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Unit 20 - Phrasal Verbs


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back down
stop asking for something or stop saying that you will do something, because a lot of people oppose you
blend in
if someone or something blends in, they are similar to the other people, objects, buildings, etc around them, and so they seem appropriate or you do not notice them
bring about
make something happen, especially to cause changes in a situation
crack down (on)
start dealing with someone or something much more strictly
get in
be elected for a political job
get off
not be punished severely or at all for something you have been accused of in court; have a particular period of time as a holiday; send something, for example in the post
give in
stop competing or arguing and accept that you cannot win; if you give in to something, you can no longer control the feeling of wanting it
hit back
criticise someone who has criticised you; deliberately hurt someone who has hurt you
lock up
put someone in prison; lock all the doors and windows of a building so that no on can get in
opt out (of)
decide not to take part in something or stop taking part in it
phase out
gradually stop using something
push around
keep telling someone what to do in an unfair or unpleasant way
single out
choose one person from a group for special attention
stand up to
not allow yourself to be treated badly, especially by someone in authority
take over
take control of something; begin to do something that someone else was doing
talk down to
talk to someone as if you think they are not as clever or important as you are
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