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Learn a phrasal verb every day with this series of short podcasts by Luke Thompson from Luke’s English Podcast.

Each episode contains definitions, explanations and improvised examples of each phrase to help you understand and remember these complex but important parts of the English language! Transcripts are also available for every episode.

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Sep 30, 2015

To treat someone badly, like criticising them, when it's unfair. "Why are you always picking on me?" "Pick on someone your own size for a change!" "The other kids at school used to pick on me for being a swot" Transcript here

Sep 28, 2015

phase in = to gradually start using something phase out = to gradually stop using something Listen to the episode for examples. Donate to Luke at

Sep 28, 2015

To slowly get weaker or softer and then to disappear/end completely. E.g. "The music just petered out as the band stopped playing" "We followed the path through the forest but eventually it just petered out." "I can't talk to Jeff about anything. Our conversation always just peters out, unless we're talking...

Sep 25, 2015

1. to become more lively, happy and energetic 2. something perks something/someone up = it makes it more lively or exciting. More details and transcripts at

Sep 25, 2015

1. To arrange an appointment, meeting or date in a diary, but it's not a fixed plan - it might change later. Transcript here