Phrasal Verbs 9
CONK OUT: Stop working
- The car conked out on the motorway.
- The workers conked out when they didn’t get a salary hike.
- The mobile phone which you gifted me conked out as soon as it fell.
- Mark’s mp3 player conked out when he was in Shimla which made his trip boring.
- The printer conked out, so I couldn’t get a hard copy.
CONK OUT: Stop or fall asleep (from exhaustion)
- He was so exhausted, he conked out in front of the T.V.
- During exams, Sid planned to study the whole night but he conked out.
- The work she does is so tiring nowadays that after returning, she just goes to her bed and conks out.
- His work was not too profitable so he decided to conk it out soon.
- Even after working for 22 hours in a day, she didn’t conk out.
COUNT ON: Rely or depend on
- I am counting on the taxi driver to find the theatre.
- I am going to meet your uncle, so can I count on you to go to the bank?
- Please be on time tomorrow. I am counting only on you.
- He is the one my dad counts on for his legal work.
- He never comes to office on time and you are giving him such a big responsibility. Are you sure we can count on him?
CROSS OUT: Remove by drawing a line through.
- In some exercises, you are asked to cross out certain words.
- Cross out any six vowels from the given sentence.
- He crossed out whatever I wrote in the answer sheet.
- Miss Philip asked Anthony to cross out 20 nouns from the given passage.
- In this list of all the suspected terrorists, cross out the names of those who are not in India.
CUT DOWN ON: Reduce in number and size.
- The doctor told him to cut down on cigarettes.
- Can you please cut down on the time you spend on treadmill so that others get a chance too?
- His father warned him strictly to cut down on the phone bills.
- The work left was not too much so the company decided to cut down on engineers for this project and send them to another one.
- For security reasons, traffic was cut down at roads near The Parliament house today.
CUT OUT: Remove by using scissors.
- She cut out a picture in a magazine.
- Can you please cut out a piece of cake for me ?
- The article I am reading right now is cut out from a famous magazine.
- Can you please cut out all the articles related to Mumbai bomb blasts.
- In the surgery, the doctors had to cut out a kidney from his body.
CUT OUT: Stop doing something.
- I am going to cut out on eating sweet food.
- Doctor advised him to cut out on eating junk food to avoid obesity.
- Father commanded Philip to cut out on smoking immediately.
- Please cut it out, it’s irritating.
- I think you should cut out playing too much now as your exams are approaching.
DEAL WITH: Handle, take care of (a problem or a situation)
- The manager is good at dealing with difficult customers.
- Let’s hand over the culprit to police as they know how to deal with such people.
- You created this mess, now deal with it.
- The driver dealt with the problem of the punctured tyre in a very calm and efficient way.
- The chief security officer was given strict orders to deal with anyone who tries to make a nuisance.
DECK OUT: Dress, decorate
- The women were all decked out in beautiful dresses.
- The lawn was decked out in an amazing way.
- She looked cute when she decked out her new birthday dress on her 1st birthday.
- The Christmas tree was decked out beautifully on the eve of Christmas.
- The party venue was decked out by people who had an expertise of over 30 years.
DIG INTO: Try to find deep inside something.
- He dug into his pocket and found something.
- If you try to dig into the reality of this incident, you will find out many things which you could have never expected.
- The officials dug deep into the ground to find oil wells but in vain.
- Only those who dig deep inside oceans, find the pearls.
- He digged into this case to find out that it was just a case of theft and nothing else.