Phrasal Verbs T - Z
This is the phrasal verb reference section. Here there are definitions and examples for hundreds of phrasal verbs found in English.
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You must think of the consequences before acting.
I'm trying to think of where we were last year at this time.
Think of a good film we can go and see.
Consider something with great care.
Think out what may happen if you don't pay this money!
Consider for a long time.
This is a huge decision which we must think over carefully before making.
You always manage to think up a new excuse for why you arrive late to school.
1. Lose an opportunity.
You could have married her and you threw it all away.
2. Get rid of something permanently.
That old radio doesn't work at all. We can throw it away.
While chatting, he threw in an invite to his party.
The board immediately threw out the new proposal.
I will throw together a meal if you are hungry.
Vomit, be sick.
It's no surprise he threw up after six vodkas!
1. Limit someone to something.
He tried to be flexible but they tied him down to the contract.
2. Have freedom limited.
I won't get married until I am ready to be tied down.
Tie In With
Connect, link, agree with.
This new proposal ties in with what we were promised last year.
All my money is tied up with my wife's company.
Make less obvious, notable, offensive.
Can you tone down your language? There are children present.
Make muscles stronger.
This aerobic class will tone you up nicely for the summer.
Add a finishing touch to something.
And he topped off his speech with a terrible joke.
Would you like me to top up your glass of wine?
(Plane) To land on the ground.
We touched down at JFK at just gone six in the morning.
(Informal) Ask someone for money.
I think he is a bit poor as he has touched me for loans three times this month.
Cause a war, dispute, riot, etc.
What started as a local tribal dispute touched off a full scale war.
He never even touched on our proposal!
Add a few details, new paint to something.
The picture is great except you need to touch up the background a bit.