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painPhrasal Verbs List Phrasal verbs are usually two-word phrases consisting of verb + adverb or verb + preposition. Think of them as you would any other English vocabulary. Study them as you come across them, rather than trying to memorize many at once. se the list below as a reference guide when you find an e!pression that you don"t recognize. The e!amples will help you understand the meanings. #f you think of each phrasal verb as a separate verb with a specific meaning, you will be able to remember it more easily. $ike many other verbs, phrasal verbs often have more than one meaning. This list shows about %&& common phrasal verbs, with meanings and e!amples. 'nly the most usual meanings are given. Some phrasal verbs may have additional meanings. (s well as learning their meanings, you need to learn how to use phrasal verbs properly. Some phrasal verbs re)uire a direct ob*ect +someone/something,, while others do not. Some phrasal verbs can be separated by the ob*ect, while others cannot. -eview this phrasal verbs grammar from time to time so that you don"t forget the rules. Verb ask someone out ask around add up to something back something up back someone up blow up blow something up break down break down break somethingdown break in break into something break something in break in Meaning invite on a date Example /rian asked 0udy out to dinner and a movie. ask many people the # asked around but nobody has seen same )uestion my wallet. e)ual 1our purchases add up to 2%&3.4%. reverse 1ou"ll have to back up your car so that # can get out. support 5y wife backed me up over my decision to )uit my *ob. e!plode The racing car blew up after it crashed into the fence. add air 6e have to blow 3& balloons up for the party. stop functioning 'ur car broke down at the side of +vehicle, machine, the highway in the snowstorm. get upset The woman broke down when the police told her that her son had died. divide into smaller 'ur teacher broke the final parts pro*ectdown into three separate parts. force entry to a Somebody broke in last night and building stole our stereo. enter forcibly The firemen had to break into the room to rescue the children. wear something a few # need to break these times so that it shoes in before we run ne!t week. doesn"t look7feel new interrupt The T8 station broke in to report the

news of the president"s death. 5y boyfriend and # broke up before # moved to (merica. break up start laughing The kids *ust broke up as soon as +informal, the clown started talking. break out escape The prisoners broke out of *ail when the guards weren"t looking. break out insomething develop a skin # broke out in a rash after our condition camping trip. bring someone down make unhappy This sad music is bringing me down. bring someone up raise a child 5y grandparents brought me up after my parents died. bring something up start talking about a 5y mother walks out of the room sub*ect when my father brings up sports. bring something up vomit 9e drank so much that he brought his dinner up in the toilet. call around phone many different 6e called around but we weren"t places7people able to find the car part we needed. call someone back return a phone call # called the company back but the offices were closed for the weekend. call something off cancel 0ason called the wedding off because he wasn"t in love with his fianc:. call on someone ask for an answer or The professor called on me for opinion )uestion ;. call on someone visit someone 6e called on you last night but you weren"t home. call someone up phone <ive me your phone number and # willcall you up when we are in town. calm down rela! after being 1ou are still mad. 1ou need to calm angry down before you drive the car. not care forsomeone/something not like +formal, # don"t care for his behaviour. catch up get to the same point 1ou"ll have to run faster than that if as someone else you want to catch up with 5arty. check in arrive and register at 6e will get the hotel keys when a hotel or airport wecheck in. check out leave a hotel 1ou have to check out of the hotel before ;;=&& (5. checksomeone/somethingout look at carefully, The company checks out all new investigate employees. check outsomeone/something look at +informal, Check out the crazy hair on that guy. cheer up become happier She cheered up when she heard the good news. cheer someone up make happier # brought you some flowers to cheeryou up. chip in help #f everyone chips in we can get the kitchen painted by noon. clean something up tidy, clean Please clean up your bedroom before break up end a relationship

come acrosssomething come apart come down withsomething come forward come fromsomewhere count onsomeone/something cross something out cut back onsomething cut something down cut in cut in cut in cut something off cut something off cut someone off cut something out

dosomeone/somethingover do something over do away withsomething do something up dress up drop back drop in!by!over dropsomeone/somethingoff

