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Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 17

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 17

 

1. leave behind sb/sth or leave sb/sth behind
 to leave a place without taking someone or something with you
 
Dictionary examples:
  • We were in a hurry and I think I must have left my keys behind.
  • He got out of the country, but had to leave his wife and son behind.
  • I know you must be disappointed [at] having to move, leaving all your friends behind, but it's OK, I'm sure you'll make new ones.

 

 
2. look around/round (swh)
 to visit a place and look at the things in it
 
Dictionary examples:
  • It's such a beautiful city, it's a shame we didn't have more time to look around.
  • She spent the afternoon looking round the shops.
  • I know your parents are interested in visiting historic buildings; here in Florence they can look round a lot of churches and museums.

 

 
3. look forward to sth/doing sth
HAPPY
 to feel happy and excited about something that is going to happen
 
Dictionary examples:
  • I'm really looking forward to my holiday.
  • She was looking forward to seeing the grandchildren again.
  • I'm looking forward to seeing you soon.

 

 
4. Look out!
 something you say when someone is in danger
 
Dictionary example:
  • Look out - there's a car coming!
  • "Look out, it's very dangerous".

 

 
5. look up sth or look sth up
 to try to find a piece of information by looking in a book or on a computer
 
Dictionary example:
  • If you don't know what the word means, look it up in a dictionary.
  • If you have unfamiliar words, you can look up these words in [a] dictionary.

 

 

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 17