PHRASAL VERB DICTIONARY
Ask after to ask for news of
Ask in allow sb to get in
Be away to be on a trip
Be back to return
Be blown down to be knoked to the ground
Be cut off be unable to leave or reach a place or communicate with sb
Be for in favour of
Be in to be in a place
Be made up of consist of
Be off 1. be disconnected
2. to be rotten
3. to leave
Be on 1. be connected
2. to be programmed: what is on?
Be on about speak with tiresome persistence of sth
Be out be outside, not in the home or at work
Be over at an end
Be sick vomit
Be up 1. happen ------ what’s up?
2. be up from bed
Be up to to be doing, usually negatively meant ------ estar tramando
Blow up (cause to) explode
Break down When a machine or a vehicle breaks down, it stops working
collapse, stop working, start to cry
Break off If you break off a relationship or agreement, you end it.
Break out start fighting ------ estallar
Bring about To bring something about means to cause it to happen
Bring along If you bring something or someone along, you bring them when you come to a place
Bring back 1. return
2. If something brings back an event or memory from your past, it makes you think about it
3. When people bring back something that existed in the earlier time, they introduce it again (=Revive)
Bring down If people or events bring down a government or ruler, they cause them to lose their power
To bring down the level of something means to reduce it
Bring in carry inside
Bring off 1. If someone brings off something difficult they do it successfully (=pull off)
2. Burn sth off : consume to the limit
Bring out When a person or company brings out a new product, they produce it and sell it
Bring up 1. carry upstairs, educate ------ educar
2. When you bring up a child, you look after it until it is grown up and you try to give it particular beliefs and attitudes (=Raise)
3. When you bring up a particular subject, you mention it or introduce it into a discussion or conversation.
Bring up sth mention
Burst in enter a place all of a sudden ------ entar de repente
Burst into begin suddenly to cry, to flower or to burn ------ romper a
Call back If you call someone back, you telephone them again in return for a telephone call they have made to you
Call for sb collect sb, pick up sb
Call in make a short visit
Call off If you call off an event or an arrangement that has been planned, you cancel it.
Carry around take from one place to another
Carry on If you carry on with an activity, you continue doing it.
Carry on with continue
Catch on If something catches on, it becomes popular
Catch up on When you catch up on something, you spend time doing something that you have not had time to do properly until now.
Catch up If you catch up with someone, you reach the same standard or level as they are.
If you catch up with someone who is in front of you, you reach them by walking faster than they are walking.
Cheer up be happier
Clear sth away put sth away
Clear up (of the weather) become bright, sunny. Make tidy
Close down stop operating
Come across be understood or communicated. Find sb/sth by chance --------------- encontrarse con alguien/algo casualmente
If you come across someone or something, you find or meet them by chance, without having expected to or without having thought about it.
Come along arrive, turn up at sb’s place ------ llegar//pasarse por un sitio
Come down If the cost, level or amount of something comes down, it becomes cheaper or less than it was before. (=Decrease, and go up means the opposite).
travel from north to south
Come off be able to be removed. Be successful
If an event or action comes off,it is successful or effective.
Come on! hurry!, try harder!
Come round visit someone or a place
Come up If something comes up in a conversation or meeting, it is mentioned or discussed.
Come up with If you come up with a plan, idea or solution, you think of it and suggest it.
Count on If you count on or upon someone, you rely on them to support you or help you (=Depend on)
If you count on or upon something, you expect it to happen and include it in your plans.(=Rely on)
Crash into to bump against sth ------ estrellarse
Crash out fall asleep ------ quedarse dormido
Cut back on If you cut something down, you reduce it or do it less often.
Cut down on reduce the amount or quatity of sth. Consume, buy less --------------- cortar el gasto
Cut up If you cut something up, you cut into several pieces.