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Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 25

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 25

 

1. take back sth or take sth back
 to return something to the place you borrowed or bought it from
 
Dictionary examples:
  • Is it too small? Take it back and get a refund.
  • I must take my library books back.
  • She took her scarf back and the phone was returned to [its]owner.

 

 
2. take out sb or take sb out
 to go somewhere with someone and pay for them
 
Dictionary examples:
  • My dad's taking the whole family out to the theatre.
  • Our boss took us out for a meal.
  • He was going to take me out to have lunch.

 

 
3. take out sth or take sth out
REMOVE
 to remove something from somewhere
 
Dictionary examples:
  • He reached into his bag and took out a book.
  • I've had a tooth taken out.
  • He took out a knife and when he was about to kill me, I woke up.

 

 
4. take up sth or take sth up
START
 to start doing a particular activity or job
 
Dictionary examples:
  • He's taken up cycling in his spare time
  • She's taken up the post of supervisor.
  • I played badminton a couple of years ago and I would very much like to take it up again.

 

 
5. throw away/out sth or throw sth away/out
 to get rid of something that you do not want any more
 
Dictionary example:
  • So when are you going to throw away those old magazines?
  • I suggest you throw away your books and come with me to the sea!

 

 

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 25