Phrasal Verbs

work off

This page is about the phrasal verb work off


to get rid of excess weight or a negative emotion by engaging in physical activity

For example

  • work off sth After eating ice cream, my sister goes for a run because she thinks it'll work off any weight she would have gained.

  • work sth off Do you think that doing exercise can help work things like stress or tension off?

Quick Quiz

Patsy goes to the gym in order to work off the weight she's gained from

a. wearing weighty clothes

b. eating fatty foods

c. lifting heavy weights

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