Phrasal Verbs with UP


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Phrasal Verbs with UP
ACT UP
(intransitive) to behave poorly(human);to reoccur(disease);to malfunction(machine)
I think I’ll stand rather than sit because my hemorrhoids are acting up again

ADD UP
(intransitive) to result in a certain total
I’ve calculated that over and over, but it just doesn’t add up.

BACK UP
(separable) to make copies of computer files just in case something happens to the original files
Please be sure to back up your files before you go home each day.

BACK UP
(separable) to help or support
I will back my friends up no matter what they do.

BACK UP
(separable) to go in reverse
When Steve passed the beautiful girl hitchhiking on the freeway, he immediately stopped the car, backed up, and offered her a ride.

BALL UP
(separable) to roll or form something into a round shape
When max does his laundry, instead of folding everything nicely when it?s…

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