Match the phrasal verbs on the left with its meaning on the right. The tiles in the right-hand column are sortable.
List of Phrasal Verbs (Compound Nouns)
  • breakdown
  • make-up
  • go-ahead
  • upbringing
  • take-off
  • comeback
  • hold-up
  • breakthrough
  • outcast
  • drawback
  • a return to being popular or fashionable
  • cosmetics used to colour and beautify the face
  • an act of stealing from a bank, etc. using a gun
  • an important development or discovery
  • the moment when an airplane leaves the ground
  • a failure of a machine to function
  • a disadvantage
  • the way a child is raised
  • someone who is not accepted by other people
  • permission to do something
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FCE Phrasal Verbs (Compound Nouns)

1) breakdown a failure of a machine to function
2) make-up cosmetics used to colour and beautify the face
3) go-ahead permission to do something
4) upbringing the way a child is raised
5) take-off the moment when an airplane leaves the ground
6) comeback a return to being popular or fashionable
7) hold-up an act of stealing from a bank, etc. using a gun
8) breakthrough an important development or discovery
9) outcast someone who is not accepted by other people
10) drawback a disadvantage