Phrasal Verbs 7

CALL UPON: Formally invite or request

  • I now call upon the president to address the assembly.
  • He called upon the public to keep their city clean.
  • We called upon the chief guest to address the crowd.
  • He is not the kind of a person who can be called upon to make speeches.
  • Please call upon all the relatives and guests for the birth day party tomorrow.

CALM DOWN: Become more relax or less angry

  • He was angry at first but he eventually calmed down.
  • He slowly calmed down as his demands were accepted.
  • The Speaker asked the people to calm down so that the parliamentary process could continue peacefully.
  • They say, “Calm down, before you walk on to the stage”.
  • He calmed down as soon as he realised that it wasn’t the workers’ fault.

CARRY ON: Continue

  • He carried on working in the garden in spite of the rain.
  • My boss asked me to carry on with my work, while he was gone.
  • The Doctor advised him to carry on with the same medication.
  • Thefts in the area carried on and the police did nothing.
  • The police carried on its investigation and finally found the thief.

CARRY OUT: Do something as specified (plan, order, threat etc.)

  • The plan was carried out to perfection.
  • The mission was carried out the way it was planned.
  • In spite of his father not being well, he carried out the preparations of civil services exams.
  • In Spite of heavy rainfall, the rangers carried out their trekking plan.
  • The terrorists could not carry out their mission because of heavy security.

CARRY OVER: Postpone until later.

  • As regards leaves, can we carry over the leaves from one year to the next.
  • The cricket match was carried over to the next day because of heavy rainfall.
  • “Don’t carry over your tasks for the next day, do it on time.” said father to Vipin.
  • The boss asked his P.A to carry over his sydney trip to next Monday.
  • The Prime minister’s visit to Russia was carried over to the next month as he was not well.

CATCH UP ON: Acquire information you have missed.

  • I must call my mother to catch up on the latest family events.
  • I missed classes for two days so the first thing i have to do today is catch up.
  • I was happy that first thing he did after returning was catching up on what happened in office while he was out.
  • “Before leaving for airport, just catch up on weather and flight status”
  • Today, you can catch up on what you missed last week.

CATCH UP WITH: Reach the same stage as someone else.

  • I’ve missed some classes so I’ll have to work hard to catch up with the others.
  • He was slow in the beginning, but slowly he caught up with others in the office.
  • I am going home to catch up with my sleep.
  • My mother is trying to catch up with the computers.
  • He started well but I caught up with him on the third lap.

CHECK IN: Register at a hotel or airport.

  • For security reasons, you have to check in two hours before your flight.
  • Did you check in Hotel Taj for your stay?
  • I have seen him checking in at Los Angeles Airport.
  • Security was increased at IGI Airport as The Prime minister had checked in there.
  • To maintain privacy, he seldom checks in with his real name anywhere.

CHECK OUT: Pay one’s bill and leave.

  • Is Mr. Bush still at the hotel? No, he checked out this morning.
  • Haven’t you checked out from Vegas yet?
  • Why do you want to check out from hotel now when your flight is at night?
  • Let’s check out from this restaurant  as soon as possible I am not feeling comfortable here.
  • Did you check out from the Hotel?

CHEER UP: Put someone in a better mood.

  • I told her a joke to try to cheer her up.
  • There was a big crowd cheering up for the team after their win at the world cup.
  • Murphy is in a bad mood since morning. Go, meet him and try to cheer him up if you can.
  • Here we try to cheer up the people who have lost all hope.
  • Gifts can cheer up all the children.