Phrasal Verbs Practice – 146

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Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal Verbs Practice – 146

run up something

run up a debt/bill etc
: to use so much of something, or borrow so much money, that you owe a lot of money
.She ran up an enormous phone bill
: to achieve a particular score or position in a game or competition
.He quickly ran up a big lead in the polls

run something up
: to make something, especially clothes, very quickly
.She can run up a dress in an evening

run something up
to raise a flag on a pole

run off phrasal verb
: to leave a place or person in a way that people disapprove of
.Amy’s husband had run off and left her with two children to bring up

run something off
: to quickly print several copies of something
.I’ll run off a few more copies before the meeting

run somebody off something
: to force someone to leave a place
.Someone tried to run me off the road
.Smith had run them off his property with a rifle

run something off
: to write a speech, poem, piece of music etc quickly and easily
.He could run off a five-page essay in an hour

run off at the mouth
to talk too much

run something off
: to get rid of weight by running
!I’m trying to run off some of my excess fat

run down

run somebody/something down
: to drive into a person or animal and kill or injure them
.Their daughter was run down by a car

run somebody/something down
: to criticize someone or something in a way that is unfair
There’s a lot of good things about homeopathic treatment isn’t certainly not running it down
if a clock, machine, etc runs down, it has no more power and stops working
to make a company, organization etc gradually reduce in size, especially in order to close it in the future, or to gradually reduce in size

run something down
.Many smaller local hospitals are being run down
.The business had been running down for a long time
if a supply of something runs down, or if you run it down, there gradually becomes less of it
.Crude oil reserves are running down

run something down
.Electricity generating companies are running down stocks and cutting purchases

run down something
: to read a list of people or things
.Let me just run down the list of people who’ve been invited

run somebody/something down
: to find someone or something after searching for a long time
.I finally ran him down at his new office in Glendale

see about something
: to make arrangements or deal with something
.I’d better see about dinner

see about doing
.Claire’s gone to see about getting the tickets for concert

we’ll see about that
a. (also we’ll have to see about that) used to say that you do not know if something will be possible
.I want to go to Joshua’s tonight
.we’ll have to see about that
b. (also we’ll soon see about that) used to say that you intend to stop someone from doing what they
were planning to do

 

.Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrasal verbs

Run up (2) / run off (3) / run down (6) / see about that / see about

. …………… N1. I want to go to Joshua’s tonight . we’ll have to
.N2. Claire’s gone to …………… getting the tickets for concert
.N3. I finally …………… him …………… at his new office in Glendale
.N4. Let me just …………… the list of people who’ve been invited
.N5. Electricity generating companies are …………… stocks and cutting purchases
.N6. The business had been …………… for a long time
……… N7. There’s a lot of good things about homeopathic treatment isn’t certainly not …… it
.N8. Their daughter was …………… by a car
!N9. I’m trying to …………… some of my excess fat
.N10. He could …………… a five-page essay in an hour
.N11. Someone tried to …………… me …………… the road
.N12. She …………… an enormous phone bill
.N13. She can …………… a dress in an evening

 

:Answers

see about that / see about / ran – down / run down / running down / running down / running – down / run down / run off / run off / run – Off / ran up / run up

 

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