Phrasal verbs with " R "

Race off: Hurry away, leave somewhere quickly.

Example: They RACED OFF when the police arrived.

 

Rack off: Used to tell someone to go away because they're annoying you.

Example: He told her to RACK OFF.

 

Rack out: Sleep, take a nap.

Example: I'm tired- I'm going to RACK OUT.

 

Rack up: Acquire a lot of something.

Example:He's RACKED UP a number of convictions for speeding.

 

Rack up Damage.

Example: They RACKED UP the car in an accident.

 

Rain down on: Fall in large numbers.

Example: Bombs RAINED DOWN ON the city allnight.

 

Rain off: Be postponed or stopped by rain (usually passive).

Example: The match was RAINED OFF.

 

Rain out: Be postponed or stopped by rain (usually passive).

Example: The game was RAINED OUT.

 

Rake in: Earn, make money easily.

Example: She's RAKING IN thousands a day.

 

Rake it in: Make a lot of money.

Example: It's the only shop in the area and they're RAKING IT IN.

 

Rake off: Cheat someone by charging them too much.

Example: They RAKE tourists OFF all the time.

 

Rake over: Talk, think, etc, about something negative in the past.

Example: They keep RAKING OVER the rows we had last year.

 

Rake up: Bring something back to people's attention.

Example: The press have RAKED UP some scandals from her past.

 

Ramble on: Talk at length without getting to the point.

Example: Quit RAMBLING ON- I’m tired of listening to you.

 

Ramp up: Increase price, speed or power of something.

Example: The company has RAMPED its prices UP because of higher oil prices.

 

Rap out: Say something firmly and loudly.

Example: She RAPPED OUT the command.

 

Rat on: Inform authorities about someone's wrongdoings.

Example: She RATTED ON her neighbours to the police because they were smuggling alcohol from France.

 

Rat on: Fail to keep a promise.

Example: He always RATS ON his promises.

Rat out: Inform the authorities about someone.

Example: He RATTED me OUT to the police.

 

Rat through: Look for something hurriedly.

Example: I RATTED THROUGH the papers on my desk but couldn't find the letter.

 

Ratchet up: Increase.

Example: The media are trying to RATCHET UP the pressure on the president.

 

Rattle off: Quote figures rapidly.

Example: She RATTLED OFF loads of statistics which nobody could understand.

 

Reach out: Stretch your arm to get something.

Example: I REACHED OUT and caught the ball.

 

Reach out for: Try to achieve something difficult.

Example: They are REACHING OUT FOR major economic reforms.

 

Reach out to: Ask for help.

Example: I REACHED OUT TO you when I was introuble and you were a great help.

 

Reach out to: Offer help.

Example: Charities are REACHING OUT TO thosewho lost their homes in the floods.

 

Reach out to: Try to communicate and establish goodrelations with people.

Example: The candidates are REACHING OUT TO the poor to get their votes.

 

Read off: Read a list aloud for someone to write down.

Example: I READ OFF the figures and she wrote them down in her notebook.

 

Read out: Read aloud rather than silently.

Example: The teacher READ OUT the names of the students who'd passed.

 

Read up on: Research.

Example: I've been READING UP ON Japan as I'm going to live there next year.

 

Reason out: Come to a conclusion or solution after some thought.

Example: He REASONED OUT the answer to the math problem.

 

Reckon on: The minimum expected.

Example: Jeff says we can RECKON ON there being at least fifty people there tonight.

 

Reel in: Catch a fish on a line and pull the line to land.

Example: He REELED IN a ten-pound salmon.

 

Reel in: Attract people, especially customers, to get them to do what you want them to.

Example: They hope the discounts will REEL people IN.

 

Reel off: Quote statistics or facts rapidly.

Example: The minister REELED OFF a load of figures to support her position.

 

Reel off: Score a lot of points or win a lot of games one after the other.

Example: They REELED OFF five victories and became the champions.

 

Reel out: Unwind.

Example: I REELED OUT the hose and watered the lawn.

 

Rein in: Control someone or something to stop them causing more trouble.

Example: They had to REIN the minister IN after her dreadful performance on TV.

 

Rent out: Let, grant a service or allow usage for a fee.

Example: They RENTED their house OUT while they were abroad.

 

Ride off: Go away on a bike, horse, etc.

Example: She got on her motorbike and RODE OFF.

 

Ride on: Depend on.

Example: His reputation is RIDING ON this deal working out.

 

Ride out: Survive a difficult time.

Example: They managed to RIDE OUT the recession.

 

Ride up: Move higher on the body (of clothes).

Example: Her skirt RODE UP when she sat down.

 

Ring back Return a phone call.

Example: I phoned and left a message this morning but she still hasn't RUNG me BACK.

