Learn Useful Phrasal Verbs with WORK in English

It's probably time for you to get back to work, but before you do, take some of these helpful 'work' phrasal verbs with you.


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  • Burn out

Meaning: Be extremely tired

E.g. If he doesn't stop working so hard, he'll burn himself out.

  • Call off

Meaning: Cancel

E.g. They have called off the meeting.

  • Carry out

Meaning: Do a particular piece of work, research etc

E.g. We need to carry out more research.

  • Draw up

Meaning: Prepare something in writing, especially an offical document

E.g. The contract was drawn up last year.

  • Fill in for

Meaning: To do somebody’s job for a short time while they are not there

E.g. Could I fill in for him? he asked.

  • Hand in

Meaning: Give something to a person in authority

E.g. You must all hand in your projects by the end of next week.

  • Knock off

Meaning: Stop working

E.g. Let's knock off for lunch.

  • Knuckle down

Meaning: Start working harder

E.g. I'm going to have to knuckle down to some serious study.

  • Lay off

Meaning: Stop employing someone because there is not enough work for them to do

E.g. 200 workers at the factory have been laid off.

  • Run by

Meaning: Tell someone about an idea or plan so that they can give you their opinion

E.g. You’d better run it by your manager first.

  • Slack off

Meaning: Do something with less energy and effort than is usual or ncessary

E.g. Workers usually slack off.

  • Take on

Meaning: Employ someone

E.g. She was taken on as a trainee.

  • Take over

Meaning: Take control of something

E.g. I intend that you shall take over the business.

  • Work out

Meaning: To develop in a successful way

E.g. Things have worked out quite well for us.


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