Sunday, 3 April 2016
UNIT 2: Vocabulary. Phrasal Verbs with TAKE
Let´s learn and revise different phrasal verbs
with the verb TAKE.
Take after somebody
Have a similar appearance or personality (especially a relative)
her mother – they have the same green eyes and curly brown hair.
John is such a funny person. He
his grandfather, who was a comedian.
Take something apart
Separate something into parts
The technician is
the TV so that he can fix it.
Take something back
1) Return something to a store:
The jeans I bought were too small, so I
took them back
and exchanged them for a larger size.
2) Admit that something you said was wrong:
I’m sorry I said you were stupid. I
take it back.
Take something down
1) Separate a structure into parts
After the circus was over, the workers
the big tents.
2) Write information on paper
my address and phone number and said she’d call me later.
Take somebody in
To let somebody stay in your house
My friend lost his job and his apartment, so I
took him in
for a month.
Take something in
1) Receive and understand information
The instructor spoke so fast that I couldn’t
all the information.
2) Make clothing smaller so that it fits you
I love this dress, but it’s a little too loose. Could you
take it in
1) An airplane leaving the ground and going up into the air
What time does the plane
2) Become successful or popular very fast
In the last few years, social media sites have
all over the world.
3) Leave a place suddenly
He was at the party for about 15 minutes, and then he
Take something off
1) Remove a piece of clothing from your body
my shoes as soon as I get home.
2) Not go to work for a period of time
took three days off
to go skiing in the mountains
Take something on
Accept some work or responsibility
Do you have time to
a new project?
Take somebody on
1) Hire or employ somebody
The company has
three new staff members.
2) Fight or compete against somebody
In tonight’s boxing match, Antonio will
an undefeated boxer from Argentina.
Take somebody out
Go with somebody to a restaurant or movie and pay for their food or ticket
taking my girlfriend out
to dinner on our anniversary.
Take something out
Remove something from a place
took the letter out
of the envelope.
Take something out on somebody
Treat an innocent person badly because you are tired or angry about something else
Hey, I know you had a terrible day at work – but don’t
take it out on me!
Take over something
several other countries during World War II.
Take somebody through something
Explain something to somebody in detail
take you through
the procedure for operating this machine. First, you need to…
Take up something
1) Fill space or time
These books are taking up all the space in my room.
I’m working on an urgent project that’s taking up all my spare time.
2) Start doing something regularly
I’ve recently taken up yoga.
Take somebody up on something
Accept an offer or invitation
“When you travel to China, you’re welcome to stay at my house.”
“Really? I might
take you up on that
Take something up with somebody
Complain to someone about a problem
If you don’t like the way I do my job,
take it up with my manager
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