Phrasal Verb E

  • ease off|Reduce pressure|She EASED OFF the accelerator to let the car slow down.|1
  • ease up|Relax, calm down|She asked her teacher to EASE UP because she was feeling very stressed.|1
  • eat away|Destroy slowly|The disease EATS the liver AWAY.|1
  • eat in|Eat at home|We didn’t feel like going to a restaurant so we ATE IN.|1
  • eat into|Use something valuable when you don’t want to|We’ve had to EAT INTO our savings since I lost my job.|1
  • eat out|Eat in a restaurant|We couldn’t be bothered to cook so we ATE OUT last night.|1
  • eat up|Eat all of something|If you don’t EAT UP your greens, you won’t get any dessert.|1
  • ebb away|Disappear gradually|His life was EBBED AWAY as the illness progressed.|1
  • edge out|Gradually push someone or something out of their position|The shareholders EDGED the CEO out because results were getting worse.|_
  • edge up|Approach slowly|She EDGED UP behind the bus at the red light.|1
  • egg on|Encourage|The other students EGGED him ON when he started arguing with the teacher.|1
  • eke out|Make something like money last as long as possible|Most students have to EKE OUT their income because they have so little money to live on.|1
  • embark on|Start a project or venture|Piere EMBARKED ON an MBA at Insead last autumn.|1
  • embark upon|Start a project or venture|Fernanda has just EMBARKED UPON a new professional challenge.|_
  • empty out|Empty something completely|I must EMPTY OUT the rubbish before I leave for work.|_
  • end in|Finish a certain way|It’ll END IN tears.|_
  • end up|Become or do something unplanned|We couldn’t get tickets for Egypt so we ENDED UP going to Turkey instead.|1
  • end up with|Get as a result of something|He tried hard but ENDED UP WITH a poor grade.|_
  • enter for|Join or enter a competition|They ENTERED FOR the national championship but weren’t good enough.|_
  • enter into|Become involved in or accept|They ENTERED INTO an agreement with their rivals.|_
  • eye up|Look carefully at someone|The guy EYED the other man UP because he was behaving suspiciously.|_

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