call back:  I have already called her ten times and she hasn’t called back. (To return a telephone call)
call for:  The people are calling for a change of government. (To demand)
call in:  They tried to settle the matter without calling in the police. (To telephone someone at a particular place)
call off:  The couple called off their engagement by mutual consent. (To postpone or cancel)
call on:  She’s never in when I called on her. (To make a brief visit)
call up:  That was the first time he was called up to play for the national team. (To select, e.g. as a player)

carry on:  When the rain started to fall, we carried on playing football as if nothing happened. (To continue doing something)

carry out:  She got into trouble for not carrying out her assignment. (To do or complete something)
carry over:  Leave not used up may be carried over into next year. (To bring something forward)

catch on: He became popular when his new song caught on very fast. (To become popular)

catch up:  Having been ill for the last few days, I now have got to catch up on my studying. (To reach same standard as others)
catch up with:  After all these years the law finally caught up with him. (To finally discover someone had done wrong and punish them)

clean out:  They have to clean out the attic before they move out. (To remove dirt, rubbish, etc from a place)

clean up:  The group of volunteers gathered to clean up the beach. (To make a place free from dirt, stains, rubbish, etc)

clear away:  The children quickly cleared away all their toys before mum reached home. (To remove unwanted things or put them back to where they belong so that the place becomes tidy)

clear off:  They cleared off from chatting in the canteen when the boss entered. (To leave quickly)
clear out: It’s time to clear your bedroom out; it’s cluttered up with piles of books and magazines. (To make a place tidy by getting rid of unwanted things)
clear up:  The weather cleared up and we went for a drive along the coast. (To improve , especially weather)

close down:  The factory was forced to close down by falling demand for its products. (To cease operation such as a business, shop, etc)

close in:  The police are closing in on the gang’s hideout. (To move in on a target and prevent its escape)
close off:  Two lanes were closed off for roadwork. (To not allow access)
close out:  The store is closing out a particular brand of shoes. (To dispose of something cheaply)
close up:  The supermarket is closed up for renovation. (To not open for the time during which something is being done)

come about:  How did it come about that we didn’t meet when we’re both there at the same time? (To happen)

come across:  I came across a life-size bronze statue of a horse in an antique shop. (To meet or find by chance)
come along:  I wanted to go to the cinema but nobody wanted to come along with me. (To go somewhere with)
come apart:  My glasses came apart when I accidentally dropped them. (To separate into pieces)
come around:  He came around after I showed him all the evidence. (To change one’s opinion)
come at:  I dreamed he came at me with a dagger and demanded my wallet. (To rush threateningly at someone)
come back:  He comes back from five-nil down to level at seven-all. (To regain success after setback)
come before: She said her childrenwould always come before her career. (To be more important)
come between:  He doesn’t allow anything, not even his wife, to come between him and his work. (To cause conflict between two persons)
come by:  Plum jobs are hard to come by these days. (To find something that is difficult to get)
come down: They are coming down from Iceland this weekend. (To travel south) 
come down on:  Her parents really came down hard on her for playing truant. (To punish)
come down to:  When it comes down to her political beliefs, she is not prepared to compromise. (To be the most important factor)
come down with:  He just came down with a cold, so we have to postpone the trip. (To suffer something infectious, though not serious)
come for:  You had better hide; they are coming for you. (To arrive so as to get something or someone)
come forward:  Despite the high reward offered, no one has come forward with any information.  (To volunteer to provide information)
come from:  He comes from a long line of actors. (To have started from)
come in:  These small tools come in handy when we need them. (To be useful when needed)
come of:  His persistent cough comes of smoking heavily. (To happen because of something)
come off:  Despite all our efforts, the social gathering did not come off very well. (To take place or occur)
come out:  The truth of the matter will came out sooner or later. (To become known)
come out of:  The police combed the entire area for evidence, but nothing came out of it. (To result from something)
come out with:  He came out with his own interpretation which is not entirely accurate. (To say something that is unexpected)
come over:  If you come over next week, we can do it together. (To make a casual visit)
come round:  I expected you to come round for the drinking session, but you didn’t. (To visit someone at home)
come to:  She came to about an hour after he was admitted to the hospital. (To regain consciousness)
come through: Her anger came through in her facial expression. (To become clear or obvious)
come under:  The politician came under widespread criticism for what he proposed. (To experience or suffer)
come up:  A stranger came up to me and asked for the way to the museum. (To move towards)
come up against:  In parliament, he had to come up against experienced opposition members. (To deal with)
come up for:  The proposal will come up for revision next week. (To be dealt with in the future)
come up with:  They intend to come up with a solution soon. (To think of a plan for something)
come up with:  We welcome anybody who can come up with an alternative plan. (To think of an idea)
come upon:  We came upon a headless corpse when we stepped into a disused mine. (To discover by chance)
come upon:  The police finally came upon the spot where the murder supposedly took place. (To find what one has been looking for)
 
count down: We like to join in when they count down before the launch of a rocket. (To call out  numbers in descending order to zero)   
count in:  If you are having a drinking session this evening, you can count me in. (To include someone)
count on:  You can count on my help whenever you need it. (To depend)
count out:  If you are going on a shopping spree this weekend, count me out. (To not include someone)
 
cross off:  As you perform each task, cross it off the list. (To remove an item from a list by drawing a line through it)
cross out:  When  you make a mistake, cross it out. (To draw a line through something that is written wrongly)

cut across:  We’d better cut across the park and get home before it rains. (To take a shorter route than an alternative longer one)

cut away:  We spend the whole afternoon cutting away the dead branches. (To remove unwanted parts)
cut back:  Businesses are cutting back on staff to remain profitable. (To reduce)
cut down:  You ought to cut down on the number of cigarettes you smoke. (To reduce the quanity)
cut in:  His annoying habit is to cut in whenever a conversation is going on. (To interrupt)
cut in:  The stupid driver suddenly cut in right in front of us. (To suddenly drive into the space front of another car)
cut off:  He tried to explain but they cut him off and warned him not to be late again. (To stop someone from continuing talking by interrupt them)
cut out:  Can you fellows cut it out? I’m trying to read. (To tell someone to stop doing something)
cut up:  The murderer cut up the victim’s body into eight pieces. (To cut into pieces)