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More 80 phrasal verbs

More 80 phrasal verbs

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80 common phrasal verbs

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  • BE OFF-1-The meeting is off

    Be cancelled

  • BE OFF-2-I'll be off, then. See you later.


  • BE OVER--My holidays are nearly over.

    Be finished

  • BE UP TO-1-It's up to him to make that decision

    Be somebody's responsibility

  • BE UP TO-2-I knew Paul was up to no good.

    Be doing or thinking of doing something bad

  • BLOW UP-1-A suicide bomber blew himself up near a crowded market


  • BLOW UP-2-More volunteers are needed to blow up the balloons.


  • BLOW UP-3-He blew up when a reporter asked him about his drinking.

    Become angry

  • BREAK DOWN-1-Sorry I'm late. The car broke down on the way here

    Stop working

  • BREAK DOWN-2-He broke down and admitted that he couldn't cope with the situation.

    Lose control and cry

  • BREAK UP--The couple argued constantly and finally broke up.


  • BRING UP--He was brought up by his aunt.

    Take care of children until they're adults

  • BRUSH UP--I want to brush up my English because I haven't studied it for 5 years.

    Revise something you've partly forgotten

  • CALL BACK--Just leave your contact information below, and we will call you back as soon as possible.

    Return a phone call or call later

  • CALM DOWN--Don't get so angry! Just calm down.


  • CARRY OUT--According to a survey carried out in 1999 one in five Britons are now opting for alternative medicine.

    Do a task

  • CATCH UP--She tried to catch up with the other competitors, but they were just too fast.

    Reach somebody or reach certain level

  • CHECK IN--We checked into the hotel a little after midnight.

    Report that you have arrived at a hotel or airport

  • CHECK OUT-1-Don't forget to check out the information

    Check that something is true

  • CHECK OUT-2-fter breakfast, I checked out of the hotel.

    Pay your bill and leave

  • CHEER UP--I took him to the party because he needed cheering up.

    Feel happier

  • COME ACROSS--I came across an old friend in the street.

    Find by chance

  • COME ON--How's dinner coming on? I'm starving.

    Make progress

  • COME ROUND-1-Would you like to come round on Saturday? We'll be in all day


  • COME ROUND-2-I had no idea what had happened to me when I came round.

    Recover conciousness

  • COME UP WITH-1-You're going to have to come up with something to tell her

    Think of

  • COME UP WITH-2-It was impossible for me to come up with the money that was needed by Friday.


  • CUT DOWN--You should at least cut down on the amount you smoke.


  • CUT OFF--We were cut off in the middle of our telephone conversation.


  • DO UP--I spent a month doing up the flat and I think it's quite nice now.


  • DROP OFF-1-The girl was so tired that she dropped off to sleep at once

    Fall asleep

  • DROP OFF-2-ome on. I'll drop you off at your flat.

    Take somebody in your car

  • FALL OUT--They fell out and didn't talk to each other for nine months.

    Stop being friends

  • FALL OVER--She slipped on the ice and fell over.

    Fall to the ground

  • FILL IN--She gave me a form and told me to fill it in.


  • FILL UP--Places are filling up fast on courses starting in the new year.

    Become full

  • FIND OUT--She's going to find out sooner or later.


  • GET IN-1-Get into the car. We're leaving


  • GET IN-2-Can you tell Mr Harrison to phone me as soon as he gets in?


  • GET OFF--Just as we got off the bus, it started to rain.

    Leave a vehicle

  • GET ON-1-David's nice, but I don't get on with Mark

    Have a good relationship

  • GET ON-2-I got on the train and travelled all the way to Kings Cross.

    Go aboard a vehicle

  • GET OUT-1-A security guard told him to get out


  • GET OUT-2-Word got out that a nuclear submarine was coming into port.

    Become known

  • GET OVER--She's slowly getting over her illness.


  • GET UP--She gets up at seven every morning.

    Get out of bed

  • GIVE AWAY--I had a lot of books I didn't want to keep so I gave them away to a friend.

    Give something for free

  • GIVE OUT--Her job is to answer questions and give out leaflets.


  • GIVE UP--Eating healthfully does not mean you have to give up everything that you enjoy.

    Stop trying to do something or stop using something

  • GO OFF-1-The bomb went off just metres from the market entrance


  • GO OFF-2-Put the milk in the fridge or it will go off.

    Not good anymore

  • GO THROUGH--We're sure that you will get through your exam.


  • GROW UP--He grew up in a small village in the country.

