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Phrasal Verbs: Environment and Health

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Useful Phrasal Verbs Related to Environment and Health.

Environment and Health Phrasal Verbs | ENVIRONMENT

1. wipe out – destroy something completely

Whole villages were wiped out by the floods.

2. break down – decompose, when something slowly reduces to its smallest parts

Plastics do not break down quickly. It takes hundreds of year for a plastic bottle to decompose.

3. scale back – reduce the amount or size of something

The country has scaled back its use of fossil fuels and has started investing in renewable energy.

4. cut down – kill trees

The rain forest is being cut down.

5. run out of – finish the supply of something

What will we do when we run out of oil?

6. throw away – dispose of rubbish

Too many people throw away recyclable things.

7. die out – disappear or stop existing completely

The wild population of koalas is in danger of dying out.

8. use up – finish a supply of something

I worry that we will use up the world’s non-renewable resources.

9. freeze over – become frozen

The lake has frozen over.

10. chop down – make a tree fall down by cutting it with a sharp tool

Large areas of rain forest are being chopped down every day.

Environment and Health Phrasal Verbs | ENVIRONMENT

Environment and Health Phrasal Verbs | HEALTH


1. pass away – die

Nyrene had sat up with him all night and was with him when he passed away.

2. run over – hit by a vehicle

He was run over and killed by a bus.

3. break out – start suddenly

I’ve broken out in a rash.

4. fight off – free yourself from an illness

Elaine’s fighting off a cold.

5. come to – become conscious

Has he come to yet?

6. pass out – faint, lose consciousness

I nearly passed out when I saw all the blood.

7. get over – recover from something

It’s taken me ages to get over the flu.

8. come down with – become sick

I think I’m coming down with a cold.

9. throw up – be sick, vomit

Georgia was bent over the basin, throwing up.

HEALTH Phrasal Verbs