 

Ring in: Telephone to inform or confirm something.

Example: I RANG IN and told them I would be late.

 

Ring off: Finish a phone conversation.

Example: Dave RANG OFF guiltily when he saw his boss coming.

 

Ring out: Make a sudden loud sound.

Example: Two shots RANG OUT and then we heard a scream.

 

Ring round: Telephone a number of people, usually to try to get some information.

Example: I RANG ROUND to see if anyone knew where she'd gone.

 

Ring up: Telephone.

Example: Helen RANG me UP earlier.

 

Ring up: Achieve an amount or number.

Example: They RANG UP several victories.

 

Ring up: Enter figures into a till or cash register.

Example: They RANG UP the bill for the groceries.

 

Ring with: When a place is full of a loud sound.

Example: The room RANG WITH their laughter.

Rip off: Charge excessively or obtain money unfairly.

Example: Tourists get RIPPED OFF a lot when they don't speak the language.

 

Roll back: Retreat.

Example: The army ROLLED BACK when they came under attack.

 

Roll back: Reduce or remove.

Example: The government want to ROLL BACK the freedom of the press.

 

Roll by: Pass (time).

Example: The years ROLLED BY.

 

Roll in: Arrive somewhere, especially if late.

Example: They ROLLED IN very drunk at three o'clock in the morning.

 

Roll in: Arrive in large numbers, for military vehicles.

Example: The tanks ROLLED IN and took control of the capital city.

 

Roll on: When something continues to happen.

Example: The competition ROLLED ON despite the administrative problems.

 

Roll on!: Said when you can't wait for something nice in the future.

Example: Roll on Friday! It's been a dreadful week.

 

Roll out: Launch or introduce a new product, initiative, etc..

Example: The company ROLLED OUT its takeover plans last week.

 

Roll up: To appear in large numbers for an event.

Example: Thousands ROLLED UP to see the stars at the film premiere.

 

Roll up!: An imperative used to attract people to a public event.

Example: Roll up! Come and see the circus tonight.

 

Romp in: Win easily.

Example: In the first race, the favourite ROMPED IN.

 

Romp through: Do something easily or quickly.

Example: We ROMPED THROUGH the tasksbecause they were so simple.

 

Room in: To keep a mother and baby together after the birth.

Example: Nowadays, most hospitals have a policy of ROOMING IN mothers and their babies.

 

Root about: Look in a place to try to find something.

Example: He ROOTED ABOUT in his briefcase, trying to find a pen.

 

Root around: Look in a place to try to find something.

Example: I ROOTED AROUND my flat trying tofind the letter.

 

Root for: Support.

Example: Everyone was ROOTING FOR Arsenal to win the Champions League.

 

Root out: Look for and find.

Example: The police ROOTED OUT the informer.

 

Root out: Find the source of a problem and remove it.

Example: They are trying to ROOT OUT the troublemakers.

 

Root up: Dig a plant out of the ground.

Example: He ROOTED UP the plants and replanted them.

 

Rope in: Get somebody to help.

Example: The teacher ROPED her students IN to carry her stuff when she had to change classroom.

 

Rope into: Get someone to help or become involved, usually when they don't want to.

Example: I got ROPED INTO helping them set the stall up.

 

Rope off: Extend ropes or barriers across or around an area.

Example: The celebrity entrance was ROPED OFF from the general public.

 

Rough up: Assault.

Example: The mugger ROUGHED him UP when he refused to hand his wallet over.

 

Round off: Finish something in a satisfactory manner.

Example: Winning the FA Cup ROUNDED OFF a wonderful season for Arsenal.

 

Row back: Retreat from a position.

Example: The prime minister refused to ROW BACK and lost the vote.

 

Rub along: Have a reasonably good relationship.

Example: They're not friends, but we RUB ALONG.

 

Rub down: Dry or clean something with a cloth.

Example: She RUBBED the horse DOWN with a towel after riding it.

 

Rub down: Massage or rub someone to help them relax.

Example: The trainer RUBBED her DOWN after the race.

 

Rub in: Apply a substance like cream or ointment and rub it until it is absorbed.

Example: He applied the steroid cream and RUBBED it IN.

 

Rub it in: Emphasise how bad a situation is to make someone feel worse.

Example: Even though the minister had resigned, the press RUBBED IT IN by publishing more details of the scandal.

 

Rub off on: Pass a quality or characteristic to people.

Example: His enthusiasm RUBS OFF ON everyone around him.

 

Rub out: Delete ink or pencil with an eraser.

Example: He RUBBED OUT the figure and wrote the correct one in.

 

Rub out: Kill.

Example: The gangsters RUBBED him OUT for stealing from them.

 

Rub up against: Touch someone in a sensual or sexual way.

