Phrasal verbs with " M "

Magic away: Make something disappear quickly.

Example: He MAGICKED the bill AWAY and paid for us all before I could get my wallet out.

 

 

Make after: Chase.

Example:The police MADE AFTER the stolen car.

 

Make away with: Steal.

Example:The thieves MADE AWAY WITH the painting.

 

Make do with: Accept something less satisfactory because there's no alternative.

Example: There's no coffee, so we'll have to MAKE DO WITH tea.

 

Make for: Head in a certain direction.

Example: We MADE FOR home when it started raining.

 

Make for: Produce a result or situation.

Example: The low quality of the service MADE FOR a lot of dissatisfaction.

 

Make into: Change something into something else.

Example: Many churches have been MADE INTO flats in recent years.

 

Make it: Arrive or get a result.

Example: I thought you weren't coming, so I was really pleased you MADE IT.

 

Make it up to: Try to compensate for doing something wrong.

Example: He tried to MAKE IT UP TO her, but she wouldn't speak to him.

 

Make of: Understand or have an opinion.

Example: What do you MAKE OF your new boss?

 

Make off: Leave somewhere in a hurry.

Example: They MADE OFF when they heard the police siren.

 

Make off with: Steal.

Example: Thieves MADE OFF WITH over a million dollars in the robbery.

 

Make out: Make a cheque payable to somebody.

Example: Please MAKE the cheque OUT to RGM Productions Ltd.

 

Make out: Pretend.

Example: He MADE OUT that he was ill so that he didn't have to go to school.

 

Make out: Progress.

Example: How are your children MAKING OUT at the new school?

 

Make out: Kiss and pet.

Example: They were MAKING OUT at the party last night.

 

Make out: Discern a small detail.

Example: I can just MAKE OUT the outline of a flying saucer in this photo.

 

Make out: Be able to see or hear something.

Example: Can you MAKE OUT what she's saying?

Make out: Understand someone's nature or personality.

Example:He's strange; I can't MAKE him OUT.

 

Make over: Change appearance.

Example: The beauty salon gave her a MAKEOVER before the party.

 

Make over: Give money or possessions to someone in a legal way.

Example: She MADE OVER her property to her children.

 

Make towards: Head in the direction.

Example: We MADE TOWARDS the centre.

 

Make up: Stop being angry with someone.

Example: They are always arguing, but they MAKE UP again very quickly.

 

Make up: Put on cosmetics.

Example: She went to the bathroom to MAKE her face UP.

 

Make up: Invent a story.

Example:They MADE UP an excuse for being late.

 

Make up: for Compensate.

Example: I sent her a present to try to MAKE UP FOR my appalling behaviour.

 

Make up to: Increase a sum received to a higher figure.

Example: The charity collected Ј24,517.57, and the anonymous donor MADE the total UP TO Ј25,000'

 

Make with: Give (usually used as an imperative).

Example: MAKE WITH the money you owe me.

 

Man down: Behave without courage or conviction.

Example: He MANNED DOWN and didn't come with us.

 

Man up: Behave with courage or conviction.

Example: She told her anonymous critics to MAN UP and speak publicly.

 

Mark down: Give a student a lower grade for a particular reason.

Example: Students who gave obviously rehearsed answers were MARKED DOWN, while those who spoke naturally were rewarded accordingly.

 

Mark down: Reduce the price of something.

Example: I'll buy a lot more if you MARK them DOWN a bit.

 

Mark down as: Consider someone or something to be of a certain group, type, etc.

Example: I MARKED them DOWN AS conservatives, but they're very liberal.

 

Mark off: Tick, cross out or otherwise mark something to show that it has been dealt with.

Example: I MARKED OFF the items on the list as I finished them.

 

Mark out Draw lines to enclose an area.

Example: They MARKED OUT the pitch.

 

Mark out: for Show promise for the future.

Example: His dedication MARKED him OUT FOR great things.

 

Mark out: from Stand out because of certain qualities.

Example: Her speed MARKS her OUT FROM the rest of the group.

 

Mark up: Increase the price of something.

Example: They MARK the goods UP by 25% before they sell them.

 

Marry in: Marry someone of the same ethnicity, religion, etc.

Example: Many religions encourage their followers to MARRY IN.

 

Marry out: Marry someone of a different ethnicity, religion, etc.

Example: Her parents disowned her and refused to speak to her when she MARRIED OUT.

 

Mash up: Crush something until it becomes a paste.

Example: He MASHED UP some bananas for the dessert.

 

Mash up: Mix sources of audio, video or other computer sources.

Example: She MASHED UP the songs into a single track.

