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Phrasal Verbs with 'Be'
be near, nearby:
He must be somewhere about.
be available or active (in a certain place) :
Step carefully, there are snakes about.
There comes the commission, they are about from the first of May until the fifteenth.
be about something
be doing something; be busy with something:
What are you about?
She doesn't know what she's about.
be about to do something
used to indicate an action that may soon occur based on the situation:
So what is it exactly he's about to do?
It's about to rain.
Being about to fall he took his hands out of the pockets.
be above something
be superior; rise superior to something:
She's above criticism. (She is flawless.)
It's above my head. (This is too difficult for me to understand.)
be above oneself
overestimate one's worth:
He's above himself and thinks he knows everything.
get out of obedience; become unmanageable:
Something needs to be done. He is above himself.
be after something
try to do or get anything; be interested in something:
He is after money, not friendship. – Он гонится за деньгами, а не дружбой.
be after somebody for something
pester someone with something:
He's always after me for something.
be against somebody or something
oppose somebody or something; object to somebody or something:
He wasn't against my doing it.
It is against my principles to tell a lie.
be ahead of somebody or something
be outrunning, winning or in a superior position compared to somebody or something
Development of transportation is far ahead of road infrastructure.
be at somebody
criticize or complain somebody in an annoying way; pester someone (with any request) :
She's at me again for I've come drunk. – Опять она меня пилит.
She was at me all evening for I came drunk again. – Опять она меня пилит.
He was at me to let him go outside. / He was at me about letting him go outside.
be doing something; be busy with something; deal with something:
What are you at?
Who's been at my stuff? (Who touched / used my stuff?)
be gone; be out of one's place:
I won't be away for long.
I'll be away to Simferopol for a few days.
immerse in thoughts:
He is away in a world of his own.
return; come back:
I will be back soon.
come back into fashion; become popular again:
Oversized sunglasses are back again.
be behind (somebody, something)
lag (behind somebody or something):
He's behind the times.
They are a powerhouse team and never give up even when they are behind in the score.
be in arrears:
They're behind with their rent.
I'm behind you all the way.
indicates a location below the current position (see also Down vs. Up):
The nearest bus stop is down the street, it's in three minutes on foot.
go (temporarily) out of order:
Our home WiFi network is down.
be down (to some quantity)
finish; have a small amount; decline (to a certain level):
Crime is down. (The crime rate is dropping.)
We discovered that our water stock was down to two bottles.
be down (with something)
get sick with something:
He is down with the flu.
be down (with somebody or something)
be in agreement with someone or something; cooperate; get along with someone, enjoy something:
I'm down with your solution.
I'm down with this music.
—Are we going for a walk? —I'm down.
Be Down and Out
be down and out
be exhausted; be helpless :
I'm not so down and out that I can't handle this.
be in need; be without funds:
For years she had been down and out in Los Angeles, singing for $5 a night.
be for somebody, something
be on someone's side; support anyone, anything:
I'm all for what you say.
I was for giving her another chance.
be a cause; be a harbinger of something:
It can't be for nothing!
Maybe it's all for the best.
be at home; be in place:
(At) what time are you in tomorrow?
I have said I'm in for no one.
be involved, join in an activity:
Are you in? – Are you with us (in business)?
be in fashion:
Oversized sunglasses are in this year.
to be in jail:
He was in for fraud.
Be In For
be in for something
be waiting for something:
What are we in for this today?
Having come home she was in for a surprise.
be involved in something; take part in something:
He has no idea what he is to be in for.
be into somebody or something
love; like; be carried away by someone or something :
He's into his new neighboress.
be into something
be involved in something:
I don't care what he's into.
be of something
be determined by any sign: be of interest = be interesting; be of use = be useful:
Please let me know if I can be of help.
I was of two minds whether to leave or to stay.
They were all of a size (one size / the same size).
Benefits may be of two types: cash benefits and benefits in kind.
belong to something:
I am of Ireland.
be made of something:
It is of wood.
I must call my wife, tell her our date night(1) is off.
If I don't see some results by tomorrow, the deal is off.
be turned off; be switched off:
The electricity is off.
be free of any business:
I will be off by 5 o'clock today.
be confused; not be at one's best; be out of luck :
I've been a little off these last few days.
be off (to somewhere)
go; go away (somewhere):
Be off! (Get out!)
I must be off.
Well, I'm off to bed.
be off something
lose interest in something; quit (about the habit):
When you are ill you can be off your food.
I've been off cigarettes for two years.
figuratively: be outside of something, be without something:
He's been off his game this last couple of days. (He's not been in his best shape.)
