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Phrasal Verb: * Meaning: Example:
CALL BACK n to return a phone call; 
to call again
Could you call back later please?
CALL OFF s to cancel something Shelly called the wedding off because her boyfriend cheated on her.
CALL ON n to ask a student to speak in class The teacher called on Lee for the answer.
CALL ON n to visit somebody at their home Frank called on Sara. They visited for two hours.
CALL OUT n to shout aloud When the lights went out, I called out for help.
CALL UP s to telephone someone The secretary will call the client up at 2:00pm.
CALM DOWN s to help someone/oneself become calmer, less upset; stop being emotionally distressed Steve was so upset that nothing could calm him down.
CARE FOR n to like, want (Note: This is usually negative, but it may be used in questions.) A) "Would you care for some dessert? We have ice cream, cookies, or cake."
B) "No thank you. I don't care for sweets."
CARE FOR n to take care of; give care to; attend / watch Emily's grandfather got out of the hospital last week. Her family is caring for him at home.
CARRY ON s to continue I'm sorry I interrupted you. Please carry on.
CARRY OUT s to complete a task The secretary carried her boss's orders out exactly.
CATCH ON n to become popular Orange hats with purple feathers will never catch on!
CATCH ON n to gain understanding or knowledge of something. My mom had never used email until her company went online, but she caught on very quickly and she sends email to everyone she knows.
CATCH UP n to stop being behind; to get to the same level as others The new employees are slow workers, but they'll catch up as they learn more.
CHECK IN n to register (usually at a meeting, hotel, airport, or hospital) Thomas checked in at the front desk.
CHECK INTO n to investigate; find information Leonardo DiCaprio's agent checked into the rumor about Leo marrying his co-star. The rumor was untrue.
CHECK OFF s to make a mark to indicate that something on a list has been completed The teacher checked off the student's homework as they handed it in.
CHECK OUT n to follow procedures for leaving (a meeting, hotel, hospital, etc.) Thomas checked out on Friday.
CHECK OUT n to investigate; find information Leonardo DiCaprio's agent checked out the rumor about Leo marrying his co-star. The rumor was untrue.
CHECK OUT s to follow procedures for borrowing something (usually for a period of time) Peter checked that book out of the library.
CHECK OUT s to look at (slang) 
to appraise
Check that girl out; she is beautiful!
I asked the jeweler to check my ring out. It's loose.
CHEER UP s to help someone feel less worried, depressed or sad Henry was sad about failing his test, so I took him out to dinner to cheer him up.
CHEW OUT s to berate; scold someone severely My supervisor chewed out my coworker today.
CHICKEN OUT n to lose the courage or confidence to do something--usually at the last minute Mark was going to ask Lisa for a date when he saw her, but he chickened out.
CHIP IN n to add money to something done by a group Everyone chipped in and we bought our manager a birthday gift.
CLAM UP n to refuse to talk about something The robber clammed up when the police questioned him about his partner.
CLAM UP n to suddenly become quiet My friends clammed up when I walked into the room. Nobody would tell me what they were talking about.
CLEAN UP s to clean something completely Kids - clean your room up and then we'll leave.
CLEAR UP s to clarify; explain Her explanation cleared up the misunderstanding.
CLEAR AWAY s to remove When the dinner dishes were cleared away, they played cards at the table.
COME ACROSS n to find; to discover unexpectedly; find by chance I came across an old picture in my desk drawer.
COME DOWN WITH ___ n to become ill with ( a sickness ) Fred came down with the flu yesterday. I hope his children don't come down with it too.
COME TO n to regain consciousness; come awake A) "Nurse, has the patient come to yet?"
B) "Not yet doctor. He's still in a coma."
COME TO n to total an amount Let's see... 5 hamburgers and 10 hotdogs comes to $12.00 please.
COME UP n to be mentioned Did the topic of Susan and Frank's wedding come up at the meeting yesterday?
COME UP WITH n to suddenly think of an idea The marketing department came up with a brilliant idea.
COPY DOWN s to record in writing Patty gave Max her phone number and Max copied it down.
COUNT ON n to rely on; depend on; trust that something will happen; trust that someone will do as expected Are you crazy? You can't count on winning the lottery! Stop using your credit card so much!
CROSS OUT s to draw a line through mistakes; show that something written is wrong or unnecessary by making an X across it Sara crossed out her spelling mistake, then wrote the correct word.
We can't afford to buy everything on the food list, so I crossed all the unnecessary things out.
CUT BACK ON n to reduce; to lower; to use less of something The doctor told me to cut back on sugar and fat in my diet.
CUT DOWN s to chop something down They cut the tree down.
CUT DOWN ON n to reduce; to lower; to use less of something The doctor told me to cut down on sugar and fat in my diet.
CUT OFF s to stop service When we didn't pay the bill, the electricity was cut off.
CUT OFF s to sever The doctor cut off the infected finger.
CUT OFF n to eliminate from contact He was cut off by the storm. He couldn't get home.
CUT OUT s to remove something I cut the picture out of the magazine.
CUT OUT s to stop something She cut out smoking and now her health is better.
CUT UP s to slice We cut the watermelon up and gave everyone a slice.
n = non separable
s = separable