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Phrasal Verbs (C)

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Ashley Reina

on 21 March 2013

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Transcript of Phrasal Verbs (C)

Phrasal Verbs Call Come Catch Cross Clear Close in on Cry CRY OFF To cancel an arrangement Tatiana cry off me plan for tomorrow CRY OUT Shout because you are in pain. Andrea cry off because
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
- Explain
- 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
- Visit
- Challenge
- 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.
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