#EngVocab: Phrasal verbs related to work

Hi, Fellas happy Friday night! How’s your work this week anyway? This evening I would like to share some phrasal verbs related to work.

  1. “Carry out.” Meaning: doing a particular work, such as research, teaching, etc.
    • Example:
      • “The presentation will be carried out by Martin.”
  2. “Take over.” Meaning: to take a control of something.
    • Example:
      • “The X company is going to take over our project in East Borneo.”
  3. “Lay off.” Meaning: to end someone’s employment; to fire someone.
    • Example:
      • “Due to decreasing financial performance, the company would consider to lay some workers off.”
  4. “Knuckle down.” Meaning: to start working hard.
    • Example:
      • “Since I finally got a manager position, I am going to knuckle it down.”
  5. “Hand in.” Meaning: giving someone an authority.
    • Example:
      • “Since Mr. Jacob has an emergency, he handed his works in to me for a while.”
  6. “Back up.” Meaning: giving a support or help.
    • Example
      • “Hey Liz, Ms. Catherine suddenly ask for my presence, would you mind if you back me up in the front desk for a while?
  7. “Sign up.” Meaning: accepting to do something or to join an organisation. On the other hand, it also mean to officially register someone on (something), such as project, etc.
    • Example:
      • “Sometimes I hate my boss because he usually sign me up on a project without my consent.”
  8. “Team up.” Meaning: to join a group or someone.
    • Example:
      • “Marketing and Sales Division generally teamed up in a company.”
  9. “Slack off.” Meaning: to work less hard/necessary.
    • Example:
      • “My job is monotonous and it leads me to slack it off.”
  10. “Sell off.” Meaning: to sell the products quickly and with a low price. I think we can say it as a (garage) sale, too.
    • Example:
      • “On the end of the year most fashion company will sell off their items.”


Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Friday, June 1, 2018

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