List of Phrasal Verbs Beginning With "C"
- Call at (to pay a visit to a place): He called at my place yesterday.
- Call away (to call off, to divert, to distract)
- Call down (to
reprove, abuse): She called down a warning to them.
- Call in (to send for): Please call in the doctor at once.
- Call of or call off (to cancel): The workers call off the strike.
- Call on (to visit a person): I called on him at the hospital.
- Call out (to shout): She called out for help.
- Call up (to imagine, to summon, to talk by telephone)
- Carry off (to win): He carried off the first prize.
- Carry on (continue): You must carry on your good work.
- Carry out (to do, execute): He carried out the order of the officer.
- Carry through (to complete some plan, aim, etc.): He carried through his plan to the end.
- Carry through (to bring safely out of the difficulties):
- Catch on (to become popular): Skateboarding caught on quickly.
- Catch up (come level with): Though two months of his study were wasted due to illness, he caught up with the other students by his hard work.
- Charge with (to accuse of): Aksionov was charged with murdering a merchant.
- Climb down (move towards the bottom)
- Close down (cease business): He has close down his shop due to losses.
- Close up (come near one another): Please close up and make room for Sam.
- Close in (coming near): The enemy closed in from all sides.
- Come about (to happen): It came about as he had told me.
- Come across (make an impression in a particular way): He came across well in the interview.
- Come across (to meet or find by chance): Yesterday, I came across my old friend.
- come at (to attack someone or something): The elephant came at us and we moved away
- Come back (return)
Come by (visit): I'll come by after work and see if you need any help.
Come by (acquire): How did you come by that watch?
- Come forward (present oneself): A boy came forward to save the old women.
- Come down (downfall)
Come down (rain): Just look at the rain coming down! I'm not going out in that.
Come down (travel): When you're next in London, come down and see us.
- Come down on (to punish, to rebuke): The manager came down on his staff for not working properly.
- Come down upon (to rebuke, to punish)
- Come down with (to become ill with a disease): Twenty-two pupils came down with flu.
- Come into (inherit something): When his aunt died, he came into a fortune.
- Come off (be successful): When everybody failed, Sam efforts came off.
- Come out (become known to people): The truth must come out.
- Come round (arrive): Many people come round to see the cricket match.
- Come up (of the sum; rise): The sun has come up.
- Come up to (to be equal to): His performance in the examination didn’t come up to his hopes.
- Come up with (reveal): Finally, he came up with the confession that he had killed his wife.
- Come upon ( to discover, find or meet by chance or accidentally): I came upon the book in a little second-hand bookshop in Dorset.
- Crop up (to appear suddenly, unexpectedly): Many difficulties have cropped up before me.
- Crop out (to come out at the surface)
- Cut back (prune something): The gardener is cutting back rose-bushes.
- Cut down (to reduce): You should cut down you smoking.
- Cut off (to intercept): Our forces cut off the enemy’s supplies.