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I have to write an essay about World War II. I don't know much about it right now, so I'll have to _________ up on the subject.

The prisoners were sitting in the corner whispering to each other. The guard was worried that they were _________ something up.

I don't know that word. I'll have to _______ it up in the dictionary.

I don't believe your story. Admit it, you're ________ it all up!

I'm looking forward to coming to your wedding. I love ___________ up!

That woman's voice is so quiet. I wish she would ________ up!

Cheryl is a great manager, but she really ___________ up the presentation to our client. She gets nervous when she's talking to a group.

The bar is about to close. We'd better ________ up.

My wife and I have a deal -- she does all the cooking, and I do all the ________ up. It works out nicely for both of us.

He is so immature for his age. I wish he would _______ up!


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157 Comments on “Learn 10 English PHRASAL VERBS with “UP”: dress up, wash up, grow up…”


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Thanks Gill…

Thursday, December 1st 2016

thanks Gill, for this lesson, i gess the phrasal verbe ‘to dress up” has the same meaning as “to get up”, which is very used in the begening of history of Harry Potter to describe how strange the wizard’cloaks are. take care Gill

Thursday, December 1st 2016

    In this video Mr.Adam explain the meaning of “to get up”
    https://www.engvid.com/10-get-phrasal-verbs/

    Thursday, December 1st 2016

      Really great lesson! I have been learning english fo a few years. And i am in urgent need for a practice!) So you can add me in skype sergey.apex is my login, so feel free to add) Or this is my facebook page as well https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013083340414 Lets learn english together!)

      Tuesday, December 6th 2016

        Hi! I’m from Mexico City. Could we be writing by Facebook? I need a hard English writing practice. Regards.

        Friday, February 24th 2017

    You are lucky to be the first one to comment,Struggle.

    Thursday, December 1st 2016

      thanks phamquynhanh , it’s just because i used to get in this website always, its very useful.

      Thursday, December 1st 2016

      Oh! Finally I saw a Vietnamese person like me :v

      Sunday, December 11th 2016

Awesome Gil, phrasal verbs are extremely important, It definately makes our english better. I am going to london on new eyear’s eve, I am sure it will help in the Queen,s land.

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Thanks Gill, this Phrasal Verbs are great and easy to understand…I’m learning in my school some Phrasal too..

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Thanks a lot
how about ” made up someone’s up”
like…” I didn’t make up my mind yet”

Thursday, December 1st 2016

    to preparing for makeup, dolled up

    Thursday, December 1st 2016

    You should say: I haven’t made my mind up yet!
    (Present perfect & phrasal verb)

    Sunday, December 4th 2016

Thank you so much,Gill.

Thursday, December 1st 2016

07 correct out of 10
great lesson

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Thanks Gill – it was a great lesson – I have become more mature :)

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Thanks a lot Gil…… Your lesson was a great help

Thursday, December 1st 2016

    Hi Josu, Nice to see you here!!

    Monday, December 12th 2016

Hello.
You help me study English

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Hello Everyone

Thursday, December 1st 2016

100 percent thanks GILL.
I just want to know where are you from.your english is very well.

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Hi Gill!
Could you please help with these sentences to see they are correct?

1. I did a wheelspin to my car
2. I had a wheelspin in my car
3. The car did a wheelspin or The car had a wheelspin?

4. I know that lights flicker but can I use this verb in the same way for the electricity power? like (The electricity power flickers, flickered, flickering)?

Thank you
Bye

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Very useful lesson, thanks.
What does “spoinking mean”?

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Loved this lesson, I’m really into learning phrasal verbs. I just want to ask a question about the use of “drink up“ in the example as well as in the quiz it was used to mean finishing a drink in a bar, but I wonder if “drink up“ can be used in a different context. For example, I need to leave now, so I have to drink my coffee up. Does this sentence make sense? Thanks in advance.

Thursday, December 1st 2016

    Hi Edu.ma — yes, you can ‘drink up’ any kind of drink, in any location — it could be in a bar, a cafe, at home, in the open air, anywhere. The main idea is that to drink up is to finish your drink fairly quickly because you have to go somewhere else :-)

    Saturday, December 10th 2016

although the phrasel verbes are difficult to master them, i will try to remember of them as much as i can, thank you gill.

Thursday, December 1st 2016

    hello houitcha; how do you feel , and waht abouit JSMS
    i hope you are well .
    here is my advise to remembrer easely what you learn from this website:
    first you have to subscribe in Gill’s channel on youtub, than you have to learn her lessons at the same time she explains them at the video
    and you should repeat this as more as possible
    this is called ” visual remenbering ”
    thank you nighbour and have a good luck
    don’t forget that every good neighbours should take into their considerations the feelings and needs of the others

    Sunday, December 11th 2016

Excellent video. Thanks

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Thank you, Gill! This video is really helpful.

