• Phrasal verbs – Part 6

    Phrasal verbs – Part 6

    Phrasal verb                             meaning                              example sentence

    let someone down: fail to support or help, disappoint: I need you to be on time. Don’t let me down this time.

    let someone in: allow to enter: Can you let the cat in before you go to school?

    log in (or on): sign in (to a website, database etc): I can’t log in to Facebook because I’ve forgotten my password.

    log out (or off): sign out (of a website, database etc): If you don’t log off somebody could get into your account.

    look after someone/something: take care of: I have to look after my sick grandmother.

    look down on someone: think less of, consider inferior: Ever since we stole that chocolate bar your dad has looked down on me.

    look for someone/something: try to find: I’m looking fora red dress for the wedding.

    look forward to something: be excited about the future: I’m looking forward to the Christmas break.

    look into something: investigate: We are going to look into the price of snowboards today.

    look out: be careful, vigilant, and take notice: Look out! That car’s going to hit you!

    look out for someone/something: be especially vigilant for: Don’t forget to look out for snakes on the hiking trail.

    look something over: check, examine: Can you look over my essay for spelling mistakes?

    look something up: search and find information in a reference book or database: We can look her phone number up on the Internet.

    look up to someone: have a lot of respect for: My little sister has always looked up to me.

    make something up: invent, lie about something: Josie made up a story about why we were late.

    make up: forgive each other: We were angry last night, but we made up at breakfast.

    make someone up: apply cosmetics to: My sisters made me up for my graduation party.

     mix something up: confuse two or more things:mixed up the twins’ names again!

  • Phrasal verbs – Part 5

    Phrasal verbs – Part 5

    Phrasal verb                             meaning                              example sentence

    hand something down: give something used to someone else:handed my old comic books down to my little cousin.

    hand something in: submit: I have to hand in my essay by Friday.

    hand something out: to distribute to a group of people: We will hand out the invitations at the door.

    hand something over: give (usually unwillingly): The police asked the man to hand over his wallet and his weapons.

    hang in: stay positive (informal): Hang in there. I’m sure you’ll find a job very soon.

    hang on: wait a short time (informal): Hang on while I grab my coat and shoes!

    hang out: spend time relaxing (informal): Instead of going to the party we are just going to hang out at my place.

    hang up: end a phone call: He didn’t say goodbye before he hung up.

    hold someone/something back: prevent from doing/going: I had to hold my dog back because there was a cat in the park.

    hold something back: hide an emotion: Jamie held back his tears at his grandfather’s funeral.

    hold on: wait a short time: Please hold on while I transfer you to the Sales Department.

    hold onto someone/something: hold firmly using your hands or arms: Hold onto your hat because it’s very windy outside.

    hold someone/something up: rob: A man in a black mask held the bank up this morning.

    keep on doing something: continue doing: Keep on stirring until the liquid comes to a boil.

    keep something from someone: not tell: We kept our relationship from our parents for two years.

    keep someone/something out: stop from entering: Try to keep the wet dog out of the living room.

    keep something up: continue at the same rate: If you keep those results up you will get into a great college.