She just PUSHED IN the queue in front of me at the supermarket checkout. The spokeswoman TROTTED OUT the same old unconvincing excuses. A phrasal verb is a verb that is made up of a main verb together with an adverb or a preposition, or both. He SET FORTH his ideas in his autobiography. If they don't start SHAPING UP, they're going to lose their jobs. Nowadays, most hospitals have a policy of ROOMING IN mothers and their babies. The government has PICKED UP ON the reports in the media. Include the affects of possible future events when assessing the value of something. Phrasal idioms with the verb 'break' ..... 456 98. She WENT UNDER a few minutes after they administered the anaesthetic. Many people have been SHUT AWAY in psychiatric hospitals for disagreeing with the government. Talk to someone and not give them a chance to reply or listen to them. He SHOWED us UP when he arrived drunk and started arguing. Give a weight advantage to an opponent in boxing. Phrasal Verb: Meaning: Example: Act on: To take action because of something like information received. COME OFF IT; tell me the truth for goodness' sake. They didn't like the ideas, but had to BUCKLE UNDER or face the sack. We were all scared but she BOLSTERED UP our courage. The Appeal Court STRUCK DOWN the lower court's ruling. Become involved in something bad or criminal. They FENCED OFF one side of the park to keep dogs out. People are afraid to SPEAK OUT in oppressive political regimes. Revising for the exam last night WIPED me OUT. Slowly cease to be close to or friends with someone. Affect negatively, make less likely to succeed. He CAUGHT me OUT when he checked my story with my previous employer. I STOPPED BEHIND at the end of the lecture to ask a couple of questions. She BROKE OFF their engagement when she found out that he'd been unfaithful. The quality of their work SETS them APART from their rivals. The publication TIES IN WITH the twentieth anniversary of the incident. Most bands SELL OUT when they sign to a major record label, and forget all their principles when pursuing chart success. The thought of the bonus SPURRED her ON to complete the work on time. He SHOWED us OVER the scene of the accident. He's been CARRYING ON WITH someone at work for years. The accident was bad, but the police WAVED us ON. Include someone in a deal that makes money. The kids were making a fuss, so I told them to PACK IT IN. They CAST OFF any semblance of politeness and attacked us viciously. That travel magazine is totally SLANTED TOWARD the ultra-rich. We tried to exclude him of the committee, but he MUSCLED IN. Be late paying instalments for something.. Understand someone's nature or personality. He was not always successful, but whatever he tried to do he would always GO FOR IT. I HUNG ONTO my old records even though I never played them. He SLOUGHED OFF the pain and continued running. Time's UP, please finish your drinks and leave. Leave somewhere in a defiant or pompous manner. Her hayfever didn't feel half as bad once the antihistamines had KICKED IN. Consume something you don't want to be consumed. I was late twice last week and my boss keeps HARPING ON about it. He BALLED UP his napkin when he had finished eating. I RAN ACROSS an old friend in the library. A phrasal verb is a verb like pick up, turn on or get on with. The silver candlestick looked lovely after I BUFFED it UP. Television has been DUMBING DOWN the news for years. Secretly inform the police or authorities. He STIRRED things UP by complaining to senior management about his line manager. When I lose my temper, it takes ages for me to CALM DOWN again. Guests have to CHECK OUT OF the hotel before midday. Sleep somewhere less comfortable than normal. I always get angry and start MOUTHING OFF when the news is on TV. (British). Benefit or make money on something, especially if done unfairly. I'd been having trouble with my laptop and it finally GAVE OUT at the weekend. The lock SPRINGS BACK when the key is turned. The crowd SPILLED OUT onto the streets after the match had ended. The librarian is CHASING me UP about my overdue books. Fall about meaning, fall apart meaning, …, Phrasal Verbs with CARRY! Phrasal idioms with the verb 458 100. PHRASAL VERBS (Enterprise 4, Units 1-7) Author Евлашев Иван Юрьевич Last modified by Евлашев Иван Юрьевич Created Date 5/7/2013 5:39:00 PM Company Inc. Other titles PHRASAL VERBS (Enterprise 4, Units 1-7) (Related to the meaning 'attack'). Gas reserves were DRAWN DOWN in the recent cold spell. Marry someone of the same ethnicity, religion, etc. We GOT OUT OF the taxi and paid the driver. Phrasal Verb. They GHOSTED him AWAY to a secret location before he could be arrested. The children made me angry because they were LARKING ABOUT. Could you WEIGH OUT 200 grammes of that for me? The council FLOGGED OFF the land cheaply to a developer who had close links to a few of the councillors. He was finding the course too difficult so they MOVED him DOWN. The technician SET UP the computer network perfectly. The top picture card is turned over for everyone to see and the students look at the phrasal verb cards in their hand. Tom BACKED UP without looking and ran over his laptop. Could you RUN OFF two hundred copies of this report, please. He DOUBLED UP in pain after being hit in the stomach. The email addresses were BLANKED OUT in the documents shown to the court. Heat something solid, especially metal, until it becomes liquid. He told them to SIMMER DOWN because they were disturbing the class next door. A phrasal verb is a verb plus a preposition or adverb which creates a meaning different from the original verb. The media are trying to RATCHET UP the pressure on the president. They tried to GINGER UP the party to stop people leaving. 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