PHRASAL VERBS (L)
ex. "If you would like to stay here, we should lay down some rules."
To criticize (severely).
ex. "His mother really laid into him whenever he came home late."
1) To (temporarily) suspend someone from work while things are slow.
ex. "General Motors had to lay off 3,000 workers last month."
2) To stop using.
ex. "You should really lay off the alcohol."
To make someone think that something (romantic) will happen, while knowing that
it will not.
ex. "I thought she really liked me. But she was just leading me on!"
ex. "He really let me down by not showing up on Friday."
To pretend, act.
ex. "He let on like he hadn't heard that I had been fired."
To lose some intensity.
ex. "By the time the storm let up, half the city had been flooded."
To recline and rest.
ex. "I'm tired. I have to lie down for a little while."
1) To start smoking a cigarette.
ex. "In Los Angeles, you're not allowed to light up in any bars and restaurants."
2) To illuminate.
ex. "The stars lit up the sky."
ex. "They let him out of the hospital on Friday."
To survive on.
ex. "It's hard to live on bread and water alone."
Log on/in to:
To enter a username/password combination to be allowed access to a computer, email account, etc.
ex. "The system is not allowing me to log in for some reason."
To take care of.
ex. "I'll look after your dog while you're in Spain."
Look down on:
To see someone or something as being worse, inferior.
ex. "Arrogant people often look down on others."
To check and find (in a dictionary, etc.)
ex. "I tried to look that word up, but it wasn't in the dictionary."
Look up to (someone):
To admire (someone).
ex. "He is a leader in the community and many people look up to him."