How To: Use more English phrasal verbs

Use more English phrasal verbs

Learn how to use more English phrasal verbs with this instructional English language lesson.

get...over with
To do or finish an unpleasant but necessary piece of work or duty so that you do not
have to worry about it in the future.
I'll be glad to get these exams over with.

go along with
To support an idea, or to agree with
someone's opinion.
Kate's already agreed, but it's going to be
harder persuading Mike to go along with it.
What's my opinion? I go along with Omar.

go along with
When you obey a rule or follow a decision,
you go along with it.
Mrs. Taylor wasn't happy about the committee's
decision, but she went along with it anyway.
I don't care what the boss says — I'm not going along with any changes that will mean longer hours for less money.

go in for
To do something regularly, or to enjoy something.
I've never really gone in for classical
music, but I love jazz.
Bryan really goes in for any kind of outdoor activity.

screw out of
To obtain something from someone by using force or threats.
We'll screw every last penny out of him.
Their sleazy son-in-law screwed them out of thousand of dollars.

talk down to
To use a tone of voice or an attitude that shows you think they are less intelligent, less educated, or from a lower level of society than you.
I was furious about the way he talked down to me!
Bob hates Jane because of the way she talks down to him.

cheat on
If you cheat on your husband, wife or usual
sexual partner, you secretly have a sexual
relationship with someone else.
She found out that he'd been cheating on her.
Can you believe it? She was cheating on
me with my best friend!

cheat on
To do something dishonest so that you can do better on a test.
The teacher caught Ali cheating on the exam.

look up
To visit someone who you have not seen for a long time when you are visiting the place where they live.
Look me up next time you're in Los Angeles.

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