Phrasal verbs with " L "

Land in: Get someone into trouble.

Example: He LANDED ME IN it when he told them what I had done wrong.

 

Land up in: Arrive, end a journey in a place, often without planning.

Example: We set out for Manchester, but LANDED UP IN Liverpool.

 

Land with: Create a problem for someone.

Example: He LANDED ME WITH the job of proofreading the whole thing.

 

Lap up: Appreciate something.

Example: He LAPPED UP their praise.

 

Large it up: Have a good time when intoxicated.

Example: They were LARGING IT UP in the rave.

 

Lark about: Behave in a silly way.

Example: The children made me angry because they were LARKING ABOUT.

 

Lark around: Behave in a silly way.

Example: The students wouldn't stop LARKING AROUND.

 

Lark it up: Enjoy yourself noisily and exuberantly.

Example: After they won, they went to a bar to LARK IT UP.

 

Lash down: Fall heavily (rain).

Example: The rain was LASHING DOWN all day and the roads were flooded.

 

Lash down: Secure something with ropes or cords.

Example: We LASHED the tarpaulin DOWN to stop the wind blowing it away.

 

Lash into: Criticise someone strongly.

Example: He LASHED INTO them for messing thins up.

 

Lash out: Suddenly become violent.

Example: He LASHED OUT and broke the man's nose.

 

Lash out: React angrily.

Example: He LASHES OUT when things don't go his way.

 

Lash out: Spend a lot of money on luxuries.

Example: I LASHED OUT in the sales last week.

 

Lash out against: Criticise something strongly.

Example: The press has LASHED OUT AGAINST the policy.

 

Lash out at: Hit someone suddenly, usually without warning, or try to hit them.

Example: He LASHED OUT AT me when I laughed at him.

 

Lash out at: Criticise someone or shout at them.

Example: She LASHED OUT AT her colleagues when she was sacked.

 

Lash out on: Spend a lot of money buying something.

Example: I LASHED OUT a lot ON a new car.

 

Latch on: Understand, often after a long time.

Example: They were lying, but it took her ages to LATCH ON.

 

Latch on to: Understand something, often after a long time.

Example: The police didn't LATCH ON TO what the crooks were doing for years.

 

Latch onto: Connect to something.

Example: The gecko LATCHED ONTO the ceiling.

 

Latch onto: Decide or realise that something is good or profitable.

Example: Oil companies have LATCHED ONTO environmental ideas.

 

Laugh off: Pretend something (an injury, news, etc.) isn’t important.

Example: He LAUGHED OFF the sprained finger but it obviously affected his golf game.

 

Lay down: Establish rules or procedures.

Example: The rules of the sport were LAID DOWN early in the nineteenth century.

 

Lay down: Kill, murder.

Example: He got LAID DOWN in a turf war about supplying drugs.

 

Lay into: Criticise angrily.

Example: His partner LAID INTO him when he arrived two hours late..

 

Lay off: Make an employee redundant.

Example: The hotel LAID OFF twenty staff because tourist numbers were down.

 

Lay on: Organise, supply.

Example: They LAID ON a buffet lunch at the conference.

 

Lay out: Spend money.

Example: They LAID OUT thousands of pounds on their wedding reception.

 

Lead on: Falsely or cruelly raise hopes.

Example: She LED HIM ON about her desire to get married.

 

Lead to: Result in.

Example: The investigation LED TO the arrest of a number of suspects.

 

Leak out: Become public knowledge.

Example: The company's plans to close the factory LEAKED OUT and they were very embarrassed.

 

Lean on: Put pressure on someone to get them to do what you want.

Example: The government has denied LEANING ON the Attorney General to get his approval of the war.

 

Leap at: Take an opportunity enthusiastically.

Example: He LEAPED AT the chance to visit.

 

Leap on: Show interest in or try to use something to your advantage.

Example: They have LEAPT ON the bandwagon to increase sales.

 

Leap out: at Be very noticeable.

Example: Her face LEAPT OUT AT me the second I saw the photo.

 

Leap upon: Show interest in or try to use something to your advantage.

Example: They have LEAPT UPON a couple of errors in the document and want to invalidate the agreement.

 

Leave on: Not turn off.

Example: LEAVE the TV ON; I want to hear the football results.

 

Leave out: Not include.

Example: He was LEFT OUT of the side because he hasn't been playing too well lately.

 

Let down: Disappoint, fail to keep an arrangement.

Example: She failed to turn up and I felt badly LET DOWN.

 

Let down: Make clothes longer.

Example: He's grown so much, we'll have to LET his trousers DOWN.

 

Let in: Allow someone to enter.

Example: The door staff didn't LET him IN the nightclub because he was wearing jeans.

 

Let off: Not punish.

Example: The judge LET him OFF with a fine rather than a prison sentence since it was his first offence.

 

Let on: Tell a secret.

Example: I didn't mean to LET ON about the party; I just said it without thinking.

