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Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 16

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 16

 

1. keep on doing sth
 to continue to do something, or to do something again and again
 
Dictionary example:
  • She kept on asking me questions the whole time.
  • I kept on looking for him outside my building and in the park, but I still [haven't found] him.

 

 
2. keep (sb/sth) out
 to not go into a place, or to stop someone or something from going into a place
 
Dictionary example:
  • The building was unsafe so they put up a sign saying 'Danger - Keep out'.

 

 
3. keep up sth or keep sth up
 to not allow something that is at a high level to fall to a lower level
 
Dictionary examples:
  • Keep up the good work!
  • Make sure you eat properly - you've got to keep your strength up.
  • I joined because I wanted to keep up [my] English and also, to learn some more.

 

 
4. knock sb down
 to hit someone with a vehicle and injure or kill them
 
Dictionary example:
  • She was knocked down by a bus.
  • The man explained that Lime was knocked down by a car and that he died immediately.

 

 
5. laugh at sb/sth
 to show that you think someone or something is stupid
 
Dictionary examples:
  • I can't go into work looking like this - everyone will laugh at me.
  • If you say that, people will just laugh at you.
  • All my friends laughed at me.

 

 

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 16