Work and obligations: enhance your English with our phrasal verb topics
Work away – work abroad
I will be working away for the next few weeks so I will be unreachable.
Work on – spend time to try to perfect something
We ought to work on the new App if we want it to meet the deadline.
Work out – solve or find a solution to something
Have you worked out how we could reach more customers?
Catch up (on/with) – reach the same level as somebody
I need to catch up on the invoices to be able to stay on track.
Take to – become good at/become a habit
We have taken to the new job roles with ease.
Go over – review
We have to go over the minutes from the meeting.
Opt out of – decide not to do something
In the end we opted out of the business merger.
Take over – take control of something
Google are going to take over my firm next month.
Take on – hire/employ someone
My company are going to take on 5 new employees next month to meet the demand.
Carry out – do sth/realize an action
We are carrying out a refurbishment in the office at the moment.
Back out (of) – decide not to do something
Do you want to back out of the agreement already?
Turn down – reject
We might turn down the contract offer.
Set up – start a business
I have just set up a new online business.
Stand in for – substitute
Do we have anyone to stand in for James while he is on paternity leave?
Bring out – start selling a new product
We brought out this new product in 2019.
Keep on – continue
We should keep on developing the new courses for the launch.