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Phrasal Verbs List Two

Phrasal Verbs List Two

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Sir Umair 
Go against sth
(if something goes against a rule or something you believe in, it does not obey it or agreewith it )
 It goes against my principles to respect someone just because they're in a position of authority.The EU says the decision goes against European trade rules. It 
 goes against the grain
(= it is not usual) for Sarah to admit that she's wrong.
Go against sb
(if a decision or vote goes against someone, they do not get the result that they needed )
 If the vote goes against him, it could be the end of his political career. If the verdict goes against him he could face up to five years in prison.
Go against sth/sb
(to do the opposite of what someone has asked or advised you to do )
 I went against my father's advice and bought the house. I really don't want to go against my boss.
Go ahead
(to start to do something )
The preparations are complete but we can't go ahead without government money.We're going ahead with the offer unless we're told we can't proceed.
[often +
with
]G
o-ahead
noun(permission for something to start )
The government has
 given the go-ahead 
for a multi-billion pound road-building project.We've got to
 get the go-ahead 
from our director before we take on more people.
go-ahead
adjective(sing new methods and ideas to succeed )
Some of the more go-ahead companies even allow job-share.(slightly informal)
something that you say to someone to give them permission to start todo something )
'Do you mind if I take some of this paper?' 'Sure, go ahead.' 'May I use your computer for a moment?' 'Go right ahead.' 
(f an event goes ahead, it happens )
The majority of French people want the trial to go ahead.The president's visit will go ahead (= will happen) despite the political situation.
go along
(o go to a place or to an event, usually informally and without careful planning )TSH Knowledge Inn1
 
Sir Umair 
'Do you use the bar much?' 'I sometimes go along after work.'  I thought I might go along to the party for an hour or so.
[often +
to
]
(slightly informal)
to happen or develop in a particular way)
She was happy at work and happy in her relationship. In fact everything was going along quite nicely.
go along with sth/sb
(o support an idea, or to agree with someone's opinion)
She'll go along with anything he says just for a quiet life. I go along with Martin on this one - I think the scheme's a disaster.
go around (swh)
(f an illness goes around, a lot of people get it )
There's a nasty flu virus going around at the moment. I think I've caught that cold that's been going around the office.
(f a story or piece of news goes around, a lot of people are talking about it)
What's this story going around about Matthew leaving home?There's a rumour going around these parts that he's been having an affair.
go around
(AINLY AMERICAN to visit someone at the place where they are living, staying, or working )
'Have you seen Amanda recently?' 'Yes, we went around to her place for dinner last week.' 
(o be enough for everyone in a group of people )
Will there be enough cake to go around or should I get some more?
(o dress or behave in a particular way )
 He usually goes around in shorts and a T-shirt. Ever since she got that job she's been going around with a big smile on her face.
go around together, go around with sb
(o spend a lot of time with someone because they are your friend)
 Do they still go around together?They don't approve of the people she goes around with.
go at sth
informal 
 
(o start doing something with a lot of energy and enthusiasm)
 I had a good session in the gym today - I really went at it.
BRITISH
 I've never heard them argue like that before - they really
went at it hammer and tongs.
TSH Knowledge Inn2
 
Sir Umair 
go at sb
informal 
 
(o attack someone physically)
She really went at him with her fists!
go away
(o leave a place)
 Look, just go away and leave me alone, will you?
[often an order]to leave(your home in order to spend time in a different place, usually for a holiday )
She usually looks after the house when we go away in the summer.
[usually +
adv/prep
]
 He goes away on business a lot.
(if something unpleasant goes away, it disappears )
Sometimes the symptoms go away on their own without treatment. I've got this bad feeling about the relationship and it won't go away.
go back 
(to return to a place where you were or where you have been before )
 I'd been away from Canada for three years and thought it was time I went back.When are you going back to Paris?
[often +
to
]
'So you didn't enjoy your meal?' 'No, we won't be going back there again!' 
(if schools or students go back, the schools are open and the students start going tolessons again after the holidays )
The schools all go back in the second week of April.
[usually +
adv/prep
]
When do you go back to university?
(
(informal)
if something that you have bought or borrowed goes back, you return it to the place from which you got it )
That shirt's going back - I found a hole in it.When do these books have to go back?
 
go back 
(to return to a place where you were or where you have been before )
 I'd been away from Canada for three years and thought it was time I went back.When are you going back to Paris?
[often +
to
]
'So you didn't enjoy your meal?' 'No, we won't be going back there again!' 
(if schools or students go back, the schools are open and the students start going tolessons again after the holidays )
The schools all go back in the second week of April.
[usually +
adv/prep
]
When do you go back to university?(informal)
if something that you have bought or borrowed goes back, you return it to the place from which you got it )TSH Knowledge Inn3

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