Commonly used phrasal verbs for WORK. English phrasal verbs to use at the office.
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- Meaning: Be extremely tired
- Example: If he doesn’t stop working so hard, he’ll burn himself out.
- Meaning: Cancel
- Example: They have called off the meeting.
- Meaning: Do a particular piece of work, research etc
- Example: We need to carry out more research.
- Meaning: Prepare something in writing, especially an offical document
- Example: The contract was drawn up last year.
Fill in for
- Meaning: To do somebody’s job for a short time while they are not there
- Example: Could I fill in for him? he asked.
- Meaning: Give something to a person in authority
- Example: You must all hand in your projects by the end of next week.
- Meaning: Stop working
- Example: Let’s knock off for lunch.
- Meaning: Start working harder
- Example: I’m going to have to knuckle down to some serious study.
- Meaning: Stop employing someone because there is not enough work for them to do
- Example: 200 workers at the factory have been laid off.
- Meaning: Tell someone about an idea or plan so that they can give you their opinion
- Example: You’d better run it by your manager first.
- Meaning: Do something with less energy and effort than is usual or ncessary
- Example: Workers usually slack off.
- Meaning: Employ someone
- Example: She was taken on as a trainee.
- Meaning: Take control of something
- Example: I intend that you shall take over the business.
- Meaning: To develop in a successful way
- Example: Things have worked out quite well for us.
Useful phrasal verbs for WORK.
January 23, 2018