Pair Off : Make words like ‘give in’ and ‘switch off’, and then find other words to express their meaning.
Pair Off

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).

Macmillan Dictionary

verbs

Call.Let.Cross.Run.Get.

particles

Along.Round.In.Into.Out.

verbs

Go.Grow.Pay.Come.Wear.

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Back.Apart.Off.Forward.Ahead.

verbs

Count.Cut.Sort.Get.Bring.

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Over.Off.On.Down.Out.

verbs

Wake.Fill.Cut.Grow.Blow.

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Down.Up.Back.

verbs

Set.Hang.Sleep.Fall.Put.

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In.Over.Up.Down.

verbs

Make.Give.Go.Call.End.

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Up.Back.Off.Without.

verbs

Check.Calm.Keep.Keep.Think.

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Over.From.In.Up.Down.

verbs

Send.Give.Hand.Get.Point.

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Up.In.Back.Out.

verbs

Go.Look.Hold.Fall.Put.

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Over.Up.Back.Apart.After.

verbs

Take.Pick.Let.Hold.Hand.

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Out.Back.Up.Down.

verbs

Run.Put.Ask.Break.Hang.

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Around.Through.On.Out.Up.

verbs

Use.Go.Switch.Try.Run.

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Up.On.Out.

verbs

Shop.Tear.Find.Hand.Give.

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Around.Out.Up.

verbs

Look.Take.Stick.Run.Bring.

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Away.For.Apart.Up.To.

verbs

Break.Go.Cut.Put.Hand.

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Back.Together.Over.Into.In.

verbs

Get.Ask.Look.Give.Back.

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Up.After.Round.Back.Away.

verbs

Run.Get.Look.Turn.Fill.

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Off.In.Into.Over.Across.

verbs

Hold.Take.Show.Turn.Call.

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Up.On.Off.Out.

verbs

Chip.Mix.Put.Hang.Throw.

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Out.On.In.Away.Up.

verbs

Give.Get.Care.Dress.Keep.

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Away.For.Up.Out.

verbs

Get.Figure.Look.Come.Take.

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Apart.After.Around.Up.Out.

verbs

Cheer.Pay.Turn.Drop.Break.

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In.Off.For.On.Up.

verbs

Catch.Come.Drop.Ask.Grow.

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Back.Across.Up.Out.

verbs

Switch.Fill.Put.Call.Drop.

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Off.Out.Back.

verbs

Fall.Eat.Come.Grow.Pass.

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Into.Out.From.

verbs

Get.Get.Do.Go.Cut.

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Against.Up.Together.On.Out.

verbs

Turn.Look.Work.Call.Break.

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Out.On.Down.

verbs

Think.Try.Check.Go.Drop.

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By.Over.Back.Out.

verbs

Hang.Take.Warm.Clean.Pass.

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Out.Away.Off.Up.

verbs

Add.Hold.Break.Pass.Piece.

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Up.Together.Onto.

* 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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