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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #101326: Phrasal Verbs
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    Phrasal Verbs

    take to
    - develop a habit
      Hugo took to drink after his wife left him.
    - to like or start liking somebody or something
      I haven't taken to my new school.

      let down
    - to disappoint somebody
      Henry is my true friend and he has never let me down.

      get along ( with somebody )
    - have a friendly relationship ( with )
      Sally couldn't get along with her husband. They got divorced 2 years ago.

      break off
    - to separate something
      A boy broke off a piece of roll and ate in a hurry.

     - break off a relation or contact
      The two countries broke off their diplomatic relations because of their disagreements.

      hold somebody off, hold off somebody, hold something off, hold off something
    - to stop and prevent somebody from doing something
      Marc wants to drop out of high school. I'll try to hold him off.

    - to delay something, to refrain from doing something
     The rain had held off all night.

      take something back, take back
    - to return something for exchange
      Take the set-top box back to the store. It doesn't work.

    - to take back what one has said, written, promised
      I regret having said that to her. I'd like to take it back.

      take up something, take something up
    - to start doing something, to begin an activity, to like something
      I took up tennis three years ago.

    - to reduce in size
      I have to take up my coat. It's too long.

      turn something around
    - to go from bad to good
      Turn your life around. You shouldn't live this way.

      pick on somebody
    - to tease or bully; to criticize somebody
      The kids pick on him because of his stammering.

      cut off somebody/something, cut somebody off, cut off somebody
    - to stop a telephone conversation by breaking the connection
     We got cut off in the middle of our call.

    - to cause someone to feel alone, to stop having friendly or close terms
      This man was a bad father. He cut off his kids completely.

      clam up
    - to become silent, to refuse to talk or reply
      She clammed up and didn't answer the question.

      answer back
    - to reply rudely to a person who has more authority than you
     Why do you answer back to your teacher?

      go off, go off ( a bomb )
    - to make a characteristic noise as a signal
      My alarm clock always goes off at 7 a.m.

    - to explode
     The bomb will go off in five hours.

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    1. The bomb near the main street, wounding three people and destroying two cars.

    2. I consider Susan's behaviour rude. I never her.

    3. When Ed was a kid, his classmates used to him because of his corpulence.

    4. Mark drink after Stella left him.

    5. He and I'll never trust him again.

    6. Your mother-in-law is such a nice person. Why can't you with her?

    7. I was late to work. The alarm clock on time, but I didn't hear it.

    8. Eric is an arrogant, rude and lazy boy. He always rudely to his parents and teachers.

    9. Sandra suddenly when I asked about her family.

    10. Tom's birth father completely. They never saw each other again.

    11. Mary a piece of chocolate and gave it to him.

    12. You should making this decision until next year.

    13. If the rain , we will go for a walk.

    14. Our countries diplomatic relations in 1920.

    15. This suit is too tight. You had better to the shop.

    16. Do you want to football, tennis or some other sport?

    17. Don't cry! I . I didn't mean to hurt you.

    18. After leaving prison, he decided to .

    19. I was talking with Mike on the phone, but after ten minutes our conversation got .

    20. Could you the trousers? They are a bit long.

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