Today we turn to learn another common grammar that will be helpful for
your future use. Let’s begin!
1. to reach sb/sth ahead of you by going faster than them/it.
Ex: She was walking so fast that I have to run to catch up (with her).
2. to reach the same level or standard as sb/sth else that was better or more advanced.
Ex: You will have to work hard to catch up with the other students.
1. to stop doing or having sth that is not good for your health.
Ex: It’s about time you gave up smoking.
2. to stop trying to do sth, usually because it is too difficult.
Ex: I don’t think the rebels will give up their fight easily.
1. to meet sb by arrangement.
Ex: We’re meeting up with Gary after work, if you want to come.
2. to meet sb by chance.
Ex: I’m so surprised to meet up with you here – I haven’t seen you for ages.
1. to go somewhere in your car and collect sb who is waiting for you
Ex: If she waits by the station, I’ll pick her up in my car.
2. to take hold of sb/sth and lift them/it up
Ex: The cat was so light, I could pick it up with one hand.
1. to separate into smaller pieces
Ex: The ship broke up on the rocks.
2. to come to an end
Ex: Their marriage broke up after ten years.