- Log on(to) to connect to the internet/a website
I open the new website, but I can’t log on; Maybe it’s under construction.
- Look after to take care of
Looking after a kitten is not an easy job.
- Look up to try to find information in a book, etc.
It rarely happens to me looking up unknown words in the dictionary since I’m getting used to search for information in the online dictionary.
- Make up to invent an explanation, excuse, etc.
What an ignorant boy! I can’t make up his unforgiveable mistakes.
- Move in to start living in a new house, etc.
I’m moving in Kyiv next month.
- Pay back to return money (to someone)
I feel ashamed to the owner of pet shop since I’ve never paid the money back that I borrowed two weeks ago.
- Pick up to lift something from the floor, a table, etc.
Kids, pick your toys up and start studying!
- Point out to tell someone important information
I point you out that I work every day; It’s the reason why I can’t meet you so often.
- Print out to make a paper copy of something on a computer
I seldom buy original books from e-bay. I only search for the free downloadable e-book versions and print them out; It’s much cheaper!
- Pull off to break by pulling
The careless dentist pulled my son’s tooth off by mistake yesterday; Now, I accuse and sconce him to pay $3.000.000
- Put away to return something to where it belongs
Thanks for borrowing the beautiful flowers; You don’t need to worry because I’ve already put them away in the vase.
- Put back to return something to where it was
I want to put this book back; but i forget which rack it belongs to.
- Put down to stop holding
My girlfriend put her hand down from my arm when she came across her ex.
- Put off to delay to a later time
To put off is similar with to procrastinate, the words which I hate very much.
- Put on to gain (weight)
If I were you, i would put on. It’s terrible! I only can see bone and skin.
- Put on to start wearing (a piece of clothing)
Put your jackets and scarf on if you don’t want to get cold outside.
- Put out to make something stop burning
Unfortunately, the unexperienced firefighters couldn’t put the ferocious fire out resulting many ablaze electronics burnt like those in the hell.
- Put up to put something on a wall (ex. a picture)
We’re going to take a valentine’s day competition. Notice that the best love letters will be put up in the lobby.
- Read out to say something out loud which you are reading
If you want to remember the new vocabulary fast, read the words out.
- Rip up to tear into pieces
This illegal application letter should be ripped up asap to avoid fights.
- Rub out to remove with a rubber
The imprudent students can’t rub out his wrong answers since he’s written everything in ink.
- Run away (from) to escape by running
The little girl screams and runs away from a giant monster.
- Run out (of) to not have any left
Damn, we’re on the way to the jungle and now we run out of the fuel!
- Save up (for) to save money (for a specific purpose)
I’ve been saving up for 1 year for taking a vacation abroad.
- Send off to make a player leave a game
What a sly player! I wish the referee sent him off.
- Set off to start a journey
Finally I get my long holiday and I’m able to set off to explore the beauty of my country.
- Set up to start (a business, organization, etc.)
This unexperienced man had set up a leather company, but he failed in only 3 months.