Phrasal Verbs Practice – 85

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Phrasal Verbs

 

Phrasal Verbs Practice – 85

bear up
: to show courage or determination during a difficult or unpleasant time
?How is he bearing up since the accident

break away
to leave a group or political party and form another group, usually because of a disagreement
.More than 30 Labor MPs broke away to form a new left-wing party

break away
N1. They broke away from the national union and set up their own local organization
N2. to leave your home, family, or job and become independent

break away from
.I felt the need to break away from home
:to move away from someone who is holding you
.She started crying and tried to break away

break away from
.She broke away from him and ran to the door
:to move away from other people in a race or game
.Radcliffe broke away 200 meters before the finish
:to become loose and no longer attached to something
.Part of the plane’s wing had broken away

bottom out
if a situation, price etc bottoms out, it stops getting worse or lower, usually before improving again
.There are signs that the recession has bottomed out

boss
to tell people to do things, give them orders etc, especially when you have no authority to do it
boss somebody about
boss somebody around
.Five-year-old girls love to boss people around
boot somebody out
to force someone to leave a place, job, or organization, especially because they have done something wrong
:throw out
.His fellow students booted him out of the class

boil down
boil down to something informal if a long statement, argument etc boils down to a single statement, that statement is the main point or cause
.It boils down to a question of priorities

boil something down
:to make a list or piece of writing shorter by not including anything that is not necessary
.You can boil this down so that there are just two main categories
:if a food or liquid boils down, or if you boil it down, it becomes less after it is cooked
.Spinach tends to boil down a lot

boil something down
glue made from boiling down old sheepskins

 

.Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrasal verbs

boil down / boot somebody out / boss somebody around/ bottom out / break away from/ bear up

. …………………. N1. There are signs that the recession has
.N2. She …………………. him and ran to the door
.N3. How is he …………………. since the accident
.N4. His fellow students …………………. him …………………. of the class
. …………………. N5. Five-year-old girls love to …………………. people
.N6. It …………………. to a question of priorities

 

:Answers

bottomed out / broke away from / bearing up / booted …… out / boss …… around / boils down

 

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