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.