Exemplos de phrasal verbs

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Phrasal Verb | Definition | Example |
read up on + | research a topic for a reason | I need to read up on the company before I go on the job interview. |
ring * up | telephone | Jack rung me up last night at 3:00 in the morning. |
rule * out + | eliminate | I wouldn't rule out the possibility of moving to another country if I get a good job offer.|
run across + | find or meet unexpectedly | I ran across some old photos while I was cleaning my house. |
run against + | compete in an election | Gore ran against Bush in the 2000 elections in the U.S.A. |
run away | leave home permanently before you are a legal adult | The child ran away because her parents beat her. |
run away from + |escape from | The child ran away from its parents. |
run * down | trace | Have you run down those phone numbers I asked for last week? |
run * down | criticize | My boss runs everyone down. |
run * down | hit with a car | My dog was run down by a bus. |
run down | loose power, be very tired | You need to wind your watch so it doesn't run down.|
run for + | campaign for a government position | Gore is running for president of the U.S.A. |
run into + | meet unexpectedly | I ran into my English teacher at the movies last night. She's so nice! |
run * off + | make leave | The new government is trying to run the drug traffickers off. |
run * off | reproduce (photocopies) | Would youmind running off 10 copies of this document for me? |
run off | leave quickly | Why did you run off after the party? |
run off | waste water | You shouldn't swim where the sewage runs off into the ocean. |
run out of + | not have any more of something | We ran out of milk this morning, so we need to go to the store. |

Phrasal Verb | Definition| Example |
call for + | require (as in a recipe) | This recipe calls for milk, not water. |
call * off + | cancel something | They called the picnic off because of the rain. |
call * off + | order to stop (an invasion, guard dogs) | He called off the dogs when he saw it was his neighbor. |
call on + | visit | Mark called on Naomi while hewas in town. |
call on + | invite someone to speak in a meeting or a classroom | Professor Tanzer called on Tim to answer the question.  |
call * up + | telephone | I called Sam up to see if he wanted to go to the movies. |
calm * down + | make someone relax | You can calm the baby down by rocking her gently. |
care for + | nurse someone orsomething | He cared for the bird until its wing healed. |
care for + | like someone or something | I don't care for sour cream on my potato. |
carry on + | continue (a conversation, a game) | Please, carry on. I didn't mean to interrupt you. |
carry on about + | continue in an annoying way  | He kept carrying on about how much money he makes. |carry on with + | continue | I want you to carry on with the project while I am out of town. |
carry * out + | complete and/or accomplish something | The secret agent carried out his orders exactly as planned.  |
carry * over + | continue on a subsequent day, page, etc. | The meeting carried over into lunch time. |
catch on | slowly start to understand(inf.) | He caught on after a few minutes. |
catch up | make up for lost time | I will never catch up. I am too behind in my work. |
catch up with + | speed up to be at the same place as a person or thing in front of you | I had to run to catch up with the others. |
catch up on + | become up-to-date | I need to catch up on world events. I haven't seen...
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