Phrasal Verbs S

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sort

Sort Out

Arrange, deal with.
I need to sort something out and then I can come with you.
Sort out your room will you please.

speak

Speak For Itself

To be obvious, clear.
The conclusions written in the board's report speak for themselves.

Speak Out

Oppose a plan, proposal vehemently.
We need to speak out against the treatment of women is certain states.

Speak Up

1. Speak louder.
Speak up Bill, we can't hear you!
2. Express an opinion.
If you disagree so much with the manager, you should speak up and say something.

spell

Spell Out

Make details clearer.
You need to spell out exactly what you have in mind.

spin

Spin Out

Make something last a long time.
You will have to spin out that money for another week.

splash

Splash Out

Spend a lot of money on.
He really splashed out for their holiday.

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