Alphabetical List – U-Z

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افعال مرکب از حرف U تا Z
Phrasal Verb Meaning Example
use up Finish a product ( so that there’s none left) The kids have used up all the toothpaste.
 
vie with Compete or rival with someone The athletes vied with each other for first place.
vouch for Express confidence in, or guarantee something You can give the keys to Andy.  I can vouch for him.
 
ward off Keep away or repel (something dangerous or unpeasant). I take plenty of vitamin C to ward off colds.
warm up 1) Reheat something.
2) Make more lively or more relaxed.
1) She warmed up some left-over soup.
2) He told a  few jokes to warm up the atmosphere.
wash up Wash the dishes after a meal. Who’s going to help me wash up?
watch out Be careful Watch out! There’s a car coming.
water down 1) Dilute or make weaker by adding water

2) Make less severe

1) If you water down the medicine it will be easier to take.
2) He watered down his remarks so as not to offend anyone.
wear out 1) Become unusable
2) Become very tired
1) Julie wore out her shoes sightseeing.
2) At the end of the day Julie was worn out.
whip up Prepare quickly. I can whip up something to eat if you’re hungry.
wolf down Eat greedily and quickly. The boys wolfed down the whole cake in no time!
work out 1) Do physical exercise
2) Find a solution or calculate something
1) I work out twice a week at the gym club.
2) It’s expensive but I haven’t worked out the exact cost yet.
wind up Finish or put an end to something – Before winding up his speech he thanked everyone for their presence.
– He decided to wind up his business and retire.
wind up Arrive finally in a place. We finally wound up in a village with a spectacular view.
wipe off Clean (board, table) The teacher asked Lee to wipe off the board.

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