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TIED UP taɪ ʌp


22 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • busy.
Example Sentence: I'm a bit tied up at the moment, could you call back tomorrow?
 

THINK UP θɪŋk ʌp


21 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • create idea.
Example Sentence: I really don't want to go tonight and I'm trying to think up an excuse.
 

TAKEN IN teɪkən ɪn


20 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • believe.
Example Sentence: She was completely taken in by the man's story.
 

SUM UP sʌm ʌp


19 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • summarise.
Example Sentence: The purpose of a conclusion is to sum up the main points of the essay.
 

SLIP UP slɪp ʌp


18 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • make mistake.
Example Sentence: These figures don't make sense - have we slipped up somewhere?
 

SEND OFF sɛnd ɔf


17 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • post
Example Sentence: Have you sent off your application form yet?
 

SCALE DOWN skeɪl daʊn


16 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • reduce in size.
Example Sentence: Since the end of the Cold War, most European countries have scaled down their armed forces.
 

SAVE UP /seɪv ʌp/


15 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • to keep money for a large expense in the future.
Example Sentence: It took me ages to save up enough money to go travelling.
 

PUT UP WITH  


14 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • tolerate.
Example Sentence: He's not easy to live with - I think Jo puts up with a lot.
 

PUT OFF pʊt ɔf


13 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • postpone.
Example Sentence: They had decided to put the wedding off until her brother came home from abroad.
 

PLAY UP pleɪ ʌp


12 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • have problems.
Example Sentence: The car is beginning to play up again. It must be its age.
 

PICK UP pɪk ʌp


11 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • getting better.
Example Sentence: Business is finally picking up after the recession.
 

PHASE OUT feɪz aʊt


10 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • stop over time.
Example Sentence: Sweden is planning to phase out its nuclear reactors by the year 2013.
 

PAY UP peɪ ʌp


09 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • give money.
Example Sentence: You must pay up by Friday.
 

NARROW DOWN næroʊ daʊn


08 August 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • reduce number.
Example Sentence: The police department attempted to narrow down the list of suspects.
 
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