Vocabulary - remember, recall, remind etc.

To remember = to bring something to mind e.g. They always remember my birthday.

Remembrance = to recall an event in a serious context e.g. The remembrance service is held every July.

To recollect/recollection = to remember something by making an effort e.g. I can’t recollect if he was wearing a seat belt that day.

To recall = to bring a memory or event back to mind, particularly when telling it to others e.g. I recall him telling the team that he would never let them down.

To remind = to help someone remember something important e.g. Can you please remind me to take my pills for my blood pressure?

Memory = the ability to remember things e.g. I’ve got such a good memory, that’s why I do so well in exams!

To reminisce/reminiscence = a pleasurable memory of the past e.g. She often reminisces of her student days.
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Phrasal Verbs with ‘throw’

Throw something away/out = to get rid of something you don’t want/need e.g. I threw the milk away as it had expired.

Throw something away = to waste a skill/opportunity e.g. I think she’s throwing away her artistic talent by becoming a lawyer.

Throw something in = to not charge extra for giving someone an additional product e.g. I’ll throw in a free towel if you buy a set of linen.

Throw something in = to suddenly add a remark without careful thought e.g. They threw in a comment that my boyfriend wasn’t suitable.

Throw yourself into something = to start doing something with a lot of energy/enthusiasm e.g. We threw ourselves into learning Chinese.

Throw someone into somewhere = to force someone to go to prison e.g. We were thrown into prison for demonstrating against the government’s austerity measures.

Throw someone out = to force someone to leave a school/university/organisation/house e.g. She was thrown out of school for her bad behaviour.

Throw on/off something = to remove/put on clothing carelessly e.g. He threw on his jacket and ran outside to catch the bus.

Throw something together = to make/arrange something quickly using what is available e.g. They paid us a surprise visit and we had to throw a meal together fast.

Thrown together = when a situation enables people to meet/get to know each other e.g. We were thrown together at a wedding and have become good friends.

Throw something up = to vomit e.g. He ate too much at dinner and threw it all up.

Throw something up = to suddenly lift your arms in surprise or because you are upset e.g. They threw their arms up in despair when the panel said they didn’t go through to the next round.
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Phrasal Verbs with 'move'

Move ahead = to start/continue with a plan e.g. The local government is moving ahead with the park in King Street.

Move someone along = when a person in authority asks you to leave a place e.g. You can’t sleep on the bench, move along please.

Move something along = to develop in a satisfactory way e.g. Our wedding plans are moving along nicely.

Move away = to go live in another place e.g. I was so upset when my best friend moved away.

Move in = to start living in a new house/area e.g. Have your new neighbours moved in?

Move in with someone = to start living with your partner e.g. Sally moved in with Harry two years after they met.

Move out = to stop living in a certain house e.g. She moved out of her mother’s flat once she started her studies.

Move on = to leave where you have been staying and go elsewhere e.g. I’ve had enough of Vancouver and I think it’s time for me to move on.

Move on = to become better/more advanced e.g. Technology has moved on since the days of the desktop.

Move someone down/up = to be placed in a lower/higher class or level e.g. Students with learning difficulties are being moved down a grade.

Move over/up = to make space for someone to sit/stand e.g. Can you move over so that my grandmother can sit down?

Move over = to be involved in a new job that is similar to your previous work e.g. I started editing for a newspaper then moved over to a magazine.

Move towards something = to have almost achieved your aim e.g. We are moving towards a settlement.
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Phrasal Verbs with 'turn'

Turn something around = to change an unsuccessful business/system into a successful one. e.g. The new manager was able to turn the company around and we are making a profit now.

Turn something around = to change someone’s words/meaning e.g. I didn’t actually say that. He turned my words around.

Turn around = to move so that you are facing another direction. e.g. Turn around so I can see how short she cut your hair at the back.

Turn someone away = to refuse entry to someone due to lack of space e.g. We arrived at the restaurant when it was full and they turned us away.

Turn someone away = to refuse to help e.g. He came to ask me for money and I turned him away.

Turn back = to change your plans e.g. There is no turning back now. We signed the contract.

Turn someone/something down = to refuse an offer/request e.g. I had to turn that job down as the salary they were offering wasn’t good enough.

Turn something down = to reduce the volume/heat e.g. I think the rice is almost ready. Can you please turn down the flame?

Turn someone in/over = to take a criminal to the police e.g. They turned themselves in after six months as they were tired of being on the run.

Turn someone/something into someone/something = to change and become different e.g. At midnight Cinderella turned into a poor girl again.

Turn something off/on = to make a machine stop/start working e.g. Can you turn off the lights when you leave the office?

Turn off something = to leave a road you are driving on e.g. You need to turn off the main road once you drive past the supermarket.

Turn someone off/on something = to make someone not interested/interested in something e.g. My maths teacher completely turned me off the subject.

Turn out = to happen in a certain way e.g. My shopping trip to Dubai turned out just as I had expected.

Turn something out = to produce a product e.g. We turn out about 2.000 mobile phones a month.

Turn to someone = to ask for help/advice/sympathy e.g. Whenever I have a problem I turn to my parents.