you go outside. # came across these old photos when # was tidying the closet. separate The top and bottom come apart if you pull hard enough. become sick 5y nephew came down with chicken po! this weekend. volunteer for a task or The woman came forward with her to give evidence husband"s finger prints. originate in The art of origami comes from (sia. rely on # am counting on you to make dinner while # am out. draw a line through Please cross out your old address and write your new one. consume less 5y doctor wants me to cut back onsweets and fatty foods. make something fall 6e had to cut the old tree in our to the ground yarddown after the storm. interrupt 1our father cut in while # was dancing with your uncle. pull in too closely in The bus driver got angry when that front of another carcut in. vehicle start operating +of an The air conditioner cuts in when the engine or electrical temperature gets to %%>?. device, remove with The doctors cut off his leg because it something sharp was severely in*ured. stop providing The phone company cut off our phone because we didn"t pay the bill. take out of a will 5y grandparents cut my father off when he remarried. remove part of # cut this ad out of the newspaper. something +usually with scissors and paper, beat up, ransack 9e"s lucky to be alive. 9is shop +/r.E., informal, wasdone over by a street gang. do again +@.(mer., 5y teacher wants me to do my essayover because she doesn"t like my topic. discard #t"s time to do away with all of these old ta! records. fasten, close o your coat up before you go outside. #t"s snowing. wear nice clothing #t"s a fancy restaurant so we have todress up. move back in a (ndrea dropped back to third place position7group when she fell off her bike. come without an # might drop in!by!over for tea appointment sometime this week. take # have to drop my sister off at work find une!pectedly

drop out eat out end up fall apart fall down fall out fall out figure something out fill something in fill something out fill something up find out find something out get somethingacross!over get along!on get around get away get away withsomething get back get something back get back at someone get back intosomething get on something

someone7something before # come over. somewhere and leave them7it there )uit a class, school etc# dropped out of Science because it was too difficult. eat at a restaurant # don"t feel like cooking tonight. $et"seat out. eventually 6e ended up renting a movie reach7do7decide instead of going to the theatre. break into pieces 5y new dress fell apart in the washing machine. fall to the ground The picture that you hung up last nightfell down this morning. separate from an The money must have fallen out of interior my pocket. +of hair, teeth, 9is hair started to fall out when he become loose and was only 43. unattached understand, find the # need to figure out how to fit the answer piano and the bookshelf in this room. to write information in Please fill in the form with your blanks +/r.E., name, address, and phone number. to write information in The form must be filled out in capital blanks +@.(mer., letters. fill to the top # always fill the water *ug up when it is empty. discover 6e don"t know where he lives. 9ow can we find outA discover 6e tried to keep the time of the party a secret, but Samantha found it out. communicate, make # tried to get my understandable point across!over to the *udge but she wouldn"t listen. like each other # was surprised how well my new girlfriend and my sister got along!on. have mobility 5y grandfather can get around fine in his new wheelchair. go on a vacation 6e worked so hard this year that we had to get away for a week. do without being 0ason always gets away noticed or punished with cheating in his maths tests. return 6e got back from our vacation last week. receive something you $iz finally got her Science had before notes backfrom my room-mate. retaliate, take 5y sister got back at me for stealing revenge her shoes. She stole my favourite hat. become interested in # finally got back into my novel and something again finished it. step onto a vehicle 6e"re going to freeze out here if you

get over something get over something get round tosomething get together get up get up give someone away give someone away give something away give something away give something back give in give something out give something up give up go after someone go after something go against someone go ahead go back go out go out with someone go over something go over go withoutsomething

