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Q. Join each verb below with one of the words from the list beneath, and then suggest a word or phrase to express the meaning of both (e.g. call + over → summon).

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verbs

Take.Get.Shop.Cheer.Fall.

particles

Apart.Along.Around.Up.After.

verbs

Pass.Fill.Ask.Keep.Go.

particles

From.Round.Away.In.Against.

verbs

Blow.Fill.Look.Check.Look.

particles

Into.Out.In.Up.

verbs

Fill.Pay.Go.Fall.Cut.

particles

Back.Off.Up.Ahead.Out.

verbs

Get.Eat.Care.Let.Put.

particles

Out.Off.On.Down.For.

verbs

Dress.Look.Mix.Hand.Cut.

particles

Out.In.After.Up.

verbs

Give.Make.Hold.Try.Bring.

particles

Up.On.Back.Onto.

verbs

Break.Get.Figure.Go.Pick.

particles

Out.Up.After.

verbs

Work.Wake.Send.Add.Call.

particles

Up.Back.Out.

verbs

Sleep.Tear.Turn.Put.Give.

particles

Out.On.Over.Down.Up.

verbs

Try.Call.Use.Switch.Look.

particles

On.Over.Out.Up.

verbs

Give.Drop.Run.Back.Grow.

particles

Back.Up.Through.

verbs

Run.Piece.Grow.Run.Warm.

particles

Together.Out.Up.Over.Into.

verbs

Find.Go.Get.Grow.Get.

particles

Over.Out.Away.Back.Apart.

verbs

Hand.Hold.Catch.Let.Break.

particles

In.Out.Up.Into.

verbs

Cut.Call.Look.Turn.Take.

particles

For.In.Out.Off.

verbs

Look.Keep.Cut.Drop.Chip.

particles

By.In.Down.Up.Out.

verbs

Hold.Pass.Hold.Come.Get.

particles

Up.Over.On.From.Back.

verbs

Hang.Wear.Get.Show.Pass.

particles

Around.Off.Out.

verbs

Do.Set.Stick.Go.Hand.

particles

Over.Up.To.Out.

verbs

Break.Keep.Think.Ask.Ask.

particles

Around.Out.Up.Over.

verbs

Drop.Calm.Switch.Put.Get.

particles

Down.On.Off.Together.

verbs

Take.Call.Come.Turn.Fall.

particles

Apart.Back.Down.

verbs

Break.Break.Take.Bring.Cross.

particles

Off.Down.In.Out.

verbs

Hang.Throw.Check.Grow.Hang.

particles

On.Out.Away.Up.

verbs

Clean.Drop.Give.Put.Give.

particles

In.Up.Out.Together.Away.

verbs

Come.Point.End.Hand.Go.

particles

Up.Out.Without.Down.Forward.

verbs

Turn.Pay.Put.Get.Come.

particles

For.Up.Across.

verbs

Count.Run.Think.Put.Run.

particles

Back.Away.Into.On.Out.

verbs

Sort.Call.Take.Hang.Go.

particles

Round.Out.Back.In.

* The words in the exercise are an example of so-called ‘multi-word verbs’, which include phrasal verbs and prepositional verbs. For more, see ‘Grammar Today’ at Cambridge Dictionaries.

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