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Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 20

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 20

 

1. EQUIPMENT
WEIGHT
 If someone puts on weight, they become heavier.
 
Dictionary example:
  • She put on over 4 kilos in a month.
  • That is all that I want for my two-week holiday but I'm afraid of put[ting] too m[any] pounds on.

 

 
2. put out sth or put sth out
 to make something that is burning stop burning
 
Dictionary example:
  • They managed to put out the fire.
  • John went to help the fire brigade put out the fire.

 

 
3. put sb through
 to connect someone using a telephone to the person they want to speak to
 
Dictionary example:
  • Can you put me through to customer services, please?
  • I call[ed] and I was put through [to] the manager, [who] told me that there were some problems and the tv man [hadn't] been able to come.

 

 
4. put up sth or put sth up
RAISE
 to raise something, or to fix something in a raised position
 
Dictionary examples:
  • I put my hand up to ask the teacher a question.
  • They've put a few pictures up on the wall.
  • If you want to order some food, you just need to put your hand up and they will come to serve you immediately.

 

 
5. put up sth or put sth up
RAISE
SPREAD
 to spread something that is folded or rolled up, such as a tent, umbrella, etc. so that it is ready to be used
 
Dictionary examples:
  • We put the tent up near a river.
  • I'll put my umbrella up.
  • We drove the [w]hole day and in the evening we put up a tent and slept.

 

 

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 20