Brush Up

Brush Up

Infinitive: Brush Up
Present Tense: Brush Up/ Brushes Up
-ing Form: Brushing Up
Past Tense: Brushed Up
Past Participle: Brushed Up
It is a non-separable phrasal verb that can
be used in two ways
  1. 1

    To practice and review your knowledge or a skill that you haven't used in a while.

    He knows how to speak Spanish, but he needs to brush up on it.
    I didn't make one basket in the game. I need to brush up on my shooting skills.

  2. 2

    To make subtle, bodily contact with someone or something.

    Be careful not to brush up against the stove. It's hot!
    Cats show affection by brushing up against you.

Brush Up
  1. I have to ______ ____ on my French before I travel to France this summer.
  2. Linda is _______ ___ on her interviewing skills so that she can get a new job.
  3. The routine looks great, but we need to ______ ___ that last part of the choreography.
  4. He ______ ___ against her in order to get her attention.
  5. Hey, you keep _______ ____ on me! Can you please move?!

Watch how Brushing Up on her skills had shown results in this video clip

  1. What was the video about?

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • I have to brush up on my French before I travel to France this summer.
    Linda is brushing up on her interviewing skills so that she can get a new job.
    The routine looks great, but we need to brush up that last part of the choreography.
    He brushes up against her in order to get her attention.
    Hey, you keep brushing on me! Can you please move?!

  • LOIEnglish

    The last sentence you forgot the preposition. Hey you keep brushing UP on me.

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