March 31 Phrasal Verbs

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iron out
We're still trying to iron out some problems with the computer system. We hope they can iron out their differences and get on with working together.
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to remove problems or find solutions
stick up for something/someone
Her friends stuck up for her when other people said she was guilt
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to support or defend something or someone:
sick (and tired) of someone/something
I’m sick of him whining about money.
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to have experienced too much of someone or something with the result that you are annoyed:
fall through
We found a buyer for our house, but then the sale fell through
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to fail to happen
hop on
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jump on back
jump in
I wish you'd stop jumping in and finishing my sentences for me all the time.
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to interrupt when someone else is speaking
to jump in a gang
Being jumped in or beat in
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Having to fight a certain number of gang members for a given period of time and being able to take the beating and fight back.
jump in at the deep end
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If you jump or are thrown in at the deep end, you start doing something new and difficult without help or preparation.
hit up for
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to ask someone for money
stick to sth
You'll never learn to play the piano if you're not prepared to stick to it
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to continue trying hard to do something difficult
set up
When drugs were found in her luggage, she claimed it was a set-up
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a situation in which someone is tricked into doing something or is made to seem guilty of something they did not do
get off
If we can get off by seven o'clock, the roads will be clearer. get off the train; the bus
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o leave a place, usually in order to start a journey
run up
He ran up huge bills on clothes
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to increase a debt by spending more
work out
How is the new monitoring procedure working out? Let's hope this new job works out well for him.
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to happen or develop in a particular way
wear off
The vaccine wears off after 10 years. The shine on the leather will wear off pretty quickly. After you drive a new car for a while, the novelty wears off
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to stop having an effect or influence
use sth up
Don't use up all the milk - we need some for breakfast. The earth's resources are being used up at an alarming rate.
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to finish a supply of something
turn up
Don't worry about it - something will turn up, you'll see. This job turned up just when I needed it.
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to happen or become available unexpectedly
turn down
When the market turns down, recruitment is one of the first areas companies look at to make savings.
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to reject
turn off (sth)
I'm turned off because of smell
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something that you dislike
put out
I wasn't going to put out just because he'd paid for dinner.
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(especially of a woman) to agree to have sex
put off
The meeting has been put off for a week. 've put off talking to him about this for far too long
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to postpone
pass sth up
I can't believe she passed up the chance to go to South America. He's never one to pass up a free meal
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o fail to take advantage of an opportunity
put someone down
Her piano teacher was forever putting her down
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to humiliate
to make up a story
He is always making up stories. When I was late, I made up a story about my bus being late.
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to lie
to make up
They kissed and made up, as usual. UK We often quarrel but we always make it up soon after.
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to forgive someone and be friendly with them again after an argument or disagreement:
look up
In the finance sector things are looking up
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to become better
look up to someone
Kids look up to ballplayers, and we need to let kids know that it is not OK to cheat.
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to admire and respect someone
pull over
Just pull over here, and I'll get out and walk the rest of the way
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If a vehicle ..., it moves to the side of the road and stops
keep from
He says it's alright but I think he's keeping something from me
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to not tell someone about something
hold back
She held back from interfering in their arguments. He admitted that something had gone wrong, but he held back the details (= stopped himself from telling the complete truth).
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to stop something from happening or advancing, or to keep someone from doing something
hang out
I don't know why he hangs out with James, they've got nothing in common. Haven't you got anything better to do than hang out at the shopping centre? They enjoyed hanging out with each other when they were kids.
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to spend a lot of time in a place or with someone
hand over
Why should we hand over the money to the Russians? Trembling with fear, she handed over the money to the gunman. The two boys scared the old man into handing over his wallet.
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to give something to someone else
hand me downs
I got fed up with having to wear my sister's hand-me-downs
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a piece of clothing that someone has given to a younger person because they no longer want it
give away
He said he'd given up smoking, but the empty packs in the bin were a dead giveaway (= clearly showed the secret truth).
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something that tells or shows something secret, often without intending to
get around to something
I wanted to see that movie but never got around to it. I meant to call you, but somehow I never got around to it We must get around to cleaning those windows.
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to find time to do something that you have intended or would like to do
drop out
He dropped out of the race after two laps
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to not do something that you were going to do, or to stop doing something before you have completely finished
cut someone off
The US has announced a cutoff of military aid to the country. We had to cut off Mike when he started puking on the dance floor.
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the act of stopping the supply of something
cut off
when someone suddenly drives in front of u by changing lanes, endangering ur life and the lives of ppl around u
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to drive dangerously in front of someone
get away
I just need to get away for a few days. We've decided to go to hiking in the mountains to get away from it all
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to go somewhere to have a holiday, often because you need to rest
count on somebody
You can always count on Michael in a crisis
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to be confident that you can depend on someone
come down with something
I feel like I’m coming down with a cold
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to catch or show signs of an illness
to be broken down
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to be in despair
ask around
Our babysitter's just moved away, so we're asking around for a replacement.
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to ask a lot of different people in order to get information or help
watch out
"Watch out!" he shouted, but it was too late - she had knocked the whole tray of drinks onto the floor.
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used to warn someone of danger or an accident that seems likely to happen
to be hammered
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to be completely drunk
be cooked
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To be physically, mentally, or emotionally exhausted
to be shallow
He's physically attractive, but shallow
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not showing serious or careful thought
tip off someone
Apparently the mob leaders were tipped off that police were watching them. Moving strike aircraft within range could have tipped off the bad guys.
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to give secret information to someone, or to give someone information without intending to

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