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.