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What does the phase like up mean? #1 (permalink) Sun Sep 12, 2010 20:51 pm   What does the phase like up mean?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #299 "Life: Phrasal Verbs", question 10

He has to ......... up to his father's expectations, so big, life decisions really stress him out.

(a) pursue
(b) like
(c) raise
(d) live

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #299 "Life: Phrasal Verbs", answer 10

He has to live up to his father's expectations, so big, life decisions really stress him out.

Correct answer: (d) live

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He has to like up to his father's expectations, so big, life decisions really stress him out.
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I wonder what does phase like up mean? and what does all that sentens mean?
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What does the phase like up mean? #2 (permalink) Sun Sep 12, 2010 22:52 pm   What does the phase like up mean?
 

The phrase 'like up' doesn't mean anything because it is incorrect.

His father expects a lot from him. Because he wants to be as good as his father expects him to be, that puts a lot of stress on him. Because of that he finds making decisions about things that are really important very hard to make.
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What does the phase like up mean? #3 (permalink) Fri May 13, 2011 16:47 pm   What does the phase like up mean?
 

thank you

so we don't have pursue up, like up, raise up, do you?
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What does the phase like up mean? #4 (permalink) Fri May 13, 2011 18:14 pm   What does the phase like up mean?
 

'raise up' and 'live up' are both standard phrases, but the other two are incorrect.
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What does the phase like up mean? #5 (permalink) Tue Jun 07, 2011 14:03 pm   What does the phase like up mean?
 

decisions ..stress him out= decisions put a lot of stress on him, decisions make a lot of stress on him?
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What does the phase like up mean? #6 (permalink) Tue Jun 07, 2011 18:00 pm   What does the phase like up mean?
 

decisions put a lot of stress on him / make him feel stressed / give him a lot of stress.
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