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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #121216: A few phrasal verbs
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    A few phrasal verbs


    Whether they are  accompanied by prepositions ( introducing a complement) or by adverbs  ( which are linked to the verb and modify its meaning ), many English verbs are followed by "little words" which are really making things difficult for the people who use them, especially if they are foreigners ... 

     

     

    Here, in this lesson, I have chosen not to study the easiest and most usual verbs such as "get up/ stand up", "sit down", "give up" etc. Yet, the verbs studied here are very common and it would be wise to take a little time to learn them... Good luck! 

     

     

     

                                                     

     

     To blow up  = to explode 
     To break into  = to enter by force 
     To calm down  = to control oneself 
     To turn down = to refuse/ reject
     To call off = to cancel
     To come across                                     = to meet by chance
     To eat out  = to go to a restaurant                                      

     

                                               

                                                                                                To grow, grew, grown 

     

     To dress up = to wear formal/ fancy clothes                
     To fall behind     = to lag in progress

     To catch up

     = to keep something moving                        
     To look down on somebody                       = to despise someone 
     To grow up = to attain maturity
     To settle down  = to achieve stability
     To mean to = to intend

     

     

                                              

                Worn-out shoes                                                                     

     To get along well with                                     = to be on good terms 
     To get away with = to go unpunished 
     To let down  = to abandon/ to betray 
     To be locked out  = to be kept out 
     To show up = to appear as specified 
     To put off = to postpone/ to perturb                         
     To be worn out = used/ exhausted

     

                                                     

                                                                 To get locked out

     

    I chose verbs which look quite different in order to make it easier for you not to mix them up; yet, if you do, please, start studying the lesson again learning 3 or 4 verbs at a time. Don't give up!

    I give you THE FORCE.  

     



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