在托福听力考试中,一些动词短语经常会成为我们的理解难点,因此我们在平时的复习中,对于考试中经常出现的动词短语,也要有充分的了解。下面就为大家汇总了一部分考试中常用的动词短语。

  1.add up

  积少成多

  The cost will add up.

  2.back sb. up

  支持

  My wife backed me up over my decision to quit my job.

  3.blow up

  爆炸

  The racing car blew up after it crashed into the fence.

  4.break down

  崩溃

  Our car broke down at the side of the highway in the snowstorm.

  5.break sth. in

  逐渐习惯

  The woman broke down when the police told her that her son had died.

  6.break in

  打断

  The TV station broke in to report the news of the president's death.

  7.bring sb. up

  抚养

  My grandparents brought me upafter my parents died.

  8.bring sth. up

  提起

  My mother walks out of the room when my father brings up sports.

  9.call sth. off

  取消

  We have to call the meeting off.

  10.not care for sb./ sth.

  喜欢

  I don't care for his behaviour.

  11.chip in

  凑钱,出力

  If everyone chips in we can get the kitchen painted by noon.

  12.come across sth.

  偶遇

  I came across these old photos when I was tidying the closet.

  13.count on sb./ sth.

  依靠

  I am counting on you to make dinner while I am out.

  14.cut back on sth.

  减少

  My doctor wants me to cut back onsweets and fatty foods.

  15.do away with sth.

  处理掉

  It's time to do away with all of these old tax records.

  16.dress up

  精心打扮

  It's a fancy restaurant so we have to dress up.

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