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Unit 18 - Phrasal Verbs


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black out
suddenly become unconscious; make a place dark by turning off all the lights
come out in
become covered in spots
come round
become conscious again after being unconscious; happen again; go to a place where someone is, to visit them; be persuaded to change your opinion or decision
cotton on
begin to realise or understand something
crease up
laugh a lot, or make someone laugh a lot
follow up
check the health of someone who has received medical treatment; try to find out more about something
get down
make someone feel sad or lose hope
get over
start to feel happy or well again after something bad has happened; solve or deal with a problem
go down (well/badly) (with sb)
produce a particular reaction
lash out
try to hit or attack someone suddenly and violently; speak angrily to or against someone
pass away/on
die (used to avoid saying 'die' when you think this might upset someone)
play up
cause difficulties or pain for someone; behave badly
pull through
manage to stay alive after you have been very ill or very badly injured; succeed in a very difficult situation, or help someone do this
shrivel up
become smaller and thinner and not look fresh and healthy; become weaker or smaller
summon up
manage to produce a quality or a reaction that helps you deal with a difficult situation
ward off
do something to prevent someone or something from harming you