Occur to : Enter one’s mind.

Didn’t it OCCUR TO you to help me when you saw how much trouble I was in?


Open up : Start to talk freely about something.
She hates to OPEN UP and discuss her feelings.

Open up : Open a shop or business for the day. They OPEN UP at seven in the morning.
Open up : Allow goods into a market. Before they joined the WTO, they had to OPEN UP their markets.

Operate on : Perform surgery. She was OPERATED ON for eight hours.

Opt for : Choose.
I OPTED FOR an endowment mortgage and lost a lot of money.

Phrasal Verbs
English Phrasal Verbs

Opt in : Choose to be part or a member of something.
If you want them to notify you of updates, you have to OPT IN.

Opt into : Choose to be a member or part of something.
I OPTED INTO the scheme.


Opt out : Choose not to be part of something.
The UK OPTED OUT of a lot of EU legislation on working hours and conditions.


Owe to : Be the reason for something.
She OWES her success TO hard work and determination.

Own up : Confess.
Nobody OWNED UP to breaking the

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