Phrasal Verbs Practice – 117

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Phrasal Verbs

 

Phrasal Verbs Practice – 117

hand something down
to give or leave something to people who will live after you hand something

hand down to
.The ring was handed down to her from her grandmother
stories handed down by word of mouth

hand down a decision/ruling/sentence etc
to officially announce a decision, punishment etc

grow on somebody
: if something grows on you, you gradually like it more and more
.I hated his music at first, but it grows on you

go off somebody/something
: to stop liking something or someone
.Many women go off coffee during pregnancy

go off doing something
.I’ve gone off cooking lately
: if a machine or piece of equipment goes off, it stops working
.The central heating goes off at 9 o’clock
.Suddenly, all the lights went off

go off well/badly etc
: to happen in a particular way
.The party went off very well
: to happen
.There was a blazing row going off next door
: if food goes off, it becomes too bad to eat
.The milk’s gone off
: to go to sleep
.I’d just gone off to sleep when the phone rang
: to get worse
.He’s a singer whose talent has gone off in recent year

go in with somebody
: to join with someone else to start a business or organization
.Ellie’s going in with a friend who’s just started a cafe

go in
.when the sun or the moon goes in, cloud moves in front of it so that it cannot be seen
recorded or remembered in a particular way

go down as
.The talks went down as a landmark in the peace process
.The carnival will go down in history ( =be remembered for many years) as one of the best ever

hit somebody up for something
: to ask someone for money
?Did he hit you up for cash again

hit out at somebody/something
to express strong disapproval of someone or something
: attack
.The bishop hit out at the government’s policy on the homeless

 

: Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrasal verbs

hit out at something / hit somebody up / go down / go in / go off (7) / grow on / hand down

.N1. stories ……………… by word of mouth
.N2. I hated his music at first, but it ……………… you
.N3. Many women ……………… coffee during pregnancy
.N4. I’ve ……………… cooking lately
. ……………… N5. Suddenly, all the lights
.N6. The party ……………… very well
.N7. There was a blazing row ……………… next door
.N8. I’d just ……………… to sleep when the phone rang
.N9. He’s a singer whose talent has ……………… in recent years
.N10. Ellie’s ……………… with a friend who’s just started a cafe
.N11. The talks ……………… as a landmark in the peace process
?N12. Did he ……………… you ……………… for cash again
.N13. The bishop ……………… the government’s policy on the homeless

 

:Answers

handed down / grows on / go off / gone off / went off / went off / going off / gone off / gone off / going in / went down /hit – up/ hit out at

 

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