PHRASAL VERBS – Helping & Recovering

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Hi, everyone!

Here is another post about phrasal verbs.

Phrasal verbs are idiomatic phrases consisting of a verb and another element, typically an adverb or a preposition, or a combination of both. They are widely used by native speakers of English so it’s a good idea to try to learn some of them.

We’ll see some of the basic phrasal verbs to describe helping & recovering in this post. I’m sure you’ve already heard some or maybe all of them and will be able to understand the meaning by the context, so here we go!

CARRY ON – to continue doing an activity. (continuar, seguir em frente)

Some people carry on as if nothing has happened.

CLEAN UP – to remove dirt, sweep, wipe down, etc. (limpar, fazer uma limpeza)

We have to clean up this house before the guests arrive.

GET THROUGH – to succeed in finishing a task / to survive. (completar uma tarefa com sucesso, sobreviver, sair vivo)

I just have to get through the next few months and then I’ll be fine.

HELP OUT  – to do something to help someone. (ajudar, assistir)

My sister helps out with the kids a lot.

HOLD ON – to manage to continue, stop from failing. (aguentar, suportar)

If you hold on, things will get better eventually.

HOLD ON TO – to grip something tightly. (segurar, agarrar)

She held on to him for support.

KEEP ON – to continue doing something and do not stop. (persistir, continuar)

I kept on running until I finished the marathon.

LOOK AFTER – to take care of something or someone.  (cuidar de, tomar conta de)

My mother looks after the baby during the week.

LEAVE BEHIND – to stop having a past feeling or experience and progress to something new. (deixar para trás)

This is your chance to leave behind these bad experiences.

LIVE WITH – to accept and carry on with your life or work. (viver com)

The job involves a lot of stress, but I learned how to live with it.

PROTECT FROM – to prevent something bad from happening with someone. (proteger de)

Make sure to protect yourself from the sun.

SETTLE DOWN – when something settles down, it becomes calmer or stops changing. (estabelecer-se, estabilizar-se)

When things settle down you’ll have to come and visit us.

TAKE IN – to allow someone to live with you at your house or in your country. (acolher, abrigar)

Canada takes in a lot of refugees every year.

TURN AROUND – to change completely, usually for better. (mudar completamente, normalmente para melhor)

My life turned around when I moved to Canada.

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