Phrasal Verb ABOUT bring …. about bring about come about
cause to happen
Democracy brought about great change in the lives of the people. How did you idea for the book come about.
occur / happen
arrange or consider something
My dad said he was going to see about buying me a car.
ACROSS come across discover by accident Theycame across some lost Mayan ruins in the jungle. He comes across as rather rude, but he isn't. It's difficult to get humor across in another language. I thought Ms. Smith put her ideas across rather clearly in the meeting.
initially seem or have the appearance cause to be understood
get … across get across put … across put across
communicate (an idea or suggestion) clearlyso that it is understood find or meet unexpectedly
run across AFTER look after
I ran across some old photos while I was cleaning my house.
take care of (a child, a house, a pet) name a child using another family member's name resemble a parent or relative
When my sister goes on vacation, I look after her dog. I was named after my grandfather.
name … after name after take afterAGAINST run against AHEAD
I take after my father. Who do you take after?
compete in an election
Gore ran against Bush in the 2000 elections in the U.S.A.
I can't get ahead even though I work two jobs. You need to work overtime in order to get ahead of schedule.
get ahead of ALONG bring …along
When we go to the forest, bring yourwildlife guide along. If you want, you can come along. How's the research paper coming along. Sam came along with us to the beach. How are you coming along with the research paper. Do you and your sister get along? Giovanna doesn't get along with her two brothers.
come along come along come along with come along with
accompany someone progress accompany progress
get along get along withAROUND bring … around
have a good relationship have a good relationship
change someone's mind, convince someone
She doesn't want to go, but we'll eventually bring her around.
go many places
It's easy to get around town with public transportation. Some people get around paying taxes by hiring a good accountant. Those guys just hang around all day. Maria and Salvadorusually hang around the beach after school. Mike is always joking around at work. I always keep a dictionary around to translate new words. I hate it when my mother noses around my room. Turn the car around and go back home. I zipped around town after work today.
avoid someone or something
hang around hang around
stay in a place for fun stay in a place for fun ( inf.)
jokearound keep … around
to be humorous have handy, have accessible
turn … around zip around
change or reverse direction move quickly from place to
place AT keep at not give up (an activity), to persevere You should keep at your studies.
AWAY bring … away learn or gain (from an experience) My trip across the Sahara was difficult, but I brought a newappreciation for life away from the experience. I came away from the meeting feeling like the presentation was a success. The applause died away after 5 minutes. Some Americans want to do away with the death penalty. The heavy rains ate away at the sandstone cliffs. The bank robbers got away. My sister gets away with everything!
leave a place with a particular feeling or impressiondiminish in intensity abolish
die away do away with
gradually destroy, erode
get away get away with
escape do something against the rules or illegal and not get caught or punished give something without asking for anything in exchange betray (a secret)
give … away give away give … away give away
Why did Nancy give all of her furniture away? We are having a surprise party...