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Phrasal Verbs for IELTS

  • Phrasal Verb Z

    zero in on: Direct or focus attention on: The police have ZEROED IN ON the man they believe to be responsible for the murder.Zero out: Cut off funding for a project: The debt was ZEROED OUT by the department.Zip around: Move quickly: We ZIPPED AROUND the supermarket to get the…

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  • Phrasal Verb Y

    Yack On: Talk continuously, especially if it is an annoying way: He YACKED ON for an hour.Yammer On: Talk continuously, especially if it is an annoying way: She YAMMERED ON for ages.Yield To: Surrender: I tried hard to resist, but in the end I YIELDED TO temptation and ate it…

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  • Phrasal Verb W

    Wade through: Get to the end of something with difficulty: It took me ages to WADE THROUGH the book.Wait about: Wait somewhere doing nothing. I WAITED ABOUT for an hour, but they didn’t come.Walk away from: Leave something you don’t like: You can’t just WALK AWAY FROM your problems.Warm up:…

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  • Phrasal Verb V

    vacuum up: Consume: He VACUUMED UP all of the food.vamp up: Make something more exciting, attractive: The place is dull and you need to VAMP it UP.veg out: Relax, do nothing: I’m going to VEG OUT in front of the TV tonight.venture forth: Leave somewhere safe or comfortable: If the…

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  • Phrasal Verb U

    Urge on: Encourage: The crowd URGED the players ON.Urge upon: Persuade or pressure to accept something: They URGED the contract UPON us.Use up: Finish or consume all of something: We USED UP all the olive oil.Usher in: Be at, mark or celebrate an important point in time: We always give…

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  • Phrasal Verb T

    Tail back: Form a traffic jam: The traffic TAILED BACK for several miles after the accident.Talk into: Persuade someone to do something: She didn’t want to let me go, but I finally managed to TALK her INTO it.Tap into: Use or exploit a plentiful resource for your benefit: The company…

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  • Phrasal Verb S

    sack out|Fall asleep|I SACKED OUT in front of the TV.|1saddle up|Put a saddle on and prepare an animal to ride|She SADDLED UP the horse and rode off.|_saddle with|Give someone a task or responsibility that is difficult or hard work|They SADDLED me WITH preparing the visit.|_sag off|Not go to school or…

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  • Phrasal Verb R

    Rain down on: Fall in large numbers: Bombs RAINED DOWN ON the city all night.Rake in: Earn, make money easily: She’s RAKING IN thousands a day.Ramp up: Increase amount, price, speed or power of something: The company has RAMPED its prices UP because of higher oil prices.Rat on: Inform authorities…

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  • Phrasal Verb Q

    Quarrel out: Argue with someone about a specific subject: The girl’s mother was QUARRELING OUT with her daughter about the party.Quarrel with: Dispute or disagree with something: I am not QUARRELLING WITH their idea, but I think there are other possibilities.Queer up: Mess up, ruin: I QUEERED the exam UP.Quieten…

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  • Phrasal Verb P

    Pack up: Stop doing something: You should PACK UP smoking.Pair off: Begin a romantic relationship: They PAIRED OFF shortly after starting university.Pal up: Become friends: We PALLED UP when I started working with her.Palm off: Get someone to accept something that isn’t true: He tried to PALM me OFF with…

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