Phrasal verbs list

Phrasal verbs list

 

Phrasal verbs are considered to be an essential part of the English language. Native speakers of English use phrasal verbs in everyday conversation as well as writing.

It is recommended that learners of English should learn a variety of phrasal verbs so that they can communicate with native speakers effectively. So what are phrasal verbs?

 

Phrasal verbs definition

 

Phrasal verbs are verbs that consist of a verb (look, go, get, make, etc.) and a particle (up, in, at, down, into, out, etc.)

Tips:

  • Learners should know the meaning of the whole phrasal verb as a unit.
  • Seeing phrasal verbs in context is one of the best ways to learn them.

 

Most common phrasal verbs you can use in class:

 

Teachers often use a number of idioms and phrasal verbs when they give instructions in the classroom. Both teachers and learners should know these most common phrasal verbs that can be used in the classroom.

 

phrasal verbs list

  • First of all: Before doing anything else/at the beginning.
  • Go over/through sth: Look at, check, or discuss sth carefully.
  • Leave sth out: Not do sth, e.g. an exercise.
  • Rub sth out: remove writing or a mark from something by erasing it with a piece of rubber or cloth.
  • Swap places with sb: Take sb’s seat or position so they can take yours.
  • Finish sth off: Do the last part of sth
  • Hand in: Submit; give something to an authority, especially a piece of work. 
  • Hand out: Distribute
  • Put something away: Put something where you usually keep it, especially after using it.
  • Call it a day: Decide to stop what you are doing ( often work).

 

Phrasal verbs examples

 

  • First of all. Let’s go over the homework.
  • You can leave out exercise B.
  • If you make a mistake, rub it out.
  • Take it in turns to read dialogue No 2.
  • Sarah, swap places with Olivia, please.
  • Finish the exercise off at home and hand it in tomorrow.
  • Put all the books away before you leave.
  • OK, let’s call it a day.

 

Phrasal verbs with meaning

 

  • First of all: Before doing anything else/at the beginning.
  • Go over/through sth: Look at, check, or discuss sth carefully.
  • Leave sth out: Not do sth, e.g. an exercise.
  • Rub sth out: remove writing or a mark from something by erasing it with a piece of rubber or cloth.
  • Swap places with sb: Take sb’s seat or position so they can take yours.
  • Finish sth off: Do the last part of sth
  • Hand in: Submit; give something to an authority, especially a piece of work. 
  • Hand out: Distribute
  • Put something away: Put something where you usually keep it, especially after using it.
  • Call it a day: Decide to stop what you are doing ( often work).

 

Phrasal verbs with get 

 

  • Get on = enter

⇒  She got on the bus.

  • Get on with = continue doing

⇒ I’ll get on with my work after the break.

  • Get on (+ with) = like each other and be friendly to each other 

⇒ Janet and Sally get on really well.

  • Get together = meet

⇒ Let’s get together this evening.

  • Get away = succeed in leaving a place.

⇒ I hope I can get away from the office early this afternoon.

  • Get back = return home

⇒ We got back yesterday evening.

  • Get in / into = arrive at a place

⇒ The train got in very late last night.

⇒ Please call me as soon as you get in.

  • Get sth up = organize or arrange sth.

⇒ Our son has graduated. We are getting up a party for his graduation.

  • Get up to sth = reach a particular point

⇒ We got up to page 211 last semester.

 

Phrasal verbs with up

 

  • Look up
  • Go up
  • Speak up
  • Get up
  • Stand up
  • Give up
  • Grow up
  • Hang up
  • Heat up
  • Hold up
  • Hook up
  • Hurry up
  • Keep up
  • Light up
  • Line up
  • Lock up
  • Look up
  • Make up
  • Meet up
  • Mess up
  • Mark up
  • Mix up
  • Notch up (informal)
  • Open up
  • Own up
  • Pack up
  • Pass up
  • Patch up
  • Prop up
  • Pull up
  • Put up
  • Put up with
  • Queue up
  • Read up on
  • Roll up
  • Run up
  • Run up against
  • Set up
  • Settle up
  • Show up
  • Shut up
  • Sign up
  • Sit up
  • Size up
  • Slip up
  • Speak up
  • Stand up
  • Stand up for
  • Stand up to
  • Start up
  • Stay up
  • Step up
  • Stir up
  • Stock up
  • Sum up
  • Take up
  • Take up on
  • Tear up
  • Throw up 
  • Tidy up
  • Tie up
  • Top up
  • Turn up
  • Wait up
  • Wake up
  • Warm up
  • Wash up
  • Weigh up 
  • Whip up
  • Wind up
  • Wrap up
  • Write up
  • Zip up

 

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