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Unit 6 - Phrasal Verbs


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crop up
appear or happen suddenly or unexpectedly
dive in
start doing something in a very enthusiastic way
end up
be in a particular place or state after doing something or because of doing it
kick off (with)
begin (with)
knock off
stop working
knuckle down
start working hard, especially when you should have done the earlier
lay off
end someone's employment, especially temporarily, because there is not enough work for them; stop doing or using something, especially for a short period of time
lie ahead
if somthing lies ahead, it is going to happen to you in the future
make up
work at different times from usual because you have not worked enough at the normal times
press ahead/on (with)
continue doing something in a determined way, despite difficulties, opposition or interruptioins
set out
start doing or working on something in order to achieve an aim
snow under
if you are snowed under, you have too much of something to deal with
take on
start to employ someone; accept some work or responsibility
tide over
help someone to get to the end of a difficult period of time, especially by giving them money until they can get some more
while away
spend time in a relaxed way when you have nothing else to do
wind down
end or finish something gradually, gradually reduce work before stopping completely; relax after a period of excitement or worry