Thursday, December 1st 2016

I am in panic. My English teacher asked me to do a presentation but I do not how to start. Please I have no idea what to do!!

Thursday, December 1st 2016

I’m so thankful for this lesson. So useful!!
Have a nice weeek.

Thursday, December 1st 2016

The prisoners were sitting in the corner whispering to each other. The guard was worried that they were _________ something up.

=> i don’t know why the answer for this question is cooking up :v :v Could anyone else explain to help me?

Thursday, December 1st 2016

    Hi tranviet007,
    I wiil try to explain it. ‘ In this case ‘cooking up’does not mean to prepare a meal. These prisoners for example could prepare rebelion or any brutal activity. Simply, it is a slang expression.

    Monday, December 19th 2016

Interesting lesson. Thank you very much Gill!

Thursday, December 1st 2016

According your speach, the sentence in 7 task is not correct.
“Cheryl is a great manager, but she really messed up the presentation to our client”. It is wrong because we have to write: messed “something” up. Then the correct sentence will: “but she really messed the presentation to our client up”. Or am I not right?

Thursday, December 1st 2016

    sorry svetashev, you are not right

    Wednesday, December 7th 2016

      I would be grateful if you explane why I am not.

      Thursday, December 8th 2016

        I will try:
        it does not sound English. There is a big gap between verb and preposition. This gap brings a mess to sentence.
        Maybe this can help you more:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=988uDpSvT1Y

        Sunday, December 18th 2016

Thank you very much Gill
Please i want learn more about conjunction verb
I hope see you speak about that

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Hello Gill.

#4: I use to say it the way you use, but can I say “look up FOR it”?
#6: Why did you use “I’m having” instead of “I have”. This is the first time I see ING in this type of phrases.

Thanks & greets from Argentina (Hope it is from England someday)

Thursday, December 1st 2016

    Hi marcelo…
    4: you can say ‘look it up’ or ‘look for it’
    6: it’s sometimes an option to use present continuous rather than present simple — it’s a variation in style :-)

    Saturday, December 10th 2016

Thank you fo lesson!

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Hello Gill! Thanks for leeson!

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Thanks

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Thank you Mrs Gill.

Thursday, December 1st 2016

7/10 thanks teacher :)

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Useful lesson. Thanks Gill!! :)

Thursday, December 1st 2016

wonderful, thanks Gil

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Hi buddies. I can’t watch any video,even in You Tube! Please help. What should I do????!!!

Thursday, December 1st 2016

    You probably need a VPN to watch YouTube (and EngVid) videos in your country.

    Thursday, December 1st 2016

      Maybe. By the way thank you.

      Friday, December 2nd 2016

I should say I have been able to watch videos before but now I can’t.

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Nice, I have a good luck or I have understood all of the concepts very well, I think that it was the second last sentence because teacher Gill explains so much clear and carefully that I could imagine by myself learning English. Now I am more confident with my look at this difficult subjet such as the phrasal verbs, although they are always complicated for foreigners student like me. Thanks a lot teacher Gill.

Thursday, December 1st 2016

    I think I have had a mistake in “foreigners student”, it will be “foreigner students” as a right one expression. Sorry.

    Thursday, December 1st 2016

      Thanks angardiobel … I’m glad the lesson has helped your confidence :-)
      The word ‘foreigner’ is used mostly as a noun — if you want to use it as an adjective you can say it this way: ‘foreign students’.
      All the best with your English studies!

      Saturday, December 10th 2016

        Yes, I was the same doubt with the noun “strength” and its adjective “strong” as with “foreigner” and “foreign”, e.g., the famous British Foreign Office. Thanks teacher Gill, very useful review.

        Saturday, December 10th 2016

          However, I had some problems with words that ended with “-th” because there are others words that do it with “-ht”, e.g., “strength” and “straight”, and when you write them maybe not remember, besides in “dinner” and “dining room” I had the same problem. Thanks a lot to read these words, it’s a gread aid.

          Saturday, December 10th 2016

          Another mistake detected with “there are other words” because “others” would be a pronoun and not an adjective. I will have to sharp my point of view when I write. Sorry.

          Thursday, December 15th 2016

Thank you Gill! I think that the phrasal verbs are very difficult for non native english speakers and this classes are very useful for us.

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Thank you so useful phrases.
is it allowed to use those kind of phrases in academic writing??

Thursday, December 1st 2016

    Hi Ebtesam… thanks for your question. The answer is, it depends — some phrasal verbs are more informal/colloquial than others, and therefore not suitable for academic writing. For example, in an academic essay about a character in a play or novel, it would be better style to say ‘he was planning something devious’ rather than ‘he was cooking something up’. If you’re not sure whether to use a phrasal verb or not, it’s probably safer to use a single-word verb, eg ‘he located the word in the dictionary’ or ‘he referred to the word in the dictionary’ instead of ‘he looked the word up in the dictionary’. But the phrasal verb ‘look up’ is less informal/colloquial, so it would actually be ok in an academic essay. Sorry there isn’t an easy answer :-)

    Saturday, December 10th 2016

Thank you, Gill. It was a great lesson.

