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Phrasal Verbs (C)
Transcript of Phrasal Verbs (C)
she broke her leg Clear away - leave a place
- remove or tidy We were told to CLEAR AWAY from the scene of the accident. Clear off - Leave somewhere quickly As soon as the trouble started, we CLEARED OFF. Clear out - Tidy up thoroughly and throw away unwanted stuff.
- Leave somewhere
I spent the whole weekend CLEARING OUT the attic as it was full of papers and other junk. Clear up
- Cure or recover from an infection
- Tidy up
- Improve (weather)
I took the antihistamines and the rash CLEARED UP right away. Cross of - Delete, remove from a list She CROSSED him OFF her Christmas card list after they argued. Cross out - Put as line through some writing to show it is wrong She CROSSED OUT her mistakes and wrote the correct answers above them. Cross up - Confuse, deceive The treasure map was deliberately drawn to CROSS us UP Close down - Close a shop, branch or business permanently
- Stop an opponent being a challenge The banks have CLOSED DOWN a lot of branches in villages over the last few years. Close in - Surround, envelope
- Approach, get near The fog CLOSED IN and we couldn't see two yards in front of us. - Get near someone The police were CLOSING IN ON the gang Close in upon Get near someone The police were CLOSING IN UPON the gang Close off
- Block a place to stop people entering The police CLOSED the road OFF after the explosion. Private CLUB Close on - Get nearer Close out - Bring something to an end
- Close or stop using
- Ignore, exclude Close up She is CLOSING ON the leader of the race We CLOSED OUT the meeting early and went home. Completely close something
- Join together
- Move closer together They CLOSE UP the building after everyone has left. Close Call After - Name someone after somebody else She was CALLED Rose AFTER her late grandmother. - Visit Call Around I CALLED AROUND but she wasn't in. Catch At - Take or grab hold of something. She CAUGHT AT my sleeve as I was leaving and said she needed to talk to me. Catch On - Become popular
- Finally understand what is going on Many critics were shocked when techno CAUGHT ON in the clubs Catch Out - Discover or prove that someone is lying
- Put someone in an unexpected and difficult situation We were CAUGHT OUT in the storm. Catch Up - Get work, etc, up to date.
- Reach someone who was ahead of you I was ill for a fortnight and now I've got to CATCH UP on the work I missed. Catch Up In -Become involved, often against one’s will He tourists were CAUGHT UP IN the violence of the revolution. Catch Up On - Do something that should have been done earlier I'm going home to CATCH UP ON my sleep. Catch Up With
- Meet someone after a period of time and find out what they have been doing
- When something negative starts to have an effect Come About - Happen, occur
- Shift direction (nautical) The meeting CAME ABOUT because both sides were sick of fighting Come Across - Find by accident
- Agree to have sex with someone
- The way other people see you I CAME ACROSS my old school reports when I was cleaning out my desk. Come Apart - Break into pieces It CAME APART when I tried to lift it off the floor and I had to glue it back together. Come Around - Recover consciousness It took several hours after the operation before he CAME AROUND. Come Around To - Agree with or accept something you had previously disapproved of or disliked. They have started COMING AROUND TO our way of thinking and are less hostile. Come Back - Return I left work and CAME BACK home early. Come Before - Appear in court charged with a crime or offence He CAME BEFORE the court on charges of speeding. Come Down - Rain
- Travel Just look at the rain COMING DOWN! I'm not going out in that. Come In - Arrive for flights
- Place or ranking in a competition, etc.
- Receive news The plane CAME IN at two-thirty in the morning. Come Forth With - Provide information None of the witnesses CAME FORTH WITH an accurate description of the gang. Come Forth - Appear The draft proposal CAME FORTH in April. Come Down On - Criticise heavily The management really CAME DOWN ON him for losing the contract. Come Down With - Fall ill She CAME DOWN WITH a virus Come Into - Be important or relevant
- Inherit Money doesn't COME INTO it; I simply will not do it under any circumstances. Come On - Encouragement
- Start an illness
- Start functioning (machines,etc) I've got a bit of a headache. I hope it doesn't mean I've got flu COMING ON. Come Over - Feel strange
- Affect mentally in such a way as to change behaviour (possibly related to 'overcome') I CAME OVER all faint and weak because my sugar level was too low.
- A secret is revealed
- Let people know that you are lesbian or gay
- When the sun appears Come Out The details of the scandal CAME OUT in the press and she had to resign. Come Round - Become conscious, wake up from anaesthetic
- Change your opinion She CAME ROUND and learned that the operation had been a complete success. Come Through - Arrive (messages and information)
- Communication and emotion
- Produce a result The anger she felt COMES THROUGH Come To - Become conscious, wake up from anaesthetic
- Result in She CAME TO an hour after the operation. Come Up - Appear
- Rise (the sun) The sun CAME UP just as we reached the outskirts of the town. Come Up Against - Encounter problems or difficulties They CAME UP AGAINST a lot of opposition to their plans for an out-of-town supermarket development. Call Back -Return a phonecall I must CALL her BACK when we get to the office. Call For - Demand
- Go to collect something
- Require The Opposition party CALLED FOR the minister's resignation after the scandal broke. Call Forth -Make something happen The protests CALLED FORTH a strong reaction from the police. Call In - Get someone to come and do a job
- Stop and visit We had to CALL IN a plumber because the sink was leaking and I had no idea how to fix it. Call Off - Cancel
- Order someone to stop attacking The concert had to be CALLED OFF because the singer went down with a bad case of flu. - Ask for help
- Ask someone to do something, especially to speak in public. (Formal) Call On I now CALL ON the other party to give their account of what happened. Call Out - Expose or accuse someone of wrongdoing or incompetence He CALLED them OUT over awarding contracts to family members. Call Round I CALLED ROUND on my way home but no one was in. -Visit Call Up - Summon someone for military service The army CALLED UP the reserve soldiers when the war broke out. Cut Cut Across - Go across a place rather than around it to make the journey quicker
- Affect people of different groups, classes, etc It'll be quicker if we CUT ACROSS the park. Cut Back - Reduce
- Remove branches from a plant or tree to encourage future growth We CUT the tree BACK every winter. Cut Back On -Reduce expenditure The government has decided to CUT BACK ON spending on the armed forces. Cut Down - Consume less
- Shoot I'm trying to CUT DOWN the amount of coffee I drink during the day.
- Drive in front of another vehicle without warning
- Interrupt Cut In A car CUT IN and nearly caused an accident Cut It Out -Stop your unfair or unreasonable behaviour Will you two idiots CUT IT OUT and keep quiet? Cut Off - Disconnect
- Isolate or make inaccessible The telephone's been CUT OFF because we didn't pay the bill. Cut Out - Exclude
- Cut a picture or similar from a magazine, etc
- Leave quickly I CUT some pictures OUT to use as visual aids. Cut Out On -Let down, snub Although he'd promised to help, the star CUT OUT ON the charity when offered more money Cut Up - Cut into smaller pieces
- Upset Her reaction really CUT me UP.