 

Mash up: Break or damage.

Example: He MASHED UP my MP3 player and lost my files.

 

Max out: Take something to the limit, reach a limit.

Example: She MAXED OUT her credit cards.

 

Measure against: Evaluate or judge by comparison.

Example: The work doesn't look good if you MEASURE it AGAINST what our competitors have done.

 

Measure off: Measure something and mark the point where it ends or will be cut.

Example: The tailor MEASURED OFF the material for my suit.

 

Measure off: Mark a length on something to cut it.

Example: He MEASURED OFF a metre of the silk.

 

Measure out: Measure or weigh the amount needed.

Example: He MEASURED OUT the flour for the bread.

 

Measure out: Weigh or measure an exact amount.

Example: She MEASURED OUT a hundred grammes of the powder.

 

Measure up: Find the size of something.

Example: The estate agent MEASURED UP all the rooms.

 

Measure up: Be good enough, meet the required standard.

Example: She didn't MEASURE UP in her probationary period, so we didn't extend her contract.

 

Measure up: Be good enough.

Example: They made her a director, but she didn't MEASURE UP.

 

Measure up: Find out the size of something.

Example: They MEASURED UP the room.

 

Measure up to: Be good enough or worthy of something.

Example: I hope to MEASURE UP TO the confidence you have in me.

 

Meet with: Have something happen to you.

Example: They MET WITH some problems they hadn't anticipated.

 

Melt down: Heat something solid, especially metal, until it becomes liquid.

Example: They MELTED the gold statue DOWN and turned it into gold bars.

 

Mess about: Not be serious, not use something properly.

Example: The children were MESSING ABOUT with the TV remote control and broke it.

 

Mess about: Treat someone badly.

Example: He is always MESSING me ABOUT and never does what he promises.

 

Mess about: Have a sexual relationship outside marriage or a permanent relationship.

Example: He's not faithful- he's been MESSING ABOUT since they were married.

 

Mess about: with Have a sexual relationship outside marriage or a permanent relationship.

Example: She's been MESSING ABOUT WITH another guy she knows from work.

 

Mess about with: Try to improve something, usually making things worse.

Example: The computer was working fine until he started MESSING ABOUT WITH it.

 

Mess around: Not be serious, play with something.

Example: I was MESSING AROUND on the internet because I couldn't be bothered to do any work.

 

Mess around: Treat someone badly.

Example: She is always MESSING me AROUND and never does what she promises.

 

Mess around: Have a sexual relationship outside marriage or a permanent relationship.

Example: She's not faithful- she's been MESSING ABOUT since they got married.

 

Mess around with: Have a sexual relationship outside marriage or a permanent relationship.

Example: He's been MESSING ABOUT WITH a woman he works with.

 

Mess around with: Try to improve something, usually making things worse.

Example: The computer was working fine until they started MESSING ABOUT WITH it.

 

Mess over: Treat someone badly.

Example: They MESSED her OVER when she applied for the job.

 

Mess up: Spoil or ruin.

Example: They MESSED UP the discussions and the contract fell through.

 

Mess up: Make something untidy or dirty.

Example: They MESSED UP the room and left stuff all over the place.

 

Mess up: Cause mental, physical or emotional problems.

Example: He took a lot of LSD and it really MESSED him UP.

 

Mess with: Become involved in something damaging or dangerous.

Example: He's been MESSING WITH cocaine.

 

Mess with: Annoy, bother.

Example: Don't MESS WITH me or there will be trouble.

 

Mess with: Associate (negative).

Example: He's been MESSING WITH some dangerous people.

 

Mess with: Try to repair or improve, usually unsuccessfully.

Example: She's been MESSING WITH it for hours and it still doesn't work.

 

Mete out: Give people harsh punishments or treatment.

Example: They METED OUT savage penalties to anyone who broke the law.

 

Mill around: Walk around without going anywhere.

Example: There were a lot of people MILLING AROUND waiting for the bus.

 

Miss out: Not do something enjoyable or rewarding.

Example: It'll be great; you'll be MISSING OUT if you don't come.

 

Miss out: Not include.

Example: Make sure you don't MISS anyone OUT when you call their names.

 

Miss out on: Lose a chance, fail to achieve.

Example: Trudy MISSED OUT ON the promotion.

 

Mix up: Confuse.

Example: I always MIX those two sisters UP because they look so like each other.

 

Mix up: Make something lively.

Example: The DJ MIXED UP the night with some hard techno.

 

Mock up: Make a model of something to show or test it.

Example: They MOCKED UP an example to show us what they would look like.

