Vocabulary Activities

Profesor en Alcorcón

Phrasal Verb Vocabulary 1 - Crossword

Listen to the vocabulary, pronounce the words, memorize the list. Then, write the translation in English for the clues in Spanish. (Note that there are no spaces between the words in the crossword below.) Then press "Check" to check your answers.
(Find a test of this vocabulary by clicking on the word "cloze" above.)

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approve of someone doing something - (aprobar de algo que hace alguien) to like (or not like) someone doing something. I don't approve of your going out till four o'clock in the morning.
ask for - (pedir, solicitar) to talk to someone so they will give you something. I asked Alexa for a translation and she didn't understand me.
be off - (se va, me voy) leaving a place. I'm off to the beach. I'll be back in a month.
be up - (despierto y levantado) awake and out of bed, rather than lying down. Billy and I are going fishing today, Mrs. Smith. Is he up yet?
check in(to) - (registrarse) to arrive at reception in a hotel, etc. and register. I checked into the hotel, so I could leave my suitcase in my room.
come up with - (elaborar, idear, inventar) to have (or produce) an idea or a plan. I'll be surprised if we can come up with a solution. It'll be a challenge.
deal with - (tratar con, encargarse de) to take action to solve a problem. I hope we can deal with global warming. It's such a scary problem.
dig up - (descubrir hechos o información) to discover forgotten facts or secret information by searching very carefully. I've dug up some interesting information on Johnny Depp's tattoos for our school report.
feel up to - (apetecerle a, atreverse a) to feel strong or interested enough to do something. I'm sorry, teacher. I worked late every day last week and didn't feel up to doing any homework.
fill in - (rellenar, completar) to write information in the spaces in an official document. Candidates for any job in The USA always have to fill in an application form.
get along with - (llevarse bien con) to like and be friendly to each other. There's a chance that it's impossible to get along with everyone all the time.
get up - (levantarse) to get out of bed and stand up. (Careful! "get it up" means to have an erection) I go to bed early and get up earlier. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
give in - (ceder, sucumbir) to finally agree to what somebody wants. My son kept asking for a new video game and I finally gave in and got it.
go up - (subir, aumentar) rise; increase. Prices are likely to go up because of the trade war and rising petroleum prices.
hand in - (entregar algo) to give something, such as an assignment, to an authority figure. I handed in my project the second I walked into class.
hurry up - (darse prisa, apresurarse) used to tell somebody to do something faster. Hurry up! Let's go! We'll be late if we don't get going right away.
keep up with - (seguir el ritmo a alguien o algo) to move at the same velocity as somebody. It's hard to keep up with her. She's going non-stop 24/7.
leave on - (dejar encendido) to not turn something off. Don't forget to not leave all the lights on when you go to bed, please. Electricity is costing us a fortune nowadays.
look around - (mirar alrededor) to investigate an area to see what is there. Shop assistant: Can I help you with anything? Customer: No, thanks. I'm just looking around.
look for - (buscar) to search for; to work to find something. The lyrics say, "I was looking for love in all the wrong places." What the heck does that mean?
look forward to - (estar deseoso de algo) to be excited that something is going to happen. There are 4 or 5 great films coming soon that I'm really looking forward to.
make out - (distinguir o percibir algo) to understand, see or hear something with a little difficulty. I can barely make out what you're saying. Could you speak more loudly?
pay for - (pagar por algo) to give money to buy something. I don't mind paying for a meal at an all-you-can-eat restaurant. I otherwise can't stand the suspense of not knowing what the final price is going to be.
pick up somebody - (recoger a alguien) to get somebody in a vehicle and take them somewhere. My father's plane lands at 14.00. I have to leave to pick him up by 13.00.
print out - (imprimir) to produce a copy on paper of a document on a computer. I tried to print out copies for every student but ran out of paper.
put away - (guardar) to place something in its usual storage place. After you've washed and dried the clothes, iron them, fold them and put them away!
run over - (atropellar) to drive over a person. People seem to regularly get run over by overly aggressive drivers around here. What's up with that?
set about - (emprender) to start doing something. With this vocabulary activity, we set about reviewing or learning phrasal verbs.
sit down - (sentar) the same as sit. Come in! Sit down! Would you like a cup of coffee?
speak up - (hablar alto, decir lo que se piensa) to talk louder or say what you think. It's important to speak up assertively with your opinions if you want people to take you seriously.
stand up - (ponerse de pie) not sitting down, but on your feet. I don't like to be standing up all day. It's exhausting.
sum up - (resumir) to give a summary of something. To sum up, if you don't spend some time learning and/or reviewing vocabulary every week, it's hard to see how you can ever hope to advance.

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