Phrasal Verbs Practice – 86

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Phrasal Verbs

 

Phrasal Verbs Practice – 86

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
N1. 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
N2. 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
: N3. 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

break off
: to suddenly stop talking
.She started to speak, then broke off while a waitress served us coffee
.He broke off in mid-sentence to shake hands with the new arrivals
break something off
.N1. broke off the conversation and answered the phone
: N2. break something off to end a relationship
.She broke off their engagement only a few weeks before they were due to be married
.The US has broken off diplomatic relations with the regime
N3. if something breaks off, or if you break it off, it comes loose and is no longer attached to something else
.One of the car’s wing mirrors had broken off

 

.Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrasal verbs

break something off / break off (2) / boil down / boot somebody out

.N1. His fellow students ………………. him ………………. of the class
. ………………. N2. One of the car’s wing mirrors had
.N3. He ………………. in mid-sentence to shake hands with the new arrivals
.N4. She ……………. their engagement only a few weeks before they were due to be married
.N5. It ………………. to a question of priorities

 

:Answers

Booted – Out / broken off / broke off / broke off / boils down

 

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