Phrasal Verbs Practice – 151

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Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal Verbs Practice – 151

settle on/upon somebody/something
: to decide or agree on something
.They haven’t settled on a name for the baby yet

settle something on somebody
: to make a formal arrangement to give money or property to someone
.She settled a small yearly sum on each of her children

(settle in (also settle into something
: to begin to feel happy and relaxed in a new situation, home, job, or school
?How’s your new home? Are you settling in OK
.It takes a few months to settle into life at college

settle for something
: to accept something even though it is not the best, or not what you really want
.They want $2,500 for it, but they might settle for $2,000

settle down

settle (somebody) down
: to become quiet and calm, or to make someone quiet and calm
.Shh! Settle down, please! Now turn to page 57
.When Kyle was a baby, we used to take him for rides in the car to settle him down
: living a quiet and calm life in one place, especially when you get married
.They’d like to see their daughter settle down, get married, and have kids
to start giving all of your attention to a job or activity

settle down to
.I sorted out my mail, then settled down to some serious work
: if a situation settles down, it becomes calmer and you are less busy or less worried
.It’s been really hectic here. When things settle down, I’ll give you a call

set somebody up
to put someone in a position in which they are able to do something, or in which something is likely to happen to them

set somebody up for
.If he won the fight, it would set him up for a title shot
.Anyone with public duties sets themselves up for attack

set somebody up
to arrange for two people to meet, because you think they might start a romantic relationship
.How did you meet Nick? A friend set us up

show up
: to arrive, especially at the place where someone is waiting for you turn up
.Seth showed up, apologizing for being late
.We had 200 people show up for our seminar

show something up
: to make it possible to see or notice something that was not clear before
.The sunlight showed up the marks on the window
: to be easy to see or notice
.Use a light color, which will show up on a dark background

show somebody up
to make someone feel embarrassed by behaving in a stupid or unacceptable way when you are with them embarrass
.She says I showed her up in front of her friends when they came to the house

shop around
to compare the price and quality of different things before you decide which to buy

shop around for
.Take time to shop around for the best deal

 

.Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrasal verbs

Show someone up / shop around / settle on / settle into / settle for / settle down (3) / show up(3) / set up

.N1. Use a light color, which will ………… on a dark background
.N2. The sunlight ………… the marks on the window
.N3. Seth ………… , apologizing for being late
.N4. Anyone with public duties ………… themselves ………… for attack
.N5. It’s been really hectic here. When things ………… , I’ll give you a call
.N6. They’d like to see their daughter ………… , get married, and have kids
.N7. It’s been really hectic here. When things ………… , I’ll give you a call
.N8. They want $2,500 for it, but they might ………… $2,000
.N9. It takes a few months to ………… life at college
.N10. They haven’t ………… a name for the baby yet
.N11. Take time to ………… for the best deal
.N12. She says I ………… her ………… in front of her friends when they came to the house

 

:Answers

show up / showed up / showed up / sets – up / settle down / settle down / settle down / settle for / settle into / settled on / shop around / showed – up

 

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