56 Phrasal Verbs beginning with R
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If people rally round someone in need, they all do what they can to help the person.
to extend your arm in order to touch or take something with your hand
to offer help to someone in need
to ask someone for help when you have a problem
to believe you've found more meaning in what someone says or does than others have found
if you read something out, you read it aloud so everyone can hear it.
If you read up on something, you read books about it, or find articles and information on the internet about it.
to look at something like a book, a map, or a website, in order to get information about something
to direct someone to a place or a person for information, help or treatment
to think deeply about something
If you rely on something, you need it in order to do something.
If something reminds you of something else, it makes you think of it.
If you resign yourself to something, you accept that it's true and that there's nothing you can do to change it.
to do something you'd rather not do only because better options or solutions are not possible
to lead to a certain outcome or to produce something
to go back to a previous way of behaving, or an old way of doing things
to return a telephone call or to call again later
to call someone on a telephone
to cheat somebody by charging them too much for something
to introduce a new line of products or services
to change position when you're lying down so that you're on your back if you were face down, or face down if you were on your back
If you roll up a piece of paper, you fold or roll it in such a way that it becomes a cylinder or a ball.
to uncover and punish criminals, especially those abusing positions of trust or authority
If somebody ropes you in, they persuade you to do something you don't really want to do.
to physically attack someone, usually to intimidate or make them afraid rather than to seriously hurt them
If you round a number or an amount down to a certain level such as a whole number or the nearest dollar, you bring it down to that level.
If you round a number or an amount up to a certain level such as a whole number or the nearest dollar, you bring it up to that level.
If a quality someone has rubs off on other people, they start to show that quality as well.
to erase something that's been written or drawn
If you rule something out, you don't think it's possible.
to meet somebody by chance, or to find something by chance
If you run after someone, you chase them and try to catch up with them by running.
to compete with someone in an election
If you run away from something or someone, you run as fast as you can to escape.
If children or teenagers run away, they leave home without telling their parents or guardians.
to try to avoid problems or difficult situations
If you run your ideas or your thoughts by someone, you ask them what they think of them.
to hit somebody with a vehicle such as car or a truck
If you run somebody down, you criticize them and tell them they're no good.
If you run into someone, you meet them by chance, or without expecting to.
If you run into something, you accidentally hit it while you are driving.
If you run off with somebody, you leave home secretly in order to be with them.
to use a particular type of fuel or a particular power source
to continue for longer than expected
If you run out of something, you don't have any left and you need some more.
to suddenly leave the person you're in a relationship with
If you run over something or someone, you hit them or go over them while driving your car.
to quickly read something like a list or a speech in order to check the details or look for mistakes
to ask someone to help or protect you when you should be able to look after yourself
If you run up a bill or a debt, you get goods or services on the understanding that you'll pay for them later.
to face something that could be a problem or a difficulty
to do something quickly and without thinking about it carefully first
to leave soon after arriving or to leave suddenly