April 4th, 2012 in English Learning
A large number of phrasal verbs made with the verbs in, off and out are used to talk about arrivals and departures. Here is a list of them.
I am off to the beach. (= I am going to the beach.)
I will be off in a few minutes. (= I will leave in a few minutes.)
To rush off is to leave in a hurry.
He rushed off without saying a word.
Take off = start a flight
The plane took off at 6.30.
See somebody off
To see somebody off is to accompany them as they depart on a journey.
I went to the airport to see off my friend.
Scare / frighten somebody off
To scare / frighten somebody off is to cause them to leave by frightening them.
He scared the kids off.
He frightened the birds off.
To set off is to leave on a journey of some kind.
We set off early in the morning.
We started out on our journey.
To check out is to depart from a hotel
He has checked out.
To check in is to arrive at a hotel
He checked in at 8 am.
Used to talk about the time when people or vehicles would arrive.
Her baby is due in April.