Come across – find by chance/seem
I came across a nice hotel by the beach.
Raquel comes across as a nice girl.
Come up – unexpected problem
I was going to the cinema but something came up and now I can’t go.
Come down with – catch an illness
Mum has come down with the flu.
Come into – inherit money
My grandmother died and I’ve come into some money.
Come out – make public
The latest lady Gaga album has come out.
Come by – acquire by chance
I came by a lovely second hand car last week and bought it.
Put up – erect
Dad put up the tent at the campsite.
Put up with – tolerate
I won’t put up with bad behaviour in class.
Put by – save
I put by a little money every month for Christmas.
Put down – insult
The teacher really put me down in class!
Look up – search information
I often look up information online or in a dictionary.
Look for – Search
I’ve been looking for the perfect man all my life.
Look into – investigate
Police are looking into the crime.
Look out – be careful
Look out, there’s car coming!
Take off – Success
The bike shop has really taken car off and we are getting rich!
Take after – Resemble/similar
I take after my mum, we’re both short and have blue eyes.
Take over – accept responsibility
I was feeling sick and asked my colleague to take over my work.
Turn in- go to bed
I’m turning in, see you in the morning.
Turn out – an unexpected result
I thought it was going to rain but it turned out sunny.
Turn on – activate
Turn on the air-conditioning please.
Turn into – become something different
A Caterpillar turns into a butterfly.
Turn back – return
The rain was so bad we had to turn back.
Give up – quit
I’ve given up smoking.