||Phrasal Verb Meaning
||To not use something so as to avoid paying for it.
||We don’t turn on a light if we don’t need it to save on electricity.
||To set aside money for future use.
||We are trying to save up for our overseas holiday.
||To frighten someone away.
||A supposedly haunted scene at the park scared many people away from the place.
|To keep something away by frightening them
||The farmer set up big scarecrows to scare birds away.
||To frighten or threaten someone into doing something.
||The cult leader scared the members into following his instructions.
||To make someone feel less confident or sure about doing something.
||The new tax scares off many would-be investors.
||To obtain something in spite of difficulties.
||We have to scare up something to eat the night before someone come to our rescue.
||To earn just enough money to live on.
||With my first job, I had to scrape along on my small weekly wage.
||To get by.
||She lost her husband, so the family had to scrape by on her meager earnings.
||To just make it.
||He scraped in by a slim majority to become president of the club.
||To just pass or achieve something.
||I just scraped through my exams.
||To bring together with difficulty a number of or quantity of something.
||She scraped up enough money to pay off her father’s gambling debts.
||To deal with.
||One of us has to see about getting enough drinks for the party.
|To attend to.
||Let the doctor see about the pain on your leg instead of just worrying about it.
||To take care of).
||He asked me to see after his hamsters while he is overseas.
||To see a quality in something.
||The movie was supposed to be funny, but we couldn’t see the humour in it.
|To see a quality in someone.
||We can see an outgoing personality in him.
|To see something in someone.
||Her parents couldn’t understand what she saw in him.
||To spend time socially together with someone.
||We have seen very little of each other since her transfer to the headquarters in the city.
||To bid someone farewell at a particular place such as airport, railway station, etc.
||He was very happy see his mother-in-law off at the airport.
|To send an uninvited person away.
||His job is to see off unwelcome intruders.
||To accompany a guest to the door when he/she is leaving.
||There were no one to see us out when we left the office.
|To remain until the end of an event, etc.
||We saw out the entire firework display in spite of the light drizzle.
||To get on with a task until it is completed.
||They are determined to see the whole project through.
|To support someone through a difficult time.
||I need some money to see me through until I get another job.
|To realize the truth of something that is deceiving.
||We saw through his cunning act almost immediately.
||To attend to.
||When I was staying with them, her parents saw to all my needs.
|To deal with.
||The local council intends to see to it that no one gets away with littering the beach with bottles and cans.
||To raise money to meet one’s need.
||He had to sell off his antique furniture to pay for his medical treatment.
|To sell something at an auctioned price.
||He sold off his luxury yacht to the highest bidder.
||To sell one’s supply of goods or materials.
||They have sold out of all the units of the new computer model.
|To sell an entire stock of something.
||The latest batch of the book is completely sold out.
|To betray someone.
||Fellow gang members had sold him out.
|To abandon one’s principles.
||He sold out to the other side.
||To sell all of one’s possessions.
||The family sold up and settled permanently in another country.
||To send someone to another place.
||She was sent away to live with her grandparents in her early teens.
||To return to the sender.
||The letter was delivered to a wrong address and was sent back to the post office.
||To imprison someone.
||He was not sent down as he was found innocent of the crime.
||The two students were sent down from their university for unacceptable behavior.
||To request to come.
||Someone has already sent for an ambulance for the accident victim.
|To request or order by post.
||She sent for a free sample of the shampoo as advertised.
||To involve someone in a difficult situation.
||When negotiation with the hostage-takers failed, the police sent in the snipers.
||To compel someone, especially a player to leave the field for violation of the rules.
||He was sent off for kicking another player’s backside.
|To cause something to be delivered by post.
||We sent off a letter of housing application and are still waiting for a reply.
|To move someone to another place.
||The mother sends the kids off to school each morning.
||To deliver something to someone so that they can deal with it.
||The report is sent on to the Attorney General for further action.
||To spend a period in prison.
||He was released without having to serve out the full sentence because of good behavior.
|To present food or drink to each of the people or guests present.
||She served out the homemade apple pie.