Study of phrases and idioms
1.Phrasal Verbs with Call
- He called at (visited) her house yesterday.
- Seeing my friend, I called to (addressed loudly) him.
- Call in (send for) a doctor.
- The Government called in (withdrew from circulation) all silver coins.
- This job calls for (demands) extraordinary skill.
- The old man could not call up (recollect) past events.
- Names on a class roll are called over (recited in order).
- Call upon (Pray to) me in the day of trouble.
- He called on (paid a brief visit) me in my office.
- He called his opponent out (challenged to fight).
- Seeing my dog barking at the gentleman I called it off (diverted attention).
2. Phrasal Verbs with take/took/taken
- Take away (remove) these papers.
- He took it for (misunderstood) a rope.
- The dentist took out (extracted) his tooth.
- He has taken to (resorted to) gambling.
- She takes after (resembles) her mother.
- He took over (accepted) the charge.
- It was not proper for him to take up’ with -The-friendly with) such a rude fellow.
- I will take down (a record) the speeches.
- Salish was taken in (admitted).
- The old man was taken in (deceived) by the sharper’s.
- We couldn’t take in (comprehend) his meaning.
- I’m quite taken with (pleased with) the style of this author.
- He took on (undertook) the task.
- He took off (removed) his hat.
- He stopped and took a breath (rested) for a while.
- This should also be taken into account (considered).
- He took great pains (attempted diligently) to do my work.
3. Phrasal Verbs with get/got
- He got off (dismounted) the horse.
- Hope he would get off (escape) with a fine.
- I can’t get out (remove) this stain.
- It seems difficult for me to get out of (free from) debt.
- The thief got away (escaped) with a cash box.
- He got down (came down) from the tree.
- A rumour has got abroad (become public) that he is going to resign.
- He managed to get over (overcome) all difficulties.
- He is getting on (progressing) well at school.
- He gets up (rises) early in the morning.
- A collector gets in (receives) reports from all quarters of his district.
- I tried hard, but couldn’t get in (enter) Intelligent students get ahead (advance) in the class.
- He is getting along the (prospering) business.
- I won’t let you get before (in forwarding position) me in learning.
- The weather is so bad today that it is not advisable to get about (go about).
- The dog tried to get at (reach) me