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PHRASAL VERBS

February 8, 2010

Remember everybody is welcome to participate in this game.

How many phrasal verbs can you find in this poster? What do they mean? Can you write a sample sentence? For example:

PUT UP: “If you come to Valencia, don’t bother to book a hotel, my house is big and I can put you up

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  1. nadiasays permalink
    February 8, 2010 12:41 pm

    Let down: disappoint.

    For example: “I’ve never thought you will behave in such a bad way… you have really let me down”

  2. Helena Molina Raga permalink
    February 8, 2010 1:22 pm

    “Come up with”means something like “to appear”.

    Example: He came up with a brilliant idea.

  3. Angel Puchol permalink
    February 8, 2010 1:25 pm

    COME ACROSS: meet someone

    ” I came across Santiago before going to English class”

  4. carolmedel permalink
    February 8, 2010 8:01 pm

    PUT somebody THROUGH: To make undergo or to sent to
    “Mary’s parents have been saving money to put her through university”
    PUT somebody THROUGH TO: To connect (related to telecomunications) or achieve
    “I was thinking of you when suddenly the phone rang and Peter put me through to you”

  5. Lidia Entrecanales permalink
    February 8, 2010 11:37 pm

    Come through:
    -To get news,messages…
    “Despite the storm she was coming through very clearly.”
    -To survive…
    “Do you think they will come through the earthquake?”

  6. isabelalejo permalink
    February 9, 2010 12:50 am

    Drop out: withdraw from school, leave school.
    Many students drop out school because they are not motivated

  7. CARMEN ORENGO FAYOS permalink
    February 10, 2010 2:01 pm

    Be about: to be near in time of starting something.
    “At this time every morning, I am about of cooking lunch”.

  8. esterot permalink
    February 10, 2010 10:58 pm

    “Put something about” : to tell a lot of people news, information,etc… that may be false.
    Example: Someone’s been putting it about that you have an affair with the boss

    “Flick through something”: to turn the pages of a book,etc… and look at them without reading everything.
    Example: I only flicked through the pages of the book I wanted to buy to see if it was good.

  9. ANGEL PUCHOL GARCIA permalink
    February 13, 2010 9:40 pm

    To put up with= to tolerate
    I will not put up with your bad behaviour any longer!
    How has Jan put up with him for so long?

  10. Silvia permalink
    February 15, 2010 2:17 am

    COME DOWN: to fall or to go down. ” She came down the stairs”

  11. Silvia permalink
    February 15, 2010 2:22 am

    SHUT DOWN: to turn off or to switch off . ” I shut down the PC because it was working too slowly”.

  12. Silvia permalink
    February 15, 2010 2:26 am

    BRING UP: to educate. ” Parents are perfectly bringing their son up”

  13. Silvia permalink
    February 15, 2010 2:30 am

    FLICK THROUGH : to leaf or to glance through. ” I flicked through the magazine while I was in the hairdresser´s”

  14. Esther permalink
    February 15, 2010 3:17 pm

    BRING someone DOWN: make unhappy. “This sad music is bringing me down”.
    SET something UP: organize, arrange. “Our parents set a party up with all the family.

  15. amparocala permalink
    February 16, 2010 12:46 am

    go through: experience

    Mary went through a lot of pain after the accident

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