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ABIDE BY

If you want to be a student in our school, you must abide by our rules!

 

ABOUND WITH

The lakes abound with fish.

 

ACT OUT

The children were acting out the story and the teacher liked that!

 

ADD UP

The facts in the case just don't add up.

 

ANSWER BACK

BACK AWAY

When he saw the bear, he backed away in fright.

 

BACK UP

You should back up all your computer files in a secure location.

 

BE OFF

Time to call it a day. I'm off to bed!

 

BIG UP

He's been bigging up the CD on his radio show.

 

BLACK OUT

Donald Trump is so desparate to not be watched golfing he's blacking out hotel windows.

 

BLOW OVER

The tree was blown over by the wind.

 

BLOW UP

Police in Birmingham safely blew up an old bomb from WW2.

 

BLUFF INTO

I won't be bluffed into revealing the whereabouts of the safe.

 

BOIL DOWN TO

It all boils down to who has more power.

 

BOUNCE BACK

All my emails to you bounce back.

 

BRANCH OUT

Gemma is branching out from her usual running gear with an impressive costume of a tree at the London Marathon.

 

BREAK DOWN

I hope my car doesn't break down tomorrow.

 

BREAK OUT

Break out of your daily routine and tweet a phrasal verb, so that you can join the phrasaladay community!

 

A prisoner broke out of jail in Lantin yesterday.

 

BREAK UP

The number one sign that you need to break up: boredom!

 

BREATHE IN

The medical term for breathe in is inhale.

 

BREATHE OUT

The medical term for breathe out is exhale.

 

BRING ALONG

Do you think you would work better in school if you could bring your pet along with you?

 

BRING BACK

I mustn't forget to bring back my books to the library tomorrow!

 

BRING UP

My students brought up some good ideas at today's student council.

 

BRUSH UP

I must brush up on my French before going to Paris next month.

 

BUCKLE UP

Buckle up, not only in your car, but in flight too.

 

CALL IN

Labradors have been helping out at University, where they were called in to put hopeful new student vets through their paces.

 

CALL OFF

The concert had to be called off because the singer went down with a bad case of flu.

 

CARRY ON

Also during the spring break, Nico and I will carry on posting a phrasal a day!

 

CARRY OUT

The research team will carry out tests on 9 February.

 

CAST AWAY

If you were cast away on a desert island, what would you miss most?

 

CATCH ON

For years, the idea of a personal flying vehicle has been the stuff of sci-fi films and inventors. But so far, none have managed to catch on and the idea has struggled to get off the ground.

 

CATCH UP

I couldn't attend the lecture. I apologised and the lecturer said it was OK. "Make sure you catch up", he said.

 

CHASE OFF

(Headline) Daring dog chases off bear

 

CHECK OUT

Check out our hashtag phrasaladay and if you want to add phrasal verbs, please do and use the phrasaladay community's hashtag!

 

CHECK UP

I'm not sure how many phrasals there are in this list, but this website allows you to check up.

 

CLEAN UP

Unfortunately, it is necessary to clean up our oceans these days.

 

CLEAR UP

Cyclone Debbie has come and gone, and residents will soon be heading outside to assess and clear up the damage.

 

COME ABOUT

After the success of the Tour's visit to the UK, the idea came about for Yorkshire to host its own stage based cycle race.

 

COME ACROSS

I am so happy that I came across Hendrikx Hans on Twitter: we both love the idea of phrasaladay.

 

The politician came across as a complete fool during the TV interview.

 

COME BACK

Asteroid 2014 JO25 will pass us at a distance of 1.1 million miles away and doesn't plan on coming back for another 500 years.

 

COME FORWARD

A 19-year-old has spoken out for other rape victims to come forward.

 

COME IN

The informal variant of enter is come in.

 

COME UP WITH

UK and EU leaders need to come up with rules about how they will work together in future.

 

COOL DOWN

Drink plenty of cold water to cool yourself down.

 

COUNT IN

Phrasaladay? Count me in!

 

COVER UP

Queen mother's racist comment covered up because 'it was too awful'

 

CRACK DOWN ON

Google is cracking down on adverts being placed on extremist content after a global backlash.

 

CRACK UP

Jimmy Fallon asks Sofia Vergara to inhale helium, when she begins to speak they can’t stop cracking up.

 

CROSS OFF

Done! Again something I could cross off! My to-do list isn't that long, so I'll have a nice afternoon ...

 

CUT DOWN ON

We can cut down on our energy consumption by simply turning off the lights when leaving a room.

 

DATE BACK

Egyptian archaeologists say they've entered an ancient tomb dating back 3,500 years.

 

DEAL WITH

Ian is not good at dealing with stress.

 

DEFER TO

We will defer to whatever the committee decides.

 

DEPEND ON

The "fall armyworm" is a big problem for farmers because it is eating maize and other crops, which people depend on for food.

 

DIE OUT

Studies suggest the last mammoths died out after their DNA became riddled with errors.

 

DIG UP

It's not easy to come to me with a pram. They're digging up the road, so my front door is not easily accessible.

 

DISAGREE WITH

Spicy food disagrees with me.

 

DO UP

"We need to do up this old house.", our uncle said.

 

DRAW UPON

The English language contains an alphabet soup of swear words. Those of a sweary disposition can draw upon the A-word, the B-word, the C-word, the F-word, the S-word, the W-word and many more.

 

DRESS UP

Are your kids dressing up? Send in pictures to share your story!

 

DROP IN ON

Let's drop in on Samantha since we're driving by her house.

 

DRY UP

As crime dries up, Japan's police hunt for things to do.

Rivers in Cumbria have been drying up, and the levels of water stored in reservoirs in Cornwall are getting very low.

 

END IN

Not all relationships end in marriage, and not all marriages last forever.

 

END UP

In April 2016, many people did not agree with what Macron was doing and became cross with him. He ended up resigning from the government in August.