Phrasal Verbs with Work

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Here you will learn Phrasal Verbs with Work. I have split them in to two sections. 

In the video lesson you will 4 Phrasal verbs and when you scroll down, you will learn 3 more.

7 Phrasal Verbs with Work

Hi there. Welcome to Harry’s World of Words and Phrases and English in a Minute.

We’re now going to look at Phrasal Verbs using the verb WORK and the prepositions OUT, OFF, UP and ON. So we’ll take them one at a time.

Let’s first of all take WORK OUT.

I am going to work out a solution to this problem.

So you’re working on a crossword puzzle, you can work out, you can find the solution.


We had a very good Christmas and New Year, we put on a few extra kilos so we want to work off that weight.

We want to go out for a run and work it off.

WORK UP means to get ready for something or prepare for something.

So we can say:

‘Let’s go outside and have a good walk for 5 or 7 kilometres and we’ll work up an appetite.’

Meaning we’ll become hungry so when we go home we can have a nice meal.

And then finally WORK ON. To work on something.

I am going to work on that project all weekend cause I really need to finish it by Monday.

Okay. So phrasal verbs using the verb WORK and the prepositions ON, UP, OFF and OUT. Okay. So as always subscribe to our Channel.

And remember to join us on and we’ll catch up very soon.

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Phrasal Verbs with Work

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Phrasal Verbs with Work


to repay a debt by working without pay

Example: It took a year to work off what she owed the company.


to try to influence someone by constantly pesuading them

Example: My half brother has a house in south of France. I’ll work on him to let us have it for a week in May.


to develop into something

Example: The movie works up to a big revelation that doesn’t surprise anyone.

More Information

For more information on English Grammar Rules, English Idioms and English Vocabulary Words, check out the following links:

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Free resources are always available at BBC Learning English.

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