 

Moggy off: Leave ('moggie off' is also used.).

Example: We MOGGIED OFF early.

 

Monkey around: Not be serious.

Example: The police officer told the drunks to stop MONKEYING AROUND and go home quietly.

 

Mooch about: Spend time doing little or nothing.

Example: I MOOCHED ABOUT the whole afternoon because I didn't feel like working.

 

Mooch around: Spend time doing little or nothing.

Example: I MOOCHED AROUND the house all day.

 

Mop up: Resolve a problem.

Example: He was left to MOP UP the mess after they resigned.

 

Mop up: Kill or capture the last few enemy soldiers after a victory.

Example: After the battle, it took them a couple of weeks to MOP UP the remaining rebels.

 

Mop up: Eat a sauce with bread to finish it.

Example: The sauce was so delicious that I ordered some bread to MOP it UP.

 

Mop up: Remove a liquid that has been spilt.

Example: I used a cloth to MOP UP the coffee I had knocked over.

 

Mope about: Move around being miserable.

Example: She didn't get the job and has been MOPING ABOUT all afternoon.

 

Mope around: Move around being miserable.

Example: He's been MOPING AROUND since his girlfriend left him.

 

Mount up: Increase over time.

Example: My debts MOUNTED UP while I was at university.

 

Mouth off: Speak angrily about something.

Example: I always get angry and start MOUTHING OFF when the news is on TV.

 

Move ahead: Make progress, often after a pause or delay.

Example: The construction can MOVE AHEAD now that permisson has been granted.

 

Move along: Tell someone to move from a place.

Example: The police told the people watching to MOVE ALONG.

 

Move along: Develop or progress in a reasonable or satisfactory manner.

Example: The project's MOVING ALONG and everything should be ready on time.

 

Move away: Leave the area where you have been living.

Example: I MOVED AWAY when the factory shut down.

 

Move away from: Stop doing or using something to change  to something different.

Example: They're MOVING AWAY FROM Windows and are using Linux.

 

Move down: Move a student to a lower level.

Example: He was finding the course too difficult so they MOVED him DOWN.

 

Move in: Start living in a place.

Example: The house was empty for ages, but some new tenants MOVED IN a few weeks ago.

 

Move in on: Approach, often stealthily.

Example: As he watched, the hyenas began to MOVE IN ON the hapless wildebeest.

 

Move into: Start living in a place.

Example: They MOVED INTO the house as soon as it was ready.

 

Move on: Change the subject or your job.

Example: She MOVED ON to another company where the salary was considerably better.

 

Move on: Make people move from a place.

Example: The police MOVED the crowd ON because they were holding up the traffic.

 

Move out: Leave a place you live or work in.

Example: She's tired of living there and is MOVING OUT.

 

Move out: Remove.

Example: The president said they would MOVE the troops OUT next year.

 

Move out: Change lane or position to pass a vehicle.

Example: I MOVED OUT to overtake the bus.

 

Move towards: Make preparations for something.

Example: The government are MOVING TOWARDS free elections.

 

Move up: Move to make space.

Example: Could you MOVE UP and let me sit down?

 

Move up: Move to a higher level.

Example: They MOVED her UP to senior management.

 

Muddle along: Continue without a clear aim or plan.

Example: If you're ambitious, you cannot MUDDLE ALONG.

 

Muddle through: Do or achieve something without knowing what is required or having a plan.

Example: We didn't know what to expect and just MUDDLED THROUGH.

 

Muddle up: Take things that are ordered or sequencedand mess them up.

Example: My cleaner MUDDLED UP my books and I can't find anything.

 

Muddle up: Mistake a person or thing for someone or something else because they look similar.

Example: I MUDDLE her and her sister UP.

 

Mug up: Study quickly, revise.

Example: I have to MUG UP before the exam.

 

Mug up on: Study something quickly, revise.

Example: I need to MUG UP ON my history for the test.

 

Mull over: Think about an issue or problem.

Example: She said that she'd had to MULL IT OVER before deciding what was

 

Muscle in: Become involved in something when your involvement is not wanted.

Example: We tried to exclude him of the committee, but he MUSCLED IN.

 

Muscle in on: Become involved in something despite opposition to your involvement.

Example: She MUSCLED IN ON the deal even though we wanted to do it without her.

 

Muscle into: Become involved even though there is opposition to your involvement.

Example: They are MUSCLING INTO our market and there is very little we can do to stop them.

 

Muscle out: Use power, contacts, etc, to force someone out.

Example: They used their contacts in local government to MUSCLE the competitors OUT.

Last modified on Четверг, 09 Февраль 2017 08:52

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