Phrases and Phrasal Verbs (Most-Used 500+ Terms)/
Intermediate Deck 4

Intermediate Deck 4

Total: 20 words

in effect

phrase

in use or in operation

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hold on

phrasal verb

to manage to survive or to deal with a difficult situation

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make it

phrase

to reach a certain place, point, or goal

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come by

phrasal verb

to visit a place for a short time, usually in order to see someone

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in light of

phrase

after considering something, usually something that affects a situation

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at stake

phrase

to be in a situation where one can be won, lost, or damaged

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first and foremost

phrase

more than anything else

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so to speak

phrase

used to emphasize that what you're saying is unusual or not to be understood exactly as stated

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come about

phrasal verb

to happen or start to happen

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bring about

phrasal verb

to cause something to happen

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at large

phrase

in general or as a whole

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in the eyes of / in someone's eyes

phrase

in someone's opinion or according to something

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on the verge of

phrase

very close to happening or doing something

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get a hold of / grab hold of

phrase

to manage to speak to someone

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hold up

phrasal verb

to steal by means of violence

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to the contrary

phrase

saying, showing, or proving the opposite

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get one’s hands on / have one's hands on

phrase

to find or get something

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take its toll

phrase

to cause a lot of pain, harm, or damage, especially in a gradual way

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to somebody's credit

phrase

deserving of praise, respect, or recognition

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make out

phrasal verb

to see, hear, or understand someone or something, or to comprehend one’s character, often with difficulty

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