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Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 21

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 21

 

1. put up sth or put sth up
MONEY
 to increase the price or value of something
 
Dictionary example:
  • I see they've put up the price of fuel again.
 

 

2. remind sb of sth/sb
 to be similar to, or make you think of, something or someone else
 
Dictionary examples:
  • She reminds me of Elizabeth.
  • Something about his laugh reminds me of Rory.
  • It's not an expensive scarf, but I like it bec[a]use it reminds me of my sister; she gave me this scarf for my birthday some years ago.

 

 
3. ring sb back
 to telephone someone who rang you earlier or to telephone someone for a second time
 
Dictionary example:
  • I'm a bit busy - can I ring you back later?
  • However, I'll ring back to [get more] information.

 

 
4. ring (sb) up or ring up (sb)
 to telephone someone
 
Dictionary examples:
  • Ring Paul up and ask what he's doing tonight.
  • Whenever I ring up it's always Bill who answers.
  • Maybe I could ring up one of my friends and c[atch] up [on] the work I will miss.

 

 
5. run out
USE ALL
 to finish, use or sell all of something, so that there is none left
 
Dictionary examples:
  • I've run out of money/ideas/patience.
  • "Have you got any milk?" - "Sorry, I've run out."
  • Well, I have run out of time, so I have to stop writing.

 

 

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 21