Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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PICK UP pɪk ʌp

23 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

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

PHASE OUT feɪz aʊt

22 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

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

PAY UP peɪ ʌp

21 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

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

NARROW DOWN næroʊ daʊn

20 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

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

MIX UP mɪks ʌp

19 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • make untidy.
Example Sentence: I've just spent two hours sorting those papers so please don't mix them up.

MESS UP mɛs ʌp

18 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • make mistake.
Example Sentence: This is an important meeting, so don't mess up!


17 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • compensate.
Example Sentence: This year's good harvest will make up for last year's bad one.

MAKE UP meɪk ʌp

16 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • create a story.
Example Sentence: I'd made up some story about having to go home to see my sick mother.

LOOK INTO lʊk ɪntu

15 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • investigate.
Example Sentence: Police are reported to be looking into the case.


14 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • reach same point.
Example Sentence: She was walking so fast that I couldn't keep up with her.

HOLD UP hoʊld ʌp

13 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • delay.
Example Sentence: The match was held up for ten minutes as police cleared fans off the pitch.

GO OVER goʊ oʊvər

12 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • scan.
Example Sentence: We don't have much time so I'll quickly go over the main points of the document.

GIVE IN gɪv ɪn

11 Jan 2019

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

10 Jan 2019

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

09 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

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