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Here are the most common phrasal verbs related to sport:


Take up – start doing

I am looking to take up a new sport in the spring, but I don´t know which.


Work out – do sport

I work out at least 3 time a week to stay in shape.


Turn up – arrive/ be present

My brother is the best player on the team, but he hardly ever turns up.


Give up – quit/stop doing

If you have trouble doing something, it is important to persevere and never give up.


Join in – Take part in

I would like to join in the tennis match, if you don´t mind of course.


Get by – do the minimum

I´m not great at golf but I can get by.


Work on – dedicate time to

I need to work on my golf swing if I want to improve.


Warm up – prepare

It is important to warm up before doing exercise and also to cool down afterwards.


Knock out – eliminate

We knocked out our rivals in the semifinal so we are super happy.


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