Phrasal verbs

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get over
Have you gotten over your cold yet?
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recover (from an illness, a surprise)

get on
1. He got on his bicycle and rode down the street. 2. Amy and I really get on well.
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1. enter/sit on a form of transport (train, bus, bicycle, plane) 2. have a relationship with someone

get away with
I can´t believe you got away with cheating on that test.
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escape punishment for a crime or bad

get up
He gets up at 6:00 a.m. every morning.
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leave your bed

get in
They must have got in through the bathroom window.
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get through
We've got through all the sugar. Can you buy more?
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use of finish the supply of something

get down
This rain is really getting me down.
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depress, descend

get around
You can’t get around the fact that smoking kills.
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avoid rules

get across
We tried to get our point across, but he just wouldn't listen.
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meaning, explain

opposite of get on

go over
You should go over your homework.
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to review.

go off
My alarm clock went off at 7:00 a.m.
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to make a loud noise

go on
What is going on in China right now?
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go out
1. The electricity went out last night. 2. Every weekend I go out with my friends.
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1. stop working (machines) 2. to be a part of a social activity.

fail (business)

go through
His application finally went througgh, and he got his visa.
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experience / be formally approved

go away
Joanne isn't here. She went away for the weekend.
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leave, disappear

go back
After travelling for a year, Paul went back to university.
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start doing something again

go for
She couldn't decide whether to order coffee or tea. In the end, she went for coffee.
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look after
Kate is a nurse. She looks after patients in a hospital.
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(somebody) to take care of somebody

look down on
Piers is very arrogant. He looks down on uneducated people.
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(somebody) To have a low opinion of somebody

look for
I spent all day looking for my glasses.
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(something) to try to find something

look into
Scientists are looking into ways of reducing pollution.
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(something) To investigate something

look out
There's car coming. Look out.
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to be careful

look over
The architect looks over the building plans with the engineer.
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(something) to review something

If you don't know the word, look it up in a dictionary
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(something) check info (to find something in a dictionary or reference book)

look up to
Jack looks up to his older brother.
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(somebody) admire, to respect someone

to turn your eyes away / ignore

look around
Do you want to have a look around town this afternoon?
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browse (shop) = Visit a place and see what is there.

look upon/on... as
I have always looked upon/on my mother as a friend
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have an opinion / Consider someone or something.

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