Today we will continue to learn more about animal phrasal verbs.
You can review the first lesson here https://englishtips4u.com/2018/03/05/engvocab-animal-phrasal-verbs/
Here we go:
- Fish out: take or pull something out, especially after searching it for some time.
E.g. “She fished out a tissue from her bag.”
Ferret out: to discover something (such as information) by careful searching.
E.g. “The team is trying to ferret out missing details.”
Fish for: look for or try to get something.
E.g. “I will fish for an idea.”
Rabbit on: talk for a long time about something that is not important nor interesting.
E.g. “My mother rabbiting on my brother’s attitude all day.”
Hawk around: try and persuade people to buy or accept something.
E.g. “They are hawking around the market to promote the food.”
Crow about: to brag about something.
E.g. “He’s always crowing about his latest triumph.”
Cock up: something done badly or inefficiently.
E.g. “His secretary cocked up his travelling schedule and he’s furious about it.”
Hound out: to force someone out of something or some place, often because other people are constanly criticizing them.
E.g. “He was hounded of his job because people disapproved his views.”
Fawn on: try to win favor by flattering; praise someone too much and give them a lot of attention.
E.g. “The relatives fawned on the rich old man.”
Squirrel away: to hide or store something in order to use it in the future.
E.g. “She had money squirreled away in various bank accounts.”