Phrasal verbs 08

Phrasal VerbMeaningExample
Hand overto give something/somebody officially or formally to another personHe handed over a cheque for $200,000. They handed the weapons over to the police.
Hang aboutused to tell somebody to stop what they are doing or saying for a short timeHang about! There’s something not quite right here.
Hang aboutto wait or stay near a place, not doing very muchkids hanging about in the streets
Hang byto dangle(ঝোলা, দোলা, ঝোলানো, দোলানো ), suspended by some body part, such as thumbs, legs, etc.I can hang by just my middle fingers!
Hang forto execute someone by hanging for doing something.The state prosecutor will try to hang you for this crime.
Hang onused to ask somebody to wait for a short time or to stop what they are doingNow hang on a minute—you can’t really believe what you just said!
Hang onHold tightlyThe driver told the passengers to HANG ON as the bus pulled off.
Hang upEnd a phone callI lost my temper and HUNG UP.
Hold backto prevent somebody/something from moving forward or crossing somethingThe police were unable to hold back the crowd.
Hold backto prevent the progress or development of somebody/somethingWe are determined that nothing should hold back the peace talks.
Hold backto not tell somebody something they want or need to knowThe government HELD BACK the findings of the report for fear of alienating voters.
Hold backto stop yourself from expressing how you really feelIt was really hard to HOLD BACK the tears.
Hold inhold something inside ((of) one(self)); keep something inside ((of) one(self))You really shouldn’t hold those feelings inside of you.
Hold offto make someone or something wait.I know a lot of people are waiting to see me. Hold them off for a while longer.
Hold onused to tell somebody to wait or stopCould you HOLD ON for a minute; she’ll be free in a moment.
Hold outto offer a chance, hope or possibility of somethingDoctors hold out little hope of her recovering.
Hold overDelayThe meeting has been HELD OVER till Friday.
Hold togetherNot break upThe society managed to HOLD TOGETHER despite the crisis.
Hold upDelay when travellingI was HELD UP by the terrible traffic and arrived half an hour late for my appointment.
Keep atContinue with something difficultCome on, keep at it, you’ve nearly finished!
Keep awayto avoid going near somebody/somethingKeep away from the edge of the cliff.
Keep downto hide yourself by not standing up straightKeep down! You mustn’t let anyone see you.
Keep into make somebody stay indoors or in a particular placeThe teacher KEPT the students IN after school because they had misbehaved.
Keep in withto make sure that you stay friendly with somebody, because you will get an advantage from doing soI 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 fallI’m trying to keep off fatty foods. It’s best to keep off politics when my father’s around.
Keep onto continueThe rain kept on all night. Keep on until you get to the church.
Keep upMaintain 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 Jonesesto try to have all the possessions and social achievements that your friends and neighbours haveTo fail to "keep up with the Joneses" is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority.

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