Phrasal Verbs

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bring forth bring_forth
(separable) to produce or give rise to

The eager new intern brought forth many new ideas on how to run the company.

bring in bring_in
(separable) to earn money

Jill hates her new job, but she's bringing in a lot of money.

bring in bring_in
(separable) to reach a verdict

The judge declared a mistrial because the jury could not bring in a verdict.

bring in bring_in
(separable) to arrest someone; to bring someone to the police station (usually for questioning)

The police brought Max in for robbing the bank.

bring on bring_on
(separable) to cause to appear

Bring on the birthday cake!

bring up bring_up
(separable) to mention

When talking to Mary, Max never brings up her criminal record.

bring up bring_up
(separable) to raise or rear

Mowgli was a boy brought up by wolves.

brush up on
(intransitive) to practice; to improve your skill or knowledge

Max went back to school to brush up on mathematics.

burn down burn_down
(separable) to destroy by fire

Please don't smoke in bed for you may burn the house down.

butt in
(intransitive) to enter a conversation uninvited

"Excuse me for butting in, but I couldn't help overhearing..."

call off call_off
(separable) to cancel

Mary decided to call off her wedding with max.

call up call_up
(separable) to telephone

Mary called the priest up to tell him the wedding was off.

calm down
(separable) to stop being emotionally distressed

Max was so upset that nothing could calm him down.

carry on carry_on
(intransitive) to continue

Max was not sure if he could carry on any longer.

catch on catch_on
(intransitive) to become popular

Max is hoping that being short, fat, and bald will catch on.

check in check_in
(separable) to register(usually at a hotel, airport, or hospital)

The terrorist sweated nervously as he checked his baggage in.

cheer on cheer_on
(separable) to support or encourage with shouts of praise

The crowd at the marathon cheered the runners on.

cheer up cheer_up
(intransitive) to become happier or less miserable

Max cheered up at the end of the night.

cheer up cheer_up
(separable) to make someone become happier or less miserable

We tried very hard to cheer Mary up, but nothing we did worked.

chicken out
(intransitive) not to do something because of fear

Max wanted to ask Mary out on a date, but he chickened out.



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