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Phrasal Verbs Starting with the Letter L

LAY OFF
(separable) to dismiss from a job

General Motors usually lays workers off just before Christmas so that the CEO can get a large bonus.

LEAVE OUT
(separable) to not include

A margarita is not a margarita if you leave the tequila out.

LET DOWN
(separable) to disappoint

The team let the coach down.

LIE DOWN
(intransitive) to recline

I like to lie down in my hammock and read.

LIFT UP
(separable) to elevate something

Max could not lift Mary up because she was too heavy.

LINE UP
(separable) to put in a row

Max likes to line up his dominos and then knock them down.

LINE UP
(intransitive) to stand in a line

The prisoners had to line up before they could enter the dining hall.

LOCK IN
(separable) to lock the door so that someone can't leave

Mary was afraid that Max might flee, so she locked him in.

LOCK OUT
(separable) to lock the door so that someone can't enter

Jane locked Jack out of the bathroom because she wanted some privacy.

LOOK DOWN ON
(inseparable) to consider inferior

The rich lady looked down on the poor homeless people in the park.

LOOK INTO
(inseparable) to investigate

The grand jury is looking into the allegations that bribes influenced the mayor's actions.

LOOK OUT
(intransitive) to be careful; watchful; to protect someone's interests

Most politicians just look out for themselves and their wealthy constituents. They have little regard for the average person.

LOOK OVER
(separable) to inspect or examine (swiftly)

I looked over the contract this morning and everything seems fine.

LOOK UP
(separable) to find information in a book, or booklike source

Mary decided to look up her ex-boyfriend's phone number

LOP OFF
(separable) to cut something off (a limb or branch of a tree)

The carpenter accidentally lopped off two of his fingers when he was cutting some wood.

Category: Phrasal Verbs | Added by: Teacher_Koce (2014-01-17)
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