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USE OF THE PARTICLE “OUT” WITH PHRASAL VERBS: IV

Publicat el 17 de juny de 2014 per ealonso
Today we deal with the last three verbs from the Top 100 Verbs List:

— SORT OUT

— WEAR OUT

— WORK OUT

USES                                                     EXAMPLES
1. from interior to exterior              The man went out
2. extension, projection                  The stones stuck out
3. distribution                                    She gave the papers out
4. emphasis, enlargement              They shouted out
5. fulfilment of a definite end          She reasoned the matter out  
6. disappearance, elimination        He wiped the marks out       

 

Sort out:

Meaning:  deal with someone successfully

This matter could be sorted out if they would just sit down and talk 

USE:  fulfilment of a definite end, metaphorical

Wear out: 

Meaning:  make someone  very tired

She was worn out from taking care of her elderly mother 

USE : from interior to exterior, metaphorical

Work out: 

Meaning: deal with a problem in a satisfactory way 

We’ve worked out our differences 

USE: fulfilment of a definite end

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