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Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 23

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 23

 

1. show up
 INFORMAL
 to arrive somewhere
 
Dictionary examples:
  • I invited him for eight o'clock, but he didn't show up until nine-thirty.
  • We were expecting thirty people to come, but half of them never showed up.
  • I took him to his father and then my friend, Maria, showed up.

 

 
2. shut (sth) down or shut down (sth)
 If a computer or machine shuts down or someone shuts it down, it stops operating.
 
Dictionary examples:
  • Make sure you shut down your computer before you leave.
  • The crew shut down the right-hand engine of the aircraft.
  • I was as happy as a lark. I shut down the computer and I called my m[u]m to tell her about the good news.

 

 
3. sign up
 to arrange to do an organized activity
 
Dictionary example:
  • I've signed up for evening classes at the local college.
  • If you are interested in other activities, just sign up for them [on] the notice board.

 

 
4. split up
 If two people who have a romantic relationship split up, they finish their relationship.
 
Dictionary example:
  • She's just split up with her boyfriend.
  • I asked her about the family and about her. She had recently split up with her boyfriend, Joe.

 

 
5. start (sth) off or start off(sth)
 to begin by doing something, or to make something begin by doing something
 
Dictionary examples:
  • She started off the meeting with the monthly sales report.
  • I'd like to start off by thanking you all for coming today.
  • We started off the trip by driving to the foot of the mountain, where there was a village.

 

 

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 23