English Phrasal Verbs with Two Particles (2)

run-out-ofThis is the second article about Phrasal verbs with two particles. You can read the first article here. Also, to remember phrasal verbs the best way, you could try to create your own sentences with each of them.

to look down on – to think that you are better or more important than someone else

Sometimes she looks down on people who have no university education.

to cut back on – to reduce the amount of something, especially money that you spend

We’re trying to cut back on the amount we spend on food.

to fill in on – to give someone details about something

I know that you’ve heard about the conference. Now I’m going to fill you in on the details.

to take over from – to begin to do something that someone else was doing

Next week I’ll take over from you, but you will need to tell me how you organised the process.

to stand in for – to do someone else’s job temporarily while they are not available to do it

Yesterday I had to stand in for my boss at the meeting

to stand up for – to defend someone or something that is being criticized or attacked

I learned how to stand up for myself early in my childhood.

to do away with – to get rid of something

It’s time to do away with your old coat.

to watch out for – to be careful of something or someone

Watch out for the dog!

to run out of – to have none left

He ran out of money and had to borrow $100 from his friend

to come up to – to be as good as you want, need, or expect something to be

It’s difficult for other people to come up to the very high standards she sets for herself.

To learn more phrasal verbs, use the textbook Phrasal Verb Organiser by John Flower.