Phrasal Verbs 10
DIG INTO: Start to do something
- It was time to dig into the work that had accumulated on her desk.
- As the exams had started, Robert began digging into studies.
- The bride’s father digged into marriage preparations as only 10 days were left for the event.
- Daniel started digging into the reasons as to why was he unable to clear his semester exams.
- He has completed his graduation and is now digging into his family business.
DIG INTO: Take from something
- Dad had to dig into his savings to repair the roof.
- Edward had to dig into his savings account to purchase a new phone for his wife.
- Kevin dug into his father’s savings to start a new business in which he achieved great success.
- He did not have enough cash to purchase a new car so he had to dig into his credit card for the remaining amount.
- Mr Roy had to dig into his whole life’s savings to purchase a new villa in Chandigarh.
DIG UP: Discover or reveal information
- Some newspapers always try to dig up scandalous information.
- After digging up the whole case, it was found that the boys were innocent.
- Channels like Animal Planet dig up almost everything about any organism on earth.
- The students of IIT dug up a device which can prevent you from getting old.
- Do you really think it’s worth our time to dig up this case?
DISH OUT: Distribute or give away a lot.
- He spent the day dishing out invitations to tourists.
- He spends a day every month dishing out food to poor people.
- Brian always dishes out his old unused clothes to poor children in winters.
- At the time of death, Jason dished out all his property equally among his sons.
- The Chief minister dished out sarees to women on her birthday.
DISPENSE WITH: Decide to do without something.
- I’m afraid you’ll have to download it. They’ve dispensed with the paper version.
- People started to use electric cars when a tendency to dispense with petroleum began.
- Because we dispensed with using bicycle, we had to go to market on foot.
- Diesel engines came as a better option when Indian Railways dispensed with using coal.
- He started drinking black tea when he dispensed with having sugar in his diet.
DO AWAY WITH: Get rid of, abolish
- Some people think that it’s time to do away with the monarchy.
- It’s high time you should do away with your habit of smoking.
- Some people think its time we should do away with dual system of governance and just depend on a single system.
- Teachers are not allowed to give any homework in many schools to do away with the stress students have in finishing them.
- Indian Govt. is slowly taking steps that will help it in doing away with the problem of poverty in the country.
DO OVER: Clean or redecorate
- My parents will need to do over their living room soon. The paintwork needs refreshing.
- My parents asked me to do over my study room as it was too untidy.
- The residents of the society decided to put their hands together and do over the streets.
- The owner of the house asked the gardener to do over the garden as there was a function in the evening.
- The house was done over properly as some special guests were expected in the evening.
DO UP: Fasten (a garment)
- Good boy Alex! You know how to do up your coat now!
- How many times do i need to teach you how to do up your tie?
- I didn’t need much effort in teaching him how to do up the shoelace.
- He told me to do up the shoelace as we had to run now.
- Please do up your belt properly. Your pants may fall down anytime.
DO WITHOUT: Manage without
- The shops are closed so we’ll have to do without sugar.
- “Can you do without salary for this month?” asked the boss to Hiten.
- Christopher took my car so i had to do without it last month.
- “Can you do without me for two days?” asked my mom while leaving.
- David’s position in his company was so important that it was difficult for the boss to do without him even for a day.
DRAG ON: Last longer than expected.
- We expected a short speech but it dragged on and on.
- The project given to you was to be finished in 2 months but you have dragged it on for 7 months.
- The system failure was expected to get repaired in 1 hour but it dragged on for a whole day.
- The rain was expected to last for 4 hours but it has dragged on to 7 hours.
- His promotion was expected in September but it was dragged on to November since he could not meet the eligibility criteria.