Phrasal Verbs with examples (part-2)

Category: English || Published on : 2020-11-21 13:57:58 || Author : TILS Education 460


Do in (1. separable): cause to become very tired.

"Those three games of tennis yesterday afternoon really did me in. I slept for ten hours after I got home."

Do over (separable): do something again.

"Oh, no I forgot to save my report before I turned the computer off, now I'll have to do it over!"

Drag on (no object): lasts much longer than expected or is necessary.

"I thought the meeting would be a short one, but it dragged on for more than three hours."

Draw up (separable): create a formal document.

"The ICICI and IDBI Banks have decided to merge. Their lawyers will draw all the official documents up sometime this month."

Drop off (separable): deliver something; deliver someone (by giving him/her a ride)

"Yes, I can take those letters to the post office. I'll drop them off as I go home from work."

"You don't have to take a taxi. You live fairly close so I'll be happy to drop you off."

Drop in (on) (inseparable): visit informally (and usually without scheduling a specific time).

"If you're in town next month, we'd love to see you. Please try to drop in. (Please try to drop in on us.)

Drop by (inseparable): visit informally (and usually without scheduling a specific time).

"If you're in town next month, we'd love to see you. Please try to drop by the house."

Drop out (of) (inseparable): stop attending/leave school or an organization

"No, Parul isn't at the university. She dropped out. She dropped out of school.

Draw out (separable): prolong something (usually far beyond the normal limits).

I thought that speech would never end. The speaker could have said everything important in about five minutes, but he drew the speech out for over an hour.

Eat out (no object): have a meal in a restaurant.

"I'm too tired to cook tonight. Why don't we eat out?"

Egg on (separable): urge /encourage greatly toward doing something (usually something negative).

"At first Rakesh and Chandu were just having a mild argument, but Rakesh's friends egged them on until they started fighting".

End up (1. no object): finally, arrive at; arrive at an unexpected place.

"We got lost last night and ended up in the next town."

End up (2. no object): arrive somewhere as a result or consequence.

"You're working too hard. If you don't take it easy, you'll end up in the hospital"

Face up to (inseparable): admit to take responsibility for.

"You can't pretend that you're doing OK in this course. Sooner or later, you'll have to face up to the fact that you're failing it."

Fall through (no object): not happen. (Note: describes something that was planned but didn't happen.)

"We had originally intended to go to Mexico for our vacation, but our trip fell through when I got sick."

Feel up to (inseparable); feel strong enough or comfortable enough to do something.

"I know the accident was a terrible shock. Do you feel up to talking about it?"

Figure out (1. separable): logically find the answer to a problem; solve a problem by thinking about it carefully.

"For a long time I couldn't understand the last problem, but I finally figured it out."

Figure out (2. separable): understand why someone behaves the way she/he does.

"I can't figure Maggie out. Sometimes she's very warm and friendly and sometimes she acts as if she doesn't know me."

Fill in (1. separable): add information to a form.

"The office needs to know your home address and phone number. Could you fill them in on this form?"

Fill in (on) (2. separable): supply information that someone doesn't know

"I wasn't able to attend the meeting yesterday, but I understand that it was important. Could you fill me in? / Could you fill me in on what was discussed?"

Fill in for (inseparable): temporarily do someone else's work; temporarily substitute for another person

"Professor Anjali is in the hospital and won't be able to teach for the rest of the term. Do you know who's going to fill in for her?"

Fill out (1. separable): complete a form by adding required information.

"Of course I completed my application! I filled it out and nailed it over three weeks ago!"

Fill out (2. no object): become less thin; gain weight.

"Bulbul used to be really skinny, but in the last year she's begun to fill out."

Find out (about) (inseparable): learn/get information (about).

"I'm sorry that you didn't know the meeting had been cancelled. I didn't find out (find out about it)."

Get across (separable): make something understood; communicate something understandably.

"Aman is really intelligent but sometimes he has problems getting his ideas across."

Get along (with, inseparable): have a friendly relationship (with); be friendly (toward).

"Why can't you and your sister get along? Everyone else gets along with her just fine!"

Get around (1. inseparable): avoid having to do something.

"Tamanna got around the required math classes by doing well on a math proficiency test."

Get around (2. no object): move from place to place.

"She doesn't have a car. She gets around by bicycle, bus, or taxi.

Get around to (inseparable): do something eventually.

"I really should wash the dishes, but I don't feel like it. Maybe I'll get around to them tomorrow morning."

Get by (no object): survive financially in a difficult situation.

" It's going to be hard to pay the rent now as you've lost your job, but somehow we'll get by."

Get in (1. inseparable): enter in a small/closed vehicle.

"I don't know where Diwa was going. She just got in her car and drove away".

Get in (2. no object): arrive.

"Do you know what time Farhan's plane gets in?"

Get on (inseparable): enter a large, closed vehicle.

" I'm sorry, but you're too late to say goodbye to Anjali. She got on the plane about 20 minutes ago."

Get off (1. inseparable): leave a large closed vehicle

" When you get off the bus, cross the street, turn right on Balaji Street, and keep going until you're at the corner of Balaji Market."

Get off (2. separable): be excused for a period of time from work, class, or other regularly scheduled activities.

"Some schools got President's Day off but ours didn't. We had classes as usual.

Get off (3. separable): make it possible for someone to avoid punishment.

"Everyone knew he was guilty, but his lawyer was clever and got him off.

Get out of (1. inseparable): leave a small, closed vehicle.

There's something wrong with the garage door opener. You'll have to get out of the car and open it by hand."

Get out of (2. inseparable): escape having to do something.

"Leela said she had a terrible headache and got out of giving her speech today".

Get over (1. no object): finish. (Note: for individual activities, not ones that happen again and again.)

"What time do your classes get over?"

Get over (2. Inseparable): recover from an illness or painful experience.

"Kanika was really upset when she failed the test. She thought she would never get over feeling so Stupid."

Get rid of (1. Inseparable): dispose of; give away or throw away.

"That shirt is really ugly. Why don't you get rid of it?

Get rid of (2. inseparable): dismiss someone; fire someone from a job; cause someone to leave.

"The treasurer of the XYZ company was spending too much money so the company president got rid of him.

Get up (usually no object; with an object, separable): leave bed after sleeping and begin your daily activities.

"You'll have to get up much earlier than usual tomorrow. We have to leave by no later than 6:00 AM."

"I know I won't hear the alarm tomorrow morning. Can you get me up at 6:00 AM?"

Give up (1. separable/inseparable): stop doing something (usually a habit).

"He knows smoking isn't good for his health, but he can't give it up."

"Giving up has never been a solution."

Go out with (inseparable): have a date with.

"You went out with Shahrukh last night, didn't you?"

Go with (1. no object): look pleasing together. (Note: for clothes, furniture, etc.)

"You should buy that shirt. It will go well with your dark brown suit".

Go with (2. no object): date regularly and steadily.

"Is Hina going with Jay? I see them together all the time".

Goof off (no object): be lazy; do nothing in particular.

A: "Do you have any special plans for your vacation?"

B: "No. I'm just going to stay home and goof off.

Grow up (1. no object): spend the years between being a child and being an adult.

"Did you know that Naman grew up in Malpura?"

Grow up (2. no object): behave responsibly; behave as an adult, not a child.

A: "Leeta really irritates me sometimes. She's really silly and childish."

B: "I agree. I wish she would grow up."



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