Tag Archives: Phrasal verbs

Phrasal verbs for business: Z

to zero in to focus attention: We need to zero in on the client’s exact expectations for this software. Don’t bother with any additional functionality at this stage. to zip up  to keep something quiet: Keep this matter zipped up … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: U, V and W

to use (something) up to finish or consume all of something: The training budget for this year has been used up, so the company cannot pay for your attendance at the conference. to usher (something) in to begin something significant: … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: T

to take (something) down to write / make a note of: This is important – make sure you take it down. to take in to hear and understand information: You remember what he said about our marketing strategy? It took … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: S

to saddle (somebody) with to give some a difficult task or responsibility: It’s going to a nightmare sorting out all that documentation. Apparently Jack’s been saddled with it. to sail through to find something very easy: Don’t worry about the … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: Q and R

to quit on to stop working/functioning especially at a time of trouble: Please don’t quit on me now, just when things are getting difficult.  Typical! I’ve got a deadline in 20 minutes and my computer’s quit on me. to rake … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: P

to pack (something) in to stop doing something: Have you heard that John has packed it in? After six weeks working on the project he’s decided it’s not worth continuing with it. to pack (something) out to fill up a … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: N and O

to nag at to repeatedly complain or criticise: The boss keeps nagging at me to find more clients, but I’ve already found more than anyone else. to nail (something) down to understand fully: I want to nail down exactly how … Continue reading

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