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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.Call.Go.Dress.Cheer.

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Back.Out.Round.Up.

verbs

Hold.Grow.Go.Care.Piece.

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Apart.For.Together.Over.Back.

verbs

Work.Get.Get.Chip.Switch.

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Around.In.Up.On.Out.

verbs

Hold.End.Run.Keep.Fill.

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In.Out.Onto.Up.

verbs

Take.Put.Sort.Drop.Warm.

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Down.Out.Back.Up.After.

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Break.Turn.Ask.Cross.Eat.

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Up.Out.Off.

verbs

Break.Cut.Pick.Fill.Back.

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Up.Out.In.Into.

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Catch.Break.Give.Check.Call.

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Up.Back.In.

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Hang.Pay.Try.Calm.Pass.

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Away.Back.Down.On.

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Go.Hand.Hang.Drop.Take.

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Out.In.Against.Back.

verbs

Give.Hang.Count.Break.Mix.

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Away.Up.Down.On.

verbs

Look.Put.Get.Run.Call.

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Away.Into.Over.Out.Off.

verbs

Look.Keep.Try.Add.Hand.

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For.Out.Down.Up.

verbs

Run.Pay.Use.Grow.Point.

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Out.Through.Up.For.Into.

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Hold.Cut.Bring.Drop.Turn.

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Off.On.By.Up.

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Get.Give.Put.Get.Fall.

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Down.Across.Up.On.

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Pass.Stick.Show.Look.Call.

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Up.To.Off.

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Set.Pass.Do.Throw.Hold.

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Away.Up.Out.

verbs

Get.Bring.Hang.Ask.Cut.

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Away.Round.Out.Down.

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Sleep.Wear.Hand.Get.Clean.

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Back.Over.Up.Off.

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Come.Run.Tear.Make.Take.

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Apart.Into.Across.Up.

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Look.Cut.Figure.Call.Go.

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On.After.Out.

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Shop.Come.Go.Come.Keep.

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From.Forward.Apart.Around.Out.

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Run.Turn.Break.Think.Let.

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Over.On.Out.In.

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Put.Switch.Get.Get.Come.

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Off.From.Along.Together.

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Grow.Hand.Let.Go.Find.

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In.Back.Without.Down.Out.

verbs

Fall.Go.Wake.Look.Look.

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Up.Ahead.Out.After.Over.

verbs

Send.Take.Give.Give.Ask.

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Around.Back.Off.Out.

verbs

Put.Think.Blow.Fill.Drop.

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On.Up.Out.Off.Back.

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Put.Check.Turn.Fall.Grow.

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Up.Apart.Down.Together.Out.

* 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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