PHRASAL VERBS


Phrasal Verbs

This list contains only those phrasal verbs used in the exercises in the text. The verbs with an asterisk (*) are nonseparable. The others are separable.

A.

  • ask out…………………ask someone to go on a date

C.

  • call back………………return a telephone call
  • call off…………………cancell
  • *call on……………….ask to speak in class
  • call up………………..make a telephone call
  • cross out……………..draw a line through

D.

  • do over………………..do again
  • *drop in (on)…………visit without calling first or without an invitation
  • *drop out (of)………..stop attending school

F.

  • figure out……………..find the solution to a problem
  • fill in…………………..complete a sentence by writing in a blank
  • fill out………………….write information in a form (e,g., an application form)
  • fill up…………………. fill completely with gas, water, coffee, etc.
  • find out………………. discover information
  • *fool around (with)…have fun while wasting time

G.

  • *get along (with)……have a good relationship with
  • *get back (from)…….return from a trip
  • *get in…………………enter a car, a taxi
  • *get off………………..leave a bus, an aeroplane, a train, a subway, a bicycle
  • *get on………………..enter a bus, an aeroplane, a train, a subway, a bicycle
  • *get out (of)………….leave a car, a taxi
  • *get over……………..recover from an illness
  • *get though (with)…finish
  • give back…………….return something to someone
  • give up……………….quit doing something or quit trying
  • *grow up (in)……….become an adult

H.

  • hand in………………give homework, test papers, etc., to a teacher
  • hand out…………….give something to this person, then that person, then another person, etc.
  • hang up……………..(1) hang on a hanger or a hook, (2) end a telephone call

K.

  • *keep on……………..continue

L.

  • leave out…………….omit
  • *look out (for)………be careful
  • look up……………….look for information in a reference book

M.

  • make up…………….invent

P.

  • pay back……………return money to someone
  • pick up……………..lift
  • put away…………..put something in its usual or proper place
  • put back……………return something to its original place
  • put down…………..stop holding or carrying
  • put off………………postpone

R.

  • *run into…………..meet by chance
  • *run out (of)………finish the supply of something

S.

  • shut off…………….stop a machine or light, turn off
  • start over………….start again

T.

  • take off……………..remove clothes from one’s body
  • tear down………….destroy a building
  • tear off……………..detach, tear a long a dotted or perforated line
  • tear out (of)……….remove a piece of paper from a book or a notebook
  • tear up……………..tear into small pieces
  • throw away/out….put in the trash, discard
  • try on……………….put on cloting to see if it fits
  • turn down………….decrease the volume
  • turn off……………..stop a machine or a light, shut off
  • turn on……………..start a machine or a light
  • turn up……………..increase the volume

W.

  • wake up…………….stop sleeping
  • *watch out (for)…..be careful

 

 

Rewritten by Maliki, SMK 1 Rembang

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