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phrasal verbs

Phrasal Verbs - Seeing a Dentist

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Read through the following short story to brush up (review) your phrasal verbs (some other important words are linked to the Cambridge Online Dictionary):

Phrasal Verb - Look Up

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 As you know, we look up at something that is above us. For example you can look up at a tall building or look up at a bird in the sky. But did you know that it can also be used in the following way:

Look Up- get better; improve.

'The weather was terrible earlier, now it's starting to look up.'

'After a terrible start, sales for the month are finally looking up.'

get over / get over with

I have a big problem (maybe it isn't such a big problem =)
I hate phrasal verbs because sometimes I don't know how to use them... and today, I found two forms of using phrasal verb "get over" and "get over with" with object... so, where is a position of object/pronoun in sentence with these two phrasal verbs? (I am not sure, if anyone understand my question... (I am not very good in English... =(

Phrasal Verb - Act up

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You probably know the verb to act used for actors acting in a film or in the theatre. When used as a phrasal verb with the preposition up it has a different meaning:

Act up- Misbehave; behave badly or strangely.

'My computer has been acting up recently. I need to get it repaired. It's probably got a virus.'

Prepositions in Phrasal Verbs

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"The prisoner managed to break ___ of prison."

As you know, a phrasal verb is a verb and a preposition used together. In the English language there are hundreds of phrasal verbs and no short-cut to learning them; however, the more you practise them, the easier they become to understand.

"car boot sale"

hi there,
can someone tell me what this means??
i read it in some text,but i have no idea what tey mean with that...

Phrasal Verb - Stay

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"Even though it was raining, she wanted to stay out."

Here are some phrasal verbs using the word stay:

Phrasal Verb - 'Hold Up'

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Here we take a look at the phrasal verb hold up. Like most phrasal verbs it has more than one meaning. Here's how we can use hold up:

to hold up- to hold something / someone up in the air.

'When we landed in the airport our driver was waiting for us; he was holding up a sign with our names on it.'

to hold up - to stop / delay someone for a moment.

English in the airport

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Are you planning to take a flight anytime soon? Here are some of the questions you'll probably hear in the airport and some example answers:


How many pieces of luggage do you have?
Only one.

Did you pack your luggage yourself?
Yes, I did.

Has anyone given you anything to take on the flight?
No, they haven't.

Do you have any hand-luggage?
Yes, I have one bag.


hi there,
i heard a couple of weeks ago president-elect using this " to kick a can down the road" in a negative sentence. what could that possibly mean.