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Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal Verb

There are many ways that words can take up multiple meaning, and one of these is a Phrasal verb. Phrasal verbs are phrases that made up of a verb and a particle and/or a preposition which usually indicates an action.

List of Phrasal Verbs

Here is the list of phrasal verbs in the English Language with examples in sentences. Phrasal verbs are arranged in alphabetical order from A-Z.

Phrasal VerbExample
Act onOver exercise acts upon one’s health.
Act underShe acted under the orders of the branch manager.
Act up toShe always acts up to her father advice.
Ask forShe asked for a loan of five thousand rupees.
Bear awayShe bore away four prizes in the cricket tournament.
Bear onHis remark does not bear on history.
Bear outThe evidence does not bear out the charge.
BearupHis patience bore him up in that crisis.
Bear withI cannot bear with such conduct.
Blow offThe engine blows off co2.
Blow outBlow out the lamp.
Blow upThe soldiers blew up the bridge.
Break awayThe convict broke away from the prison.
Break downHis health broke down for hard work.
Break inYou should not break in our conversation.
Break intoThe robber broke into the house at midnight.
Break offThe speaker broke off in the middle of his speech.
Break outCholera broke out in the village.
Break throughThe soldiers broke through the enemy’s line.
Break upOur school breaks up at 4 p.m.
Break withHe has broken with his friend.
Bring aboutHe tried to bring about a quarrel between them.
Bring downThe good harvest brought down the price of rice.
Bring forthThe timely rain brings forth good crops.
Bring inHis property brings him in Rs. 5000 a year.
Bring offHe brought off the passengers on the wrecked ship.
Bring outThe publisher has brought out a new book.
Bring throughThe new medicine has brought the patient through.
Bring upShe is brought up by her mother.
Burst intoShe burst into tears to see her dead son.
Burst outHe burst out laughing.
Call atHe called at my office yesterday.
Call forHe called for an explanation from me.
call forthYou have to call forth all your energy in the ensuing examination.
Call inPlease call in a doctor.
Call offThe strike was called off.
Call on uponHe called on me in my office.
call outHe called out for help.
Call overThe teacher called over the names of his pupils in the class.
call upI cannot call up your name.
carry awayThe wounded man was carried away to the hospital.
Carry awayHe was carried away by the current.
Carry offCholera has carried off one hundred people this year in the village.
carry offHe carried off all the prizes.
carry onHe will carry on the business.
Carry outYou must carry out my order.
carry overThis amount should be carried over to the next page.
carry throughHis hard labour will carry him through.
Carry withHe carried the audience with him.
cast aboutHe is casting about for an opportunity.
cast asideHe cast aside his old shoes.
Cast outAs he is my friend, I shall not cast him out.
catch atA drowning man catches at a straw.
catch upIndia is trying to catch up with the advanced countries.
Come aboutHow did the accident come about?
Come acrossI came across the lame man on the way.
Come atThe fox tried to come at the grapes but failed.
Come byHow did you come by his picture?
Come downThe price of rice has come down.
Come ofHe comes of a respectable family.
Come offOur annual sports came off yesterday.
Come outThe result will come out soon.
Come roundThe patient will come round soon.
Come toHis income comes to Rs. 100 a month.
come up toHis work did not come up to our expectation.
Cry downDo not cry down anything without considering the pros and cons of it.
Cry forThey are crying for a master plan for the prevention of flood.
Cry outHe cried out for help.
Cry downTry to cut down your budget.
Cut offThe robbers cut off the telephone connection.
Do away withWe should do away with our bad habits.
Do forThis cloth will do for a flag.
Do upHe had to do up many rooms every day.
Do withHe has to do with all sorts of people.
Do withoutI cannot do without the help of my assistant.
Deal inHe deals in rice.
