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This ebook is mainly for the readers who learn English as a second language. It is the first volume of the series titled: 123 English Phrasal Verbs and it contains 123 common English phrasal verbs with explanations in English along with a large number of sentences showing the context in which the verbs can be used. Some phrasal verbs are provided with the most common collocations so that you can understand the context in which they should be used.

Each phrasal verb is illustrated by a number of sentences so that the learner gets a better idea about the whole context in which the specific verb can function. The phrasal verbs presented in the sentences are written in bold so that it is easier to spot them and focus on the surrounding words. The sentences often describe current situations in order to associate them with specific verbs and in consequence remember them better. There are also questions in the Practice part at the end of each section which you can answer on your own. They can help you to associate the phrasal verb with your personal life and thus remember them better.

All the phrasal verbs presented in this ebook are listed in alphabetical order and include such keywords as: abide, account, ache, act, add, agree, allow, angle, answer, ask, auction, attend, back, bail, bang, bank, bargain, bawl, be, bear, beat, beaver, bed, beef, belt, bend, black, blank, blare, blast, blaze, bliss, block, blow, blurt, board, bog, boil, bone, book, border, boss, bottle, bottom, bounce, bowl, box, branch, break, breeze, brick, brighten, bring, brush, bubble, buck, bucket, buckle, budge. Some keywords are used with more than one phrasal verb e.g. be, break, bring. The spelling used in the ebook is mainly British but you can also come across American. Thanks to it you can see some differences between these two languages.

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#1 abide by something


( a rule, decision, recommendation )


to accept something and comply with it, even though you might disagree with it


It is a good thing that most drivers abide by the rules of the road.

Bush issued a statement saying he would not abide by the passport provision.

He called on the Political parties to respect and abide by the Code of Conduct.

Above all, Hong Kong society must abide by the rule of law.

The Prime Minister urged the parties in the East Sea to abide by international law.

I said I would abide by their decision.


Do you always abide by law? Are you a law-abiding person?

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#2 account for something


to form the total of something


Oil accounts for about thirty per cent of this country's exports.

Just 17.9% of internet users account for 80% of shares.

Aviation will account for more than a third of Dubai's economy by 2020.

Report says 17.9% of internet users account for over 80% of video shares.

Full-time employee jobs account for only one in 40 created since recession.


( money, difference, actions )


to explain or give a reason for it


He calls on ANC to account for Parliamentary chaos.

She couldn't account for her absence from work.

She was unable to account for over $5,000.

The storekeeper was expected to account for any material removed.

I had to account for every penny I spent.

How will you account for such a big difference?


Have you ever had to account for your absence from work or school?

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#3 ache for something


to desire, or want something, or someone, very much


He ached for her as he'd never ached for any woman.

I was aching for my faraway best friend and aching about my irreverent lover.

He felt her trembling and knew she was aching for him.

She was aching for some new man and she was convinced that it was really love this