Phrasal Verbs 1
ABIDE BY: To obey the law, a decision or a rule.
- If you want to stay in this school, you must abide by its rules.
- In a monarchy everyone has to abide by the decision of the king.
- To abide by the code of conduct is your only option.
- If you don’t abide by the rules of the club, your membership will be cancelled.
- While driving, we should abide by the traffic rules for our own safety.
ACCOUNT FOR: Explain, give a reason.
- I hope that you can account for the money you have spent.
- How can we account for our overnight success?
- The employee was fired because he could not account for all the email’s sent from his computer.
- Who is going to account for all the corruption in your government?
- The captain of the Indian cricket team should account for the recent losses.
ACHE FOR: Want something or someone very badly.
- He was so lonely that he ached for the sound of a human voice.
- Not getting an inhaler even after aching for it for hours, led him to death.
- His aching for money without caring of the means, landed him in prison.
- The father was aching for his son, who lived abroad.
- The child was aching for a playstation as his birthday gift.
ACT ON: To take action as a result of something.
- I acted on a complaint that I received.
- We should act on our mistake by boldly accepting it , instead of trying to hide it.
- To accept and act on our mistakes, is being a man .
- To reduce the rate of growing death in road accidents, the Govt. of India acted on by making airbags compulsory in all the cars.
- The parents acted on the poor performance of their kid in exams, by reducing the playing hours.
TO ACT UP: Something that causes pain or annoyance by functioning badly.
- My grandmother’s poor knee is acting up again.
- Slow internet connection is something which acts up the most .
- Poor T V signals acted up the whole football match .
- His vintage car always acts up.
- His teeth filling is acting up again.
ADD UP: Make sense, seem reasonable
- His story just doesn’t add up.
- He is so intelligent, that he says nothing which doesn’t add up.
- His busy schedule adds up for his absence from the parties.
- Why don’t your reasons ever add up?
- Don’t try to add up when your reasons actually don’t do so.
ADHERE TO: Support, follow, act in accordance with.
- All contestants must adhere to the rules.
- In life, u may not adhere to the rules while making your decisions, but act according to the need of the situation.
- We must adhere to the guidelines of road safety.
- All the countries of the United Nations must adhere to the rules laid by it.
- We must adhere to a noble cause.
ADVICE AGAINST: Recommend not doing something.
- The doctor advised him against carrying heavy loads.
- I advised him against taking bribe, which earned him a lot of respect in the future.
- We advised him against smoking, which he didn’t follow and died of cancer.
- Everyone advised the man against crossing the rail track.
- He advised me against consulting a local doctor, for which i thanked him later.
AGREE WITH: To have the same opinion as someone else.
- I agree with you that he deserves to know about the report.
- The whole office agreed with the proposal of Mr Gaurav.
- Very few people agree with you when you think of something innovative.
- Even if no one agrees with you, do what seems right to you.
- Ladies and gentlemen, do you agree with me ?
AIM AT: To direct towards a target.
- The policeman aimed his gun towards the thief.
- To achieve a goal, you must aim at it and strive hard to achieve it.
- Aim at becoming the best, and no one can stop you.
- John aimed at achieving the scholarship, and he finally made it.
- Aim at your shot, before you shoot.