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Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 26

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 26

 

1. tidy up (sth) or tidy (sth) up
 to make a place or a collection of things tidy
 
Dictionary examples:
  • Could you tidy up your toys, please?
  • I was just tidying up in the sitting room.
  • I can't believe they broke up - just yesterday I was tidying up my room when I cam[e] across the photos of our last holiday in Spain, where we were together with Peter and Veronika.

 

 
2. turn down sth or turn sth down
 to reduce the level of sound or heat that something produces
 
Dictionary example:
  • I asked him to turn down the heating.
  • Actually, as I know nothing about instruments, the only thing I could do was just turn the volume up and down.

 

 
3. turn (sb/sth) into sb/sth
to change and become someone or something different, or to make someone or something do this
 
Dictionary examples:
  • The council was hoping to turn a children's home into a residence for adolescent girls.
  • The town turned from a small seaside resort into a major commercial centre when oil was discovered.
  • After midnight it turns into a club where you can dance [to] any kind of music.

 

 
4. turn up sth or turn sth up
 to increase the level of sound or heat that a machine produces
 
Dictionary example:
  • Could you turn the heating up, please?
  • In addition to that, my neighbour is always organizing part[ie]s during the week. He stay[s up] with his friends till late and they turn the music up.

 

 
5. wear (sth) out or wear out (sth)
 to use something so much that it is damaged and cannot be used any more, or to become damaged in this way
 
Dictionary example:
  • He's already worn out two pairs of shoes this year.
  • My shoes are worn out too! I have to get new ones.

 

 

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 26