Study the information about phrasal verbs + up. Part 1
1. Go up, come up, walk up to = approach
Catch up with smb = move faster than somebody in front of you so that you reach them
Keep up with = continue at the same speed or level
You are walking too fast. I can’t keep up with you.
A man came up to me in the street and asked me for money.
2. Set up an organization, a company, a business = start it
Take up a hobby, sport, an activity = start doing it
Fix up a meeting =arrange it
We have fixed up a meeting for next Monday.
3. Grow up = become an adult
Bring up a child = raise, look after a child
Sally was born in Ireland but grew up in England.
4. Clean up/clear up/tidy up = make it clean, tidy
Wash up = wash the plates, dishes after a meal
Look at this mess! Who’s going to tidy up?
5. End up somewhere, end up doing something
give up = stop trying, give something up = stop doing it
make up something/be made up of something
take up space or time = use space or time
turn up/show up = arrive, appear
use something up = use all of it so that nothing is left
Air is made up mainly of nitrogen and oxygen.
We arranged to meet Mike last night, but he didn’t turn up.
Raymond Murphy. English Grammar in Use- Cambridge: CUP, 379p.