Tuesday, January 27, 2015

English Tips - Pharsal Verbs

ask someone out
invite on a date
ask around
ask many people the same question
add up to something
back something up
back someone up
blow up
blow something up
add air
break down
stop functioning (vehicle, machine)
break down
get upset
break somethingdown
divide into smaller parts
break in
force entry to a building
break into something
enter forcibly
break something in
wear something a few times so that it doesn't look/feel new
break in
break up
end a relationship
break up
start laughing (informal)
break out
break out insomething
develop a skin condition
bring someone down
make unhappy
bring someone up
raise a child
bring something up
start talking about a subject
bring something up
call around
phone many different places/people
call someone back
return a phone call
call something off
call on someone
ask for an answer or opinion
call on someone
visit someone
call someone up
calm down
relax after being angry
not care forsomeone/something
not like (formal)
catch up
get to the same point as someone else
check in
arrive and register at a hotel or airport
check out
leave a hotel
look at carefully, investigate
check outsomeone/something
look at (informal)
cheer up
become happier
cheer someone up
make happier
chip in
clean something up
tidy, clean
come acrosssomething
find unexpectedly
come apart
come down withsomething
become sick
come forward
volunteer for a task or to give evidence
come fromsomewhere
originate in
count onsomeone/something
rely on
cross something out
draw a line through
cut back onsomething
consume less
cut something down
make something fall to the ground
cut in
cut in
pull in too closely in front of another vehicle
cut in
start operating (of an engine or electrical device)
cut something off
remove with something sharp
cut something off
stop providing
cut someone off
take out of a will
cut something out
remove part of something (usually with scissors and paper)
beat up, ransack (Br.E., informal)
do something over
do again (N.Amer.)
do away withsomething
do something up
fasten, close
dress up
wear nice clothing
drop back
move back in a position/group
drop in/by/over
come without an appointment
take someone/something somewhere and leave them/it there
drop out
quit a class, school etc
eat out
eat at a restaurant
end up
eventually reach/do/decide
fall apart
break into pieces
fall down
fall to the ground
fall out
separate from an interior
fall out
(of hair, teeth) become loose and unattached
figure something out
understand, find the answer
fill something in
to write information in blanks (Br.E.)
fill something out
to write information in blanks (N.Amer.)
fill something up
fill to the top
find out
find something out
get somethingacross/over
communicate, make understandable
get along/on
like each other
get around
have mobility
get away
go on a vacation
get away withsomething
do without being noticed or punished
get back
get something back
receive something you had before
get back at someone
retaliate, take revenge
get back intosomething
become interested in something again
get on something
step onto a vehicle
get over something
recover from an illness, loss, difficulty
get over something
overcome a problem
get round tosomething
finally find time to do (N.Amer.:get around to something)
get together
meet (usually for social reasons)
get up
get out of bed
get up
give someone away
reveal hidden information about someone
give someone away
take the bride to the altar
give something away
ruin a secret
give something away
give something to someone for free
give something back
return a borrowed item
give in
reluctantly stop fighting or arguing
give something out
give to many people (usually at no cost)
give something up
quit a habit
give up
stop trying
go after someone
follow someone
go after something
try to achieve something
go against someone
compete, oppose
go ahead
start, proceed
go back
return to a place
go out
leave home to go on a social event
go out with someone
go over something
go over
visit someone nearby
go without something
suffer lack or deprivation
grow apart
stop being friends over time
grow back
grow up
become an adult
grow out ofsomething
get too big for
grow into something
grow big enough to fit
hand something down
give something used to someone else
hand something in
hand something out
to distribute to a group of people
hand something over
give (usually unwillingly)
hang in
stay positive (N.Amer., informal)
hang on
wait a short time (informal)
hang out
spend time relaxing (informal)
hang up
end a phone call
prevent from doing/going
hold something back
hide an emotion
hold on
wait a short time
hold ontosomeone/something
hold firmly using your hands or arms
keep on doingsomething
continue doing
keep something fromsomeone
not tell
stop from entering
keep something up
continue at the same rate
let someone down
fail to support or help, disappoint
let someone in
allow to enter
look aftersomeone/something
take care of
look down onsomeone
think less of, consider inferior
look forsomeone/something
try to find
look forward tosomething
be excited about the future
look into something
look out
be careful, vigilant, and take notice
look out forsomeone/something
be especially vigilant for
look something over
check, examine
look something up
search and find information in a reference book or database
look up to someone
have a lot of respect for
make something up
invent, lie about something
make up
forgive each other
make someone up
apply cosmetics to
mix something up
confuse two or more things
pass away
pass out
pass something out
give the same thing to many people
pass something up
decline (usually something good)
pay someone back
return owed money
pay for something
be punished for doing something bad
pick something out
indicate with your finger
put something down
put what you are holding on a surface or floor
put someone down
insult, make someone feel stupid
put something off
put something out
put somethingtogether
put up withsomeone/something
put something on
put clothing/accessories on your body
run intosomeone/something
meet unexpectedly
run oversomeone/something
drive a vehicle over a person or thing
run over/throughsomething
rehearse, review
run away
leave unexpectedly, escape
run out
have none left
send something back
return (usually by mail)
set something up
arrange, organize
set someone up
trick, trap
shop around
compare prices
show off
act extra special for people watching (usually boastfully)
sleep over
stay somewhere for the night (informal)
sort something out
organize, resolve a problem
stick to something
continue doing something, limit yourself to one particular thing
switch something off
stop the energy flow, turn off
switch something on
start the energy flow, turn on
take after someone
resemble a family member
take something apart
purposely break into pieces
take something back
return an item
take off
start to fly
take something off
remove something (usually clothing)
take something out
remove from a place or thing
take someone out
pay for someone to go somewhere with you
tear something up
rip into pieces
think back
remember (often + to, sometimes + on)
think something over
throw somethingaway
dispose of
turn something down
decrease the volume or strength (heat, light etc)
turn something down
turn something off
stop the energy flow, switch off
turn something on
start the energy, switch on
turn something up
increase the volume or strength (heat, light etc)
turn up
appear suddenly
try something on
sample clothing
try something out
use something up
finish the supply
wake up
stop sleeping
increase the temperature
warm up
prepare body for exercise
wear off
fade away
work out
work out
be successful
work something out
make a calculation