- Catch up with
Meaning: To talk to someone you have not seen for a long time, to find out what he/she has been doing.
Example: At Christmas, we always catch up with our family.
- Hang up
Meaning: To attach something, usually a piece of clothing.
Example: Hang up your socks on the fireplace, Santa will come tonight.
- Meet up
Meaning: To meet someone in order to do something
Example: On Christmas Day we meet up at my parents’ house.
- Put up
Meaning: To attach something to a wall or tree…
Example: We put up all the Christmas decorations last night.
- Raise up “your glasses”
Meaning: To hold your glasses to make a toast, to wish somebody happiness.
Example: On Christmas night we all raise our glasses to make a toast for all we have.
- Set up
Meaning: To prepare or organise some kind of equipment so that it’s ready to use.
Example: Did you set up your Christmas lights inside the house? I don’t see any outside!
- Sing along
Meaning: To sing a song with somebody who is already singing.
Example: My daughter started singing a Christmas song and soon after that all her friends sang along.
- Stay up “late”
Meaning: Not to go to bed, stay awake longer…
Example: If you stay up late tonight, Santa won’t show up with your gifts.
- Take down
Meaning: to remove something, down is a direction, the decorations are somewhere up.
Example: How will you take down all these decorations when Christmas is over?
- Wrap up
Meaning: To cover a present or something with paper.
Example: I wrapped up the gifts this morning, I’ll put them near the Christmas Tree tonight.