Phrasal verb 2

Phrasal verb 2 

(i)                verb + adverb (break down);

(ii)              verb + preposition (look into); or

(iii)            verb + adverb + preposition (put up with).

 

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The old doctor

An old doctor in a small town finally took a vacation. He asked his daughter, who had just graduated from medical school, to sit in for him.

When he returned home from his vacation, he asked her if anything unusual had happened.

“I cured Mrs. Nathan’s chronic indigestion,” she boasted.

He blew up. “My dear, that indigestion put you through secondary school and university!”

 

Sit in for: To temporarily perform the duties of.

Blow up: To lose one’s temper.

Put someone through: To pay for one’s child to attend school, college or university.

 

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The burglar

With tears in her eyes,

the burglar’s wife says to him,

“You forgot to get me a birthday present.”

Pull yourself together,”

he says, knocking back a bottle of beer.

“I wanted to get you a coat to go with your black shoes, but the darn shop was still open!”

 

Pull oneself together: To regain control of one’s emotions.

Knock back: To consume (a drink) quickly.

Go with: To match.

 

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The two turkeys

“December is such a cold month,

I could do with something warm over me,”

said one turkey to another.

“I shall complain to the farmer.”

“Don’t stir up trouble,” said the other turkey.

“He’ll finish you off, but not before telling you,

‘You want something warm over you?

How about some gravy?”

 

 

Could do with: Would like to have.

Stir up: To cause.

Finish someone off: To kill someone.

 

              

 

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