Phrasal Verbs Be
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be about to:
example: They said they were about to study a skeleton
on the point of
example: what are you after?
I am after a good job
try to find, want
example: The student's behind with his work.
late, delayed (with)
Be down for
example: I'm down for a place at medical school
Be down on
example: I'm down on him, he has such silly ideas
example: Im off today; it's getting late. Be off!
Leave, go away
example: Ugh! This meat's off.
example: The nurse is off at six o'clock
off duty, free
example: The doctor's meeting is off until tomorrow.
be on to
example: the student was on to a good thing
when he got a research grant.
be out for
example: that pretty nurse is out for a good time
be out of
example: the consultant is out of
the country at the moment
Be out of
example: He couldnt finish the experiment as he was out
of nitric acid
have no more left
example: The worst of the exams are over now,
so we can relax
example: Is john up yet?
out of bed
example: What's up?
example: hand your exam papers in now, -time is up
Be up against
example: I'm up against a difficult problem
be up and about
example: Mrs. Brown is up and about
again after her operation
be up to
example: what are you up to?
be up to
example: are you up to the long trip
after your illness?
Be up to
example: It 's up to you to decide
as it's your life
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