Up- phrasal verbs

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|Verb To… |Definition |Example |
|Act up |Behave or function improperly |I think I need to take my car to the mechanic because it's acting up again. |
|Add * up |Calculate a sum|I added up the receipts and it totaled $135.46. |
|Add up |Make sense |Her story doesn't add up. I think she is lying |
|Add up to |Equal an amount |The total expenses added up to $325.00. |
|Back * up |Give support |You need examples to back up your opinion.  |
|Back up |Move backwards, reverse |Could you back up a little so I can open this drawer? |
|Bear up |Withstand|I didn't think he would bear up so well in that situation. |
|Bear up under |Withstand |How did he bear up under such extreme pressure? |
|Beat up |To hit, punch or kick somebody ||
|Blow * up |Make explode;destroy using explosives |The terrorists blew the bridge up. |
|Blow up |Explode |The bomb blew up before they could defuse it. |
|Blow up |Suddenly become very angry|When Joan heard the news, she blew up and rushed out of the room. |
|Bottle up | | |
|Break * up |Break into pieces |I broke the cracker up into pieces and put it in thesoup. |
|Break * up |Disperse (a crowd), stop (a fight) |The police broke the demonstration up before it got out of control. |
|Break up |End a relationship |Sam and Diane broke up again. What a rocky relationship. |
|Bring * up |Mention|I didn't want to bring up the fact that she was unemployed. |
|Bring * up |Raise ( a child) |Sam was brought up in South Carolina. |
|Build up |to make a business bigger, to develop |We have built up the business over the years andit now employs over 20 |
| |contacts or a presence in the market |people. |
|Burn * up |Destroy by fire |He burnt up the files. |
|Burn up |Be hot|I am burning up in here - open the window. |
|Burn up  |Consume by fire |The papers were burned up in the fire. |
|Burn up  |Consume by fire |The papers were burned up in the fire....
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