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Idiom of the week – Stock up

Posted by englishlessons on January 27, 2014

Definition:

buy a lot of something that you plan to use later

Examples:

A storm is forecast, so people are stocking up on emergency supplies.

The coffee was on sale, so he decided to stock up.

Picture it:

Picture adding to your stock or supply of something

TOEFL® Tip:

Note that “stock up” is a phrasal verb. Phrasal verbs are included on the TOEFL® test as they are so frequent in English.

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