How To Use 25 Of The Most Common English Phrasal Verbs

In this lesson you will learn how to use 25 of the most common English phrasal verbs.

25 English Phrasal Verbs

  1. 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.”
  2. Blow up
    To become very angry.
    Example: “The woman blew up at her husband when he came home late.”
  3. 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.”
  4. Call off
    To stop doing or planning to do (something) .
    Example: “Samantha called off the wedding, because she decided she didn’t love him.”
  5. 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.”
  6. Come across
    To seem to have a particular quality or character : to make a particular impression.
    Example: “Steven came across as a bit bossy.”
  7. 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.”
  8. 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.”
  9. Get along
    To be or remain friendly
    Example: “We’re not together anymore, but we get along great.”
  10. 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.”
  11. 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.”
  12. 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.”
  13. 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.”
  14. Hold on
    To succeed in keeping a position, condition, etc.
    Example: “I will hold on to my job until the end of the year.”
  15. Look after
    To take care of (someone or something).
    Example: “My mother looked after my grandmother for almost a full year.”
  16. Look forward to
    To expect (something) with pleasure.
    Example: “William is really looking forward to going on vacation next week.”
  17. 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.”
  18. Make out
    To hear and understand (something)
    Example: “I couldn’t make out what the man was trying to tell me.”
  19. Pass out
    To fall asleep or become unconscious.
    Example: “My grandpa passed out while watching television last night.”
  20. 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.”
  21. 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.”
  22. 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.”
  23. 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.”
  24. Turn up
    To be found usually unexpectedly.
    Example: “His phone suddenly turned up in his bedroom.”
  25. Watch out
    To be aware of something dangerous.
    Example: “Watch out in the mountain, there are bears there!”

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