- Come up with – have an idea
- We have come up with a solution to all of the issues at work.
- Look forward to – be eager (infinitive)
I am looking forward to working with you this coming year.
- Make up – invent/make peace with (sb)
You really shouldn’t make things up like that if you want to be trusted.
- Look after – take care of
You ought to look after your belongings better.
- Put off – postpone/delay
The concert was put off until Sunday due to the awful weather forecast.
- Find out – get to know about something
Did you find out if we needed to plan anything for next week?
- Pick up – collect/learn
Why don’t we pick the kids up from camp a day early?
- Turn out – have result
They didn´t turn out the way I expected.
- Run out of – not have anything left
We have run out of milk so we better go to the shop.
- Go/carry/keep on – continue
It might be a good idea to carry on studying for a year.
- Get around – move from one place to another
How do you usually get around your city?
- Give up – stop/quit
We should give up before someone reports us.
- Go out – leave the house
I didn’t go out last night because of the awful weather.
- Turn up – arrive/get to a place
Why didn’t you turn up to my birthday party?
- Work out – resolve/exercise
We ought to work out what the problem is?
- Come across – find (by coincidence)
It was weird when we came across that random person in the bar.
- Put up with – tolerate
I find it difficult to put up with that annoying noise.
- Watch out – be careful
We better watch out to see if things develop well or not.
- Carry out – accomplish/do
The researcher carried out a thorough investigation.
- Get across – communicate an idea
It can be difficult to get your message across when people aren’t willing to listen.