In this lesson you will learn how to use 25 of the most common English phrasal verbs.
25 English Phrasal Verbs
- Add up
To make sense; to seem to be logical or true.
Example: “People doubted what he was saying, because his story wasn’t adding up.”
- Blow up
To become very angry.
Example: “The woman blew up at her husband when he came home late.”
- Bring up
To mention (something) when talking; to start to talk about (something).
Example: “Please don’t bring up that topic in the meeting today.”
- Call off
To stop doing or planning to do (something) .
Example: “Samantha called off the wedding, because she decided she didn’t love him.”
- Carry on
To behave or speak in an excited or foolish way.
Example: “The kids were carrying on in class, so their teacher started to yell.”
- Come across
To seem to have a particular quality or character : to make a particular impression.
Example: “Steven came across as a bit bossy.”
- Come up with
To get or think of (something that is needed or wanted).
Example: “We finally came up with a solution to the problem.”
- Fall apart
To become unable to live in a normal way because you are experiencing a lot of confusion or emotional pain
Example: “After the divorce, he fell apart.”
- Get along
To be or remain friendly
Example: “We’re not together anymore, but we get along great.”
- Get away
To go away from a place.
Example: “I have been so busy the last few weeks. I really need to get away for a little while.”
- Get over
To stop being controlled or bothered by something, such as a problem or feeling.
Example: “My best friend got over her fear of flying when she went to Japan.”
- Give up
To stop an activity or effort : to admit that you cannot do something and stop trying
Example: “My boss gave up smoking on January 1st.”
- Go on
To go or travel to a place before another person or group that is with you.
Example: “We decided to go on to the restaurant, since she said that she would be coming late.”
- Hold on
To succeed in keeping a position, condition, etc.
Example: “I will hold on to my job until the end of the year.”
- Look after
To take care of (someone or something).
Example: “My mother looked after my grandmother for almost a full year.”
- Look forward to
To expect (something) with pleasure.
Example: “William is really looking forward to going on vacation next week.”
- Look up
To search for (something) in a reference book, on the Internet, etc.
Example: “The teacher told the students to look up the words in the dictionary.”
- Make out
To hear and understand (something)
Example: “I couldn’t make out what the man was trying to tell me.”
- Pass out
To fall asleep or become unconscious.
Example: “My grandpa passed out while watching television last night.”
- Pull over
To move a vehicle to the side of the road and stop.
Example: “She had to pull over the car after they got a flat tire.”
- Put down
To give (an amount of money) as a first payment when you are buying something that costs a lot of money
Example: “My husband and I are going to put down some money to buy that house in the center of town.”
- Put off
To decide that (something) will happen at a later time : postpone.
Example: “The manager decided to put off the project until the end of the year.”
- Put up with
To allow (someone or something unpleasant or annoying) to exist or happen.
Example: “ Their mother won’t put up with them fighting each other.”
- Turn up
To be found usually unexpectedly.
Example: “His phone suddenly turned up in his bedroom.”
- Watch out
To be aware of something dangerous.
Example: “Watch out in the mountain, there are bears there!”
Now if you want even more details and more examples on how to answer any question in English, then you must get your How To Make Long Sentences in English e-book today. Through this ebook you will learn how to answer any question in English and also how to make long sentences in English. Keep learning and go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/howtoebooks today.