Friday’s Phrasal Verbs


get through to – make someone understand

  • It didn’t matter how much I tried to explain. I couldn’t get through to him.

stand up to – resist, challenge

  • My boss was shouting at everyone, but Keith stood up to him and told him he was being unfair.

stand up for – publically defend or support

  • We have to stand up for our rights, and that’s what Monday’s strike is all about.

face up to – accept an unpleasant fact

  • You have to face up to it: he’s never going to change.

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