 

Let out: Allow leaving or going out.

Example: The convict was LET OUT of prison after serving five years of an eight-year sentence.

 

Let out: Make a sound.

Example: He LET OUT a huge sigh of relief when he heard the results.

 

Let out: Make clothes bigger.

Example: I've put on so much weight that I'm going to have to LET my suits OUT.

 

Level off: Stabilize the altitude of an airplane.

Example: The pilot LEVELED OFF at 5,000 meters.

 

Level out: Stabilize the altitude of an airplane.

Example: The pilot LEVELED OUT at 5,000 meters.

 

Lie around: Act in a lazy or unproductive way.

Example: Most days he would usually just LIE AROUND the house.

 

Lie down: Rest.

Example: I'm going to LIE DOWN for a few minutes before we have to go out.

 

Lie with: Have the right to make a decision.

Example: The decision about the contract LIES WITH the courts.

 

Lift off: Leave the ground- rocket or spaceship.

Example: 5-4-3-2-1- we have LIFT-OFF!

 

Light out: Leave suddenly.

Example: When Zeke found out they were coming for him he LIT OUT for the border.

 

Light up: Light or start smoking a cigarette.

Example: As if LIT UP as soon as he got out of the building.

 

Light up: Illuminate.

Example: They LIGHT UP the streets at Christmas time.

 

Lighten up: Be less serious.

Example: I told them to LIGHTEN UP but they continued complaining about it.

 

Limber up: Do some exercises to warm up before playing a sport or other physical activity.

Example: The team LIMBERED UP for a few minutes before the game started.

 

Limber up for: Prepare for something that will require a great effort.

Example: They are LIMBERING UP FOR the end of the financial year.

 

Line up: Arrange in a line.

Example: The police got them to LINE UP against the wall.

 

Line up: Arrange something in a line.

Example: He LINED the bottles UP against the wall.

 

Line up: Arrange events for someone.

Example: We have LINED UP a lot of meetings for them.

 

Link up: Connect, join.

Example: The train LINKS UP the cities.

 

Link up with: Connect with someone or contact them.

Example: We LINKED UP WITH the firm over the web.

 

Listen out for: Listen for a particular noise or sound.

Example: They put their coats on and LISTENED OUT FOR the minicab.

 

Listen up: Pay attention (often used as a command).

Example: LISTEN UP, men! Here are your new assignments.

 

Live by: Follow a belief system to guide your behaviour.

Example: He tries hard to LIVE BY the Bible.

 

Live down: Stop being embarrassed about something.

Example: If I fail the test and everyone else passes, I'll never be able to LIVE it DOWN.

 

Live for: Believe something is extremely important.

Example: He LIVES FOR football.

 

Live in: Live in the place where you work or study..

Example: The university has a residential halls where students can LIVE IN.

 

Live it up: Have a good time by spending a lot of money.

Example: She's been LIVING IT UP like crazy since she won the lottery.

 

Live off: Use money earned.

Example: They find it hard to LIVE OFF the money they make.

 

Live off: Be financially supported.

Example: He’s 40 and he still LIVES OFF his parents.

 

Live on: Use money for basic necessities.

Example: They have to LIVE ON $200 a week.

 

Live on: Not be forgotten.

Example: He's been dead for many years, but his name LIVES ON.

 

Live out: Stay somewhere until you die.

Example: She LIVED OUT her final years in a nursing home.

 

Live out: Fulfil an ambition or fantasy.

Example: Many parents try to LIVE OUT their dreams through their children.

 

Live out: Not live at the place where you study or work.

Example: In my final year at university I LIVED OUT with some friends in a flat we rented.

 

Live through: Experience different times.

Example: It was hard to LIVE THROUGH the recession, but we managed it.

 

Live together: Have a relationship and live in the same place without marrying.

Example: We LIVED TOGETHER for a few years before we got married.

 

Live up to: Meet expectations or standards.

Example: The concert didn't LIVE UP TO my expectations.

 

Live with: Accept something unpleasant.

Example: It's hard to LIVE WITH the pain of a serious illness.

 

Live with: Have a relationship and live in the same place without marrying.

Example: I LIVED WITH her for a couple of years before the relationship went sour.

 

Load down: Burden.

Example: I was LOADED DOWN with all the stuff I had to take there.

 

Load up: Take illegal drugs.

Example: He's been LOADING UP for years.

 

Load up: Fill a machine or vehicle.

Example: We LOADED the car UP and left for our holiday.

 

Load up on: Consume a lot of something for a particular purpose.

Example: The athletes LOADED UP ON carbohydrates before the race.

 

Lock away: Lock in a safe place.

Example: He LOCKED the gun AWAY in a drawer.

 

Lock away: Put someone in prison or a mental hospital for a very long time.

Example: They LOCKED him AWAY for life after the murders.

 

Lock down: Make very secure.

Example: If you lock down your computer properly, it is very difficult for people to access it.