Deal withHe deals with me very well.
Draw awayHis attention was drawn away by the noise.
Draw backThe army is now drawing back.
Draw inTry to draw in your expenditure.
Draw offShe drew off her gloves.
Draw onThe festival is drawing on.
Draw outWill you draw out a scheme?
Drive awayHe has driven away from the village.
Fall atHis face fell at the news.
Fall amongHe fell among the thieves.
Fall back uponHaving lost his job he fell back upon agriculture.
Fall in withI cannot fall in with his views.
Fall fromNot a word fell from his lips.
Fall offThe quality of goods has fallen off.
Fall onThe robbers fell on the passer-by.
Fall outDo not fall out with your friend.
Fall throughAll his plan fell through.
Fill in,upFill in the gaps.
Find outHe is always busy to find out his faults.
Get atThe books are locked up and I can’t get at them.
Get awayThe thief could not get away with the necklace.
Get byPlease let me get by.
Get downHe got down from the train.
Get intoHe got into the train.
Get offThe thief got off safely.
Get onHow are you getting on with your studies?
get outGet out of the class.
get outThe secret got out at last.
get overHe will soon get over the difficulties.
Get throughHe got through the examination.
Get upHe gets up 5 a.m. every day.
Give awayThe president gave away the prizes.
Give inThe enemies gave in at last.
Give offThe cooking coal gives off a lot of smoke.
Give outHe will never give out the truth.
Give overHe will give over charge tomorrow. The rain will soon give over.
Give upTry to give up your bad habit.
Go aboutHe goes about canvassing his goods.
Go awayHe has gone away with all his belongings.
Go afterThe dog went after the thief.
Go againstThis goes against the interest of the people.
Go back onHe won’t go back on his word.
Go beyondYou have gone beyond your limit.
Go byI have to go by rules.
Go forthThe order went forth to the public yesterday.
Go in forHe is going in for the W.B.C.S examination.
Go offThe gun went off by accident.
Go onGo on with your studies.
Go outThe light has gone out.
Go overHe went over to the other party.
Go throughHe has gone through the book.
Go throughHe has gone through many hardships.
Go upThe cost of living has gone up.
Go withHe will not go with you in this matter.
Go withoutThey have to go without from time to time.
Hand overThe thief was handed over to the police.
Hang aboutThe girl always hangs about her mother.
Hang byThe murderer was hanged by the neck.
Hang downFather has to hang down his head in shame for his son’s misconduct.
Hang forHe was hanged for murder.
Hang onWhat is the use of hanging on others for a job?
Hang upHang up your coat.
Hang upThe plan has been hanging up for a long time.
Hold backYou need not hold back the secret from me.
Hold inYou should hold in your temper.
Hold offPlease hold off your dog.
Hold onThe meeting will be held on the 5th may.
Hold outHe held out a helping hand to me.
Hold overThis item has been held over until the next meeting.
Hold upThe train was held up for two hours.
Keep atThe girl kept at her mother in the kitchen.
Keep awayKeep yourself away from the evil company.
keep downHe could not keep down his anger.
Keep inThe were kept in by rain.
keep in withI can’t keep in with you any longer.
keep offKeep off the fire.
Keep onHe kept on shouting.
Keep upHe always tries to keep up his reputation as a good teacher.
Keep up withTry to keep up with the changing world.
Lay asideTry to lay aside something for your old age.
Lay beforeHe laid the facts before the committee.
Lay byYou must lay by something for the future.
Lay downHe laid down his life for the sake of his country.
Lay inThe potatoes was laid in for the off-season.
Lay offThe workers were laid off for two months.
Lay onHe laid on paint on the doors.
Lay onHe laid his hand on my shoulder.
Lay outHe laid out a large amount of money in National savings certificates.
Lay up withHe was laid up with pneumonia.
Lay withHe laid the floor with a carpet.
Look atHe is looking at the moon.
Look afterMother looked after her child.
Look down uponDo not look down upon the poor.
Look forHe is looking for a job.
Look forwardThey look forward to your help.
Look intoI asked him to look into the matter.