    Develop from child to adult

  • HOLD ON--All our lines are busy, but please hold on.


  • HOLD UP-1-The march held up traffic in the city centre but there was no trouble or arrests


  • HOLD UP-2-He was held up at gunpoint.


  • LAY OFF--They will have to lay off some of their staff.


  • LET DOWN--I was supposed to travel with a friend but she let me down at the last moment.


  • LET OFF-1-She was let off with a fine

    Not punish or punish lightly

  • LET OFF-2-Make sure you let off fireworks in an open space.

    Make something explode

  • LOOK AFTER--He's looking after the children.

    Take care

  • LOOK FORWARD TO--I'm looking forward to the concert.

    Be excited about something that's going to happen

  • LOOK UP--He looked up all the new words in the dictionary.

    Search for information

  • MAKE UP--I'm not making it up. It's true.


  • OWN UP--After 3 days in the police station he finally owned up and admitted that he had committed the crime.

    Admit you've done something wrong

  • PICK UP-1-I couldn't even begin to pick it up, it was too heavy

    Lift someone or something

  • PICK UP-2-I'll pick you up at your house at seven


  • PICK UP-3-Cameron Diaz picked up two awards for Charlie's Angels.


  • PUT AWAY-1-After they use something, it's their responsibility to put it away

    Put something where it's usually kept

  • PUT AWAY-2-I can put away quite a few pints of Guinness.

    Eat or drink

  • PUT AWAY-3-He's put away a decent sum of money


  • PUT AWAY--4--I hope he gets put away for life.

    Send to prison

  • PUT DOWN--He finished the book and put it down on the table.

    Stop holding

  • PUT OFF--Let's put off the meeting until Monday.

    Do later

  • PUT ON--Put on your coat. It's cold.


  • PUT OUT--Please, put out your cigarette.


  • PUT UP WITH--His children play their music so loud -- I don't know how he puts up with it.

    Accept an unpleasant behaviour or situation

  • RUN OUT--Oh no! We're running out of petrol.

    Use something until it's finished

  • SELL OUT--Last year, reportedly, all 40,000 of these tickets sold out in the first 40 minutes.

    Sell something until it's finished

  • SET OFF--They set off early in the morning.

    Start a journey

  • SET UP--The Government is expected to set up an inquiry into allegations of corruption.

    Start or prepare something

  • SETTLE DOWN--At the age of 32, he decided to stop travelling and settle down in a quiet town in England.

    Start living a quiet life somewhere

  • SLOW DOWN--If you don't slow down, you will have an accident.

    Become slow or slower. Move more slowly

  • SORT OUT--There's nothing more you can do. You should let the lawyers sort it out.

    Find a solution

  • SPEAK UP--I'm sorry, I can't hear you very well. Could you speak up?

    Speak in a loud voice. Speak without hesitation

  • TAKE AFTER--She takes after her dad.

    Be like or look like a member of your family

  • TAKE OFF--He was hot so he took off his jacket.

    Remove your clothes

  • TAKE UP--The children have taken up tennis and they're really enjoying it.

    Develop an interest

  • TELL OFF--I came home late and my mother told me off.

    Speak angrily to somebody when they have done something wrong

  • THROW AWAY--Don't throw away that magazine. I want to keep it.

    Get rid of something

  • TURN DOWN-1-Could you turn down the music, please

    Reduce the volumen

  • TURN DOWN-2-Pamela turned down his offer of marriage.

    Not accept

  • TURN OFF--Please turn off the lights.


  • TURN ON--As soon as I got downstairs I turned on the television.

    Start or connect

  • TURN OVER--Turn the paper over and reload it to print on the other side.

    Change something so that it faces a different direction

  • TURN UP-1-I was so happy when you turned up


  • TURN UP-2-Could you turn up the radio, please?

    Increase the volumen or intensity

  • WAKE UP-1-Don't wake up the baby

    Stop sleeping

  • WAKE UP-2-One day they will wake up to the truth.

    Become aware

  • WEAR OUT-1-The heat was starting to wear me out

    Make you tired

  • WEAR OUT-2-Contact lenses wear out with time and should be replaced regularly.

    Damage something after long use

  • WORK OUT-1-I'm sorry things haven't worked out for you

    Be successful or find a solution

  • WORK OUT-2-I work out in a gym because it helps to reduce stress.

    Do exercise to get fit

  • WRITE OUT--Ring me when it is ready and I will write out a cheque.

    Write something in detail or complete the information on something