: giving examples - Phrasal Verbs Revision
: to check out - no way - give up - cut down on - to set up - what about - stuff Vocabulary check out
- to investigate something; see what it is, what it's like, i.e.
cut down on
- Check out that new Italian restaurant, the food's fantastic.
- I've been checking out some of the evening courses at the college.
- (Phrasal Verb) to reduce, i.e.
- I must cut down on chocolate, I'm eating too much of it.
- He's got to cut down on using his mobile, he's on it for hours.
- (Phrasal Verb) to stop doing something, i.e.
- You must give up gambling: you're losing too much money.
- She'll never give up her wish to be a successful artist.
- (informal) a lot of, i.e.
- He's got loads of money.
- We don't have to hurry, we've got loads of time.
- impossible; definitely not, i.e.
- No, you cannot smoke in here, no way.
- There's no way I'm taking that job, I'd have to move too far away from my family.
- the state of being poor, i.e.
(to) set up
- The rich countries should do more to reduce poverty in the developing world.
- (Phrasal Verb) to start something, such as a business, or an organized group, i.e.
- She's set up her own website.
- He's setting up an office cleaning business.
- We've set up a group to raise money for more books for our school.
- (informal) things, i.e.
- He always takes too much stuff when we go on holiday.
- There's a lot of stuff in the house we don't need.