TO BE UP TO PHRASAL VERBS – IV

Today we are up to verbs as follows:

— TO DO UP 

— TO GROW UP

— TO HANG UP

UP USES                                                    UP EXAMPLES
1. in an upward direction                            The smoke rose up
2. in an approaching direction                    The boy ran to us 
3. completion                                              He used the coal up
4. emphasis                                                Speak up! Hurry up! 

To do up:
To fasten something 
Do up your shoelaces 
Note: Completion

To grow up: 
To  change from being a young child to being an adult
She’s starting to grow now
Note:Upward/Completion

To hang up:
To stop using a telephone
Greg hung up and sat back in his chair
Note:Upward
 

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