Don't be off your guard. (Don't be careless.)
Are you off your head?
happen; take place:
Join our mailing list, so you know about what's on in our community.
be on display; be on show; be on exhibit:
The film is on in a few minutes.
be turned on; be switched on:
The electricity is on.
be on something
figuratively: be in something, be with something:
It's nice to know someone here is on his game. (It's nice to know that someone here knows what to do.)
Our experienced team are on hand to advise you on any questions. (Our experienced team is always ready to advise you on any questions.)
Be On About
be on about something
hint, imply; talk about something (in a long or unintelligible conversation) :
What is he on about? (What is he talking about. / What does he mean?)
I have no idea what he's on about.
раскрыться, стать известным:
It's no use keeping the truth back. Everything will be out anyway. – Бесполезно скрывать правду. Всё станет известно в любом случае.
покинуть определённое место (обычно на недолгое время) (не быть дома, на работе и т.п.):
He's out at the moment. – На данный момент его нет.
I told you, I'm out to lunch. – Я тебе же сказал, что я ушёл на обед.
не иметь; не хватать:
Something is out here. – Чего-то здесь не хватает.
I'm out of cigarettes. – У меня кончились сигареты.
be out to do something
разг. намереваться, решить сделать что-либо:
She's out to prove herself. – Она собирается показать на что способна.
be out of something
выходить за границы, пределы чего-либо:
If something is out of range it is too far away to be reached or detected. – Если что-то находится за пределами, то оно слишком далеко, чтобы его можно было достигнуть или обнаружить.
Be Out and About
be out and about
переходить к активной фазе после покоя или обыденного состояния; поправляться (приходить к норме); стать доступным после поломки:
You need to be out and about, mate. – Дружище, тебе нужно прогуляться.
I usually read books if I'm not out and about. – Дома я обычно читаю книги.
I'm glad you are out and about again after the operation. – Я рад, что ты снова при делах после операции.
He decided it wouldn't be foreseeing for him to be out and about now. – Он решил, что будет не предусмотрительно с его стороны показываться сейчас на людях.
The snake season is upon us, which means snakes will soon be out and about after a long period of hibernation – hungry and in search of food. – Приближается время змей, а это означает, что скоро будут вылазить и лазить везде змеи, голодные в поисках пищи, после долгого периода зимней спячки.
Your car will be out and about in an hour. – Ваш автомобиль будет на ходу в через час.
выходить в свет, в оборот; стать доступным:
Our postcards and posters will soon be out and about giving you all the details of our event. – Наши открытки и плакаты скоро выйдут и расскажут вам все детали нашего мероприятия.
быть на ногах; проснуться; бодрствовать:
Usually I'm already up at seven o'clock. – Обычно в семь часов я уже не сплю.
происходить, иметь место, быть актуальным:
What's up? – Что происходит? (Что случилось?)
Is the offer still up for grabs? – Предложение все еще доступно?
подняться, быть наверху, достигать высокого положения:
Gasoline prices are up about 40 cents in a month. – Цены на бензин растут примерно на 40 центов в месяц.
He is up in his room. – Он наверху в своей комнате.
She is up in years but she has a huge spirit. – Она в годах, но у нее огромный дух.
Be Up For
be up for something
иметь желание, быть в настроении заняться чем-либо; быть готовым к чему-либо:
Are you up for shopping? – Не желаешь пройтись по магазинам?
I think he's up for the challenge. – Я думаю, он готов к испытанию.
быть под действием чего-либо:
This house is up for sale. – Этот дом продаётся.
This isn't up for discussion anyway. – Это не подлежит обсуждению в любом случае.
All facets of the matter has been up for review. – Все аспекты вопроса рассмотрены.
Be Up To
be up to something
быть способным, готовым на что-либо:
I think he's up to the challenge. – Я думаю, он справится с этой задачей.
I'm not sure I'm up to the job. – Я не уверен, что справляюсь с этой работой.
I'm not up to waiting that long. – Я не собираюсь так долго ждать.
затевать, замышлять что-либо:
I have to know what she is up to. – Я должен знать, что она затеяла.
быть зависимым, определяться чем-либо:
It's up to me, not to you, to decide that. – Мне решать, а не тебе.
Now it's all up to you. – Теперь все зависит от тебя.
That one's life is up to oneself is a pivotal developmental epiphany. – То, что жизнь зависит от самого себя, является основным откровением для развития.
be with somebody:
поддерживать, быть за кого-либо:
I am entirely with you in this. – В этом я с вами полностью согласен.