even up

This page is about the phrasal verb even up.

Meaning: to make something more equal or to make it fairer

Synonym: equalize

For example:

  • even sth up You paid for the tickets, so if I pay for the snacks and drinks that'll even things up.

  • even up sth We need to score five more points to even up the score.

Quick Quiz:

Gary has had three pieces of cake, but his sister Mary has only had one. To even things up, her mother must give Mary

a. one more piece

b. two more pieces

c. three more pieces

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Contributor: Matt Errey