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.