A phrasal verb is a verb plus a preposition or adverb which creates a meaning different from the original verb 1. Jan turned down the offer of a lift home 2. Buying that can has really eaten up all my savings 3. I don’t think that I will be able to put up with his behavior anymore 4. After a disastrous first half we fought back to level the scores 5. He was asking her to fight back her anger/tears 6. She is now fighting for her life in hospital 7. They had to fight off repeated enemy attacks 8. She fell down and hurt her leg 9. We spent most of our holiday lounging around beside the pool 10. He wishes his ears didn’t stick out that much 11. For heaven’s sake! Shut her up 12. Let us eat out tonight 13. She tore up the letter 14. She tore up all the letters that he had ever sent her 15. She read the letter and then tore it up 16. The match was called off because of the bad weather 17. Sami will be looking after the children 18. I’ve gone off chocolate 19. The deal has been called off 20. The premier came under a lot of criticism from the Parliament 21. British produce came under a lot of pressure from foreign competition 22. Day nurseries come under the Department of health 23. Records and tapes come under published material 24. He was always prepared to account for his actions 25. The gene they had discovered does not account for all those cases 26. Children’s needs account for a good part of the family’s budget 27. Tea accounts for three fifths of Seri Lanka’s exports 28. Grants for each student must be accounted for by the issuing authority 29. Most of the evidence adds up to the clear conclusion that human beings are able to control their feelings 30. A fresh package of public spending cuts aimed at bringing down the government borrowing requirements 31. Many of theses devices are aimed at people with this kind of deficiency…. 32. The contactors are complaining about the long-term fixed-price contacts which did not allow for the escalation of costs. 33. Pasta can be frozen, but should be under.....d to allow for the reheating. 34. His attitudes towards her amounted to loathing 35. He knew several boys who might answer to that de......ion (have the characteristics described) 36. Our proposals were argued out in meetings that seemed never to end 37. The publisher asked for time to think it over.. 38. I have two items of business to attend to before I could relax 39. The administration appeared to back away from official criticism of the prime Minister 40. A spokesman says the president has backed off from his threat to boycott the conference 41. They openly express the worry that the Japanese will back out of the agreement 42. The more bills you can include to back up your claim , the happier the finance department will be 43. The secretary General says the declaration must now be backed up by concrete and effective actions 44. We need government assistance to bail us out should things go wrong (help in difficult situation) 45. If I am overdraw one month, it should theoretically balance out in the following month 46. Indianapolis has beat out nearly 100 other cities as the site for the huge United Airlines maintenance center 47. U.S government specialists went through every page of the report, blacking out any information a foreign intelligence expert could use 48. Two united party senators broke away and formed a new party 49. Australia had broken away from Antarctica and continued to drift 50. An unhappy marriage which eventually breaks down often results in disturbed children 51. Enzymes break down proteins by chemical action 52. The break-in and the robbery took them only minutes 53. You can break each feeding period into several parts 54. Several cases of outbreaks of looting were reported in the dark streets of NY 55. Scientists are hovering on the brink of a major breakthrough in the treatment of cancer 56. Myna unofficial strikes have brought down the regime 57. The firm has just brought in a three-shift system 58. I advised her to bring up this issue at the next meeting 59. His organizational knowledge and personal reputation have built the business up. 60. They barricaded the streets of the city with burnt-out cars 61. The parcel was kept at the post office until someone called for it 62. The declaration called for an immediate cease fire 63. Democrats are calling for a two-year tax cut 64. Controlling a big class calls for all your skills as a teacher 65. They call him in for questioning 66. The radio station had an open line on which listeners could call up to discuss various issues 67. The total is then carried forward to next month’s accounts 68. He explained to us that he was only carrying out instructions 69. Men at the top make the decisions; men at the bottom carry them out 70. Most leaders of third world countries are obsessed of catching up with the west. 71. The mines had been closed down following a geological survey 72. As night closed in, the invasion forces continued to wait 73. Prices could come down only if wages come down 74.