Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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COUNT ON kaʊnt ɒn


24 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • rely.
Example Sentence: I was counting on that extra bit of income to pay for the course.
 

COME UP kʌm ʌp


23 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • mentioned.
Example Sentence: The issue came up during the meeting.
 

COME IN FOR  


22 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • attract.
Example Sentence: The minister has come in for a lot of criticism over his handling of the affair.
 

CLEAR UP klɪər ʌp


21 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • make understandable.
Example Sentence: Have I cleared up anything that you did not understand?
 

CATCH UP kætʃ ʌp


20 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • reach same point.
Example Sentence: I've been on holiday and need to catch up with the latest developments.
 

BUILD UP bɪld ʌp


19 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • increase.
Example Sentence: There were big delays as traffic built up on the roads into the city.
 

BRING FORWARD brɪŋ fɔrwərd


18 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • make earlier.
Example Sentence: The book's publication date has been brought forward.
 

BREAK UP breɪk ʌp


17 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • collapse.
Example Sentence: He may break up under all the stress.
 

BREAK INTO /breɪk ɪntʊ/


16 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • to start to use money that you have saved.
Example Sentence: I broke into my savings to buy a beautiful diamond engagement ring for my girlfriend.
 

BREAK DOWN breɪk daʊn


15 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • stop working.
Example Sentence: The photocopier has broken down again.
 

BACK UP bæk ʌp


14 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • support.
Example Sentence: His claims are backed up by recent research.
 

BACK OUT bæk aʊt


13 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • leave the negotiation.
Example Sentence: They backed out of the deal at the last minute.
 

ACCOUNT FOR əˈkaʊnt fɔr


12 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • explain.
Example Sentence: She was unable to account for over $5000.
 

UNDERCUT ʌndərˈkʌt


11 July 2014

Verb

  • to charge less than a competitor.
Example Sentence: They have reduced their price to undercut their rivals.
 

STRIKE A DEAL  


10 July 2014

Verb

  • to successfully make a business agreement.
Example Sentence: After hours of negotiating, they managed to strike a deal.
 
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