Phrasal Verbs - level B2 CEFR


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make for
Go in the direction of (home), Head in a certain direction, move or head towards (a place)
come into
suddenly receive (money or property), especially by inheriting it
live on
depend on as a source of income or support
do without
manage without
drop in
call informally and briefly as a visitor, to pay a short visit, often without warning.
go in for
like or habitually take part in (an activity), , enjoy a particular thing or activity (I don't go in for golf much.)
get over, getting over
recover from (an ailment or an upsetting or startling experience)
see about
attend to or deal with, Make arrangements (buying the car)
put up with
to tolerate, endure something, to accept an unpleasant situation or person without complaining
made up for
compensate for something lost, missed, or deficient, - to find a replacement for something, - to do something in order to correct a mistake
cut down on
to reduce In size or amount.
smoking / cigarettes / drinking / spending /
production etc.
run into
collide violently with an obstacle, collide with so
get round
to solve or avoid a problem.
grow out of
Become too old for / become too little (playing with dolls); become too mature to retain (a childish habit)
come up with
produce (something), especially when pressured or challenged
get up
cause to rise, rise or cause to rise from bed after sleeping
go away
take away
detract from, remove
come in
be received, enter
show up
appear or become visible
brush up on
to improve your knowledge of something already learned but partly forgotten; improve one's existing knowledge or skill in a particular area
let down
fail to meet the hopes or expectations of
go off
(of a gun, bomb, or similar device) explode or fire
hold on
waiting to be connected while making a telephone call; , be persistent, refuse to stop
put out
extinguish something that is burning (a candle or a light)
make up
invent a story, lie, or plan;
give in
to stop resisting; to surrender; cease fighting or arguing; admit defeat
turn down
refuse to accept; reject an offer or application made by someone
show off
informal boastfully display one's abilities or accomplishments; display proudly
look forward to
excited about something in the future,
to think with pleasure about a future event that you expect to enjoy.
get along with
have a good relationship with
give up
to stop something; to quit something
put off
postepone something, push back in time, hold back to a later time
turn out
cause to feel intense dislike or distaste
turn up
appear or become visible
turn back
reverse, force to go away, hold back
put up to
to encourage someone to do something stupid or wrong
put down
to make someone feel silly or not important by criticizing them, insult somebody
watch out
be vigilant, be on the lookout, be on one's guard, be careful
take off