Brush up – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To brush up on something is to practise or study a skill or subject you learned in the past but have forgotten or partly forgotten.

Examples of use:

1. I’m going to Italy in October so I am brushing up on my Italian.

2. If you want to study a degree in accounting you must brush up on your maths first.

3. My grandmother is coming to stay for a week – I’d better brush up on my baking skills!

brush up
present simple
brush up and brushes up
-ing form
brushing up
past simple
brushed up
past participle
brushed up

Can you write a sentence with the phrasal verb ‘brush up‘?

Do you need to brush up on your language skills?

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