English Phrasal Verbs | Online English Lessons

February 23, 2015 by Angela Boothroyd 2 Comments

  To warm to somebody is to start to like or feel affection for someone.   To warm to something is to become enthusiastic about or interested in something. For example: If you warm to an idea you start to become interested in or enthusiastic about it.   Examples of use: 1. My mother didn’t like my boyfriend when they first met, but she’s warming … [Read more…]

July 17, 2014 by Angela Boothroyd 2 Comments

  1. To throw together something, or throw something together, is to prepare or create it without much planning and with whatever is available at the time. Examples of use: a) I haven’t been shopping this week. I’ll have to throw something together for dinner again. b) It was late when she got home from work so she threw a quick salad together and then went to … [Read more…]

August 10, 2013 by Angela Boothroyd 1 Comment

1. To make over something or somebody (or make something or somebody over) is to give them a different or improved appearance. If a person is made over they are given a new hairstyle and new clothes and makeup, usually by a professional stylist. If a building or room, or a piece of furniture, is made over it is given a new and better appearance, and maybe a new … [Read more…]

May 7, 2013 by Angela Boothroyd 1 Comment

To stop over is to stop at a place and stay there for one or two days when you are on a journey to somewhere else. American English: lay over has the same meaning as stop over. I would be interested to know if speakers of American English also use ‘stop over’ – do you know?  🙂 And what about in Canada, Australia or New Zealand?   Examples of use: 1. We … [Read more…]

April 30, 2013 by Angela Boothroyd 5 Comments

1. To stick with something is to not change it. If you stick with something you continue to do it or use it, and you don’t change to something different. Informal English. Examples of use: a) Purple hair looks great on you but I think I’ll stick with my brown hair! b) I’d love a new car, but I’ll have to stick with my old one for another year. c) He was … [Read more…]