Phrasal Verbs 5
BLOW UP: Explode
- The tourists said that the bomb would blow up at 9 o’ clock
- Richard’s dad was blowing up with anger when he came to know of his results.
- The bomb detection squad found out the bomb and diffused it before it could blow up.
- The patient always complained of severe headache which he felt would blow up his mind.
- The bomb blew up in the market yesterday and killed 27 people.
BOIL DOWN TO: Be summarized as
- The problem boils down to the lack of money.
- All your problems boil down to your laziness.
- All the problem in the car boils down to manufacturer’s negligence.
- Our defeat in Football match boils down to the lack of coordination between the players.
- The reasons for failure boils down to the lack of interest in the team of engineers.
BREAKAWAY: Escape from captivity
- A few horses broke away from the paddock.
- Four thieves broke away from central jail yesterday.
- The Parrot broke away from the bars as soon as it got a chance to do so.
- Four girls who broke away from human trafficking racket, informed the police and helped others to break away from it.
- The boys who were arrested by the cops last night, broke away this morning.
BREAK INTO: Enter by force
- The burglars broke into the house around midnight.
- The police broke into thieve’s house and arrested him.
- The boys broke into the playground which was restricted for them and played football.
- The student’s union members broke into Vice Chancellor’s office stating their demands.
- The dacoits broke into the bank and took all the cash from it.
BREAK DOWN: Go out of order, cease to function
- Joe’s car broke down on the way to the airport.
- The refrigerator broke down which caused us a lot of problem.
- I called the customer care and complained them of geyser which broke down last evening.
- We must get our car or bike serviced at regular intervals to prevent chances of breakdown.
- The sudden break down of all the computers at the airport created a situation of havoc for sometime.
BREAK DOWN: Lose control of one’s emotions
- The parents broke down when they heard the bad news.
- He broke down after he saw a man lying dead on road after the accident.
- The president of USA broke down into tears as he heard the news of WTC attack.
- Ravish’s mother broke down and fainted as she heard of her son’s plane being hijacked by terrorists.
- He broke down in his retirement party as he retired after fifty years of service to the nation.
BREAK OFF: Stop, discontinue
- It was decided to break off diplomatic relations with that country.
- Instead of breaking off, we decided to conquer the Himalayas even after severe snowfall and we succeeded.
- We decided to break off the match as mom called us for lunch.
- We decided to break off from him as he didn’t respect his elders.
- We broke off because of silly reasons..
BREAK OFF: Stop speaking
- She broke off in the middle of a sentence.
- The teammates interrupted the leader as she broke off for a second.
- He broke off many times with tears in his eyes during his interview.
- Linda broke off realising that she was wrong.
- People would break off their conversations, when she came into the room.
BREAK OUT: Start suddenly
- Rioting broke out as a result of the strike.
- The gathering broke out as a crowd when someone rumoured of the bomb.
- The fire broke out in their house during the party.
- A riot breaks out every time there is a disagreement.
- The family broke out crying as they heard of death of their head.
BREAK OUT OF: Escape from a place by force.
- Three prisoners broke out of jail.
- Can you break out of this place ?
- He broke out of his house at night,when his parents were asleep.
- The leopard broke out of his cage, which is a matter of concern for the villagers now.
- The volcano, which broke out last week is still throwing molten lava outside.