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Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 10

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 10

 

1. give up (sth) or give (sth) up
 If you give up a habit, such as smoking, or something such as alcohol, you stop doing it or using it.
 
Dictionary examples:
  • I gave up smoking two years ago.
  • Don't offer him a cigarette, he's trying to give up.
  • The reason why he is not happy could be that he can't give up drinking so much and it gets him down.
 

 

2. go away
LEAVE
 to leave a place
 
Dictionary example:
  • Just go away and leave me alone, will you?
  • [A] big dog appeared. We were very scared. However, the dog went away and we [were able to] spend a beautiful day, walking, and breathing clean air.

 

 
3. go away
HOLIDAY
 to leave your home in order to spend time in a different place
 
Dictionary example:
  • We're going away for a few weeks in the summer.
  • You must have time to rest, to go for a walk, to go away on holiday ... and you don't have to give any explanation about it.

 

 
4. go back
 to return to a place where you were or where you have been before
 
Dictionary examples:
  • When are you going back to Paris?
  • It had started to rain so I went back for my keys.
  • Is she well enough to go back to work?
  • So I went back to the classroom, picked up my bag and went home.
 

 

5. BECOME LESS
 to become lower in level
 
Dictionary example:
  • House prices have gone down recently.
  • Here in my city the temperature is going down, in the newspaper I read that this winter may be the coldest in many years so I'[d] like to buy a coat soon.

 

 

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 10