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Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 6

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 6

 

1. cut up sth or cut sth up
to cut something into pieces
 
Dictionary example:
  • Could you cut up the cake and put it on plates?
  • I cut up the cake.

 

 
 
2. deal with sth
to take action in order to achieve something or in order to solve a problem
 
Dictionary examples:
  • How do you intend to deal with this problem?
  • General enquiries are dealt with by our head office.
  •  Sorry about such [a] late reply, but I've had some problems to deal with.

 

 
 
3. depend on/upon sb/sth
BE INFLUENCED BY
If something depends on someone or something, it is influenced by them, orchanges because of them.
 
Dictionary example:
  • The choice depends on what you're willing to spend.
  • But, [o]n the other hand, you should explain to your parents what you want to do because you know that your decision depends on what they say.

 

 
 
4. eat out
to eat in a restaurant
 
Dictionary example:
  • When I lived in Spain, I used to eat out all the time.
  • If you don't have any plans next weekend, I want to eat out with you.

 

 
 
5. end up
to finally be in a particular place or situation
 
Dictionary examples:
  • They're travelling across Europe by train and are planning to end up in Moscow.
  • Much of this meat will probably end up as dog food.
  • After working her way around the world, she ended up teaching English as a foreign language.
  • After the movie we went for a drink and we ended up dancing salsa