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GET ON WITH  

18 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

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

GET ON TO  

17 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

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

GET BACK gɛt bæk

16 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

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

FACE UP TO  

15 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

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

DRAG ON dræg ɒn

14 Feb 2019

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  

13 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

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

COME UP WITH  

12 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

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

CARRY ON kæri ɒn

11 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

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

CALL OFF kɔl ɔf

10 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

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

BREAK OFF breɪkˌɔf

09 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • (of a relationship) to finish completely.
Example Sentence: The two countries broke off relations following the diplomatic dispute.
 

BACK DOWN bæk daʊn

08 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • stop arguing.
Example Sentence: He seems reluctant to back down and admit that he is wrong.
 

WIND UP waɪnd ʌp

07 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • close.
Example Sentence: Lawyers were called in to wind up the company.
 

TURN UP tɜrn ʌp

06 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • appear.
Example Sentence: Did your glasses ever turn up?
 

TURN DOWN tɜrn daʊn

05 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • refuse offer.
Example Sentence: He was offered the job but he turned it down because it involved too much travelling.
 

TURN AWAY tɜrn əˈweɪ

04 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • refuse entry.
Example Sentence: The camp was already full and many of the refugees had been turned away.
 
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