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PLAY DOWN pleɪ daʊn


11 September 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • make appear less serious.
Example Sentence: The manager played down the seriousness of the situation.
 

LOOK UP lʊk ʌp


10 September 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • look good for the future.
Example Sentence: After years of poor performance, things are finally beginning to look up.
 

PUT DOWN pʊt daʊn


09 September 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • add.
Example Sentence: You can put my name down on the list.
 

LEVEL OFF lɛvəl ɔf


08 September 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • stop increasing.
Example Sentence: Prices levelled off in mid-June.
 

HAND OVER hænd oʊvər


07 September 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • give.
Example Sentence: He finally handed over the keys.
 

GET ON WITH  


06 September 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • have good relationship.
Example Sentence: I don't get on with her. She isn't a very nice woman.
 

GET ON TO  


05 September 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • contact.
Example Sentence: I'll get on to the supplier to find out what the problem is.
 

GET BACK gɛt bæk


04 September 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • respond.
Example Sentence: I'll get back to you on Friday with an answer.
 

FACE UP TO  


03 September 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • accept.
Example Sentence: Isn't it time you faced up to your responsibilities?
 

DRAG ON dræg ɒn


02 September 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • continue for a long time.
Example Sentence: The meeting really dragged on. I thought I was going to fall asleep!
 

CUT DOWN ON  


01 September 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • reduce.
Example Sentence: We need to cut down on costs, if we want to survive.
 

COME UP WITH  


31 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • think of.
Example Sentence: We need to come up with a solution to the problem.
 

CARRY ON kæri ɒn


30 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • continue.
Example Sentence: I'll carry on doing this while you are gone.
 

CALL OFF kɔl ɔf


29 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • cancel.
Example Sentence: We've decided to call off Friday's meeting.
 

BREAK OFF breɪk ɔf


28 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • stop negotiations
Example Sentence: They broke off the negotiations after 10 hours.
 
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