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Online dictionaries

The dictionaries below will be a help!

 Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary 

 Macmillan Dictionary and Thesaurus 

Phrasal verbs

Here is a downloadable pdf with some of the most common phrasal verbs.

Download the Phrasal Verbs A-Z - [pdf file]

See the following extracts from the pdf file

account for something

  • to explain
  • to give an explanation for something

Well, how do you account for the fact that there's £20,000 missing?
There's a lot of money not accounted for.


call something off

  • to cancel

We had to call off the meeting because the manager was on a trip.
No one told me you'd called it off. I came all the way from Barcelona!