don"t let us get on the bus. recover from an # *ust got over the flu and now my illness, loss, difficulty sister has it. overcome a problem The company will have to close if it can"tget over the new regulations. finally find time to do # don"t know when # am going to get +@.(mer.= get round to writing the thank you around tosomething, cards. meet +usually for $et"s get together for a //B this social reasons, weekend. get out of bed # got up early today to study for my e!am. stand 1ou should get up and give the elderly man your seat. reveal hidden 9is wife gave him away to the information about police. someone take the bride to the 5y father gave me away at my altar wedding. ruin a secret 5y little sister gave the surprise partyaway by accident. give something to The library was giving away old someone for free books on Criday. return a borrowed # have to give these skates back to item Cranz before his hockey game. reluctantly stop 5y boyfriend didn"t want to go to the fighting or arguing ballet, but he finally gave in. give to many people They were giving out free perfume +usually at no cost, samples at the department store. )uit a habit # am giving up smoking as of 0anuary ;st. stop trying 5y maths homework was too difficult so # gave up. follow someone 5y brother tried to go after the thief in his car. try to achieve # went after my dream and now # something am a published writer. compete, oppose 6e are going against the best soccer team in the city tonight. start, proceed Please go ahead and eat before the food gets cold. return to a place # have to go back home and get my lunch. leave home to go on a 6e"re going out for dinner tonight. social event date 0esse has been going out with $uke since they met last winter. review Please go over your answers before you submit your test. visit someone nearby # haven"t seen Tina for a long time. # think #"ll go over for an hour or two. suffer lack or 6hen # was young, we went

grow apart grow back grow up grow out ofsomething grow into something hand somethingdown hand something in hand something out hand something over hang in hang on hang out hang up holdsomeone/somethingback hold something back hold on hold ontosomeone/something holdsomeone/somethingup keep on doingsomething keep something fromsomeone keepsomeone/somethingout keep something up let someone down let someone in look aftersomeone/something look down onsomeone

deprivation stop being friends over time regrow become an adult

withoutwinter boots. 5y best friend and # grew apart after she changed schools. 5y roses grew back this summer. 6hen 0ack grows up he wants to be a fireman. get too big for Elizabeth needs a new pair of shoes because she has grown out of her old ones. grow big enough to fit This bike is too big for him now, but he should grow into it by ne!t year. give something used # handed my old comic to someone else books down to my little cousin. submit # have to hand in my essay by Criday. to distribute to a 6e will hand out the invitations at group of people the door. give +usually The police asked the man to hand unwillingly, overhis wallet and his weapons. stay positive "ang in there. #"m sure you"ll find a +@.(mer., informal, *ob very soon. wait a short time "ang on while # grab my coat and +informal, shoes. spend time rela!ing #nstead of going to the party we are +informal, *ust going to hang out at my place. end a phone call 9e didn"t say goodbye before he hung up. prevent from # had to hold my dog back because doing7going there was a cat in the park. hide an emotion 0amie held back his tears at his grandfather"s funeral. wait a short time Please hold on while # transfer you to the Sales Department. hold firmly using your "old onto your hat because it"s very hands or arms windy outside. rob ( man in a black mask held the bank upthis morning. continue doing #eep on stirring until the li)uid comes to a boil. not tell 6e kept our relationship from our parents for two years. stop from entering Try to keep the wet dog out of the living room. continue at the same #f you keep those results up you will rate get into a great college. fail to support or help, # need you to be on time. disappoint Don"t let medown this time. allow to enter ?an you let the cat in before you go to schoolA take care of # have to look after my sick grandmother. think less of, consider Ever since we stole that chocolate bar

look forsomeone/something look forward tosomething look into something look out

inferior try to find be e!cited about the future investigate

be careful, vigilant, and take notice look out forsomeone/something be especially vigilant Don"t forget to look out for snakes for on the hiking trail. look something over check, e!amine ?an you look over my essay for spelling mistakesA look something up search and find 6e can look her phone information in a number up on the #nternet. reference book or database look up to someone have a lot of respect 5y little sister has always looked for up to me. make something up invent, lie about 0osie made up a story about why we something were late. make up forgive each other 6e were angry last night, but we made up at breakfast. make someone up apply cosmetics to 5y sisters made me up for my graduation party. mix something up confuse two or more # mixed up the twins" names again. things pass away die 9is uncle passed away last night after a long illness. pass out faint #t was so hot in the church that an elderly lady passed out. pass something out give the same thing to The professor passed the many people te!tbooks outbefore class. pass something up decline +usually # passed up the *ob because # am something good, afraid of change. pay someone back return owed money Thanks for buying my ticket. #"ll pay youback on Criday. pay for something be punished for doing That bully will pay for being mean to something bad my little brother. pick something out choose # picked out three sweaters for you to try on. pointsomeone/somethingout indicate with your #"ll point my boyfriend out when he finger runs by. put something down put what you are 1ou can put the groceries down on holding on a surface the kitchen counter. or floor put someone down insult, make someone The students put the substitute feel stupid teacherdown because his pants were too short. put something off postpone 6e are putting off our trip until 0anuary because of the hurricane. put something out e!tinguish The neighbours put the

