Advanced Vocabulary - Phrasal Verbs (MIXED) 3

Match the phrasal verbs on the left with their definitions on the right. The tiles in the right-hand column are sortable. ANSWERS
  • stand for
  • scrape by
  • play with
  • ascribe sth to sb
  • tag along
  • fall about
  • gloss over sth
  • consist of
  • whittle away at sth
  • wade through
  • go somewhere with someone else although you are not needed
  • try doing something in different ways to decide what works best
  • gradually reduce the size or importance of something
  • be an abbreviation or symbol of something
  • deal with or read something that is boring and takes a lot of time
  • laugh without being able to stop
  • manage to live on the money you have, but with difficulty
  • avoid talking about something unpleasant
  • be formed from the people or things mentioned
  • refer to a supposed cause, source, or author