Phrases and Phrasal Verbs (Most-Used 500+ Terms)/
Beginner Unit 3

Beginner Unit 3

Total: 50 words

take down

phrasal verb

to remove something on display, especially by separating its parts

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sort out

phrasal verb

to organize or clean up

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give out

phrasal verb

to give something to a group of people

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put off

phrasal verb

to make one dislike or distrust something or someone

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give in

phrasal verb

to admit defeat or agree to do something you do not want

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look forward to

phrasal verb

to anticipate or await eagerly

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make a difference

phrase

to have an important effect on someone or something; to cause a change to a situation

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break down

phrasal verb

to divide something into separate parts

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take over

phrasal verb

to replace something or someone

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by far

phrase

(used with comparative or superlative adjectives or adverbs) by a great amount

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in other words

phrase

used to introduce a simple or more exact explanation of something

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as for

phrase

used at the beginning of a sentence to introduce a slightly different subject that is still somehow connected to the previous one

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with regard to

phrase

concerning or relating to someone or something

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in case

phrase

used for explaining why you are doing something

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in the long/short run

phrase

used to describe what will happen at a time near or far away in the future

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stand out

phrasal verb

to be much better or more important than others

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in terms of

phrase

in relation to; with respect, regard, or reference to

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for someone's sake / for the sake of

phrase

in order to help or bring advantage to someone or something; for the benefit or purpose of someone or something

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in practice

phrase

in reality or what really happens

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hand out

phrasal verb

to give or distribute something tangible or intangible, such objects, advice, punishment, etc.

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stick to

phrasal verb

to continue doing or using something

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for sure / for certain

phrase

without doubt

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out of control

phrase

impossible to manage, direct, or limit

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turn up

phrasal verb

to increase the sound, heat, output etc. produced by a machine

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On the whole...

phrase

said when speaking about a general situation; generally or ​considering everything

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in good shape / in bad shape

phrase

to be in a particular health, state, or condition

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go off

phrasal verb

used when something, such as electricity, stops working

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make up one's mind

phrase

to decide

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leave something alone

phrase

to stop touching, moving, or changing something

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come down

phrasal verb

to descend or reach a lower level, point, or amount

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look down

phrasal verb

to be in a position that provides a downward view

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catch up

phrasal verb

to learn the newest facts about someone or something

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cut off

phrasal verb

to stop providing something

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take back

phrasal verb

to return something to the place you got it from

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build up

phrasal verb

to cause something to increase or become greater by stages or degrees

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turn down

phrasal verb

to reject or refuse to consider an offer, proposal, a person, etc.

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back up

phrasal verb

(in computing) to make an extra copy of a file, program, etc.

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run out

phrasal verb

if something runs out, all of it has been used, sold, or finished until there is none left

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go around

phrasal verb

being enough for everyone to have one or some

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move out

phrasal verb

to leave one's previous home

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pass on

phrasal verb

to give something you used or received to someone else

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settle down

phrasal verb

to become familiar, comfortable, or calm in a place or position

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in a way / in some way

phrase

​to some extent; not completely

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be about to

phrase

​to be close to doing something

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figure out

phrasal verb

to solve or decipher; to determine or decide

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end up

phrasal verb

to arrive or reach a place, condition, or situation

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in general

phrase

usually or for the most part

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get rid of

phrase

to relieve or free oneself from someone or something annoying, unpleasant, or undesirable

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screw up / screw

phrasal verb

to ruin something; to mishandle a situation or to fail at something

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get in the way / get in someone's way

phrasal verb

to prevent something from happening or someone from moving or doing something

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