Phrasal Verbs Practice – 122

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Phrasal Verbs

 

Phrasal Verbs Practice – 122

live off somebody/something
: to get your income or food from a supply of money or from another person
.Mom used to live off the interest from her savings
.Dad lost his job and we had to live off welfare
Most people in the countryside live off the land

live something down
if someone does not live something down, people never forget about it and never stop laughing at them for it
!She’ll never live that down

level off/out
: to stop going up or down and continue at the same height
.After climbing steeply, the path levelled off
.The plane levelled out at 30,000 feet
: to stop rising or falling and become steady
.Inflation has begun to level off

level something off/ out
to make something flat and smooth leap out at somebody
if a word or phrase in a piece of writing leaps out at you, you notice it particularly, because it is interesting, important etc
jump out at

lay up
: be laid up (with something) to have to stay in bed because you are ill or injured
.I was laid up for a week with flu
to stop using a boat or vehicle, especially while it is being repaired

lay something up
.Most of the yachts were laid up for the winter

lay something up old-fashioned
: to collect and store something to use in the future
.We started laying up firewood for the winter

 

: Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrasal verbs

Lay up (2) / level out / live up / live down

.N1. Mom used to ……………… the interest from her savings
! ……………… N2. She’ll never ……………… that
.N3. The plane ……………… at 30,000 feet
.N4. I was ……………… for a week with flu
.N5. We started ……………… firewood for the winter

 

:Answers

live off / live – Down / levelled out / laid up / laying up

 

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