Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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COUNT ON kaʊnt ɒn

05 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

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

COME UP kʌm ʌp

04 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

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

COME IN FOR  

03 Jan 2019

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

02 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • tidy.
Example Sentence: They helped to clear up after the party.
 

CATCH UP kætʃ ʌp

01 Jan 2019

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

31 Dec 2018

Phrasal Verb

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

BRING FORWARD brɪŋ fɔrwərd

30 Dec 2018

Phrasal Verb

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

BREAK UP breɪk ʌp

29 Dec 2018

Phrasal Verb

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

BREAK INTO breɪk ɪntu

28 Dec 2018

Phrasal Verb

  • enter
Example Sentence: American banks are starting to break into the British finance market.
 

BREAK DOWN breɪk daʊn

27 Dec 2018

Phrasal Verb

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

BACK UP bæk ʌp

26 Dec 2018

Phrasal Verb

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

BACK OUT bæk aʊt

25 Dec 2018

Phrasal Verb

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

ACCOUNT FOR əˈkaʊnt fɔr

24 Dec 2018

Phrasal Verb

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

UNDERCUT ʌndərˈkʌt

23 Dec 2018

Verb

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

STRIKE A DEAL  

22 Dec 2018

Verb

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