Thursday, December 1st 2016

I nailed it. Thanks a lot for the lesson. please keep it up ma’am!

Thursday, December 1st 2016

Hi Gill,

So nice to see you again.

Thanks for sharing new lesson.

Fianna

Thursday, December 1st 2016

I got 09/10. Gill, i m a little bit confused getting question 2. Why “messing” shouldn’t come in that. What i got from the sentence is prisoners were whispering so guard should assume that they are planning or going to mess something. In prison ,i guess there isn’t stove available for prisoner ,so how they can cook something? Please make this clear to me . Well, i found the quiz very interesting over all. Thanks gill.

Thursday, December 1st 2016

    Hi Anne — ‘cooking something up’ is metaphorical — it isn’t literally about cooking food. I mentioned that briefly in the video :-)

    Saturday, December 10th 2016

      Pls reply my comment !! I want to ask you a question ! Could u pls help me with below question and explain it to me ?
      Sarah is invited to lots of parties and she goes to ….
      A : Everyone’s
      B Every one
      C : everyone
      D : some one’s

      Sunday, December 11th 2016

        I would say: She goes to each one of them.

        Wednesday, April 26th 2017

        Hi Dear Elismin
        the correct answer is A definitely
        she goes to everyone’s (everyone’party)

        Saturday, June 17th 2017

          Hi Dear Elismin
          the correct answer is A definitely
          she goes to everyone’s (everyone’s party)

          Saturday, June 17th 2017

7 correct out of10
So bad:'(

Friday, December 2nd 2016

The same question?

Friday, December 2nd 2016

It appears that online translators are in great trouble with the “phrasal verbs”…..but fortunately we can learn the right meaning of them through (by?) your beautiful lessons. Thanks a lot Gill.

Friday, December 2nd 2016

It was interesting and helpful! Thanks a lot Gill.

Friday, December 2nd 2016

This phrasal verb ‘+ up ‘ is confused me for a long time. I could not find any body explain it. Thanks you very much

Friday, December 2nd 2016

Hi Gill, this lesson is so good, I did 10/10, thanks a lot.

Friday, December 2nd 2016

Thanks Gill

Friday, December 2nd 2016

Congratulations EngVid. You are helping to change my life with this gorgeous lessons. 10/10

Friday, December 2nd 2016

Wow! PHRASAL VERBS
100%

Friday, December 2nd 2016

Thank you so mach! I wish you would make more the such of lessons with phrasal verbs. It is very helpfull.

Friday, December 2nd 2016

Your explanation was very easy so I got ten out of ten. Regard!

Friday, December 2nd 2016

Phrasal verbs:100% Thank you Gill

Friday, December 2nd 2016

Good morning Jill, you are one of my favourite Eng Vid’s teachers!!! I always find very difficult to study the phrasal verbs but this lesson has been very helpful for me and very clear. Thank you!!!

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

10/10, your lesson is very explain!! thanks Gill!

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

9 out of 10!!! Great lesson. I’m learning so much with these videos!

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

Thanks teacher,lt was great

Sunday, December 4th 2016

think you Gill.

Sunday, December 4th 2016

I got 10 out of 10. Thank you for this useful lesson. Even though I am at the university I sometimes make mistakes when it comes to phrasal verbs :D So thank you again.

Sunday, December 4th 2016

Tks Gill.

Sunday, December 4th 2016

i got 8/10 !!!!

Sunday, December 4th 2016

Thanks Gil very much! It was very useful and understandable!

Sunday, December 4th 2016

Thanks, is very simple to understand you! I like listen you

Sunday, December 4th 2016

Thank you for lovely quiz

Sunday, December 4th 2016

Greetings form Ecuador! You are a very good teacher… Your class was so clear and I have lerned lots of new things, my knowledge has improved by your teaching techniques…Keep in this way!

Sunday, December 4th 2016

THANKS GILL FOR LESSON

Sunday, December 4th 2016

Thank you

Sunday, December 4th 2016

Thanks for the lesson,Gill. Greetings from Peru.

Sunday, December 4th 2016

Thanks, Gill. I like your accent and I’m happy because I understand your lessons.

Monday, December 5th 2016

I have 8 .
Thank you.

Monday, December 5th 2016

Thanks Gill !!!!

Tuesday, December 6th 2016

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS EXCELLENT LESSON
I FOUND IT VERY INTERESTING

Tuesday, December 6th 2016

I have 8.
Tks Gill.

