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9 Phrasal Verbs with “Up”

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Even though phrasal verbs are not an adequate choice for formal context, they make a vital part of the English language. In that sense, here are 9 easy commonly used phrasal verbs with “up” you should know:

COME UP

Meaning: to approach.
Ex: Mary came up to me and offered to drive me home.


CATCH UP

Meaning: to exchange news with someone.
Ex: I’ll call you next week. After all this time, we have a lot to catch up on!


KEEP UP

Meaning: to continue being equal with someone or something.
Ex: Despite my age, I am trying to keep up with the latest fashion!

Phrasal verbs with UP


MEET UP

Meaning: to meet someone in order to discuss something.
Ex: We should meet up after work to discuss the new project.


SET UP

Meaning: to establish.
Ex: They set up a committee for collecting signatures.


PUT UP WITH

Meaning: to tolerate.
Ex: I can’t understand how she puts up with her difficult husband and five children?


STAND UP

Meaning: to get up in a standing position.
Ex: Damon stood up and left the room.


PICK UP

Meaning: to lift something using your hands.
Ex: I picked up a letter from the floor and gave it to her.


TURN UP

Meaning: to increase volume.
Ex: I want to hear the news. Can you turn the radio up, please?

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2 Comments

Ferdinando Soares · 25 Aug 2020 at 7:49 pm

Thank you for everything

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