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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

verbs

Come.Fall.Take.Grow.Calm.

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Off.Apart.Out.Down.Up.

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Mix.Try.Stick.Think.Back.

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Out.Up.To.Over.

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Care.Ask.Piece.Go.Fill.

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For.Together.Back.Out.

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Call.Hold.Get.Put.Grow.

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Off.Apart.Round.Onto.Around.

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Put.Run.Catch.Hang.Pick.

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Together.Up.Out.Away.

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Run.Call.Hand.Cut.Turn.

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On.Into.Out.

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Switch.Hang.Cheer.Think.Cut.

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Back.Up.Off.In.

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Grow.Take.Wake.Find.Run.

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Back.Out.After.Up.

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Cut.Blow.Sleep.Fall.Let.

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Up.In.Down.Over.

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Go.Use.Hold.Look.Pass.

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Away.Into.Up.Against.On.

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Get.Add.Drop.Get.Fill.

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Off.Up.Together.Away.

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Keep.Cross.Fill.Switch.Hand.

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Up.Out.In.On.

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Look.Tear.Call.Get.Send.

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Across.Up.Back.Off.

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Give.Look.Show.Break.Check.

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Back.Off.Over.Out.Into.

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Drop.Let.Do.Get.Dress.

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Up.Down.Along.Back.

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Pass.Count.Keep.Try.Look.

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For.From.On.Out.

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Call.Chip.Drop.Run.Turn.

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Back.Off.Over.By.In.

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Make.Bring.Pay.Bring.Put.

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For.Out.Up.Down.

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Go.Fall.Come.Come.Give.

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Apart.Forward.Ahead.Across.Out.

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Clean.Throw.Sort.Take.Hang.

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Apart.Out.Away.On.Up.

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Take.Go.Point.Turn.Break.

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Out.Up.Without.Down.

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Hold.Hand.Get.Come.Cut.

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Off.Over.From.Up.

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Break.Figure.End.Warm.Work.

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Out.Up.

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Pass.Drop.Grow.Check.Look.

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In.Out.Into.Up.After.

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Get.Ask.Break.Ask.Get.

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In.Round.On.Back.Around.

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Look.Put.Break.Give.Put.

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On.Out.Up.

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Hold.Take.Wear.Hand.Give.

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Down.Off.Away.Back.

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Give.Put.Shop.Call.Keep.

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In.Around.Out.Down.Up.

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Get.Turn.Eat.Go.Run.

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Through.Over.Up.Out.Down.

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Set.Go.Pay.Go.Hang.

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After.Up.Out.Back.

* 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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