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Lillian

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2020.04.29 21:36

To continue my lessons on phrasal verbs with the word “up,” these

examples use “up” to mean “to stop”.

“Let up”: used when it stops snowing or raining.
Examples:
- The weather is so bad today, the rain won’t let up.
(Meaning it won’t stop raining.)
- I wish the snow would let up.
(Meaning “I wish the snow would stop.)


“Give up”: to quit or stop trying to do something.
- I can’t win the game. I think I’m just going to give up.
- I’m going to give up eating meat.
(Meaning “I’m going to quit eating meat.)


“Own up”: used when you stop keeping a secret and finally tell the truth.
Examples:
- I told my mom I didn’t eat her last cookie even though I did eat it. Should I own up to it?
(Meaning “Should I tell her I ate her cookie?”)
- She owned up to stealing her boyfriend’s money.
(Meaning she told her boyfriend she stole the money.)


“Hold up”: used when meaning “to wait.”
Example:
- Hold up! I need to get something to eat!
(Meaning “Wait! I need to get something to eat!”)

“Hold up” can also be used as a noun when talking about traffic.
- There was a hold up on the highway due to a car crash.
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Comments

  • Paula.. 2020.04.29 21:39

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    Thanks..phrasal verbs are difficult
  • Samuel 2020.04.29 21:43

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    Thanks Lillian, this is very important!
  • Che pizza 2020.04.29 21:44

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    Thank you very much indeed !😃✌️
  • Gustavo 2020.04.29 21:48

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    Thanks
  • Tahee20 2020.04.29 21:53

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    Let up and own up are new for me.
  • Lillian 2020.04.29 21:53

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    @Tahee20 those are both very common phrasal verbs! We say them a lot so they are good to learn
  • Tahee20 2020.04.29 21:56

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    @Lillian oh really! So I gotta use them in daily conversation In Shaa ALLAH. Thanks for this handy lesson🤍
  • Iman H 2020.04.30 00:31

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    @anna
  • ciro 2020.04.30 02:05

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    @Lillian Thank you
  • New language new life 2020.04.30 03:10

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    Thanks alot for this useful phrasal verb lesson. I am just wondering what the ,,even though,, although,, meanwhile are called. 🙏☺✌
  • Lillian 2020.04.30 13:15

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    @New language new life Even though and although can be used in the same way because they mean almost the same thing. Even though is an idiom, and although is a conjunction. Meanwhile is either a noun or an adverb.
  • New language new life 2020.04.30 13:38

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    @Lillian thanks for replying,, Now I understood.
  • Tarek BK 2020.05.01 04:08

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    a very useful lesson, thank you
  • Felipe López 2020.05.01 04:10

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    Does "hold up" have the same meaning as "hold on"?
  • Lillian 2020.05.01 04:17

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    @Felipe López yes!

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