Top 10 Phrasal Verbs for Business in English

wanna speak real English from your first lesson sign up for your free lifetime account at English class hi everybody welcome back to top words my name is Alisha and today we're gonna talk about 10 phrasal verbs for business so let's go step up the first phrasal verb is step up step up means to move up or to level up usually to some kind of new challenging position or to a challenging project so I want to step up and do more for my company or I want to step up and take on this project there's a nuance of a challenge a move upward a promotion perhaps and new challenges new responsibilities so in a sentence the new CEO really stepped up on this project great step down the next word is the opposite step down to step down often means to resign or to quit one's job especially at the higher levels of business so a CEO might step down from his position or her position if they've made a big mistake or if the company has had problems so sometimes this can mean resign sometimes this means just moving to a lower position in the company you can you'll have to look into the specifics of the situation to figure out exactly the meaning but step down means to go to a position of lower responsibility so in a sentence following multiple serious mistakes the government official stepped down measure up the next expression is measure up measure up is a word or a phrasal verb that we use to mean compare we say how does something measure up or does this measure up to meaning is item a equal to item B is item a better than item B this is a question or a word that we use to ask how one thing compares to another thing so like how does candidate a measure up to candidate B is a question of comparison between these two these two items or does this project measure up to our past work in other words is this project equal to or is it comparable to our past works so measure up is used when comparing two things so in a sentence how does the new plan measure up to our past ideas step aside the next expression we've talked about step up step down now we'll talk about step aside so step aside means to move out of the way it doesn't mean necessarily to move up in in position or to move down in position but step aside means just temporarily to remove someone or to remove yourself from a situation so you can use this not just in business but maybe in a very crowded space like let's step aside and have this discussion you can use that in a business meeting as well – step aside is to remove yourself from a main group or from one situation go away from that situation temporarily mmm that's how we use step aside so in a sentence the company feels you should step aside like please move away from this project swoop in the next expression is swoop in swoop in so we use swoop for example with birds we can say the bird swooped in but in a business situation it's somebody usually someone a person or maybe a team that suddenly joins the company or suddenly joins a project and maybe makes a lot of changes so for example a a consulting firm might swoop in to a situation or might swoop in to a project or maybe the boss swooped in to the meeting and made a lot of changes so these these sentences these are situations where something suddenly happens by a one person or by a group of people in another sentence the consultant swooped in and changed around our entire organization shake up the next phrasal verb is shake up shake up means to make a lot of changes at one time or two maybe change atmosphere or to change a company feeling this can also be applied to situations outside of work like maybe art for example other industries manufacturing industry it means to make changes for so one person or one group makes changes so you could say for example Apple shook up the smartphone industry when it introduced the iPhone so it means to make changes or to bring about new change in a sentence she really shook up our department with her innovative ideas come online the next expression is come online come online so this is interesting of course you're watching this video presumably probably on the internet online right now but the expression come online means become able to use something usually publicly or at least within your company so when a new project comes online it means it's it's now available it can be used or it can be purchased we typically use this expression for some kind of service so for example a web platform or an application or something that other people can use so come online means become available come online means become available in a sentence then our new service is going to come online at the end of the month expand into the next expression is expand into expand into so we can use expand into to mean moving more or moving to another place or to another industry with your business operations so we can use perhaps a country or a region after this expression or we can use an industry name after this expression so you can say we want to expand into China we want to expand into Japan with our business or you can say we want to expand into the electronics industry we want to expand into the service industry expanding into something talks about the direction you want your company to move in expand into so in a sentence we'd like to expand into some other markets to bring about the next expression is to bring about to bring about means to make something happen to cause something to happen we often use this to talk about change I can be positive or it can be negative I feel I tend to use this more in a positive situation but that might just be me so to bring about means to cause something or yet to make something happen in a sentence don't you think we should try to bring about change in our company take on the next expression is take on so take on if you if you can kind of make a visual with this phrasal verb you can take something and attach it to yourself to take on something but this thing you're taking is responsibility so to take on something it has the nuance of a challenge or a new responsibility it's something that is generally seen as positive but perhaps could be maybe a lot of new work or a big new project for example so I might say I want to take on some new projects this year or you could use it outside of business like in a kind of aggressive situation like like I tried to take on a really big guy at the club but he punched me so you could use this too but it has the nuance of challenge ever every time you use it so in a different sentence I was asked to take on more responsibilities at the office oh that's the end so those are 10 – phrasal verbs for business I hope that those are useful for you if they are please let us know in the comments if you have any questions also please let us know there – if you haven't already please make sure to like this video and subscribe to our Channel also check us out at English class for more good stuff thank you very much for watching this episode of top boards 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21 thoughts on “Top 10 Phrasal Verbs for Business in English”

  1. Hi Alisha! Very niece lesson! All in all – I love you! You'are a beautiful woman! I've seen many of Your videos, and I have to admit that ALL of them are very useful. By the way-there are two important things about Your appearance- the first is that Your pronunciation is wonderful- due to that I can differ every word from the other one! That's very important to me. The second one- Your'e speaking quite slowly- that gives me a chance to memorize what You're talking about. That's a great incentive! God bless You with Your work! Many, Many greetings from Poland! Bye.

  2. Helpful maybe!!! But nothing compares with the joy of seen videos of yours. Thank you miss lisa for all of these videos.

  3. Hello, Alisha! You are amazing! I learn English with your videos! I’m from Russia! Can I send you a postcard from my country?:)

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