Vince phrasal verbs 24, 25

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Give away
empezar lección
His false identity papers gave him away.
Give off
empezar lección
(send off a smell - liquid or gas)
The cheese had begun to give off a strange smell.
Give out
empezar lección
(be exhausted)
When our money gave out we had to borrow some.
Give over
empezar lección
(abandon, devote)
The rest of the time was given over to playing cards. (stop - colloquial) Why don't you give over! You're getting on my nerves.
Go back on
empezar lección
(break a promise)
The management has gone back on its promise.
Go in for
empezar lección
(make a habit of)
I don't go in for that kind of thing. (enter competition) Are you thinking ofgoing in for the race?
Go off
empezar lección
(become bad - food)
Go on
empezar lección
(happen - usually negative)
Something funny is going on.
Go round
empezar lección
(be enough)
There weren't enough life-jacketsto go round.
Go through with
empezar lección
(complete a promise or plan - usually unwillingly)
When it came to actually stealing the money, Nora couldn't go through with it.
Grow on
empezar lección
(become more liked - colloquial)
This new record is growing on me.
Hang onto
empezar lección
(keep - colloquial)
I think we should hang onto the car until next year.
Have it in for
empezar lección
(be deliberately unkind to someone - also as have got)
My teacher has (got) it in for me.
Have it out with
empezar lección
(express feelings so as to settle a problem)
I put up with the problem for a while but in the end I had it out with her.
Have someone on
empezar lección
(deceive - colloquial)
I don't believe you. You're having me on.
Hit it off
empezar lección
(get on well with - colloquial)
Mark and Sarah really hit it off at the party.
Hit upon/on
empezar lección
(discover by chance - often an idea)
They hit upon the solution quite by chance.
Hold out
empezar lección
(offer - especially with hope)
We don't hold out much hope that the price will fall.
Hold up
empezar lección
Sorry I'm late, I was held up in the traffic. (use as an example - i.e. a model ofgood behaviour) Jack was always held up as an example to me.
Hold with
empezar lección
(agree with - an idea)
I don't hold with the idea of using force.
Keep up
empezar lección
Well done! Keep up the good work!
Lay down
empezar lección
(state a rule - especially lay down the law)
The company has laid down strict procedures for this kind of situation.
Let down
empezar lección
(disappoint, break a promise)
Sony to let youdown, but I can't give you a lift today.
Let in on
empezar lección
(allow to be part of a secret)
We haven't let Tina in on the plans yet.
Let off
empezar lección
(excuse from punishment)
As Dave was young, the judge let him off with a fine.
Let on
empezar lección
(inform about a secret - colloquial)
We're planning a surprise for Helen, but don't let on.
Live down
empezar lección
(suffer a loss of reputation)
If City lose, they'll never live itdown.
Live up to
empezar lección
(reach an expected standard)
The play quite lived up to my expectations.
Look into
empezar lección
The police have promised to look into the problem.
Look on
empezar lección
We look on this town as our real home.
Look someone up
empezar lección
(visit when in the area)
If you're passing through Athens, look me up.
Make for
empezar lección
(result in)
The power steering makes for easier parking.
Make off with
empezar lección
(run away with)
The thief made off with a valuable necklace.
Make out
empezar lección
Tim made out that he hadn't seen the No Smoking sign. (manage to see or understand) I couldn't quitemake out what the notice said.
Make someone out
empezar lección
(understand someone's behaviour)
Janet is really odd. I can't make her out.
Make up
empezar lección
I think you made up the whole story!
Make up for
empezar lección
(compensate for)
Our success makes up for all the hard times.
Miss out
empezar lección
(fail to include)
You have missed out a word here. (lose a chance - colloquial) Five people got promoted, but I missed out again.
Own up
empezar lección
(confess - colloquial)
None of the children would own up to breaking the window.
Pack in
empezar lección
(stop an activity - colloquial)
John has packed in his job.
Pay back
empezar lección
(take revenge - colloquial)
She paid him back for all his insults.
Pick up
empezar lección
(improve - colloquial)
The weather seems to be picking up.
Pin someone down
empezar lección
(force to give a clear statement)
I asked Jim to name a suitable day, but I couldn't pin him down.
Play up
empezar lección
(behave or work badly)
The car is playing up again. It won't start.
Point out
empezar lección
(draw attention to a fact)
I pointed out that I would be on holiday anyway.
Pull off
empezar lección
(manage to succeed)
It was a tricky plan, but we pulled it off.
Push on
empezar lección
(continue with some effort - colloquial)
Let's push on and try to reach the coast by tonight.
Put across
empezar lección
(communicate ideas)
Harry is clever but he can't put his ideas across.
Put down to
empezar lección
(explain the cause of)
Diane's poor performance was put down to nerves.
Put in for
empezar lección
(apply for a job)
Sue has put in for a teaching job.
