I am launching a series of short lists of phrasal verbs with which I am less familiarized then I want to be.
These would help me when looking up for them should my memory let me down whenever I feel like writing in English.
act up – misbehave, cause trouble;
beaver away – work hard, toil, labour;
belt up – be quiet, quieten down, be silent, stop talking;
be bowled over – overwhelmed, amazed, astounded, impressed
bunk off – play truant, be absent;
catch on – flourish, succeed, become popular, thrive
chew over – meditate on, mull over, think about, consider
clock up – achieve, register, record
cobble together – improvise, contrive, devise
come down on – rebuke, reprimand, admonish
conk out – malfunction, stop working
cop out – avoid, shirk, dodge, skip
cosy up to – cultivate, curry favour with, befriend, ingratiate oneself with
cotton on to – understand, come to realize
cry off – withdraw
be cut up – be distressed, be upset
If I caught your interest, please feel free to comment, or to even come up with samples of phrases which would include one or more of the above phrasal verbs.
A big “Thank you!” in advance