Phrasal Verbs – Cc and Examples Part 3

Phrasal Verbs Topics is designed to help intermediate to advanced learners of English improve their knowledge of phrasal verbs. It can be used as a self-study guide by learners, or used by teachers in their EFL/ESL classes whether online or classroom based learning and teaching.

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clear out Sheng quit his job today, but he’ll be back tomorrow to clear out his desk and his office.
  The boys who’d been spraying paint saw police coming and cleared off.
clear out Sheng quit his job today, but he’ll be back tomorrow to clear out his desk and his office.
  After splitting up with her boyfriend, she cleared his clothes out of her closet.
clear up Why is Sue still angry with John? I thought they’d talked things over and cleared up their misunderstanding.
  We’re having a meeting with our suppliers to clear the confusion up.
clog up Something has clogged up the pipe under the kitchen sink. Do you think you could clear it out for us?
  Heart attacks occur when fatty deposits clog up the heart’s blood vessels.
close down The police closed the bar down because it served alcoholic drinks to teenagers.
  The soldiers slowly closed in on the enemy base, preparing to attack.
combine with If we combined my talent for invention with your marketing skills, we could form a successful business partnership.
come across While we were at the baseball game, we came across some old college friends. It was great to see them again.
  While clearing out her cupboards, she came across some old letters.
  He comes across as being a bit too serious when you first meet him, but when you get to know him he can be funny.
  She comes across well on TV, so she’d be good as a company spokesperson.
come along How is your English coming along? Is it getting better?
  The training program is coming along well now that Simon’s running it.
  We’re going to see a movie after dinner. Why don’t you and Ben come along if you’re free?
  I’d love to come along, but I must visit my grandmother in hospital.
come apart The CD case came apart when he was trying to open it, and he couldn’t put it back together again.
  The old book came apart as I opened it and a few pages fell out.
come back We’re having a great time in France. I hope we can come back again next year.
  The headache went away after I took the pills, but it’s just come back again.
come by Good jobs were hard to come by when I was young, but I was lucky and got a job in a software company.
  I came by a beautiful old painting in a junk shop yesterday, so I bought it.
come from I come from Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria. Where do you come from?
  Many English words originally came from French and German.
come in I’ll pick you up from the airport if you tell me what time your flight comes in.
  Most trains are coming in at least half an hour late this evening.
come into He’s a wealthy man. His children will come into a lot of money when he dies.
  He came into a small fortune when his rich uncle died.
come of Our company spent a lot of money looking for oil last year, but nothing came of it. We didn’t find a single drop.
  Did anything come of his idea to expand the company into Asia?
come off The top of my pen came off while it was in my top pocket, and now I’ve got an ink stain on my shirt.
  The students’ plan to cheat with their mobile phones didn’t come off. A teacher caught them and threw them out of the exam.
  The scheme didn’t come off as planned, and they lost their money.