Thursday, 10 March 2016

English Vocabulary - Important Phrasal Verbs M to R

make something up:
 invent, lie about something
Ex: Srinivas made up a story about why we were late.

make up:
forgive each other
Ex: They were angry last night, but they made up at breakfast.

make someone up:
apply cosmetics to
Ex: My brothers made me up for my graduation party.

mix something up:
confuse two or more things
Ex: I mixed up the twins' names of Rashi and Sashi again!

pass away:
die
Ex: His father  passed away last night after a long illness.

pass something out:
give the same thing to many people
Ex: The lecturer passed the textbooks out before class.

pass something up:
decline (usually something good)
Ex: John passed up the job because he is  afraid of change.

pay someone back:
return owed money
Ex: Thanks for buying my ticket. I'll pay you back on Sunday.

pick something out:
choose
Ex: I picked out three T-shirts for you to try on.

Point someone/something out:
indicate with your finger
Ex: I'll point my boyfriend out when he runs by.

put something down:
 put what you are holding on a surface or floor
Ex: You can put the groceries down on the kitchen counter.

put someone down:
insult, make someone feel stupid
Ex: The students put the substitute teacher down because his pants were too short.

put something off:
postpone
Ex: We are putting off our trip until  August because of the very hot summer.

put something out:
extinguish
Ex: The neighbors put the fire out before the firemen arrived.

put something together:
 assemble
Ex: I have to put the crib together before the baby arrives.

put up with someone/something:
tolerate
Ex: I don't think I can put up with 60 students in the class.

put something on:
put clothing/accessories on your body
Ex: Don't forget to put on your new necklace for the party.

run into someone/something:
 meet unexpectedly
Ex: She ran into an old school-friend at the theatre.

run over someone/something:
drive a vehicle over a person or thing
Ex: Sudheer accidentally ran over his friends bicycle in the driveway.

run away:
leave unexpectedly, escape
Ex: The boy ran away from home and has been missing for six days.

run out:
have none left
Ex: We ran out of breakfast so I had to drink milk only.