Phrasal Verbs for IELTS

  • Phrasal Verbs with B

    back away|Retreat or go backwards|The crowd BACKED AWAY when the man pulled a knife.|1back down|Retract or withdraw your position or proposal in an argument|She refused to BACK DOWN and was fired.|1back into|Enter a parking area in reverse gear|He prefers to BACK his car INTO the garage.|_back off|Retreat|The police told the…

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  • Phrasal Verbs with F

    face off|Confront|The company FACED OFF the competition.|1face up to|Accept an unpleasant truth|Many people find it hard to FACE UP TO the fact that they are getting old.|_faff about|Behave indecisively|He told her to stop FAFFING ABOUT and make her mind up.|_faff around|Behave indecisively|She told him to stop FAFFING AROUND and make…

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  • Phrasal Verbs with H

    hack around|Waste time|I’ve been HACKING AROUND all morning because I can’t get down to doing any revision.|_hack into|Break into a computer system|He HACKED INTO the government database and stole a lot of data.|_hack off|Annoy|He HACKS me OFF with his endless complaining.|_hack up|Chop or cut into small pieces|They HACKED the table…

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  • Phrasal Verbs for IELTS with A

    abide by| Accept, follow or obey a decision, agreement or rule| I have to ABIDE BY what my father says.account for| To explain| Can he account for his action?ache for| Want something or someone a lot| My partner’s been away for a fortnight- I am ACHING FOR her.act on| To do something because you have been…

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