Phrasal Verbs 8
CHIP IN: Contribute to, or participate in, something done by a group
- Bob had decided to retire and we’re going to buy him a present. Do you want to chip in?
- Just make an announcement that anyone who wants to chip in should submit the money by tomorrow.
- Do you want to chip in our blood donation camp?
- We are starting a library. Anyone who wants to chip in can send their names to us.
- It’s a noble cause and we should all chip in.
CLAM UP: Refuse to speak
- When the teacher arrived, she clammed up.
- He clammed up in police custody.
- The multimillionaire businessman clammed up during the interview.
- He clammed up in court because his lawyer advised him to do so.
- He spoke so much in the house, but at the party he just clammed up.
CLAMP DOWN ON: Act strictly to prevent something.
- The government decided to clamp down on smoking in public areas.
- His father clamped down on his poor performance in semester exams by increasing his study hours.
- He clamped down on the losses made by his company by hiring new officials.
- Raul clamped down on the company after they fired him without any notice.
CLOSE DOWN: Stop operating (company, restaurant or cinema)
- We have to close down because we aren’t making any profits.
- There was a restaurant nearby, but now it has closed down.
- The company closed down as it could not make any profits in last five years.
- It’s time to close down the theatre as the owner passed away.
- The airport was closed down for two hours when a security alarm was
COME ACROSS: Find by chance
- Julie came across some photographs of her grandparents in the attic.
- I just came across these papers when i was going through the book.
- When you go on a safari in a reservation forest, you may come across a large no. of deer.
- I just came across your house when I was passing by the street.
- On a drive from Delhi to Leh, you will come across some of the most beautiful places in India.
COME ACROSS: Appear, seem, make an impression
- The candidate came across as a dynamic person during the interview.
- It came across like a Hyena but it was a dog.
- He came across like a person from a poor background.
- Many people are not actually as they come across to us.
- He comes across as a friendly person.
COME DOWN WITH: Become ill with
- The architect planned to attend the inauguration but unfortunately he came down with the flu over the weekend.
- We had to postpone our weekend trip to Goa as Mark came down with chickenpox.
- Millions of chickens came down with the bird flu that had spread in 2012.
- Those who have come down with chickenpox once, never get it again.
- He missed his semester exams because he came down with high fever.
COME FORWARD: Present oneself
- The police have asked the witnesses to come forward.
- National blood council is anxious for more donors to come forward.
- Police said that many people had come forward with information about the attack.
- No witnesses to the accident have come forward yet, despite the police appeal.
- None has yet come forward with any information about the missing girl.
COME UP AGAINST: Be faced with or opposed by
- The project came up against a lot of criticism.
- He came up against all the odds and finally secured a good rank in engineering entrance exam.
- They came up against a lot of opposition to their plan for a solar power facility.
- Steven came up against a lot of opposition from her family when she quit the job.
- If you come up against difficulties, let me know and I’ll help.
COME UP WITH: Produce an idea or a plan.
- Sacha came up with a great idea for the party..
- Michael is the one who always comes up with great ideas to solve any problem.
- He came up with a brilliant plan to increase the sales of his company by over 90%.
- William, the idea that you have come up with is not acceptable to many.
- Ronald came up with an idea to visit the zoo.