Tuesday, December 6th 2016

only 5

Wednesday, December 7th 2016

Hi Gill. Thank you very much. I Particularly have difficult on phrasal verbs, but you explain such well that I understood the entire video. Thank you again

Wednesday, December 7th 2016

Thanks a lot Gill for the lesson. Score 100%.

Thursday, December 8th 2016

Excellent explanation!!! we love you, Gill!

Thursday, December 8th 2016

Thank you very much

Thursday, December 8th 2016

only 6

Saturday, December 10th 2016

I loved this lesson, thank you so much! I hope to see more lesson about phrasal verbs with different prepositions

Saturday, December 10th 2016

thank you gill
you are an angel, and i will move haven and earth to stay fellowing your lessons ont this website .i’v got 10/10 on the quize ; thanks to me !!!!

Sunday, December 11th 2016

Thank a lot Gill! I have 8 .

Sunday, December 11th 2016

Thanks for Everythink, you are so special for me. I love your voce and your “teach way”!

Monday, December 12th 2016

Excellent explanation Mrs Gill!
Thanks a lot!

Regards

Tuesday, December 13th 2016

Hi Gill!

Nice lesson as usual. Many thanks for it. I love your pronunciation and your accent, so that I try to imitate you. I am not making it up… It is true!

Regards!

Thursday, December 15th 2016

Hello everybody!

Would you like to practise English with a Brazilian student on Skype? If so, be free to call me. It will be a pleasure for me.

Take care!

Thursday, December 15th 2016

really amazing Phrasal verbs were my nightmare!
Now i got it!
Thanks!

Thursday, December 15th 2016

Thanks Gill this lesson.
Amazing!
Really interesting.

Wednesday, December 21st 2016

Thanks Gill..

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Thanks dear Gill .

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

thanks lot teacher

Friday, December 23rd 2016

thank very very much teacher. You are great

Saturday, December 24th 2016

100:)thanks!

Saturday, December 31st 2016

\The is great teaching

Saturday, December 31st 2016

Thank you ^_^

Sunday, January 1st 2017

Thank you, Gill!

Thursday, January 5th 2017

Gill, you are so good ! I love what you say, but, unfortunately, I can’t read ( education neglected )

Sunday, January 8th 2017

Thank you Gill! Watching your classes, i am starting understanding better the english.

Sunday, January 8th 2017

Thank you, Gill. My new friend Silas Wegg is now following you as well and he is very helpful.

Monday, January 9th 2017

Thank you, Gill.

Tuesday, January 10th 2017

Excellent.

Tuesday, January 10th 2017

I thank you. my scorre is 80.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thank you alot.my scorre is 100 iam very glad.

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

Great lesson! Thank you!!

Thursday, January 26th 2017

Thank you very much about this lesson I get high score but I wrong in 2 one of two about make up what’s meaning again because I get confuse

Sunday, January 29th 2017

Means making story it not true

Sunday, January 29th 2017

Thank you very much Gill

Monday, February 6th 2017

100/100
I am very satisfied .
Thanks Gill.

Wednesday, February 8th 2017

Thank you for the wonderful lesson. Good job ❤️

Thursday, February 9th 2017

Thanks, it is pretty helpful

Saturday, February 11th 2017

Hi Gill! You’re amazing! Thank you very much!

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

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Friday, February 24th 2017

Thanks ma’am gill!! I’ve learn so much this lesson now,,I’ve got 9 out of 10…

Monday, February 27th 2017

Thanks Gill!

So many interesting phrasal verbs with “up”! They definitely helped me to “grow up” on English skills.

Tuesday, February 28th 2017

Hi Gill,
At first of all thank you for this lession. It was really intersting. But I have a question.
‘I’m having to read up..’ I supposed that ‘have’ can’t be in continious in this case. We should use ‘I have to…’ Could you explain it, please?

Saturday, April 1st 2017

    Ah, I have just found your answer on my question above. It is not a mistake it’s style. ) Thanks.

    Saturday, April 1st 2017

thanks :)

Monday, April 10th 2017

Dear Jill! Thank you very much for this lesson. I enjoyed every bit of it!

Thursday, April 13th 2017

Excuse me, please. I’ve misspelt your name, dear Gill in my previous comment. :(

Thursday, April 13th 2017

Dear Gill your class was great although I’m still having some doubts about how to write/speak phrasal verbs in the most proper way. Could you explain me in which contexts is better putting the pronoun between the verb and the preposition and in which ones is allowed putting it after the preposition? Regards.

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

Tanks a lot I got 100 % it helps me to much !! XD

Thursday, June 1st 2017

Thanks teacher Gill, it was quite helpful!

Thursday, June 22nd 2017

Thank yo,Gill!

Monday, June 26th 2017

Big LOOOOVE Gill! <3 You helps for me soo much, you are the best teacher ever! <3

Monday, July 31st 2017

Thanks gill

Friday, August 4th 2017

Thanks gill

Tuesday, September 12th 2017
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