Phrasal Verbs

wane

Meaning: a period of decline or reduction

Example: With his health on the wane, the coal worker had to take better care of himself. Read on

run across

Meaning: meet someone by accident

Example: While cleaning my house, I ran across a book I'd lost. Read on

on board

Meaning: be physically on a plane, ship, vehicle, train, or rocket

Example: Let's get Phoebe on board for the Madison project. After all, it is her area of expertise. Read on

on/to hand

Meaning: present, nearby, close, or easily accessible

Example: My parents are always on hand if we need a babysitter. Read on

call on

Meaning: use courage, reserve, nerve or strength to achieve something

Example: He had to call on all his strength to get to the finals. Read on

turn aside

Meaning: refuse entry to somewhere

Example: His job application was turned aside when they saw his criminal record. Read on

get rid of

Meaning: to remove something or someone

Example: He finally got rid of the door to door salesman, by saying he had to go out. Read on

come across

Meaning: to meet someone

Example: The men had never come across a failure and hence did not know how to deal with it. Read on

about to

Meaning: to be at the point where something was just going to be done

Example: I was about to come to you for advice when you called me. Read on

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take for granted

Meaning: to underestimate the value of something or someone

Example: I took the weather for granted when I lived in America. Now I am struggling to get used to the cold. Read on

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