Example: The cat RUBBED UP AGAINST my leg purring.

 

Rub up on: Revise.

Example: I need to RUB UP ON my Portuguese before I go to Brazil.

 

Rule out Exclude a possibility.

Example: The police have RULED OUT suicide and are treating it as a case of murder.

 

Run across Meet or find accidentally.

Example: I RAN ACROSS an old friend in the library.

 

Run after Chase, pursue.

Example: The police RAN AFTER the guy who'd stolen it, but he was too fast for them.

 

Run after Try to become romantically involved with someone.

Example: He was RUNNING AFTER her for ages never managed to get a date.

 

Run against Oppose, make difficulties.

Example: Opinion is RUNNING AGAINST his policies and he has very little support.

 

Run along Go away, leave (often as an imperative).

Example: They kept disturbing him, so he told them to RUN ALONG and leave him in peace.

 

Run around Be very busy doing many things.

Example: I'm exhausted- I've been RUNNING AROUND all day.

 

Run away Escape from people chasing you.

Example: He RAN AWAY from his attackers.

 

Run away Leave home because of problems with other family members or to elope.

Example: She RAN AWAY to avoid a forced marriage.

 

Run down Hit a pedestrian with a vehicle.

Example: The minicab RAN him DOWN on the zebra crossing.

 

Run down Lose energy or power.

Example: You should only recharge the battery when it has fully RUN DOWN.

 

Run down Criticise, disparage.

Example: They're always RUNNING me DOWN and I am sick and tired of it.

 

Run down Find the source or origin of something.

Example: The police RAN DOWN all the leads they had and caught them.

 

Run for Campaign for a position.

Example: She's thinking about RUNNING FOR the presidency.

 

Run in Arrest, take to police station for questioning.

Example: They RAN him IN last night.

 

Run in Drive a new car carefully in order not to damage the engine.

Example: She RAN the car IN for a thousand miles.

 

Run in Pay a casual visit.

Example: We RAN IN and chatted for an hour.

 

Run in Insert.

Example: He RAN a graph IN next to the text.

 

Run into Cost.

Example: The project has RUN INTO millions of dollars without any prospect of a return on this investment.

 

Run into Meet by accident.

Example: I RAN INTO James in a bar in the City on Friday.

 

Run off Make photocopies.

Example: Could you RUN OFF two hundred copies of this report, please.

 

Run on Be powered by.

Example: The van RUNS ON diesel.

 

Run out of Have none left.

Example: We've RUN OUT OF sugar; I'm going to the shops for some.

 

Run over Explain quickly.  

Example: Could you RUN OVER that point again; I'm afraid I didn't quite understand it.

 

Run over Hit with a vehicle.

Example: The driver couldn't stop in time and RAN the fox OVER when it ran in front of his car.

 

Run over Exceed a time limit.

Example: The meeting RAN OVER by twenty minutes.

 

Run through Practise a dramatic work like a playquickly.

Example: The cast RAN THROUGH the play the day before it opened to the public.

 

Run through Stab or wound deeply with a knife, sword, etc.

Example: The musketeer RAN his enemy THROUGH with a sword and killed him.

 

Run to Go to someone for help.

Example: Whenever he gets into debt, he RUNS TO his parents for help.

 

Run to Include in things you like.

Example: His musical tastes RUN TO the Residents, who are hated by most people.

 

Run to Have enough money to buy something, often negative.

Example: Things are a bit tight and won't RUN TO going abroad for a holiday.

 

Run up Move quickly to where someone is.

Example: He RAN UP next to me and started shouting.

 

Run up Hoist, raise a flag.

Example: They RAN UP the Union Jack.

 

Run up Do or make something very quickly.

Example: He RAN UP a few examples for them to look at.

 

Run up Spend a lot of money on credit.

Example: He RAN UP a lot of bills at the hotel.

 

Run up against Encounter problems, often unexpected.

Example: They RAN UP AGAINST a lot of opposition to the construction.

 

Run up on Approach someone without their knowing.

Example: Robert was sitting in his car and a guy RAN UP ON him and shot through the car but missed.

 

Run with Keep company, normally bad.

Example: She RUNS WITH some dodgy characters.

 

Rush away Leave a place in a hurry.

Example: They RUSHED AWAY when the police arrived.

 

Rush into Do something too quickly.

Example: They don't want to be RUSHED INTO giving an answer and have asked for more time.

 

Rush off Depart in a hurry.

Example: Zac RUSHED OFF to get to his medical appointment.

 

Rush out Release or put something on sale quickly.

Example: They RUSHED the single OUT after it started getting airplay.

 

Rustle up Make something quickly without much preparation

Example: We RUSTLED UP dinner from what was in the fridge.

Last modified on Четверг, 09 Февраль 2017 08:53

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