Rained off – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

The phrasal verb ‘rain off‘ is usually used in the passive – ‘rained off‘.

If an outside event or activity is rained off it cannot start, or it has to be stopped, because it is raining. British English.

In American English, the phrasal verb with the same meaning as rain off is rain out.

Examples of use:

1. The tennis match was rained off.

2. The New Year’s Eve firework display was rained off.

3. We planned to have a barbecue in the garden yesterday, but it was rained off.

4. The weather forecast for the weekend doesn’t look good. Do you think the concert will be rained off?

Can you think of any ways to use the phrasal verb ‘rained off‘ in a sentence?

Have you ever been to an event that was rained off?

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