McGraw-Hill's Essential Phrasal Verbs Dictionary (Essential) by Richard Spears

By Richard Spears

Greater comprehend American English through gaining knowledge of its phrasal verbs This authoritative reference deals millions of yankee English phrasal verbs, two-word verbs, prepositional verbs, and verbs which are used jointly. Entries comprise definitions and examples of phrasal verbs utilized in context. With aid from McGraw-Hill's crucial American Phrasal Verbs Dictionary, you are going to get to grips with English because it is utilized in the media, at paintings, round the apartment, and in daily conversations. this data can assist you understand English because it is spoken within the usa and upload type for your notice utilization. inside of you will discover: 1,800 entries with examples of daily utilization the newest phrasal verbs utilized in the yankee lexicon enjoyable illustrations that express the humor of taking expressions too actually

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Check someone or something out† to evaluate someone or something. ᮀ That stock sounds good. I’ll check it out. check someone or something out† (of something) to do the paperwork necessary to remove someone or something from something or some place. ᮀ I will have the manager check you out of the hotel and send you the bill. check something in† 1. to record that someone has returned something. ᮀ I asked the librarian to check the book in for me. 2. to take something to a place, return it, and make sure that its return has been recorded.

Bring something on† 1. to cause something to happen; to cause a situation to occur. ᮀ What brought this event on? ᮀ What brought on this catastrophe? 2. to cause a case or an attack of a disease. ᮀ What brought on your coughing fit? bring something out† to issue something; to publish something; to present something [to the public]. ᮀ I am bringing a new book out. ᮀ I hear you have brought out a new edition of your book. bring something out† (in someone) to cause a particular quality to be displayed by a person, such as virtue, 25 bring something out of someone courage, a mean streak, selfishness, etc.

2. Fig. to have in mind the 37 carry someone away memory or a sense of presence of another person with oneself. ᮀ I have been carrying my dead grandfather around with me for years. carry someone away† [for someone or something] to cause a person to lose control. ᮀ The excitement of the parade carried us all away. carry someone or something away† to take or steal someone or something. ᮀ Someone carried our lawn furniture away while we were on vacation. carry someone or something off† to take or steal someone or something.

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