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

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

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Run.Hang.Look.Go.Give.

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Over.Out.After.

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Give.Fall.Go.Look.Check.

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Out.Away.Without.

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Look.Go.Cut.Take.Get.

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For.On.Over.Apart.In.

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Take.Break.Drop.Keep.Work.

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Off.From.In.Out.

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Get.Take.Check.Take.Cut.

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Out.After.Away.In.

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Chip.Call.Call.Back.Go.

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In.Back.Up.Round.Off.

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Stick.Break.Send.Make.Ask.

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Out.To.Round.Up.Back.

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Pass.Bring.Wear.Show.Fall.

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Up.Off.Down.

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Break.Ask.Fill.Hold.Calm.

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Out.In.Up.Down.

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Shop.Warm.Look.Switch.Wake.

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Up.Around.Off.

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Pay.Get.Cut.Do.Set.

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Down.Up.For.

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Dress.Run.Clean.Use.Turn.

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Out.Up.Off.

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Put.Call.Ask.Eat.Cut.

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Up.Around.Off.Out.

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Hold.Think.Run.Pass.Add.

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Away.Onto.Up.Over.

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Get.Go.Look.Come.Call.

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Into.Back.Apart.Along.Ahead.

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Come.Throw.Get.Take.Switch.

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Away.Back.On.Forward.

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Hand.Turn.Give.Break.Pay.

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Down.Back.Up.

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Grow.Call.Hold.Hand.Sleep.

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Over.On.Back.In.

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Grow.Give.Cheer.Put.Grow.

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In.Apart.Off.Up.

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Come.Run.Tear.Try.Grow.

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From.Up.Into.On.Through.

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Come.Try.Fill.Look.Turn.

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Out.Across.On.After.Up.

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Turn.Get.Put.Put.Keep.

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Up.Across.On.Together.

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Hand.Run.Count.Blow.Pass.

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On.Out.Into.Up.

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Put.Find.Catch.Give.Break.

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Up.Into.Down.Out.

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Mix.Put.Hang.Fill.Point.

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Out.Up.On.

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Bring.Go.Drop.Drop.Figure.

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Against.Up.Out.Back.

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Keep.Get.Think.Hang.Fall.

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Over.Apart.Out.Back.Up.

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End.Hand.Let.Sort.Drop.

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In.Over.Out.Up.By.

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Hold.Piece.Get.Get.Hang.

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Around.On.In.Together.

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Pick.Cross.Let.Care.Go.

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Down.For.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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