Phrasal verbs you should start using (Context + Quiz)

Phrasal verbs you should start using with context and quiz

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Context

It was a week ago when Steve was called up for a press conference in his home town for the recent award he got. Nobody thought it would happen, but the channels which were to telecast his interview and praise his achievements, criticized for using ugly statements to the reporters. Even there was a case filed against him which took everyone aback.

His personal lawyer Adam suggested him not to reply any of the outer statements or debates until the whole controversy blows over the whole internet and magazines for the fact it could increase his complications.

Steve was totally broken down by seeing the hate comments on his YouTube channel, Twitter or Facebook.

“I did not say anything bad just like this. There were some of the people who provoked me by saying rude comments about us and my family. I could not bear that, and it all drived me up the wall (Click here!) and it all happened”, said Steve to his wife Emma.

Emma being a devoted wife could not see his husband broken down like this; hence she decided to get away to Italy with her husband so that he can get some good vibes before starting off his new movie project down the line (Click here!).

Phrasal verb- call up

call up

Meaning – to phone someone.

Examples

  • Make sure you call me up before you leave for the party.
  • I was so pumped up (Click here!) for the event that I forgot to call you up and inform.

 

Phrasal verb- Take someone aback

taken aback

Meaning – To surprise someone.

Examples

  • The news of his grandfather’s death took me aback for a while.
  • The penalty in the very last seconds of the game totally took the audience aback.

 

Phrasal verb- Blow over

blow over

Meaning – When something blows over, it means it is forgotten.

Examples

  • It is better for John not to move out of his house until the whole situation blows over.
  • It is often seen in televisions these days that a heated debate blows over all the older headlines.

 

Phrasal verb- broken down

broken down

Meaning – extremely upset.

Examples

  • The lady was broken down as she heard the news of her uncle’s death in the car accident.
  • Joe broke down after his break up with Susan.

 

Phrasal verb- Get away

get away

Meaning – To go on a vacation.

Examples

  • Our team has been working so hard, so I decided to get away for a week to Hawaii.
  • It’s been almost a year when I got away to any place.

 

Phrasal verb- Start off

start off

Meaning – to begin something.

Examples

  • Make sure you have all the safety precautions before you start off the car race.
  • I was nervous wreck (Click here!) for my match in the league, but as it started off, I got confident.

 

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