a legal document
my lawyer is drawing up a contract for us
Charles and Emily have fallen out again.
the bank robbers got away in a stolen van
stop fighting against
she pleaded with me, and i finally gave in.
everyone panicked when the bomb went off
look out! there's a car coming!
to arrive and stay
i think the rain has set in for the day
behave to attract attention
you always show off at parties
leave the ground
your plane takes off at 6.00.
arrive, often unexpectedly
guess who turned up at our party?
can you turn up the sound?
become less strong or disappear
When the drug wears off you may feel pain.
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