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GIVE IN gɪv ɪn


30 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • finally agree.
Example Sentence: He nagged me so much to buy him a new bike that eventually I just gave in.
 

GET AT gɛt æt


29 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • to say indirectly.
Example Sentence: What are you getting at, Andy? Do you think I was wrong to tell her?
 

FOLLOW UP fɒloʊ ʌp


28 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • get more information.
Example Sentence: The manager has said he would follow up the idea.
 

FIX UP fɪks ʌp


27 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • arrange.
Example Sentence: I'd like to fix up a meeting with you for some time next week if that's possible.
 

DREAM UP drim ʌp


26 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • invent something wild.
Example Sentence: They've asked a marketing company to dream up a name for their latest product.
 

DRAW UP drɔ ʌp


25 July 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • make first version.
Example Sentence: My lawyer is drawing up a draft of the contract.
 

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.
 
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