Phrases and Phrasal Verbs (Most-Used 500+ Terms)/
Intermediate Deck 2

Intermediate Deck 2

Total: 20 words

come off

phrasal verb

​to be or able to be removed or detached from something

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in essence

phrase

in the most important and basic ways; relating to the most important characteristics or ideas of something

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chances are

phrase

used for saying that something is likely to happen but the results may or may not be what's expected

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keep on track / be on track

phrasal verb

to make progress in order to achieve a particular result

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come into effect / go into effect

phrasal verb

to begin being used or applied

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crack down on

phrasal verb

to start dealing with someone or something much more strictly

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at large

phrase

(of dangerous people or animals) free or not captured

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shed light on something / cast light on something

phrasal verb

to make something easier to understand, for example by explaining it or providing new information

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be on hold / put on hold

phrasal verb

to pause or suspend an activity

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drop off

phrasal verb

to decline significantly or occur less often

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by virtue of

phrase

by means of, because of, or as a result of something

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at the expense of / at someone's expense

phrase

to do something which harms, neglects, or damages something or someone else

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get a hold of / grab hold of

phrase

to find or obtain something

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go for it

phrase

to give your all in order to gain or achieve something; often used when encouraging someone to do something

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hold up

phrasal verb

to cause a delay or slow someone or something down

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in line with

phrase

similar to or at the same level as something

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to the fore of

phrase

to be important or popular in a particular event or situation

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at issue

phrase

the most important part or point of what is being discussed

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take effect

phrase

to start to apply or become operative

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come across as

phrase

to seem to be

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