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!