Tag Archives: Phrasal verbs

Phrasal verbs for business: H

to hack into to break into a computer system: The company computer system was hacked into at the weekend. to hammer (something) out to negotiate hard and come to an agreement: The meeting went on until 2 am before they … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: G

to gear up for to prepare for something: Are we all geared up for the inspection tomorrow? to get ahead to make progress, to advance over competitors: The only way we’re going to get ahead is if we offer something … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: F

to face up to to accept something unpleasant: We’re going to have to face up to the fact that we’ve just lost our biggest client. to fall back on to use in an emergency: If this plan doesn’t work we’ll … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: E

to ease off to reduce pressure on somebody/something: I think you should ease off on this issue or it might be a deal breaker. to calm down: The storm should ease off soon. to eat away/into to destroy slowly: The … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: D

to deal in to do business: John deals in timber. He’s got big business interests in Siberia. to deal with to be about something: The article deals with various tax and foreign exchange issues. to take action with regard to … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for Business: C

to call (something) off to cancel something: Bob is ill, so we’ll have to call off the meeting. to cancel (something) out to have an opposite effect, causing a return to the original situation: The new tax cancels out the … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: B

Phrasal verbs that include (someone) or (something) are separable. Others cannot be separated, so the object must come after the entire phrasal verb. to back (someone) up to give someone help and support: My old boss would always back me … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs for business: A

to abide by to follow the law, rules or a decision: We’ll have to change our business model in order to abide by the new regulations. to account for to explain or justify: The warm weather accounted for the fall … Continue reading

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How to use “provide for”

“Provide for” can be a phrasal verb or simply a verb + preposition combination. Here are some examples of “provide for” as a verb + preposition combination: I will provide the wine for the meal. We care about the service … Continue reading

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The difference between “arrange” and “arrange for”

We use “arrange for” when we talk about making arrangements, often when we ask someone else to deal with something, e.g.: Please arrange for the issuance of a new invoice. (I don’t expect you to do it yourself – ask … Continue reading

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