Turn something up = to increase the amount e.g. Can you turn up the volume? I can’t hear very well.

Turn up = to arrive e.g. We turned up at 8pm.

Turn up = an unexpected opportunity e.g. I needed a part-time job and luckily this opening turned up.
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Phrasal Verbs with 'pick'

Pick at something = to eat a small amount as you aren’t hungry e.g. He didn’t eat much. He just picked at his salad as he’d eaten steak earlier.

Pick on someone = to bully/criticise a weaker person e.g. They used to pick on me when I was younger because I liked to read a lot.

Pick out someone/something = to choose a person/thing from a group e.g. We picked out 10 people to go to the semi-finals.

Pick up = to lift e.g. I couldn’t pick up my child as I had a sore back.

Pick up = to collect a person/thing e.g. Can you pick up some milk on the way back?

Pick something up = to buy cheaply e.g. I picked this pair of shoes up at the mall for 10 dollars.

Pick something up = to start speaking/behaving in a certain way after spending time somewhere. e.g. I picked up the local dialect after a year of working there.

Pick something up = to get an infectious illness e.g. My child picked up a cold from someone in her class.

Pick something up = to get a signal/radio programme e.g. It isn’t very easy to pick up the BBC in my city.

Pick something up = to notice a mistake in a piece of writing e.g. I picked up a spelling mistake on page 3.

Pick something up = to re-start from the point you stopped e.g. Let’s pick up from where we left off last week.

Pick someone up = to put someone in your vehicle e.g. We picked him up and took him to the nearest garage to get a new tyre.

Pick someone up = to arrest someone e.g. The police went to the house party and picked up the owner for questioning.

Pick up = to improve e.g. Business has finally picked up after the recession.

Pick up = to answer the phone e.g. No-one is picking up and I’ve tried calling several times.

Pick up = to become stronger e.g. When we hit the highway we picked up speed.

Pick up after someone = to tidy up e.g. His room is such a mess and his mother has to pick up after him.

Pick up on something = to notice something that others haven’t e.g. Did you pick up on Deepak’s subtle comment?

Pick up on something = to discuss something in detail that someone has mentioned before e.g. I would like to pick up on what the committee said about the rent.
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Phrasal Verbs with 'live'

Live by something = to follow certain rules or beliefs e.g. I would never do that as I live by the law.

Live something down = to wait for people to forget about something embarrassing e.g. He’s never going to let me live down the day that I fell into the pool.

Live for something/someone = to believe something/someone is the most important thing e.g. I eat chocolate every day. I live for it.

Live off/on something = to eat only a certain type of food e.g. When I was at university I lived off jacket potatoes.

Live off/on something/someone = to use a supply of money/another person for daily necessities e.g. We are living off our parents as we are both unemployed at the moment.

Live on = to continue to exist e.g. The memory of Whitney Houston still lives on.

Live out something = to stay in a certain place/condition until you die e.g. They decided to live out the rest of their lives in the country they grew up in.

Live out something = to experience a fantasy/ambition e.g. During Halloween we live out our fantasy of being vampires.

Live out = to not live in the place you study/work e.g. We couldn’t find a room in the university hall so we had to live out.

Live through something = to experience a difficult situation e.g. Our grandparents lived through the depression.

Live together/with someone = a couple lives in the same house without being married. e.g. We lived together for three years before we got married.

Live it up = to do exciting/enjoyable things e.g. We spent one month in Shanghai living it up.

Live with something = to continue your live with a difficult/unpleasant situation e.g. Unfortunately, she takes pills and has to live with high blood pressure.

Live up to something = to fulfil people’s expectations/a certain standard e.g. The hotel was excellent and lived up to my expectations.
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Phrasal Verbs with 'pull'

Pull someone apart = to separate people who are fighting e.g. The bodyguards pulled the two men apart and told them to leave the restaurant.

Pull something apart = to say that a piece of writing is bad e.g. My tutor pulled my essay apart and told me I had to re-do it.

Pull something down = to destroy a building e.g. They pulled down the abandoned house and are building a car park there.

Pull someone in = to take someone to the police station e.g. The police pulled him in and asked where he’d been the previous night.

Pull someone in = when many people go to a show. e.g. Bon Jovi concerts pull in a big crowd.

Pull into a place = a train arrives at a station e.g. The train pulled in on platform 10 on time.

Pull something off = to succeed in doing something difficult e.g. Can you believe she actually pulled it off and passed her driving test?

Pull through = to recover/help someone recover from a serious illness e.g. Don’t worry. I have a feeling she will pull through.

Pull off = when a car leaves a main road e.g. Pull off here and take that turning to the right.

Pull out = to stop being involved in an activity/agreement e.g. The Chinese badminton players pulled out of the games.

Pull over = when a car is driven to the side of the road in order to stop e.g. Pull over! I don’t feel well.

Pull someone over = the police asks you to stop driving e.g. The police pulled me over and asked to see my driving license.

Pull yourself together = to become calm after being angry/upset e.g. You need to pull yourself together! You can’t go around shouting like a mad man.

Pull up something = to move a chair close to someone e.g. Pull up a chair and join the discussion.
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