Enter a restricted area of a computer system. They TIED UP the hostages so that they couldn't escape. I've been STACKING UP a lot of air miles. They are always SPLITTING UP and then getting back together again. What can I do?”Does this sound familiar toyou?Actually, to sound like a native English speaker requires a lot. The lecture was boring and my mind WANDERED OFF after ten minutes. Cheat someone or make them look guilty when they aren't. The Titanic WENT DOWN after it hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage. Try to make something sound less important. Jump out of a plane because it is going to crash. I CAME UPON the book in a little second-hand bookshop in Dorset. Experience an emotion or feeling, start to cry. /Type /XObject I feel terrible- that food didn't AGREE WITH my stomach. She LOOKED OUT FOR her sister when she started school. Repeat something over a period of time to make someone remember it. Create or invent something, especially when lying. Scare or worry someone enough to stop them doing something they had planned. You'll never guess what I STUMBLED ACROSS when I was packing my stuff. I’m getting too old for this- I’m going to HANG IT UP starting next month. Charity shops are SPRINGING UP in the recession.
Keep an eye on something or someone to check that there's no trouble. We get the contract STITCHED UP this week. Talk at length without getting to the point. She DROPPED OUT of college and went straight into a good job. We've RUN OUT OF sugar; I'm going to the shops for some. For example, the verb "to drop" means “to let something fall.” In contrast, as a phrasal verb "drop in" means “to visit someone without having received an invitation,” whereas "drop out" means “to stop doing what one usually does.” You will find that many phrasal verbs have more than one meaning. He TURNED TO drink after he lost his job. After so much criticism, the positive review BUOYED him UP. The jacket's a bit big, but she'll GROW INTO it. Telephone to inform or confirm something. The computer system WENT DOWN for an hour last night. They really COPPED IT when they got caught shoplifting. Increase price, speed or power of something. WE TALKED ROUND the issue but didn't reach a conclusion. The Appeal Court STRUCK DOWN the lower court's ruling. The police think he's HIDING OUT in the woods. I HAVE a lot ON him because we used to work together. Plead guilty to get a reduced sentence or fine. Have a relationship and live in the same place without marrying. They SPIRITED her AWAY before the police arrived. Soft drinks manufacturers have SIZED UP their products in recent years.
He TAGGED ON a few comments after reading my report. I'm DYING FOR the weekend- this week's been so hard. Ten years WENT BY before we saw each other again. The motorbike ZIPPED BY the cars stuck in the traffic jam. Transmit knowledge to the next generation. He told me to CLING ON as the motorbike accelerated. Work SLACKENS OFF during the holiday period. She's been GETTING ABOVE HERSELF since she got promoted. She's GETTING a lot OUT OF her university course. Since it started, many companies have CONTRACTED IN to lend their support. He spent the whole night CHATTING her UP. Work just keeps on PILING UP and I really can't manage to get it all done.
The guide SHOWED them ROUND the historic part of the city. The lorry was going slowly but we managed to PULL AHEAD. The manager was angry because the staff were FARTING ABOUT. Go to a place where someone is leaving to wave goodbye. If the decision GOES AGAINST me, I'll go bankrupt. Make the qualities of another thing more apparent. That song always TAKES me BACK to when I was at university. Understand someone's nature or personality. The new project has BALLED me UP- I have no idea what to do. The reporters eventually DUG UP the truth about the affair. Make something more exciting, attractive, etc.
endobj You can't just WALK AWAY FROM your problems. A rumour is GOING AROUND about the Attorney General. I must CALL her BACK when we get to the office. She TOOK me IN with her story until someone told me the truth. (Often passive). 1. Examples of Phrasal Verbs Example 1: When I need help with my homework, I can always count on my dad. She CHECKED OUT last week; the funeral's tomorrow. She STOOD OUT from the crowd in selection and was offered the job. Remove water from something that is flooded. Used to tell someone to go away because they're annoying you. It tried to HOLD ONTO my cash during the holiday so I could buy some duty free stuff on the way back.
I couldn't GET a word IN throughout the meeting. She's SHUT herself AWAY to revise for her exams.
to come up with a solution or compromise with someone.
'British Broadcasting Corporation.'. The university has a residential halls where students can LIVE IN. She MADE OVER her property to her children. I CALLED him UP as soon as I got to a phone to tell him the news. My line was all SNARLED UP after I caught that last fish. Gradually reduce something to make it less powerful, effective, etc. The lock SPRINGS BACK when the key is turned. The media are trying to RATCHET UP the pressure on the president. I SHUT the cat IN until it was time to go to the vet. The teacher TALKED me THROUGH the test so I knew what to expect. They kept disturbing him, so he told them to RUN ALONG and leave him in peace. Remove something from where it is stored to use it. Place a golf ball on a short plastic or wooden stick before hitting it at the start of a hole.. She TEED OFF ON me about the work I gave her. Emit pollution or something else unpleasant.
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Everyone was ROOTING FOR Arsenal to win the Champions League. Shut out or exclude by unfriendly treatment. Give without asking for or expecting payment. I WENT THROUGH my desk looking for the letter. When there is too much moisture and a plant is affected by fungal parasites. We couldn't be bothered to cook, so we SENT OUT FOR a pizza. End a relationship, usually angrily or after arguing. Practise a dramatic work like a play quickly. to remove clothes or to leave for a journey. I am GETTING BACK INTO my Khmer lessons after the summer break. The manager HELD FORTH on the topic for about twenty minutes. Convert shares, bonds, casino chips, etc, into money. We have to GET the forms IN by the end of this week.
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