your dad has looked down on me. #"m looking for a red dress for the wedding. #"m looking forward to the ?hristmas break. 6e are going to look into the price of snowboards today. $ook out. That car"s going to hit you.

put somethingtogether


put up withsomeone/something tolerate put something on run intosomeone/something run oversomeone/something run over!throughsomething run away run out send something back set something up set someone up shop around show off sleep over sort something out stick to something put clothing7accessories on your body meet une!pectedly

fire out before the firemen arrived. # have to put the crib together before the baby arrives. # don"t think # can put up with three small children in the car. Don"t forget to put on your new earrings for the party.

switch something off switch something on take after someone take something apart take something back take off take something off take something out

# ran into an old school-friend at the mall. drive a vehicle over a # accidentally ran over your bicycle person or thing in the driveway. rehearse, review $et"s run over!through these lines one more time before the show. leave une!pectedly, The child ran away from home and escape has been missing for three days. have none left 6e ran out of shampoo so # had to wash my hair with soap. return +usually by 5y letter got sent back to me mail, because # used the wrong stamp. arrange, organize 'ur boss set a meeting up with the president of the company. trick, trap The police set up the car thief by using a hidden camera. compare prices # want to shop around a little before # decide on these boots. act e!tra special for 9e always shows off on his people watching skateboard +usually boastfully, stay somewhere for 1ou should sleep over tonight if the the night +informal, weather is too bad to drive home. organize, resolve a 6e need to sort the bills out before problem the first of the month. continue doing 1ou will lose weight if you stick something, limit to the diet. yourself to one particular thing stop the energy flow, The light"s too bright. ?ould turn off you switchit off. start the energy flow, 6e heard the news as soon as turn on weswitched on the car radio. resemble a family # take after my mother. 6e are both member impatient. purposely break into 9e took the car brakes apart and pieces found the problem. return an item # have to take our new T8 backbecause it doesn"t work. start to fly 5y plane takes off in five minutes. remove something $ake off your socks and shoes and +usually clothing, come in the lake. remove from a place ?an you take the garbage out to the

take someone out tear something up think back think something over throw somethingaway turn something down turn something down turn something off turn something on turn something up turn up try something on try something out use something up wake up warmsomeone/somethingup warm up wear off work out work out work something out

or thing street for meA pay for someone to go 5y grandparents took us out for somewhere with you dinner and a movie. rip into pieces # tore up my e!-boyfriend"s letters and gave them back to him. remember +often E 6hen # think back on my youth, # to, sometimes E on, wish # had studied harder. consider #"ll have to think this *ob offer overbefore # make my final decision. dispose of 6e threw our old furniture away when we won the lottery. decrease the volume Please turn the T8 down while the or strength +heat, guests are here. light etc, refuse # turned the *ob down because # don"t want to move. stop the energy flow, 1our mother wants you to turn the switch off T8off and come for dinner. start the energy, #t"s too dark in here. $et"s turn some switch on lights on. increase the volume ?an you turn the music upA This is or strength +heat, my favourite song. light etc, appear suddenly 'ur cat turned up after we put posters up all over the neighbourhood. sample clothing #"m going to try these *eans on, but # don"t think they will fit. test # am going to try this new brand of detergent out. finish the supply The kids used all of the toothpaste upso we need to buy some more. stop sleeping 6e have to wake up early for work on 5onday. increase the 1ou can warm your feet up in front temperature of the fireplace. prepare body for # always warm up by doing sit-ups e!ercise before # go for a run. fade away 5ost of my make-up wore off before # got to the party. e!ercise # work out at the gym three times a week. be successful 'ur plan worked out fine. make a calculation 6e have to work out the total cost before we buy the house.