To bang somebody up is to put them in prison. The expression lock up has the same meaning.
- He was banged up for smuggling.
This is an inseparable phrasal verb.
When you are off you go away.
- I am just off to see my Attorney. I will be back in an hour.
- It looks like she has been bitten by the travel bug. She is off to Egypt next week.
When something is off it is not working.
- The power was off for several hours.
When an event is off, it has been cancelled.
- Due to the chairman’s illness, Tuesday’s meeting is off.
When a book or a magazine is out, it is available to general public.
- His latest novel will be out next month.
- The stories of her many affairs are out now.
When a person is out, they are not at home or work.
- The Chairman is out at the moment.
When you black out, you faint.
The expression pass out has the same meaning.
- She was feeling dizzy and blacked out.
To blow a candle out is to extinguish it.
- The birthday boy blew the candles out and cut the cake.
When a controversy blows over, it is forgotten.
- His publicist has advised him to keep a low profile until the controversy blows over.
When something blows up it explodes.
- Police foiled the terrorists’ plan to blow up the railway station.
When you blow up, you become angry.
- I still can’t understand why she blew up over something so silly.
When you blow something up you exaggerate it.
To blow up a balloon over a tyre is to fill it with air.
To blurt out is to say something without thinking.
- James was never popular with his friends. He would always blurt out things that were said in private.