Here is a list of phrasal verbs.
To come across someone or something is to find them by chance.
- I came across some old photos of my mother while cleaning up the cabinets.
- He came across as a stupid who didn’t know what he was doing.
When you come forward, you present yourself.
- The winners should come forward to receive the prizes.
To count on someone is to depend on them for help.
- I don’t think we can count on him.
Cut down on
To cut down on something is to reduce it in size or number.
- If you want to lose weight, you need to cut down on the amount of sweets you eat.
To cut something out is to remove it using scissors.
- She cut out some photos from the newspaper.
- Cut out can also mean remove or eliminate.
- I have cut out all junk food from my diet.
To deal with something is to handle it.
- You must learn to deal with stress and tension.
When something dies down, it becomes less strong.
- They returned to their homes when the storm died down.
To do without something is to manage without it.
- We cannot do without water.
If something drags on, it lasts longer than expected.
- The trial dragged on for several years.
To draw up a contract is to write it.
- He refused to sign the contract we had drawn up.