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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Reject something by voting against it.
The House of Lords voted down the proposal to ban fox hunting.
Approve of something by voting for it.
The new budget was voted through with a narrow majority.
Express approval, trust in a person.
I will vouch for his story. He is an honest person.
Do things for, serve a person.
I am not waiting on your like a slave!
Wait until the end of something.
We should wait out the storm before leaving the house.
1. Not to go to bed.
I will wait up until Jane gets back from the disco.
2. (Informal) Wait!
I'm not ready yet. Wait up!
Walk Away With
Win a competition easily.
We were the best team by a long way and walked away with the cup.
Meet something unpleasant by accident.
They walked into a bank robbery and were taken hostage.
Walk Off With
Take, usually by accident.
I walked off with someone else's bag by mistake.
Her husband walked out on her and left her to look after two young children alone.
To exercise slowly at the end of an activity.
We'll finish the match and then we'll warm down for ten minutes.
Start liking something, someone.
I didn't like crab at first, but I'm warming to it.
To exercise slowly before an activity.
Don't go straight out and play before warming up otherwise you will pull a muscle.
Drink something after eating.
I had a great pizza washed down with premium beer.
When a sound, noise, argument happens near a person and is ignored.
The loud music my neighbors play every night washes over me now. I am used to it.
Clean plates, dishes after a meal.
I will wash up if you put the plates in the cupboard after.
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