Phrasal verbs (II)
In my last post I promised you some more useful phrasal verbs. So let’s jump right in.
|To call (something) off||To cancel||Management has called off today’s meeting because three people are off sick.|
|To end up||To eventually reach, do or decide||We’ll probably end up having the meeting the day after tomorrow.|
|To figure (something) out||To understand, to find the answer||We’ll figure out what to do when we get the final sales figures.|
|To find out||To discover||Can you try and find out why our sales fell last month?|
|To get (something) back||To receive something that you had before||We need to get our team back to full strength, so we have made the recruitment action a top priority.|
|To give in||To reluctantly stop arguing||The other side weren’t entirely happy with the negotiation, but when they realized the strength of our position, they had no choice but to give in.|
|To give up||To stop trying||The prototype isn’t working correctly, but I don’t want us to give up on it.|
|To go after||To follow someone||The CEO will speak first at the meeting. The Head of Marketing will go after her.|
|To go after||To try to achieve something||We need to go after increased sales this quarter if we are going to meet the annual targets.|
|To go over||To review||Could you please go over these sales figures and provide a summary for the meeting tomorrow?|
|To hand (something) in||To submit||We’ve asked the client to hand in their quarterly projections by tomorrow.|
I’ll give you some more examples in my next post.