Phrasal verbs 08

Phrasal Verb Meaning Example
Hand over to give something/somebody officially or formally to another person He handed over a cheque for $200,000. They handed the weapons over to the police.
Hang about used to tell somebody to stop what they are doing or saying for a short time Hang about! There’s something not quite right here.
Hang about to wait or stay near a place, not doing very much kids hanging about in the streets
Hang by to dangle(ঝোলা, দোলা, ঝোলানো, দোলানো ), suspended by some body part, such as thumbs, legs, etc. I can hang by just my middle fingers!
Hang for to execute someone by hanging for doing something. The state prosecutor will try to hang you for this crime.
Hang on used to ask somebody to wait for a short time or to stop what they are doing Now hang on a minute—you can’t really believe what you just said!
Hang on Hold tightly The driver told the passengers to HANG ON as the bus pulled off.
Hang up End a phone call I lost my temper and HUNG UP.
Hold back to prevent somebody/something from moving forward or crossing something The police were unable to hold back the crowd.
Hold back to prevent the progress or development of somebody/something We are determined that nothing should hold back the peace talks.
Hold back to not tell somebody something they want or need to know The government HELD BACK the findings of the report for fear of alienating voters.
Hold back to stop yourself from expressing how you really feel It was really hard to HOLD BACK the tears.
Hold in hold something inside ((of) one(self)); keep something inside ((of) one(self)) You really shouldn’t hold those feelings inside of you.
Hold off to make someone or something wait. I know a lot of people are waiting to see me. Hold them off for a while longer.
Hold on used to tell somebody to wait or stop Could you HOLD ON for a minute; she’ll be free in a moment.
Hold out to offer a chance, hope or possibility of something Doctors hold out little hope of her recovering.
Hold over Delay The meeting has been HELD OVER till Friday.
Hold together Not break up The society managed to HOLD TOGETHER despite the crisis.
Hold up Delay when travelling I was HELD UP by the terrible traffic and arrived half an hour late for my appointment.
Keep at Continue with something difficult Come on, keep at it, you’ve nearly finished!
Keep away to avoid going near somebody/something Keep away from the edge of the cliff.
Keep down to hide yourself by not standing up straight Keep down! You mustn’t let anyone see you.
Keep in to make somebody stay indoors or in a particular place The teacher KEPT the students IN after school because they had misbehaved.
Keep in with to make sure that you stay friendly with somebody, because you will get an advantage from doing so I like to KEEP IN WITH the school inspectors.
Keep off to avoid eating, drinking or smoking something, to avoid mentioning a particular subject, if rain, snow, etc. keeps off, it does not fall I’m trying to keep off fatty foods. It’s best to keep off politics when my father’s around.
Keep on to continue The rain kept on all night. Keep on until you get to the church.
Keep up Maintain a continuous action, persist The rain kept up all afternoon. How long can we KEEP this UP without ever speaking to each other directly?
Keep up with Move at the same rate, Stay up to date He walks too fast and it’s really hard to KEEP UP WITH him. It’s hard to KEEP UP WITH all the latest improvements and breakthroughs in technology nowadays.
keep up with the Joneses to try to have all the possessions and social achievements that your friends and neighbours have To fail to "keep up with the Joneses" is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority.

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