Phrasal verbs (K-P) – English Vocabulary

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state a rule - especially lay down the law

disappoint, break a promise

allow to be part of a secret

excuse from punishment

inform about a secret - colloquial

(not) live down
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suffer a loss of reputation

live up to
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reach an expected standard



look someone up
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visit when in the area

result in

make off with
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run away with

pretend/manage to see or understand

make someone out
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understand someone's behaviour


make up for
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compensate for

fail to include/loose a chance - colloquial

confess - colloquial

stop an activity - colloquial

take revenge - colloquial

improve - colloquial

pin someone down
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force to give a clear statement

behave or work badly

draw attention to a fact

manage to succeed

continue with some effort - colloquial

put across
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communicate ideas

put down to
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explain the cause of

put in for
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apply for a job

put oneself out
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take trouble - to help someone

discourage, upset

offer accommodation

put up with
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tolerate, bear

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