235 terms

cpe phrasal verbs use of english

act on
do whatever is advised/suggested
act up
behave awkwardly or badly
answer (sb) back
speak rudely to sb
answer back
defend oneself
answer for
be responsible for sth/pay for sth/vouch for
answer to
be under the command of sb/have the
characteristics described
back down
cease to oppose
back out of
withdraw from
back up
be beneath sb
be demeaning
be down on
be hostile to sb
be down with
be ill (with disease)
be in for it
be about to receive punishment/trouble
be in with
be in favour with
be into
(informal) take an interest in sth
be off
(1) cease to want or be interested in sth, (2) have
come loose, detached from sth, (3) stay away from
work/school, (4) cancel, (5) be bad, unhealthy (usu food)
be on
be shown on television, at the cinema etc
be out
(1) be in bloom, (2) be extinguished, (3) be removed,
(4) be absent (from home or work), (5) be wrong in
calculation, (6) be unfashionable
be up to
(1) do, (2) depend on
bear on
be relevant to
bear with
be patient,: Please bear with the delay.
balance against
assess in relation to
bank on
depend on
bear out
support the truth of
become of
happen to
blink at
show surprise
blow over
stop and be forgotten
blow up
book up
break away
escape from captivity
break down
(1) fail to function, (2) lose control of feelings
break in
(1) interrupt, (2) enter a building by force
break into
suddenly start doing sth
break off
end sth suddenly
break out
(1) start suddenly (of violent events), (2) escape
from a place
break through
(1) make a discovery, (2) become visible
(3) achieve success despite obstacles or difficulties
break up
(1) end a relationship, (2) disperse
break with
give up sth
brush up
improve (by study)
build up
acquire gradually/accumulate
bring about
bring in
introduce (law, idea)
bring off
succeed in (sth difficult)
bring on
cause an illness
bring out
bring round/to
cause sb to regain consciousness
bring up
(1) stop, (2) mention a subject, (3) vomit, (4) raise
a child
call at
visit briefly
call off
call back
ask to return
call for
call in
call out
cause one to go on strike
call up
carry off
succeed in doing sth difficult
carry on
(1) continue, (2) behave wildly
carry out
fulfil or perform sth
carry over
last from another time
carry through
complete sth in spite of difficulties
catch on
become popular
catch up
reach sb who is ahead
chip in
add one's share of money
clear of
find innocent
clear off
run away
clear out
get rid of unwanted things
clear up
(of the weather) brighten up
charge to
bill sb
charge with
publicly accuse sb of committing a wrong deed
be done for
be ruined
come about
come across
find sth or meet sb by chance
come by
obtain sth
come down to
be passed to sb
come forward
step forward
come in
become fashionable
come into
come on
come out
(1) become known, (2) be published
come out in
come over
happen; have a result or effect on sb
come round to
change one's opinion to another point of
view; be persuaded
come round/to
regain consciousness
come through
continue to live after (sth bod]
come to
amount to a total
come up
come up to
reach, equal sth
come up with
have an idea about a way to solve a problem
deal in
trade in sth
deal with
tackle a problem; cope with
do away with
do down
do out of
deprive of
do up
fasten (a coat etc)
do with
need/would like
do without
manage in spite of lack
drive at
imply, suggest
go off
get along/on
be on friendly terms with
get at
get at sb
criticise, tease in an unkind way
get away with
escape punishment
get by
manage despite difficulties
get sb down
depress sb
get off
get off with
nearly escape punishment
get on
make progress
get on with
continue doing sth
get out of
get over
recover from
get round
get round to
find time
get through
contact by phone
get up to
be busy with sth surprising or undesirable
give [oneself up
give away
(1) reveal, (2) give freely as a present
give in
(1) deliver, yield
give off
send out/emit
give out
(1) come to an end, (2) announce, (3) distribute
give up
(1) stop doing sth, (2) admit defeat
give oneself up
hype up
exaggerate the value of sth
She cheated her aged aunt out of her fortune
prevent sb from having sth usu in an unfair way
check in
register as a guest at a hotel
check out
pay one's bill and leave a hotel
check up on
investigate sb's behaviour etc
cut back
reduce (outgoings)
cut down on
reduce (consumption)
cut in
interrupt sth
cut off
(1) isolate, (2) disconnect
cut out
In October the nights start drawing in
shorten (of days)
I drew on my savings to pay for the repairs
use part of a reserve
draw out
draw up
come to a stop (of vehicles)
drop in
visit unexpectedly
drop off
drop out of
withdraw from
John's university fees have been eating into our savings.
consume a part of sth
fall back
She has no relatives to fall back on
turn to sth/sb for help when all else has failed
fall for
fall in love with sb
fall in
he was happy to fall in with her plans
agree to
fall off
fall on
fall out with
The studio planned to make a movie of the book but the deal fell through.
fail to take place
feel for
fit in
mix well with others
fit up/out
fly at
attack (with blows or words)
fold up
collapse or fail
head off
join up
become a member of the military
get about
(1)move about, (2) spread (of news, gossip etc)
get across
make understood
get ahead
go down
(of remarks, proposals etc) be received in a
specified way
go down with
become ill
go for
be sold
go in for
take part in
go into
describe, examine in detail
go off
make a sudden loud noise
go on
go on with
continue sth esp after a pause
go round
be enough for everyone to have a share
go through
(1) examine sth closely or systematically,
(2) consume
go up
be built
go with
be included in the price
hold bock
(1) prevent development, (2) delay, (3) withhold
hold in
control (feelings, oneself)
hold off
(1) keep at a distance, (2) delay
hold on
hold out
(1) last, (2) resist
hold out for
wait to get sth desired
hold out on
keep a secret from sb
The matter was held over for further review.
postpone to a later date
hold up
(1) rob (a bank, vehicle) (2) delay
be kept in
be detained after normal hours as a punishment
keep at
continue working at
keep back
keep down
keep in with
continue to be friendly
keep on
continue doing sth
keep on at
continue talking in an irritating way
keep to
keep up (with)
progress at the same rate
keep up with
(1) stay at an equal level with, (2) be informed
land in
get into trouble, difficulties etc
land up
end (usu in difficultiesl
lay aside
put aside
lay into
attack (with blows or words]
lay off
stop doing sth irritating
let down
Il) disappoint, (2) lower sth
let in for
involve in trouble etc
let in on
allow sb to share a plan, secret, etc
let on
reveal a secret
let out
(1) make (a garment etc) looser or larger (opp: take in), (2) utter a cry
let sb off
not punish severely
let sb through
allow sb to pass an exam or a test
let up
become less in degree
let up on
treat sb less severely
be made up
lead on
persuade sb to believe or do sth by making false
look after
take care of
look ahead
think about the future
look at
look back
think about one's past
look down on
look for
search for
look in
pay a short visit
look into
investigate/examine the facts relating to sth
look on
watch sth without taking part
look onto
have a view
look out
watch out; be careful
look out for
(1) search in order to find sth, (2) be alert in
order to see/find sb
look over
examine (a place)
look to
rely on sb
look up
search for (a word) in a reference book
look up
visit esp after a long time
look up to
make for
head for
make off with
steal sth and hurry away with it
make out
(1) complete sth, (2) claim to be, (3) discern,
(4) understand
make over
transfer the ownership of sth
make sth into
make up
(1) invent (a story), (2) end a quarrel,
(3) compensate for sth, (4) put cosmetics on sb's face (5) form
make up for
compensate sb for the trouble one has caused
rise up
live on sb/sth
get the money needed from
live through
experience over time
live up to
reach the standard that may be expected
live with
tolerate/accept sth and endure it
meet with
have as a reaction