Phrasal verbs with " N "

Naff off: Get lost, go away (used as imperative).

Example: He was making a fuss, so I told him to NAFF OFF.

 

Nag at: Repeatedly criticise someone verbally.

Example: My boss is always NAGGING AT me about my arriving a few minutes late for work.

 

Nail down: Succeed in getting, achieve.

Example: They are having trouble NAILING DOWN the contract.

 

Nail down: Understand fully.

Example: I can't NAIL DOWN what's wrong with their idea, but I'm sure it won't work.

 

Nail down: Get full information from someone.

Example: I can't NAIL them DOWN about when they're going to finish the project.

 

Nail down: Succeed or achieve something.

Example: I NAILED the job DOWN in the first interview.

 

Name after: Give someone a name to remember another person.

Example: I was NAMED AFTER my uncle who died in the war.

 

Narrow down: Remove less important options to make it easier to choose.

Example: I am not sure which university to apply to, but I have NARROWED my list DOWN to three.

 

Nerd out: Play safe and avoid taking a risk.

Example: I'm going to NERD OUT and not go on the river trip.

 

Nerd out: Discuss something in great detail.

Example: I had to NERD OUT when they asked about conditionals and deontic modality.

 

Nip off: Go somewhere quickly.

Example: I'm NIPPING OFF to get some milk.

 

Nip out: Go somewhere quickly.

Example: She'll be back in a minute- she's just NIPPED OUT to the shops.

 

Nod off: Fall asleep.

Example: I NODDED OFF during the speech.

 

Nod through :Pass a law, regulation, etc, without considering or debating it seriously.

Example: Parliament NODDED the bill THROUGH.

 

Nose about: Look for something hidden or secret.

Example: The police are NOSING ABOUT to see if they can find anything against the gang.

 

Nose around: Look around for evidence.

Example: The boss keeps NOSING AROUND our office when we are out at lunch.

 

Nose out: Find out, discover- usually information, secrets, etc.

Example: He NOSED OUT their plans.

 

Nose out: Narrowly beat someone.

Example: The other candidate NOSED him OUT by a few votes.

 

Note down: Write something short like a phone number for future reference.

Example: She NOTED DOWN my fax number so that she could send me the documents when she got to the office.

 

Nut out: Find an answer to a problem.

Example: The management and unions had a meeting to NUT things OUT.

 

Last modified on Четверг, 09 Февраль 2017 08:48

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