Today we will learn about business phrasal verbs.
A phrasal verbs is a verb that is made up of a main verb together with an adverb or a preposition, or both (according to Oxford Dictionary).
The phrasal verb can have a different meaning than the verb itself.
Some commonly use business phrasal verbs are listed bellow:
1. Note down: to write a piece of information that one wants to remember.
E.g. “I note down everything the teacher said.”
- Branch out: to start doing something new or different from normal work or activities.
E.g. “From car retail, the company has decided to branch out into car leasing.”
Close down: ending the operations of something (esp. a place of business).
E.g. “The company closed down because the combination of internal and external factors.”
Fill out: complete a form with necessary information.
E.g. “Please fill out your purchasing order and send it to vendor.”
Step down: withdraw or resign from an important position or office.
E.g. “She reluctantly agreed to step down as managing director.”
Sort out: organizing or put things in order or in their correct place.
E.g. “They gave the expert a free hand to sort out the problem.”
Take over: assuming control of something, like buy out the ownership of a company.
E.g. “His greatest wish was for his daughter to take over the business.”
Hand in: to give something to an authority or responsible person.
E.g. “I want you to hand in this homework by Friday.”
Fall through: the plan or agreement fails to happen or didn’t work out for some reasons.
E.g. “There is still a risk that the whole deal will fall through.”
Carry out: perform a task, do a research or investigation to complete something.
E.g. “We need to carry out a proper evaluation of the new system.”