15.04.2016 |

Episode #10 of the course “Common English phrasal verbs: Part 1” by Angela Boothroyd

get up

1. To get up is to wake up and get out of bed.

Examples of use:

a) It’s 8 o’clock: time to get up.

b) I want to get up early tomorrow.

c) We had a day off work yesterday so we got up very late.

d) He’s been getting up at 5am every day for years.

e) She gets up early and goes for a run every morning.

f) I get up at 7.30 every day.


2. To get up is also to stand up.

Examples of use:

a) Get up off the floor. Your clothes will get dirty.

b) He fell over when he was playing football, but quickly got up

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show off

1. To show off is to try and make people notice and admire you in a way which is annoying.

Examples of use:

a) Stop showing off!

b) He’s always showing off in the classroom and getting into trouble.


2. To show off somebody or something (or show somebody or something off) is to display it proudly.

Examples of use:

a) John showed off his new toy to his grandparents.

b) We were only invited to their house so they could show off their valuable paintings.

c) She showed off her new pearl necklace to her work colleagues.

d) Oh no! Here comes our neighbour showing off his new car.

show-off (noun) – somebody who shows off

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meet up

To meet up is to meet someone, or a group of people, in order to do something together.

Examples of use:

a) Can we meet meet up for lunch next week to discuss your plans for the business?

b) The accountant and I are meeting up at 2pm tomorrow to check the business accounts.

c) I’m meeting up with my friends on Saturday.

d) Are you free on Monday? It would be lovely to meet up for coffee.

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Recommended book

“The Ultimate Phrasal Verb Book” by Carl W. Hart


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