1. Bring (someone) up – look after and educate a child. – wychowywać
Przykład: Do you think it is difficult to bring children up as a single parent?
2. Catch on (to something) – understand – załapać
Przykład: The teacher explained it at least three times, but Helen still didn’t catch on.
3. Come out in (something) – often when your body develops spots and rashes. – dostawać czegoś np. wysypki
Przykład: When I eat cheese, I come out in a rash.
4. Cut down on (something) reduce the amount. – ograniczać się/coś
Przykład: You must cut down on all the chocolates and cakes you eat. It’s not good for you.
5. Get (something) across – to be or make (something) understood. – przekazywać coś, tłumaczyć.
Przykład: He had an interesting plan for reducing the level of pollution in the city, but it took him a long time to get his ideas across.
6. get away with (something)– avoid being caught and punished. –uniknąć kary, ujść komuś na sucho
Przykład: He is always late for work. How does he get away with it?
7. get by – survive – przetrwać, dać sobie radę
Przykład: It was hard to get by on one salary when Tom lost his job, but things are Ok now.
8. get (something) down – make a written record. (record – notatka) - zanotować
Przykład: Simon, could you make sure you get his telephone numer down?
9. get down to (something) – start doing seriously – zabrać się do czegoś
Przykład: I really must get down to writing my Christmas cards otherwise it will soon be too late.
get over (something)– to begin to feel better after being unhappy or sick. – dojść do siebie
Przykład: Her grandmother died a couple of months ago and it’s taking her a long time to get over it.
11. get round (someone) – persuade someone to let you do something. – przekonać kogoś
Przykład: My father doesn’t want to lend me his car, but I know how to get round him.
12. give off (something) – produce heat, light, a smell, or a gas. - wydzielać
Przykład: Plastic gives off a horrible smell when it is burnt.
13. keep up (with someone) – maintain (utrzymywać) the same level. – nadążać
Przykład: It’s very difficult to keep up with her because she walks so fast.
14. look (something) up – find information, often in a reference book. - sprawdzić
Przykład: He looked up all of the new words in his dictionary.
look up to (someone) – admire, respect. – poważać, podziwiać
Przykład: I have always looked up to my mother. She is so kind.
16. look down on somebody – to think someone is less important than you. – patrzeć na kogoś z góry. Przykład: She looks down on anyone who hasn’t had a university education.
17. make of (something/someone) – think of – sądzić o kimś/czymś
Przykład: What do you make of that new book by Jason Bryant? I couldn’t understand a word of it!
Take after – to be similar to an older member of your family in appearance or character.- być podobnym do kogoś z rodziny.
Przykład: He takes after his mother.
19. put someone out – to cause trouble or extra work for someone. – narażać kogoś na niedogodności, zawracać komuś głowę. Przykład: Would it put you out if we came tomorrow instead of today?
20. take up – to start doing a particular job or activity-podejmować się czegoś, zajmować się czymś
Przykład: He's taken up the position of supervisor.
21. pass away – to die – umrzeć
Przykład: Her father passed away last week.