David Cameron talking about Iraq


Listen to David Cameron talking about the situation in Irak in December 2006.

British English

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we should hand over that control
Meaning transfer the control to the Iraqi authorities
Examples Owners of unregistered arms who hand over their weapons will not be prosecuted
Particle over means transferring or changing


we should pull our forces back
Meaning not be so involved in the fighting and let the Iraqi army do the job
Examples The troops are being pulled back to bases.
Particle back means not getting involved


what more can we help to build it up
Meaning to make it stronger
Examples It has taken skill, time management and hard work to build up such a successful company.
Particle up means creating, increasing, improving