The most commonly used English phrasal verbs

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The most commonly used English phrasal verbs
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The most commonly used English phrasal verbs
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  1. Ask out
    Ask someone to go on a date
  2. Bring about
    cause
  3. Bring up



    • 1) rear children 2) mention or introduce a topic
  4. Call back
    Return a telephone call
  5. Call in
    • Ask to come to an official place for a special reason

  6. Call off
    cancel
  7. Call on*
    1) visit 2) ask a student a question in class
  8. Call up
    Call on the telephone
  9. Catch up (with)*
    • Reach the same position or level as someone

  10. Check in*
    Register at a hotel
  11. Check into*
    investigate
  12. Check out
    1) borrow a book from a library 2) investigate
  13. Cheer up
    Make (someone) feel happier
  14. Clean up
    Make clean and orderly
  15. Come across*
    Find by chance
  16. Cross out
    Draw a line through
  17. Cut out
    Stop an annoying activity
  18. Do over
    repeat
  19. Drop by*
    Visit informally
  20. Drop in (on)*
    Visit informally
  21. Drop off
    Leave something/someone somewhere
  22. Drop out (of)*
    Stop going to school or class
  23. Figure out
    Find the answer by logic
  24. Fill out
    Complete a form
  25. Find out
    Discover information
  26. Get along (with)*
    To have a good relationship with
  27. Get back (from)
    1) return from somewhere 2) receive again
  28. Get in, get into*
    1) enter a car 2) arrive
  29. Get off*
    Leave any vehicle
  30. Get on*
    Enter any vehicle
  31. Get out of*
    1) leave a car 2) avoid some unpleasant activity
  32. Get over*
    Recover from an illness
  33. Get through*
    finish
  34. Get up*
    Arise from bed, a chair etc.
  35. Give back
    Return something to someone
  36. Give up
    Stop doing something
  37. Go over*
    Review or check
  38. Grow up*
    Become an adult
  39. Hand in
    Submit an assignment
  40. Hang up
    1) Stop a telephone conversation 2) put up clothes on a line or a hook
  41. Have on
    Wear
  42. Keep out (of)
    Not enter
  43. Keep up (with)*
    Stay at the same position or level
  44. Kick out (of)
    Force (someone) to leave
  45. Look after*
    Take care of
  46. Look into*
    Investigate
  47. Look out (for)*
    Be careful
  48. Look over
    Review or check
  49. Look up
    Look for information in a reference book
  50. Make up
    1) invent 2) do past work
  51. Name after
    Give a baby the name of someone else
  52. Pass away*
    Die
  53. Pass out
    1) distribute 2) lose consciousness
  54. Pick out
    Select
  55. Pick up
    1) go to get someone 2) take in one's hand
  56. Point out
    Call someone's attention to
  57. Put away
    Remove to an appropriate place
  58. Put back
    Return to original position
  59. Put off
    Postpone
  60. Put on
    Dress
  61. Put out
    Extinguish a cigarette, fire
  62. Put up with*
    Tolerate
  63. Run into
    Meet by chance
  64. Run across
    Find by chance
  65. Run out (of)
    Finish a supply of something
  66. Show up*
    Appear, come to
  67. Shut off
    Stop a machine, equipment, light etc.
  68. Take after*
    Resemble
  69. Take off
    • 1) remove clothing 2) leave on a trip 3) leave the
    • ground (aeroplane)
  70. Take out
    1) take someone on a date 2) remove
  71. Take over
    Take control
  72. Take up
    Begin a new activity
  73. Tear down
    Demolish, reduce to nothing
  74. Tear up
    Tear into many little pieces
  75. Think over
    Consider
  76. Throw away
    Discard; get rid of
  77. Throw out
    Discard; get rid of
  78. Throw up
    Vomit
  79. Try on
    Put on clothing to see if it fits
  80. Turn down
    Decrease volume
  81. Turn in
    1) submit classwork 2) go to bed
  82. Turn off
    Stop a machine, equipment, light etc.
  83. Turn on
    Start a machine, equipment, light etc.
  84. Turn out
    Extinguish a light
  85. Turn up
    Increase volume or intensity

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