 

Lock in: Lock a place to stop someone leaving.

Example: They LOCKED him IN the room until he had calmed down.

 

Lock in: Commit someone in such a way that they cannot leave.

Example: They are LOCKED IN now that they have paid their subscription.

 

Lock onto: Find a target and head for it.

Example: The missile LOCKED ONTO the plane and blew it out of the sky.

 

Lock out: Close a workplace to stop workers entering.

Example: The management LOCKED the staff OUT because they had turned down the pay offer.

 

Lock out: Lock a place to stop someone getting in.

Example: I lost my key and LOCKED myself OUT.

 

Lock up: Close all doors, windows, etc.

Example: She LOCKED UP after everyone had left and went home.

 

Lock up: Lock something in a safe place.

Example: I LOCKED my money UP in the safe.

 

Lock up: Put in prison or a mental hospital.

Example: They LOCKED him UP for burglary.

 

Lock yourself away: Go somewhere away from people to study or work.

Example: I LOCK MYSELF AWAY for a few weeks before exams.

 

Log in: Enter a restricted area on a computer system.

Example: I had forgotten my password and couldn't LOG IN.

 

Log into: Enter a restricted area of a computer system.

Example: I LOGGED INTO the staff intranet to check my email.

 

Log off: Exit a computer system.

Example: When she'd finished working on the spreadsheet, she LOGGED OFF and left the office.

 

Log on: Enter a computer system.

Example: He entered his password for the college intranet and LOGGED ON.

 

Log out: Exit a computer system.

Example: Danny closed the programs and LOGGED OUT when it was time to go home.

 

Look after: Take care.

Example: Their auntie LOOKED AFTER them while their mother was in hospital.

 

Look back: Think about the past.

Example: Old people often LOOK BACK on over their lives.

 

Look down: Have a low opinion of.

Example: He LOOKS DOWN ON his colleagues on because he thinks he's better than they are.

 

Look for: Try to find.

Example: I've been LOOKING FOR all their hidden files, but I can't find them anywhere.

 

Look forward: to Wait for or anticipate something pleasant.

Example: I'm LOOKING FORWARD TO meeting you.

 

Look in: Make a quick visit.

Example: I'll LOOK IN on my way home.

 

Look in on: Visit briefly to see if everything's all right.

Example: I'm going to LOOK IN ON grannie on the way home tonight as she's been a bit unwell recently.

 

Look into: Research, investigate.

Example: We'll LOOK INTO the problem and come back to you when we have the information.

 

Look on: Watch something like a crime without helping.

Example: The crowd just LOOKED ON as the old lady was mugged.

 

Look on as: Consider, regard.

Example: I LOOK ON her AS a close friend.

 

Look out: Be careful.

Example: LOOK OUT; you're going to drop that!

 

Look out for: Take care of someone, make sure someone is cared for.

Example: She LOOKED OUT FOR her sister when she started school.

 

Look out for: Keep alert and try to see.

Example: We told to LOOK OUT FOR any suspicious behaviour.

 

Look over: Inspect.

Example: They came to LOOK the house OVER with a view to buying it.

 

Look round: Inspect a house.

Example: We LOOKED ROUND the house and decided that we didn't like it enough to buy it.

 

Look through: Read quickly.

Example: I LOOKED THROUGH the article.

 

Look to: Expect, hope.

Example: The company is LOOKING TO increase its sales in Asia.

 

Look up: Consult a reference work (dictionary, phone book, etc.) for a specific piece of information.

Example: I didn't know the correct spelling so I had to LOOK it UP in the dictionary.

 

Look up: Improve.

Example: The economy is LOOKING UP.

 

Look up: Find, trace an old friend.

Example: I LOOKED him UP when I went back to Cambridge.

 

Look up to: Respect.

Example: She's LOOKS UP TO her mother.

 

Look upon: as Consider, regard.

Example: I LOOK UPON him AS a close friend.

 

Loosen up: Become more relaxed or comfortable.

Example: He was very shy at first but has LOOSENED UP and is more talkative now.

 

Lord it over: Behave in a superior manner.

Example: She loves to LORD IT OVER her employees.

 

Lose out: Be at a disadvantage.

Example: Many people LOST OUT when the new regulations were enforced.

 

Lose out on: Not gain or have something advantageous.

Example: Because I left the company, I LOST OUT ON my bonus.

 

Lose out to: Be less successful.

Example: People without IT skills often LOSE OUT TO those with the skills.

 

Luck into: Get something by chance.

Example: We LUCKED INTO getting the answer.

 

Luck out: Be very lucky.

Example: I really LUCKED OUT when I met my partner.

 

Lust after: Be attracted sexually.

Example: He secretly LUSTS AFTER his friend’s wife.

 

Lust after: Want something very much.

Example: He LUSTS AFTER a Rolex.

Last modified on Четверг, 09 Февраль 2017 08:51

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