Language Variation Quiz: Preposition 'Up'

Quiz: Preposition 'Up'

Which variation of English is associated with each of the following phrasal verbs?

'Bail up' - Talk to someone and delay them










'Bring Up' - Be officially charged with a crime










'Tie up' - Block a road, etc










'Spiff up' - Make something smart or more presentable










'Hash up' - Spoil, make a mess










'Hit up' - Ask someone for some money










'Train up' - Teach someone the specific skills they will need to carry out a job or task










'Choke up' - Grip a handle farther from the end for better control










'Bail up' - Rob someone at gunpoint










'Balls up' - Spoil, ruin