Even More Common Phrasal Verbs
-to take care of something, to tend to or serve someone
Your boss might ask you: Can you look after this paperwork for me?
Clerk: I’m looking after this customer.
Older children should look after their younger siblings.
-to find something in a dictionary, on the internet or any other reference book/media ,
Can you look up their address on the 'net for me?
Sometimes when I reminisce I look up old friends on the Internet.
Look up to
-to gaze upon and admire
I look up to my father and his strong personality.
-to recognize or understand something, to distinguish details of something.
-to achieve a result in something
-to passionately kiss
She talks too fast; I can never make out what she is saying!
How did you make out on that test?
How did you make out with that customer? Did they buy it?
We went on a date and we made out all night long!
-to write down
-to insult someone (often from a higher level of authority), so that they feel sad
-to euthanize or mercifully kill an animal
Hold on, I’ll put it down, let me just find a piece of paper!
My boyfriend always put me down because of my weight, so I broke up with him.
We had to put down the family dog because she was old and sick.
-to establish/to help establish; to organize and make ready;
-to provide something for someone to start up something
After the dictator lost control of the country a his opponents set up a new government.
My father gave me some money to help me set up my new business.
-to be found after something has been lost
Has Michael turned up today?
After I lost my keys, they didn't turn up for a whole week! I finally found them under the couch.
-to postpone, to do later, to delay
She isn't doing her work this weekend, she has put it off till Monday.
-to end as a result (satisfactorily);
-to send someone out of somewhere
-to manufacture/produce something;
-to be present/attend; to turn off/extinguish
You never know how they'll turn out. Some will be good, and some will be bad.
The students turned out some very good writing.
Even though it rained all night many fans turned out at the concert.
-to settle a disagreement; to solve a problem; to turn out or to happen; to exercise
If you communicate with each other, you can work out your problems.
I enjoy working out difficult math problems.
As long as I tell the truth everything will work out for the best.
He works out at the gym five times a week.