Phrasal-Verbs – Letter D (With Prepositions)

–  Prepositional Phrasal-Verbs – Letter D  –


  • (to) Deal With (something) – This is an idiomatic phrasal verb which just means:  To do all that is necessary or required to complete, finish, “handle” a situation (which ever it is.)…

“In my work, I have to deal with a lot schedule changes every week.”

  • (to) Deliver (something) To The Masses – This phrase is very similar to, and can mean the same thing as the phrase, (to) Bring (something) To The Market – However, that phrase would only be used for commerce, whereas this phrase can be referring to making something available to large masses of people and can be referring to just about anything, including: ideas, philosophies, fashions, trends, etc….  “Tesla wanted to *deliver* free energy *to the masses*, and ultimately make the word a wonderful place, but the people whom he went to for help, only thought of their gain rather than making the world a better place for all.”

  • (to) Drill Down– This is an idiomatic phrasal verb which is used to mean:  To focus attentively on a project and to work with no distractions…  “They will really need to *drill down* and work hard if they expect to finish the project on time.”  –  (See Also:  “Buckle Down“)

  • (to) Let (someone) Down – This is an Idiomatic and Prepositional Phrasal-Verb, which can also be used as a Phrasal Adjective which is used to mean the same thing as being disappointed.  This probably comes from the fact that we consider feeling good to be a “high” feeling and when one is disappointed, they feel “low” so they are “down” from the previous good feelings and this is done because of the actions (or in-actions) of another or others…

“I was incredibly let down by my family who never even told me that they were selling my grandmothers house which had all of my belongings stored in it.  It’s always a terrible disappointment to find out that people you love, clearly don’t care about you.”

–  (Phrasal-VerbsLetter D )  –

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