Phrasal Verbs

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Vocabulary for IELTS (General) - Lesson 33

Vocabulary for IELTS (General)
to look forward toverb

to wait with satisfaction for something to happen

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to cheer up
to cheer upverb

to feel happier

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to put upverb

to accept or tolerate an unpleasant situation, person, etc. without complaining

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to let downverb

to make someone disappointed by not meeting their expectations

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to break upverb

to put an end to a gathering and cause people to go in different directions

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to fall outverb

to be no longer friendly with someone as a result of an argument

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to cut downverb

to reduce the amount, size or number of something

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to come acrossverb

to discover, meet, or find someone or something by accident

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to pay offverb

(of a plan or action) to succeed and have good results

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to pick upverb

to notice or become aware of something, such as a sense, sign, etc.

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to set offverb

to make something operate, especially by accident

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to embark onverb

to start to do something, especially something that is new, difficult or time-consuming

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to break downverb

(of a machine or vehicle) to stop working as a result of a defect

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to look intoverb

to try to find out the facts and solve something such as a crime, problem, etc.

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to map outverb

to plan or arrange something in a careful and detailed way

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to talk intoverb

to convince someone to do something they do not want to do

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to talk out ofverb

to advise someone against doing something

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to give upverb

to stop trying when faced with failures

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to brush upverb

to refresh someone's memory or renew one's skill

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to end upverb

to come to a situation or place after a period of time or after a process has ended

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to bone upverb

to study hard and gather a lot of information on a subject in order to get prepared for a meeting, exam, etc.

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to do away withverb

to stop using or having something

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to figure out
to figure outverb

to find the answer to a question or problem

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to make upverb

to combine together to form something

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to account forverb

to be the cause or reason of something

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to bring upverb

to raise a subject so that it can be talked about

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to come aboutverb

to happen, especially when it is not expected

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to get acrossverb

to be clearly understood or communicated

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to narrow downverb

to decrease the number of possibilities or choices

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to rule outverb

to prevent something from occurring or someone from doing something

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to turn outverb

to be discovered to be the result

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to turn down
to turn downverb

to not accept or to refuse a proposal, request, or offer

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to carry onverb

to keep arguing or complaining in a way that is annoying

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to fall behindverb

to make less progress than other competitors

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to face upverb

to admit having a difficult problem and dealing with it

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to count onverb

to rely on or to put trust in something or someone

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to die outverb

to cease to exist or disappear completely

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to leave outverb

to not mention or include something or someone

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to get throughverb

to succeed in doing a task

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to put down
to put downverb

to land an aircraft, especially in case of emergency

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to abide byverb

to accept a rule, decision, or recommendation without objection

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