Study the information about phrasal verbs + up.
1. Bring up a topic = introduce it in a conversation
Come up = be introduced in a conversation
Come up with an idea = produce an idea
Make something up = invent something that is not true
Some interesting matters came up in our discussion yesterday.
I don’t want to hear any more about this matter. Please don’t bring it up again.
2. Cheer up = be happier
Save up = save money to buy something
Clear up = become bright (for weather)
Dan is saving up for a trip round the world.
3. Blow up = explode
Blow something up = destroy it with a bomb
Tear something up = tear it into pieces
Beat somebody up = hit someone repeatedly, so that they are badly hurt
I didn’t read the letter. I just tore it up and threw it away.
4. Break up/split up = separate
Do up a coat = fasten, tie
Do up a building, a room= repair and improve it
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Put up with something = tolerate it
Hold up a person, a plan =delay
Mix up people/things, get people/things mixed up = you think one is the other.
The two brothers look similar. Many people mix them up.
The kitchen looks great now that it has been done up.