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Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 19

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 19

 

1. put back sth or put sth back
 to put something where it was before it was moved
 
Dictionary example:
  • I put the book back on the shelf.
  • I must have set [out] thousands [of] chairs correctly and after finishing I put them back nicely.

 

 
2. put down sb/sth or put sb/sth down
 to put someone or something that you are holding onto the floor or onto another surface
 
Dictionary examples:
  • I put my bags down while we spoke.
  • Put me down, Dad!
  • I lost something while I was out last week. I was at the airport and I [was] waiting for my luggage. I put my scarf down and when my luggage arrived, I [left].

 

 
3. put down sth or put sth down
 If you put the phone down, you put the part of the telephone that you speak into back to its usual position.
 
Dictionary example:
  • It was only when I'd put the phone down that I realized what he'd said.
  • "I'll be there in a minute," answered Carla quickly and put the phone down.

 

 
4. put off sth/doing sth or put sth off
 to arrange to do something at a later time
 
Dictionary examples:
  • The meeting has been put off until the first week in June.
  • I can't put off going to the dentist any longer.
  • Finally, I am sorry to tell you that I am not able to go on holiday next September because I have an important meeting which cannot be put off.

 

 
5. put on sth or put sth on
EQUIPMENT
 to make a piece of equipment work by pressing a switch
 
Dictionary examples:
  • Could you put the light on?
  • What time shall I put the oven on?
  • I drew a deep breath and tried to put on the light.

 

 

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 19