Phrasal verbs with " K "


Keel over: Turn upside down.

Example: The boat KEELED OVER in the storm and the crew drowned.

Keel over: Surrender, give in.

Example: He was going to confront his boss, but KEELED OVER and didn't mention the matter.


Keel over: Fall to the ground.

Example: The drunk KEELED OVER when trying to leave the pub.


Keep around: Keep something near you.

Example: I KEEP a dictionary AROUND when I'm doing my homework.


Keep at: Continue with something difficult.

Example: She found the course hard but she KEPT AT it and completed it successfully.


Keep away: Don't allow someone near something.

Example: Medicines should always be KEPT AWAY from children.


Keep back: Maintain a safe distance.

Example: The police told the crowd to KEEP BACK from the fire.


Keep down: Not vomit.

Example: The food was so horrible that I struggled to KEEP it DOWN.


Keep from: Control yourself, refrain.

Example: I couldn't KEEP FROM arguing with her.


Keep in: Not allow someone out.

Example: The teacher KEPT the students IN after school because they had misbehaved.


Keep off: Not talk about.

Example: She KEPT OFF the subject of her divorce.


Keep off: Not tread on something.

Example: KEEP OFF the grass in the park, please.


Keep on: Continue.

Example: He KEPT ON trying and succeeded in the end.


Keep out: Not allow someone to enter.

Example: The police KEPT the demonstrators OUT of the building.


Keep to: Stay within limits.

Example: Please KEEP TO the path.


Keep up: Not let someone go to bed.

Example: My neighbours KEPT me UP till after 4 am with their loud music last night.


Keep up: Maintain a continuous action, persist.

Example: First I phoned you and left a message that you should phone me; then you phoned and I was out, so you left a message; then...! How long can we KEEP this UP without ever speaking to each other directly?


Keep up at: Continue, not quit.

Example: Learning a language is difficult, but if you KEEP UP AT it, you'll succeed in the end.


Keep up with: Move at the same rate.

Example: He walks too fast and it's really hard toKEEP UP WITH him.


Keep up with: Stay up to date.

Example: It's hard to KEEP UP WITH all the latest improvements and breakthroughs in technology nowadays.


Key down: Relax, unwind.

Example: I need to KEY DOWN before I go to bed.


Key in: Enter numbers or information into a computer or electronic system.

Example: It took me ages to KEY IN all the information into the database.


Key in on: Focus attention on, single out.

Example: They KEYED IN ON the person they believed had done it.


Key on: Target, focus on (sport).

Example: We will KEY ON the opposing team's lack of skills on defense.


Key to: Plan things to fit or suit people or situations.

Example: Promotions are KEYED TO people's abilities.


Key up: Make someone excited or nervous.

Example: The noise got us KEYED UP.


Kick about: Discuss.

Example: We KICKED the idea ABOUT at the meeting.


Kick around: Discuss.

Example: We KICKED the idea AROUND.


Kick around with: Spend time with.

Example: I used to KICK AROUND WITH them, but haven't seen them for a while.


Kick back: Pay someone illegally as part of the price.

Example: I had to KICK ten percent BACK to the government official to get the contract.


Kick back: Resist.

Example: They KICKED BACK when we suggested downsizing.


Kick back: Relax.

Example: Rather than go out tonight, we plan to KICK BACK and watch television.


Kick down: Break something with your feet.

Example: The police KICKED the door DOWN.


Kick in: When a drug starts to take effect.

Example: Her hay-fever didn't feel half as bad once the antihistamines had KICKED IN.


Kick in: Break something with your feet.

Example: They KICKED his head IN.


Kick in: Contribute money.

Example: I’ll KICK IN for some of the beer if you will buy the pizza.


Kick in: Start having an effect.

Example: The budget cuts are starting to KICK IN and people are struggling.


Kick off: Start a game of football.

Example: The match KICKS OFF at three o'clock.


Kick off: Die.

Example: He KICKED OFF last month when he had a massive heart attack.


Kick off: When trouble starts.

Example: The fight KICKED OFF when he insulted the guy's girlfriend.


Kick off: Argue, protest and refuse to co-operate.

Example: He started KICKING OFF big time when the police tried to arrest him.


Kick out: Expel.

Example: The family KICKED the au pair OUT when they found out that she was planning to move to work for another household.


Kick up: Cause trouble or pain.

Example: My back KICKS UP when it gets cold.


Kill off: Reduce or exterminate a population by hunting, pollution, development, etc..

Example: There used to be a lot of wolves around here, but most of them have been KILLED OFF.


Kip down: Sleep away from your home, often without planning to.

Example: It's too late to get the train, so can I KIP DOWN here tonight?


Kip down on: Sleep on something other than a bed.

Example: There were so many of us that we had to KIP DOWN ON the floor.


Kiss off: Used to tell someone to go away.

Example: He was bugging us, so we told him to KISS OFF.


Kiss off: Consider something to be unimportant or inferior.

Example: He KISSED the criticism OFF.


Kiss up to: Try to get into someone's favour.

Example: He's a creep and is always KISSING UP TO the director.


Knock about: Beat someone.

Example: He KNOCKED his brother ABOUT after they argued.


Knock around: Discuss casually.

Example: We KNOCKED the idea AROUND a bit, but decided not to bother.


Knock back: Cost someone a lot of money.  

Example: Your holiday must have KNOCKED you BACK a bit.


Knock back: Finish a drink quickly, drink a lot of alcohol.

Example: The pub was closing so we KNOCKED our drinks BACK and left.


Knock back: Shock.

Example: It really KNOCKED me BACK when I heard they had been killed.


Knock down: Demolish.

Example: They KNOCKED DOWN the old church and built a block of flats in its place.


Knock down: Hit and injure someone.

Example: The car KNOCKED her DOWN and she broke her arm.


Knock it off!: Stop doing something annoying.

Example: They were making too much noise, so I told them to KNOCK IT OFF.


Knock off: Finish work for the day.

Example: We KNOCKED OFF early on Friday to avoid the rush hour queues.


Knock off: Reduce the price of something.

Example: They KNOCKED ten pounds OFF when I asked for a discount.


Knock off: Reduce the time required to do something.

Example: The new road KNOCKS an hour OFF the journey.


Knock off: Steal.

Example: He KNOCKED it OFF and sold it.


Knock off: Produce or create something quickly.

Example: I KNOCKED the essay OFF in an hour.


Knock out: Hit and make somebody unconscious.

Example: The reigning middleweight champion KNOCKED OUT the challenger in the fourth round of the fight.


Knock out: Sell, distribute.

Example: They're KNOCKING hundreds OUT a day in the sales.


Knock together: Join houses that had been separate.

Example: They KNOCKED TOGETHER two outbuilding and turned them into a home.


Knock up: Become or get someone pregnant.

Example: She got KNOCKED UP when she was on holiday.


Knock up: Play a bit before a match to get ready.

Example: The teams KNOCKED UP for a few minutes before the final.


Knock up: Produce or create something quickly.

Example: They KNOCKED a model UP over the weekend.


Knuckle down: Make a great effort.

Example: I've got my exams next week and I haven't done much work, so I'd better KNUCKLE DOWN.


Knuckle under: Submit to authority.

Example: The teacher made the students KNUCKLE UNDER and hand their projects in on time.


Last modified on Четверг, 09 Февраль 2017 08:52

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