Thursday, October 12, 2017

English Vocabulary: 30 Commonly Used Phrasal Verbs You Must Know (#cbseNotes) (#EnglishVocabulary)

30 Commonly Used Phrasal Verbs
You Must Know

English Vocabulary: 30 Commonly Used Phrasal Verbs You Must Know (#cbseNotes) (#EnglishVocabulary)

A phrasal verb is a group of words that functions as a verb and is made up of a verb plus a preposition, an adverb, or both. Phrasal verbs are very common in English usage. Therefore it is important to learn about these verbs. Moreover, the meaning of a verb often changes significantly when it is used in a phrasal verb.


1. bring about : cause

2. bring up : rear children

3. call back : return a telephone call

4. call off : cancel

5. catch up : reach the same position or level

6. check in : register at a hotel



7. cut out : stop an annoying activity

8. drop off : leave something

9. drop out : stop going to a school or club or a class.

10.  figure out : find the answer by reasoning

11.  get over : recover from illness

12. give up : stop trying, quit

13. grow up : become an adult

14. have on : wear

15. kick out : force someone to leave

16. look after : take care of

17. look out : be careful

18. pass away : die

19. pass out : distribute

20. pick out : select

21. point out : call attention to

22. put off : postpone

23. run into : meet by chance

23. shut off : stop a machine or light

24. take over : take control

25. tear down : demolish

26. throw up : vomit

27. turn down : decrease volume or intensity

28. turn on : start a machine or light

29. turn out : extinguish a light

30. turn up : increase volume or intensity

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