Phrasal Verbs 5




come from somewhere
originate in
The art of origami comes from Asia.
count on sby/ sthg
rely on
I am counting on you to make dinner while I am out.
cross sthg out
draw a line through
Please cross out your old address and write your new one.
cut back on sthg
consume less
My doctor wants me to cut back on sweets and fatty foods.
cut sthg down
make sthg fall to the ground
We had to cut the old tree in our yard down after the storm.
cut in
interrupt
Your father cut in while I was dancing with your uncle.
cut in
pull in too closely in front of another vehicle
The bus driver got angry when that car cut in.
cut in
start operating (of an engine or electrical device)
The air conditioner cuts in when the temperature gets to 22°C.
cut sthg off
remove with sthg sharp
The doctors cut off his leg because it was severely injured.
cut sthg off
stop providing
The phone company cut off our phone because we didn't pay the bill.
cut sby off
take out of a will
My grandparents cut my father off when he remarried.
cut sthg out
remove part of sthg (usually with scissors and paper)
I cut this ad out of the newspaper.