Phrasal Verbs


catch up with

pull off
to carry out despite difficulties : accomplish successfully against odds

do something successfully even though it is very difficult

end up
to reach or come to a place, condition, or situation that was not planned or expected

finally be in a particular situation

back up
to move into a position behind (a teammate) in order to assist on a play

Use something to confirm that what you say is true.

tip off
通风报信 secretly give information to someone

A tip-off is a piece of information or a warning that you give to someone, often privately or secretly.

The man was arrested at his home after a tip-off to police from a member of the public. Synonyms: hint, word, information, warning More Synonyms of tip-off.

wise up to
明智地。Become more aware of something unpleasant.

to start to understand a situation or fact and believe what you hear about it, even if it is difficult or unpleasant

Those who think this is a harmless recreational drug should wise up.

set up
设置 Create something formally. wise up to It’s about time employers wised up to the fact that employees who are happy work more efficiently.

create or start something, such as a system, process or organisation

get away
go on holiday.

get around
I have to get around the city on these strange red double-decker buses.

take in

Can’t work it out
can’t understand it.

ask around
I will ask around for directions

Hold on a minute!
wait on minute/Please detain yourself

attire myself smartly
I’m going to the theatre so I need to dress up

on the brink of
about to 就要…

a word with the same root in two or more languages

give up

put up with

blow up

put off

throw up

leave out

speed up

Take out

  1. Invite someone to go somewhere.
  2. Remove something from a hidden/covered place.

Pick up

  1. Lift.
  2. Improve (an atmosphere or someone’s performance).

Make up

  1. Invent.
  2. Become friends again after an argument.

Give away

  1. reveal a secret.
  2. give something for free.

Bring up

  1. Raise a child.
  2. Start a topic of conversation.