Business Word/Phrase of the Day

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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.

TIED UP taɪ ʌp

03 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • busy.
Example Sentence: I'm a bit tied up at the moment, could you call back tomorrow?

THINK UP θɪŋk ʌp

02 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • create idea.
Example Sentence: I really don't want to go tonight and I'm trying to think up an excuse.

TAKEN IN teɪkən ɪn

01 Feb 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • believe.
Example Sentence: She was completely taken in by the man's story.

SUM UP sʌm ʌp

31 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • summarise.
Example Sentence: The purpose of a conclusion is to sum up the main points of the essay.

SLIP UP slɪp ʌp

30 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • make mistake.
Example Sentence: These figures don't make sense - have we slipped up somewhere?

SEND OFF sɛnd ɔf

29 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • post
Example Sentence: Have you sent off your application form yet?

SCALE DOWN skeɪl daʊn

28 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • reduce in size.
Example Sentence: Since the end of the Cold War, most European countries have scaled down their armed forces.

SAVE UP seɪv ʌp

27 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • save money.
Example Sentence: If you want a new bike, you'd better start saving up.


26 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • tolerate.
Example Sentence: He's not easy to live with - I think Jo puts up with a lot.

PUT OFF pʊt ɔf

25 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • postpone.
Example Sentence: They had decided to put the wedding off until her brother came home from abroad.

PLAY UP pleɪ ʌp

24 Jan 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • have problems.
Example Sentence: The car is beginning to play up again. It must be its age.

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.