vince 23 phrasal verbs

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mieć sens (make sense)
His evidence just doesn't add up.

rozpytywać się o kogoś (inquire about
Jim was asking after you.

wycofać się (yield in an argument)
Sheila was right, so Paul had to back down.

bargain for
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spodziewać się, oczekiwać (take into account)
We hadn't bargained for there being so much traffic, and we missed the plane.

otwierdzić coś (confirm the truth)
Helen's alibi was borne out by her sister.

break down
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załamać się (lose control of the emotions)
David broke down and wept when he heard the news.

przestać nagle mówić, urwać (stop talking)
He broke off to answer the phone.

zerwać (come to an end)
The party finally broke up at 3.00 am.

bring about
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spowodować (cause to happen)
The crisis was brought about by Brenda's resignation.

dokonać czegoś (succeed in doing something)
The crisis was brought about by Brenda's resignation.

ściągnąć coś na kogoś (cause the onset of an illness; cause trouble to happen to oneself)
Sitting in the damp brought on his rheumatism; You have broughtthis on/upon yourself.

bring round
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przekonać kogoś (influence someone to your point of view)
After much discussion, I brought the committeeround to my point of view.

wspomnięć (mention)
I feel I ought to bring up another small matter.

powołać do wojska (mobilize for military service)
Mark was called up when the war broke out.

poradzić sobie z czymś (complete successfully)
Jane had a difficult role to play, but she carried itoff.

zrealizować coś (complete a plan)
The attack was successfully carried out.

przyjąć się, stać się popularnym (become popular)
This new hair style is beginning to catch on.

come about
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stać się /niespodziewanie/ (happen)
Let me explain how the situation came about.

come down to
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be in the end a matter of
It all conies down to whether you are prepared to accept less money.

come in for
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otrzymać (receive)
The government has come in for a lot of criticism over the decision.

powieść się (take place successfully)
I'm afraid that deal didn't come off after all.

wychodzić na jaw (appear)
All the flowers have come out. When the news came out, everyone was shocked. My photos didn't come out very well.

(occur -- usually a problem)
ook, something has come up, and I can't meet you.

come up against
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napotykać trudności (meet a difficulty)
We've come up against a bit of a problem.

come up to
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spełniać coś (equal -- especially expectations, standards)
The play didn't come up to expectations.

come up with
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wpaść na coś (think of - especially an answer, a plan, a solution)
We still haven't come up with a solution to the problem.

liczyć na (rely on)
Don't worry, you can count on me.

wypaść coś niespodziewanie (happen unexpectedly)
I can't come to your party, something has cropped up.

do away with sth
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pozbyć się czegoś (abolish)
Dog licences have been done away with.

remontować (decorate)
We are having our living room done up.

podjeżdżąć np pod bramę (come to a stop)
A white sports car drew up outside the door.

sporządzić (organize -- especially a document)
The contract is being drawn up at the moment.

wpaść do kogoś (pay a visit)
Drop in any time you're passing.

zasnąć (fall asleep)
The baby has just dropped off.

skończyć w jakimś miejscu (finish in a certain way, or place)
We ended up staying there for lunch. The car ended up in a ditch.

face up to
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stawić czoła, zmierzyć się (have courage to deal with -- especially responsibility)
You have to face up to your responsibilities.

fall about
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padać ze śmiechu (show amusement -- especially laughing)
Everyone fell about when Jane told her joke.

fall back on
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zdawać się na kogoś (use as a last resort)
If the worst comes to the worst, we've got our savings to fall back on.

polecieć na coś (be deceived by)
It was an unlikely story but he fell for it. (fall in love with - colloquial) I fell for you the moment I saw you.

fall out with
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kłócić się (quarrel with)
Peter has fallen out with his boss.

fall through
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nie powieść się (fail to come to completion)
The plan fell through at the last minute.

feel up to
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czuć się na siłach (feel capable of doing)
Old Mr Smith didn't feel up to walking all that way.

act upon a suggestion; take more action
Thanks for the information about that book. I'll follow it up. (take more action) We'll follow up this lesson next week.

get across
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przekazać co, wytjaśnić (co na myśli), be understood
I had the feeling I wasn't getting the meaning across.

(imply) mieć na myśli
what are you getting at exactly?

get down to
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zabrać się doczegoś (begin to seriously deal with)
It's time we got down to some real work.

get off with
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ujść z czymś (lub płazem) avoid punishment
They were lucky to get off with such light sentences.

get on for
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zbliżąć się do czegoś (approach a certain age/time/number)
He must be getting on for seventy.

robić progres (make progress -- especially in life)
Sue is getting on very well in her new job.

be surprised
7 couldn't getover how well she looked.

get over with
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mieć coś z główy (come to the end of something, usually unpopular)
I'll be glad to get this awful business over with.

get (a)round to
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find time to do
Sorry, but I haven't got round to fixing the tap yet.

do something-- usually bad when about children
The children are getting up to something in the garden; What have you beengetting up to lately?


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