||Recite without effort or pause
||She amazed everyone by reeling off all the phrasal verbs she had learned.
||Count on / depend on / trust
||Don’t worry. You can rely on me. I can keep a secret.
||Write it in pencil so that you can rub it out.
||The police ruled out political motives.
||Escape from a place or suddenly leave
||He ran away from home at the age of fourteen.
||Meet by accident or unexpectedly
(also : bump into)
|Sophie ran into Maria at the shopping centre.
|run out of
||Have no more of something
||What a nuisance! I’ve run out of coffee.
||Start a journey
||Early Saturday morning we set off for the ski slopes.
||Start a business
||She set up her own company 10 years ago.
||It’s always wise to shop around before buying anything.
||Brag or want to be admired
||There’s David showing off in his new sports car!
||Appear / arrive
||We expected William to come but he didn’tshow up.
|shut up (impolite)
||Be silent, stop talking
||Oh shut up you idiot!
||Give up one’s rights or ownership
||He signed away his property and joined a religious community.
||Register (eg at a hotel)
||Let’s go and eat as soon as we’ve signed in.
||Pay your bill and leave (eg a hotel)
||He signed out and left for the airport.
|sign over (to)
||Transfer ownership of something
||He signed over the house to his two children.
|sign up (for)
||Enroll in an activity
||Emma signed up for a computer course.
|sign up (with)
||Sign an agreement to work for somebody
||Paul has signed up with a news agency.
||Select for special attention
||Two boys were singled out for extra coaching.
||To be fully understood
||It took a while for the scale of the disaster tosink in.
||Take a seat
||Please come in and sit down.
||Sleep later than usual
||Tomorrow’s Saturday, so I can sleep in!
||Get rid of the effects of too much alcohol
||Jack went for a long walk to sober up.
||Rise from a sitting position
||The pupils stood up when the headmaster arrived.
|stick up for
||It’s important to stick up for one’s principles.