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Phrasal verbs starting with S English lesson

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

This lesson you will learn the meaning of some of the phrasal verbs beginning withS 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 S

sail through: She sailed through all the examinations. We sailed through the passport control.

save up: I want to save up for a new computer.

screw up: You'd better not screw it up this time.

scribble down: You can't scribble down like that - nobody can read it.

see off: All my friends came to see me off at the airport.

see through: I didn't see her through and now I'm toasted.

sell out: The bookstore sold out his new book in just few hours.

send in: Please send in application forms before the end of the month.

set off: We set off early in the morning.

set out: We are planning to set out at about 8.

settle down: He thinks it is high time to settle down and start a decent life.

shoot down: Three enemy planes have been shot down during the battle.

show off: What a jerk! All he can do is just showing off!

show up: We'd been waiting for him 2 hours and he didn't show up.

sign in: First of all you have to sign in at reception.

sign out: Don't forget to sign out before you leave.

sign up: John has signed up for almost all classes. When will he find time for that?

slip away: Go for it! Don't let that opportunity slip away!

slow down: You're driving too fast, please slow down.

sort out: She needs to sort out things concerning their relationship.

speak for: Speak for yourself. I hate this place.

speed up: Speed up, we can't drive so slow on a highway.

splash out: She needed some entertainment so decided to splash out in the city centre.

split up: I'm not with Susan any more, we split up two weeks ago.

spread out:  The forests spread out to the horizon.

stake on: He staked his own reputation on and decided to support the strike.

stand back: The police told everyone to stand back.

stand by: The antiterrorist squads are standing by behind this building.

stand for:  Do you know what CNN stands for?

stand up for: You should always stand up for your beliefs.

start over: I made so many mistakes that I better start everything over again.

stave off: In this climate you should drink a lot of water to stave off dehydration.

stay away: You'd better stay away from my brother.

stay in: I don't feel like going out today, I'll stay in.

stay out: I don't mind if he stays out but yesterday he went too far.

stay out of: Stay out of any trouble or you'll get back to jail.

stay up: Tom stayed up till 3 in the night to watch the final NBA play.

stem from: His shyness stems from his low self-esteem.

stick to: It looks yummy but I need to stick to my diet, you know...

stock up: I think we should stock up with beer - your friends are coming tonight...

stoop to: I don't think Sally would stoop to sharing the details of their intimate life with tabloids.

strike back: If we attack them, they will strike back for sure.

sum up: To sum up our discussion - we need to hire two more people.

switch off:  Switch off the radio before you leave.

switch on: Switch on the TV, there's weather forecast in few minutes.

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