Learn English | A new lesson every week
Book your course now

Phrasal verbs with Down

Average: 3.5 (25 votes)

Yesterday we took a lesson on 'off' phrasal verbs. Today we'll continue by looking at some interesting phrasal verbs ending with 'down'.

Look at the context of each sentence and choose the correct definition. Good luck!

By Seb, EC Cape Town English school

  • 1. I'm rather overweight so I should CUT DOWN on eating so much.

  • 2. My friend was offered a good job in Germany, but he TURNED it DOWN.

  • 3. You need to SLOW DOWN your car before you stop at a red light.

  • 4. Summer is over, so it'll start COOLING DOWN soon.

  • 5. He forgot to eat lunch so he WOLFED DOWN three sandwiches when he got home.

  • 6. That woman is such an arrogant snob, she always TALKS DOWN to me.

  • 7. She prefers to DRESS DOWN when she's on holiday.

  • 8. His restaurant wasn't making any profit so he had to CLOSE it DOWN.

  • 9. The police are really CRACKING DOWN on crime lately. I hope it stays that way.