Achieving advanced level English is quite a challenge. Try taking in these advanced level phrasal verbs to help you on your way to English fluency.
1. Freak out – go crazy
The students are going to freak out when they find out that they have got out of doing the exam.
2. Mess up – make a mistake
We have really messed up this time and ought to make amends.
3. Cheat on – have an affair
I couldn’t believe it when I found out about my wife cheating on me.
4. Check out – take a look
If I were you, I’d check out the opening times before you set off.
5. Wind up – annoy
Instead of winding up your brother like that, perhaps you should give him a hand, don´t you think?
6. Lay off – fire/sack
We had to lay off just over 30% of our workforce as part of the takeover.
7. Wear out – exhaust
I wore out the dog when we went for a run. I must be in great shape or maybe he is just getting old.
8. Be up for – be eager (infinitive)
I might be up for going out later if you fancy it. What kind of thing were you thinking?
9. Knuckle down – concentrate on something
If I were you, I’d knuckle down and get some studying done before the weekend is up.
10. Figure out – discover the solution to
Have you figured out what your brother was on about last night?
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