Phrasal verbs with " E "

Ease off: Reduce pressure.

Example: She EASED OFF the accelerator to let the car slow down.

 

Ease up: Relax, calm down.

Example: She asked her teacher to EASE UP because she was feeling very stressed.

 

Eat away: Destroy slowly.

Example: The disease EATS the liver AWAY.

 

Eat in: Eat at home.

Example: We didn't feel like going to a restaurant so we ATE IN.

 

Eat into: Use something valuable when you don't want to.

Example: We've had to EAT INTO our savings since I lost my job.

 

Eat out: Eat in a restaurant.

Example: We couldn't be bothered to cook so we ATE OUT last night.

 

Eat up: Eat all of something.

Example: If you don't EAT UP your greens, you won't get any dessert.

 

Eat up: Consume.

Example: This car EATS UP petrol.

 

Eat up: Consume something you don't want to be consumed.

Example: The graphics EAT UP our band width they're costing us a fortune.

 

Ebb away: Disappear gradually.

Example: His life was EBBED AWAY as the illness progressed.

 

Edge out: Gradually push someone or something out of their position.

Example: The shareholders EDGED the CEO out because results were getting worse.

 

Edge up: Approach slowly.

Example: She EDGED UP behind the bus at the red light.

 

Egg on: Encourage.

Example: The other students EGGED him ON when he started arguing with the teacher.

 

Eke out: Make something like money last as long as possible.

Example: Most students have to EKE OUT their income because they have so little money to live on.

 

Embark on: Start a project or venture.

Example: Piere EMBARKED ON an MBA last autumn.

 

Embark upon: Start a project or venture.

Example: Fernanda has just EMBARKED UPON a new professional challenge.

 

Empty out: Empty something completely.

Example: I must EMPTY OUT the rubbish before I leave for work.

 

Empty out: Remove some things or everything from a container.

Example: I EMPTIED some of the coffee OUT so I could pour more milk in.

 

End in: Finish a certain way.

Example: It'll END IN tears.

 

End up: Become or do something unplanned.

Example: We couldn't get tickets for Egypt so we ENDED UP going to Turkey instead.

 

End up with: Get as a result of something.

Example: He tried hard but ENDED UP WITH a poor grade.

 

Enter for: Join or enter a competition.

Example: They ENTERED FOR the national championship but weren't good enough.

 

Enter into: Become involved in or accept.

Example: They ENTERED INTO an agreement with their rivals.

 

Eye up: Look carefully at someone.

Example: The guy EYED the other man UP because he was behaving suspiciously.

Last modified on Четверг, 09 Февраль 2017 09:00

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