Look on,uponI look upon him as my best friend.
Look overI have looked over your papers.
Look throughThe auditor looked through the account.
Look upLook up the word in the dictionary. The price of goods is looking up nowadays.
Make afterThe police made after the thief.
Make awayHe made away with himself.
Make forThe ship made for London.
Make ofThe ornament is made for gold.
Make offThe thief made off with ornaments.
Make outI can’t make out your words.
Make overHe has made over the charge to the secretary.
Make upI still need rupees one hundred to make up the loss.
Make up one’s mindHe made up his mind to go there.
Make up forI must make up for the lost time.
Pass awayThe patient passes away peacefully.
Pass byHe passed by these mistakes.
Pass byHe passed by our house.
Pass forHe passed for a scholar in the village.
Pass offThe ceremony passed off smoothly.
Pass onHe passed on from this to that.
Pass overWe may pass over the unnecessary details.
Pass throughHe had to pass through many difficulties.
PutawayHe put away all ideas of being a doctor.
Put byPut by something for your old age.
Put downPut down your name on the blackboard.
Put downHe king put down the revolt.
Put offPut off your shoes.
Put offThe meeting was put off.
Put offYou must put off your doubts.
Put onPut on your dress.
Put onHe puts on an air of innocence.
Put outHe put out the lamp.
Put upThe headmaster put up a notice.
Put upI cannot put up with such insults.
Run afterThe villagers ran after the thief.
Run awayThe boys ran away on seeing the police.
Run away withThe thief ran away with all the valuables.
Run intoHe ran into danger.
Run intoHe ran into heavy debts.
Run onThe troubles will run on for a few days.
Run outHis patience is running out.
Run overThe old man was run over by a car.
See offI went to the station to see my friend off.
See throughI have seen through his plan.
Send forPlease send for a doctor.
Send upFifty candidates has been sent up for the examination.
Set aboutHe set about his work early in the morning.
Set apart or asideHe set apart a part of his income for charity
Set asideLet us set aside all formalities.
Set againstThe public opinion is set against the proposal.
Set backPublic opinion is setting back the programme.
Set bySet by something for old age.
Set forthThey set forth early in the morning.
Set inThe rains have set in.
Set outHe set out for London.
Set upThe villagers have set up a school in the village.
Set upon,onShe had been set on by a dog.
Stand forHe sat for the final examination.
Stand upHis mother sat up the whole night.
Stand againstThey stood against their common enemy.
Stand byAlways stand by your friend.
Stand forHe stood for presidentship in the last election.
Stand forP.O stands for the post office.
Stand up forThe strong should stand up for the weak.
Stand outHis work stands out from that of the others.
Stand overLet this matter stand over until the next meeting.
Stand toHe stands to his promise.
Stand toIt stands to reason that the best boy will get the best prize.
Take afterShe takes after her mother.
Take backShe will not take back her words.
Take byHe took the man by his neck.
Take downTake down the note in short.
Take forI took him for a saint.
Take offTake off your coat.
Take overThe new secretary will take over the charge.
Take toHe has taken to drinking in his youth.
Take upThis work will take up too much time.
Take upHe will take up the problem and try to solve it.
Talk overThey are talking over the matter.
Tell ofHe told of his plan in details.
Tell on,uponOvereating may tell on your health.
Turn asideWe should not turn aside from the path of virtue.
Turn againstThey soon turned against us.
Turn awayHe turns away in disguise.
Turn downHe turned down our proposal.
Turn intoTurn this passage into English.
Turn offTurn off the switch.
Turn on
Turn outHe was turned out from the school.
Turn toI advised him to turn to the study of medicine.
Turn upHe has not turned up yet.
Work atHe is working at the statue.
Work onHe worked on throughout the night.
Work outHe could not work out the sum.
Work upAntony worked up the feelings of the Roman mob by his speech.

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