Put oneself out
empezar lección
(take trouble - to help someone)
Please don't put yourself out making a meal. A sandwich will do.
Put off
empezar lección
(discourage, upset)
The crowd put the gymnast off, and he fell.
Put up
empezar lección
(offer accommodation)
We can put you up for a few days.
Put up with
empezar lección
(tolerate, bear)
I can't put up with all this noise!
Rip off
empezar lección
(charge too much - colloquial)
You paid £50? They really ripped you off!
Run down
empezar lección
She's always running down her husband. (lose power, allow to decline) I think the batteries are running down.
Run into
empezar lección
Guess who I ran into at the supermarket!
Run to
empezar lección
(have enough money)
I don't think we can run to a holiday abroad this year.
Run over
empezar lección
(check - also run through)
Let's run over the plan once more.
Run up
empezar lección
(a bill - let a bill get longer without paying)
I ran up a huge telephone bill at the hotel.
Run up against
empezar lección
(encounter - usually a problem)
We've run up against a slight problem.
See someone off
empezar lección
(go to station, airport, etc to say goodbye to someone)
I went to the station to see them off.
See through
empezar lección
(realise the truth about)
I saw through his intentions at once.
Send up
empezar lección
(make fun of by imitating)
Jean is always sending up the French teacher.
Set about
empezar lección
(start working)
We must set about re-organisingthe office.
Set in
empezar lección
(establish itself - especially weather)
I think this rain has set in for the day.
Set out
empezar lección
(give in detail in writing) (arrange) (start an action)
This document sets out all the Union demands; I've set out the refreshments in the hall.; Sue set out to write a biography but it became a novel.
Set up
empezar lección
An inquiry into the accident has been set up.
Set (up) on
empezar lección
We were set upon by a gang of hooligans.
Sink in
empezar lección
(realise slowly - colloquial, intransitive)
Slowly the realisation that I had won began to sink in.
Slip up
empezar lección
(make a mistake - colloquial)
Someone slipped up and my application was lost.
Sort out
empezar lección
(find a solution - colloquial)
Don't worry, Mary will sort out your problems.
Stand by
empezar lección
(keep to an agreement)
The company agreed to stand by its original commitment.
Stand for
empezar lección
(represent - initials) (tolerate)
E.g. stands for exempli gratia, it's Latin. I will notstand for this kind of behaviour in my house!
Stand in for
empezar lección
(take the place of)
Carol has kindly agreed to stand in for Graham at the monthly meeting.
Stand up to
empezar lección
(resist, bear stress)
The engine won't stand up to the strain.
Step down
empezar lección
(resign - colloquial)
The Chairman has stepped down after criticism from shareholders.
Step up
empezar lección
Production at the Leeds plant has been stepped up.
Stick up for
empezar lección
(defend - especially yourself, your rights - colloquial)
You must learn to stick up for yourself.
Take in
empezar lección
(deceive) zwieść
Don't be taken in by her apparent shyness.
Take (it) out on
empezar lección
(make someone else suffer because of one's own sufferings)
I know you are unhappy, but don't take it out on me!
Take off
empezar lección
(imitate - colloquial)
Dave takes off the Prime Minister really well.
Take on
empezar lección
acquire a new characteristic) (do something extra)
My grandmother has taken on a new lease of life since her operation; She has taken on too much with afull-timejob as well.
Take out
empezar lección
(insurance - sign an insurance agreement)
Ann has taken out life insurance.
Take over
empezar lección
(gain control of)
The army tried to take over the country.
Take to someone
empezar lección
(develop a liking for)
You'll soon take to your new boss, I'm sure.
Take up
empezar lección
(time - occupy time)
The meeting took up a whole morning.
Talk out of or into
empezar lección
(dissuade from, persuade into)
Paul talked me into going skiing, against my better judgement.
Tell off
empezar lección
(scold - colloquial)
Our teacher told us off for being late.
Tie in with
empezar lección
(be in agreement with)
I'm afraid your party doesn't quite tie in with our arrangements.
Track down
empezar lección
(trace the whereabouts of)
The police tracked down the killer and arrested him.
Try out
empezar lección
(test - a machine)
Let's try out the new washing machine.
Turn down
empezar lección
(reject an offer)
Another company offered me a job but I turned them down.
Turn out
empezar lección
(happen to be in the end) (come to a meeting or to form a crowd)
He turned out to be an old friend ofHelen's; Thousands offans turned out to welcome the team.
Turn up
empezar lección
(be discovered by chance) (arrive - often unexpectedly)
Don't worry about that missing book, it's bound to turn up sooner or later; Not many people turned up for the lesson.
Wear off
empezar lección
(lose effect - especially a drug)
These painkillers wear off after about two hours.
Work out
empezar lección
(calculate - also work out at for specific amounts)
The hotel bill worked out at over £500.

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