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Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 22

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 22

 

1. send sth back or send back sth
 to return something to the person who sent it to you, especially because it is damaged or not suitable
 
Dictionary example:
  • I had to send the shirt back because it didn't fit me.
  • I usual[l]y order my clothes [on the] Internet. It's fast, easy and you don't have any problems send[ing] them back if they don't fit.

 

 
2. set off
 to start a journey
 
Dictionary examples:
  • What time will we have to set off for the station tomorrow?
  • They've just set off on a round-the-world cruise.
  • We set off [for] home at 5 o'clock.

 

 
3. set out
JOURNEY
 to start a journey
 
Dictionary examples:
  • Martin set out on his cycle ride before dawn.
  • When do you want to set out?
  • Next morning I packed my luggage and set out on our trip to France.

 

 
4. set up sth or set sth up
ORGANIZATION
 to formally establish a new company, organization, system, way of working, etc.
 
Dictionary examples:
  • A committee has been set up to organize social events in the college.
  • She plans to set up her own business.
  • They've set up a fund for victims of the earthquake.
  • It is such a beautiful country that I wanted to stay there and set up a business.

 

 
5. show sb around/round
 to go with someone and show them a place
 
Dictionary example:
  • Alejandro offered to show her around Mexico City.
  • My friend Daniel showed me round the club house.

 

 

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 22