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