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Dec 10, 2018

A Phrasal Verb a Day #152 - TO PROCEED WITH

Definition

to do something that you have planned to do, or thought about doing. You've been thinking about something, and then you do it.

Examples

The police decided not to proceed with the case.

If you choose not to proceed with the transaction, please let us know within 14...


Dec 6, 2018

A Phrasal Verb a Day #151 - TO PRISE APART

Meaning

To force two things apart, or to force something open

Examples

I prised a piece of rock apart and found a fossil

I prised the dog's jaws apart

I prised open the lid of the tin of beans

Rescuers were using heavy duty cutting equipment to prise apart the tangled mound of...


Nov 28, 2018

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Nov 26, 2018

A Phrasal Verb a Day #150 - TO PRIDE YOURSELF ON

to pride yourself/myself/ourselves/himself/herself on noun/-ing 

Definition

to feel proud of an achievement or quality that you have

Examples

We pride ourselves on the quality of our work.

I pride myself on the quality of the audio in my episodes.

+ ing

She prided herself...


Nov 23, 2018

A Phrasal Verb a Day #149 - TO PREY ON

Definitions & Examples

1. when animals hunt and eat other animals 

Owls prey on mice, rabbits and other animals at night 

2. To harm someone who is weaker than you, or to 'take advantage of' people who are weak or vulnerable

There are gangs of people who prey on tourists who come...