Common English vocabulary – Some phrasal verbs with ‘UP’

Here are some phrasal verbs with UP

Take up space or time – use or occupy space or time.
“I bought a new couch. I like the color, but unfortunately it’s too big. It takes up most of my living room.”
“I was on the phone with customer service for 40 minutes this afternoon. The call took up more than half of my lunch break.”
Show up – arrive or appear
“I can’t believe Ken’s ex girlfriend showed up at the party on Saturday. She wasn’t even invited!”

“I was so surprised when she showed up!”


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