Phrases and Phrasal Verbs (Most-Used 500+ Terms)/
Beginner Unit 2

Beginner Unit 2

Total: 50 words

in private

phrase

in a place where nobody else is present

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for real

phrase

actually true and real; not pretending

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leave someone alone

phrase

to stop speaking to or annoying someone

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take on

phrasal verb

to hire or employ someone

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catch up

phrasal verb

to reach the same level or standard as someone or something

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keep an eye on / have an eye on

idiom

to monitor something or someone closely

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as far as / so far as

phrase

to the extent, degree, or amount that

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hand over

phrasal verb

to formally give one's position or responsibility to someone else

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as soon as

phrase

immediately or at the earliest opportunity

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with respect to / in respect to

phrase

in connection with or in reference to something or someone

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have in mind / keep in mind

phrase

to remember, consider, or think of someone or something

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hang on

phrasal verb

to continue to persist or endure

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make headlines / hit headlines

phrase

to suddenly appear or receive a lot of attention in the news

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in place of / in something's place

phrase

instead of someone or something

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break down

phrasal verb

to stop working or to fail

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put up

phrasal verb

to show a particular level of skill, determination, etc. in a fight or contest

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no matter

phrase

used to say that something is always true regardless of the situation, or that somebody should certainly do something

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go on

phrasal verb

to happen, to continue happening, or to continue doing something as before

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go ahead

phrasal verb

to begin, proceed, or be carried out

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go off

phrasal verb

to explode, be fired, or make a loud noise

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in time

phrase

early enough or not late

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check out

phrasal verb

to examine what a person, place, or thing is like or if they are good, correct, or true

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put down

phrasal verb

to write something on a paper

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cut off

phrasal verb

to separate someone or something

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turn back

phrasal verb

to return to a previous situation or condition

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slow down

phrasal verb

to decrease in speed

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kind of

phrase

used to describe something approximately; ​slightly; in some ways

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sort of

phrase

used to describe something approximately; ​to some extent but in a way that you cannot easily describe

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line up

phrasal verb

to arrange people or things in a straight line or row

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take back

phrasal verb

to remember something

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build up

phrasal verb

to create or develop something

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back up

phrasal verb

to move backwards, especially in a vehicle

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put back

phrasal verb

to return something to where it's from

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keep on

phrasal verb

to continue doing something or to do something repeatedly

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stand out

phrasal verb

​to be easily seen or noticed

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come along

phrasal verb

to go somewhere with somebody

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break out

phrasal verb

to escape from a place or situation

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go around

phrasal verb

to behave in a particular way

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as long as / so long as

phrase

since or to the extent that

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work out

phrasal verb

to exercise in order to improve the strength, appearance, or health of your body

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put out

phrasal verb

to extinguish something on fire

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right away

phrase

without delay or hesitation; immediately

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account for

phrasal verb

to be the reason for something or to give the reason for something

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get around

phrasal verb

to avoid or evade something

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set out

phrasal verb

to start an activity with a certain goal in mind

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cut down

phrasal verb

to reduce the cost, size, amount, or number of something

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so on and so forth

phrase

more of the same thing that has already been mentioned; et cetera

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turn down

phrasal verb

to reduce the level of sound, heat, output, etc. that something produces

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sort out

phrasal verb

to understand or to solve something, especially a problem

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point out

phrasal verb

to direct a person's attention to someone or something by pointing

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