Vocabulary Activities

Profesor en Alcorcón

Phrasal Verb Vocabulary 2 - 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.)

be down with – (tener una enfermedad leve) to have a mild illness. I am down with a cold.
block in – (bloquear a) to prevent someone from exiting. My car was blocked in by a badly parked car. I couldn’t get out.
blow up – (ampliar) to enlarge, usually a picture. The wedding photographer blew up the group photo to 2 meters’ width.
boot up – (arrancar, encender) to start a computer. Wait a minute, will you? I’ll boot up my computer and check the prices on Amazon.
bring about – (provocar) to cause something to happen. The new laws will bring about some worrying changes.
bring back – (devolver, regresar con algo) to return something taken away from here. You can borrow my book, but please bring it back next week.
close up – (cerrar) to temporarily or permanently end a business activity. A lot of little shops have closed up because of Amazon.
cross out – (tachar) to draw a line through something you have written because it is wrong. If there are any phrasal verbs on this list that are unnecessary, you can cross them out.
eat up – (comerse todo) to consume all of something that you have been given. They had already eaten up all the chocolates before I could get one.
help out – (ayudar, echar una mano) to assist. Did your guests help out with the cleaning up after the party?
lock out – (impedirle el acceso con llave y cerrojo) to prevent someone from entering a place with a device and key. I forgot my keys and got locked out of the house.
make up – (inventar, formar) to invent. The student made up this story, “my dog ate my homework, sorry.”
pick up – (aprender) to learn. I’m 55, you know; I’ve picked up a few things here and there over the years.
plan ahead – (planear con anticipación) to make all the preparations necessary or useful in advance. The secret to success is to plan ahead for the unexpected.
put off – (aplazar) to delay. Amazingly, nobody put the game off despite the heavy snowfall.
take off – (despegar) to depart (of an airplane). Waiting for a plane to take off at the airport can get expensive. It costs as much to buy a soft drink as to go to a movie.
take down – (escribir, apuntar) to write down information. The teacher took everyone’s name down before class.
turn in – (entregar) to give something to someone in authority. Students should do their homework and turn it in to their teachers.
turn out – (resultar) to have a particular result, maybe an unexpected one. I hope 2019 turns out better than 2018. It can’t be that difficult.
turn up – (llegar, aparecer) to arrive or appear. Mary: I can’t find the remote control anywhere. Bob: Don’t worry! Keep looking! I’m sure it’ll turn up soon.
write down – (apuntar, escribir) to put information on paper with a pen or pencil. Isn’t it crazy to write down so many phrasal verbs with similar meanings?

Santiago and Steven had a class with these phrasal verbs

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