Phrasal Verbs 3
APPLY FOR: Make a formal request for something (a job, a permit, a loan etc.)
- He applied for the job advertised.
- Why don’t you apply for a loan?
- I’m going to apply for several Govt. jobs.
- He applied for a leave of 20 days which was accepted by the company.
- It’s high time you apply for a driver’s licence.
ARRIVE AT: Reach (An agreement, a decision, a conclusion)
- Im hoping they will arrive at an agreement at the end of the meeting.
- The MD asked the team members to arrive at a conclusion.
- Finally all the umpires arrived at the conclusion that it was a not out.
- Atlast Thomas arrived at a decision that he will not play basketball anymore.
- “Do you want to arrive at a conclusion or just argue and kill everyone’s time ?”- asked the CEO of the company.
ASK AFTER: Enquire about someone’s well being.
- My mother is always asking after you.
- Everyone asked after Mr. Vajpayee’s health after he had undergone a surgery.
- “Uncle called and was asking after you”- said my father to me.
- Its a goodwill gesture to ask after anyone after he undergoes some surgery or operation.
- The doctor asked after my grandfather when I met him on the road.
ASK AROUND: Mention it to someone you see or meet.
- I’ll ask around if someone has seen your cat.
- He asked around if anyone knew the address.
- Scared mom was asking around for her baby when she did not find her in the room.
- The teacher requested me to go and ask around if anyone was interested in the dance competition.
- “Why don’t you go and ask around if anyone is interested in playing rugby?” said my father to me.ASK IN: Invite someone to come in
- I couldn’t leave her standing outside in the cold so I asked her in.
After making us wait for two hours, the inspector finally asked us in.
- The teacher asked us in as she wanted us to inform students about inter college football meet.
- I asked him in and have some snacks as he was waiting for his parents downstairs all by himself for the past hour.
- His mother asked me in as he was sleeping.
ASK OUT: Invite someone to lunch, dinner, cinema.
- John has asked Mary out several times.
- After asking him out for the first time, i came to know how awesome he was.
- We should ask our friends out for a weekend trip.
- Ronald asked me out many times for a movie but i could not go.
- After a week’s busy schedule, i felt so relieved when my friend’s asked me out for a movie.
AVAIL (oneself) of: Take advantage of something ( an opportunity)
- When the company is privatised you should avail of the opportunity and buy some shares.
- When you work for a company, you should avail of all the benefits it gives to its workers.
- He availed of his dad’s BMW, when his dad was not in town.
- Since he was out of cash, he availed of the facility of a credit card.
- The plane crashed, but the pilot avail the facility of ‘EJECT OUT’ button and saved his life.
AVERAGE OUT AT: Result in an average (amount)
- The price of the lunch averages out at Rs.100 per person.
- The total cost of flats average out at 40 lacs/flat.
- Section B students have got highest of marks, but because of more no. of failures in the same class,the overall result averages out to be only 60%.
- The trip had some hard times, but the good times averaged out and made it fun overall.
- The overall cost of trip averages out to be Rs.3000/head inclusive of food and travel charges.
BACK AWAY: Move backwards, in fear or dislike
- When he saw the dog, he backed away.
- We should never back away from a decision once we have made it.
- He backed away from the task assigned to him, which made him face humiliation at the office.
- When the person met an accident and fell down, everyone backed away but Ravi picked him up and took him to the hospital.
- Facing a challenge and losing is better then backing away just by looking at it.
BACK DOWN: Withdraw, concede defeat
- Local authorities backed down on their plans to demolish the cinema.
- In world war 2, Japan backed down after nuclear weapons were dropped at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
- The local cricket team backed down after they came to know that the umpire is not neutral to both the teams.
- Rajesh backed down from the plan to purchase the flat in delhi after he came to know about the controversies going on for that.
- To back down in wrestling, is a signed of coward.