Unit 141 Phrasal Verbs 8 | up (2)

 구(句)동사  8


  • bring up a topic, etc. = introduce it in a conversation
    • I don’t want to hear any more about this issue. Please don’t bring it up again.
    come up = be introduced in a conversation
    • Some interesting issues came up in our discussion yesterday.
    come up with an idea, a suggestion, etc. = produce an idea
    • Sarah is very creative. She’s always coming up with new ideas.
    make something up = invent something that is not true
    • What Kevin told you about himself wasn’t true. He made it all up.


  • cheer up = be happier, cheer somebody up = make somebody feel happier
    • You look so sad! Cheer up!
    • Helen is depressed these days. What can we do to cheer her up?
    save up for something / to do something = save money to buy something
    • Dan is saving up for a trip around the world.
    clear up = become bright (for weather)
    • It was raining when we got up, but it cleared up during the morning.


  • blow up = explode, blow something up = destroy it with a bomb, etc.
    • The engine caught fire and blew up.
    • The bridge was blown up during the war.
    tear something up = tear it into pieces
    • I didn’t read the letter. I just tore it up and threw it away.
    beat somebody up = hit someone repeatedly so that they are badly hurt
    • A friend of mine was attacked and beaten up a few days ago. He was badly hurt and had to go to the hospital.


  • break up / split up (with somebody) = separate
    • I’m surprised to hear that Sue and Paul have split up. They seemed very happy together the last time I saw them.
    clean something up = make it clean, neat, etc.
    • Look at this mess! Who is going to clean it up?
    fix up a building, a room, a car, etc. = repair and improve it
    • I love how you’ve fixed up this room. It looks so much nicer.
    look something up in a dictionary/encyclopedia, etc.
    • If you don’t know the meaning of a word, you can look it up in a dictionary.
    put up with something = tolerate it
    • We live on a busy road, so we have to put up with a lot of noise from the traffic.
    hold up a person, a plan, etc. = delay
    • Don’t wait for me. I don’t want to hold you up.
    • Plans to build a new factory have been help up because of the company’s financial problems.
    mix up people/things, get people/things mixed up = you think one is the other
    • The two brothers look very similar. Many people mix them up.
      (or . . . get them mixed up)

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