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A Phrasal Verb a Day - Learn English Phrasal Verbs with Luke Thompson

Learn a phrasal verb every day with this series of short podcasts by Luke Thompson from Luke’s English Podcast.Each episode contains definitions, explanations and improvised examples of each phrase to help you understand and remember these complex but important parts of the English language! Transcripts are also available for every episode.

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A Phrasal Verb a Day #80 - to make something up

And 'to make up with someone'. "to make something up" = to invent something (like a story, or an excuse) "Did you just make that up?" "Stop making up excuses" "My Dad used to tell me bedtime stories. He'd make them up off the top of his head." 'to make up with someone' = to become friends again after an argument "We fell out with each other, but life's too short, so we went for a drink and made up with each other" "Let's kiss and make up" (for a romantic relationship) http://teacherluke.co.uk/phrasal-verb-a-day/80-to-make-something-up/

3mins

9 Sep 2014

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A Phrasal Verb a Day #46 - to get off

There are lots of meanings! Click here http://teacherluke.wordpress.com/46-to-get-off/ ‎

7mins

15 Feb 2014

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#93 - TO MULL OVER

= to think carefully about something for a period of time "I needed a few days to just sit and mull it over before making a decision" http://teacherluke.co.uk/phrasal-verb-a-day/93-to-mull-over/

1min

12 Jan 2015

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#95 - TO NAG AT

When a doubt, fear or concern is on your mind and you can't stop thinking about it. "I've got this doubt that has been nagging at me for ages" "I have a nagging feeling that she took offence at my last email"

4mins

22 Jan 2015

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#91 - TO MOVE ON

For more details, and a transcript, click here

6mins

26 Nov 2014

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#97 - TO NARROW DOWN

To reduce the number of possibilities or choices that you have. "The police are narrowing down the number of suspects in their enquiry" "What's the name of that English restaurant? -which one? You know the one that does the bad food. -Oh that narrows it down a bit!" (sarcasm)

2mins

22 Jan 2015

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A Phrasal Verb a Day #47 - to get off with someone

= to French kiss someone, to snog someone, to passionately kiss someone and maybe 'do more', but not full sex "That's the girl he got off with at your party" http://teacherluke.wordpress.com/47-to-get-off-with-someone

1min

16 Feb 2014

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#101 - TO OPEN UP

This is an extra-long episode of APVAD because this phrasal verb has quite a lot of different meanings. Here are 10 definitions, with examples, of this commonly occurring phrasal verb. Use "A Phrasal Verb A Day" to really enrich your vocabulary. Tell you friends and share the knowledge. Click here for a transcript (soon) and loads more information: http://teacherluke.co.uk/phrasal-verb-a-day/101-to-open-up/

14mins

12 Feb 2015

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A Phrasal Verb a Day #49 - to get on with it

= to give your time to something and make progress with it or, to hurry up Click here for more info: http://teacherluke.wordpress.com/phrasal-verb-a-day/49-to-get-on-with-it/

1min

20 Feb 2014

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#134 - TO PLAY UP

1. when a child misbehaves, e.g. "The kids were playing up all morning, it was a nightmare!" 2. when something fails to function properly. e.g. "The battery in my phone is playing up" 3. when a part of your body causes you pain or doesn't function properly "my back's been playing up again" 4. to exaggerate a problem - make it seem more serious than it really is "Papers are playing up the fighting between Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton" More information and a transcript (soon) here: http://wp.me/P4IuUx-65h

6mins

19 Apr 2016

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#90 - TO MOVE ALONG

"These aren't the droids we're looking for. You can go about your business. Move along, move along." For details, click here:

2mins

26 Nov 2014

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#89 - TO MOUNT UP

= to grow, get larger, especially for 'problems'. For more information and a transcript (soon) click here

5mins

14 Nov 2014

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A Phrasal Verb a Day #65 - to hold down

For a transcript and more details click here http://teacherluke.wordpress.com/phrasal-verb-a-day/65-to-hold-down/

5mins

17 Mar 2014

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A Phrasal Verb a Day #59 - to hand down

3mins

7 Mar 2014

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#135 - TO PLOD ALONG

1. to walk with slow heavy steps "As we all walked back from the pub, Jeff was plodding along behind us" - we imagine here that Jeff was feeling sad for some reason and he was walking slowly and sadly behind us, with heavy steps. 2. to make slow but steady progress I'm not making much progress with A Phrasal Verb a Day at the moment. I'm just plodding along really. Transcript coming soon...

3mins

30 May 2016

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A Phrasal Verb a Day #57 - to be hailed as

3mins

4 Mar 2014

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#131 - TO PISS AROUND/ABOUT/AWAY/DOWN/OFF

Lots of phrasal verbs with the word 'piss'. Watch out, this one contains some rude language and swearing. You'll learn at least 4 phrasal verbs with the word piss.

9mins

9 Dec 2015

Rank #17

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#105 - TO BE OVERCOME WITH

This is usually passive (with the verb 'be' and a past participle - 'overcome') and basically it means to to be full of emotion, or to feel very strong emotions, like grief, curiosity, fear, sadness, regret, remorse or joy. For more information click here

8mins

22 May 2015

Rank #18

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88. TO MOVE IN / TO MOVE OUT

For details, click here: http://teacherluke.co.uk/88-to-move-in-to-move-out

2mins

7 Nov 2014

Rank #19

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#102 - TO OPT FOR

= to choose opt + for + noun "North Korea may opt for long range missiles in response to what it believes to be increasing provocation from South Korean military exercises" http://wp.me/P4IuUx-2TI

2mins

4 Mar 2015

Rank #20