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Phrasal verbs starting with C English lesson

What will I learn from the English lesson phrasal verbs starting with C?

This lesson you will learn the meaning of some of the phrasal verbs beginning with C that you might not understand. The lesson is to be used to help you understand the meanings when you come across phrasal verbs you don't understand.

** Warning please don't try and memorise all of the phrasal verbs listed use as a reference when you need to understand what they mean **

Phrasal verbs beginning with C

Call in: Call in for a cup of coffee when you are in town.

Call off: They had to call the meeting off because their partners asked for more time to decide on conditions.

Calm down: They had a hard time in their relationship but now everything seems to have calmed down.

Care: She cares for her younger sister.

Carry on: The light went out but the surgeon insisted on carrying on with the operation.

Carry out: I hope she will carry out her research as it may be a real breakthrough.

Catch up: You will have to work harder in order to catch up with the rest of the team.

Cheat on: She had a nervous breakdown when she discovered that her husband has been cheating on her.

Check in: All the passengers should check in one hour before the departure.

Check off: Please check off all the names on the list to make sure everyone's present.

Check out: can somebody check out who is at the door?

Check out: She checked out early in the morning and continued her journey.

Check up on: I hate when he checks up on me to be sure that I go where I tell him.

Cheer up: She went to the hairdresser to cheer herself up after the test.

Chew something over: OK. There is no need to hurry - you can just chew it over and give the answer next week.

Chill out: Oh, come on! Get a drink and chill out!

Chip in: We all chipped in for our parents' present.

Clean up: Clean up your room before you leave.

Clear something out: Next weekend I'm going to finally clear my wardrobe out.

Clear something up: Yes, we had an argument but we cleared it up already.

Clear up: The weather's clearing up.

Cloud over: as the sky clouded over, we had to resign from sunbathing that day.

Come about: He said he had no idea how all these things may have come about in his company.

Come across: John came across as being an extremely shy person.

Come across: I came across this precious painting while I was tidying my basement.

Come apart: we need a new bed; the old one is coming apart.

Come around/round: as she was the only witness of the accident, the police officer waited till she came round to ask her some questions.

Come back: don’t wait for me; I don't know when I'll be coming back.

Come down: This shelf is overloaded! It may come down any minute!

Come down on: the press came down on his new play.

Come down with: He came down with flu and had to stay in bed.

Come out: The first issue of this newspaper came out in 1956.

Come out with: She came out with her accusations quite unexpectedly.

Count on: You can always count on Jim in situation like this.

Cross out: Your essay is too long - cross some sentences out.

Cuddle up: I often cuddle up to my pony when I feel unhappy.

Cut down: I think you should cut down hours you spend in front of computer screen.

Cut down on: I try to cut down on sweets and coffee.

Cut in: He cursed and slammed on the brakes as the car suddenly cut in in front of him.

Cut in: She shows no respect to anyone - she is always cutting in! No matter who is speaking?

Cut off: Electricity has been cut off for the whole week.

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