Phrasal verb: call off something

call off something = to decide that something that has already been planned will not go ahead

A range of events can be ‘called off’ for a variety of reasons.

For example:

  • The game was called off due to bad weather.
  • Julie and John were arguing so much they decided to call off the wedding.
  • We’re thinking of calling off the demonstration due to lack of interest.

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Phrasal verb: bring up someone

bring up someone = raise (to care for a child until s/he is an adult)

The past tense of ‘bring up’ is ‘brought up’. I was brought up in Brisbane. Where were you brought up? πŸ€”
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Phrasal verb: agree with someone

agree with someone = to make someone feel healthy and happy

Does living in the countryside agree with you or do you prefer life in the city?
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English Phrasal Verbs: Introduction

A phrasal verb is:

a phrase that consists of a verb with a preposition or adverb or both, the meaning of which is different from the meaning of its separate parts

Cambridge Dictionary (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/phrasal-verb)

Phrasal verbs are extremely common, but they can cause a lot of confusion for many English learners. I’m making a series of videos which feature some common English phrasal verbs and posting them weekly on my YouTube channel.

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