200 common phrasal verbs (151-200)

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200 common phrasal verbs (151-200)
2011-06-17 05:14:24
common phrasal verbs

200 common phrasal verbs (151-200)
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  1. pass out

    It was so hot in the church that an elderly
    lady passed out.
  2. pass something out

    The professor passed the
    textbooks out before class.
    give the same thing to many people
  3. pass something up

    I passed up the job because I am
    afraid of change.
    decline (usually something good)
  4. pay someone back

    Thanks for buying my ticket. I'll pay you
    back on Friday.
    return owed money
  5. pay for something

    That bully will pay for being mean
    to my little brother.
    be punished for doing something bad
  6. pick something out

    I picked out three sweaters for
    you to try on.
  7. Point someone/something out

    I'll point my boyfriend out when
    he runs by.
    indicate with your finger
  8. put something down

    You can put the groceries down on
    the kitchen counter.
    put what you are holding on a surface or floor
  9. put someone down

    The students put the substitute teacher down because his pants were too short.
    insult, make someone feel stupid
  10. put something off

    We are putting off our trip until
    January because of the hurricane.
  11. put something out

    The neighbours put the fire out before
    the firemen arrived.
  12. put something together

    I have to put the crib together before
    the baby arrives.
  13. put up with someone/something

    I don't think I can put up with three
    small children in the car.
  14. put something on

    Don't forget to put on your new
    earrings for the party.
    put clothing/accessories on your body
  15. run into someone/something

    I ran into an old school-friend at
    the mall.
    meet unexpectedly
  16. run over someone/something

    I accidentally ran over your
    bicycle in the driveway.
    drive a vehicle over a person or thing
  17. run over/through something

    Let's run over/through these lines
    one more time before the show.
    rehearse, review
  18. run away

    The child ran away from home and
    has been missing for three days.
    leave unexpectedly, escape
  19. run out

    We ran out of shampoo so I had to
    wash my hair with soap.
    have none left
  20. send something back

    My letter got sent back to me
    because I used the wrong stamp.
    return (usually by mail)
  21. set something up

    Our boss set a meeting up with
    the president of the company.
    arrange, organize
  22. set someone up

    The police set up the car thief by
    using a hidden camera.
    trick, trap
  23. shop around

    I want to shop around a little
    before I decide on these boots.
    compare prices
  24. show off

    He always shows off on his
    act extra special for people watching (usually boastfully)
  25. sleep over

    You should sleep over tonight if
    the weather is too bad to drive home.
    stay somewhere for the night (informal)
  26. sort something out

    We need to sort the bills out before
    the first of the month.
    organize, resolve a problem
  27. stick to something

    You will lose weight if you stick to the
    continue doing something, limit yourself to one particular thing
  28. switch something off

    The light's too bright. Could you switch it
    stop the energy flow, turn off
  29. switch something on

    We heard the news as soon as we switched on the car radio.
    start the energy flow, turn on
  30. take after someone

    I take after my mother. We are
    both impatient.
    resemble a family member
  31. take something apart

    He took the car brakes apart and
    found the problem.
    purposely break into pieces
  32. take something back

    I have to take our new TV back because
    it doesn't work.
    return an item
  33. take off

    My plane takes off in five
    start to fly
  34. take something off

    Take off your socks and shoes and come in the lake!
    remove something (usually clothing)
  35. take something out

    Can you take the garbage out to
    the street for me?
    remove from a place or thing
  36. take someone out

    My grandparents took us out for
    dinner and a movie.
    pay for someone to go somewhere with you
  37. tear something up

    I tore up my ex-boyfriend's
    letters and gave them back to him.
    rip into pieces
  38. think back

    When I think back on my youth, I
    wish I had studied harder.
    remember (often + to, sometimes + on)
  39. think something over

    I'll have to think this job offer over before I make my final decision.
  40. throw something away

    We threw our old furniture away when
    we won the lottery.
    dispose of
  41. turn something down

    Please turn the TV down while
    the guests are here.
    decrease the volume or strength (heat, light etc)
  42. turn something down

    I turned the job down because
    I don't want to move.
  43. turn something off

    Your mother wants you to turn the
    TV off and come for dinner.
    stop the energy flow, switch off
  44. turn something on

    It's too dark in here. Let's turn some
    lights on.
    start the energy, switch on
  45. turn something up

    Can you turn the music up?
    This is my favourite song.
    increase the volume or strength (heat, light etc)
  46. turn up

    Our cat turned up after we put
    posters up all over the neighbourhood.
    appear suddenly
  47. try something on

    I'm going to try these jeans on,
    but I don't think they will fit.
    sample clothing
  48. try something out

    I am going to try this new brand
    of detergent out.
  49. use something up

    The kids used all of the
    toothpaste up so we need to buy some more.
    finish the supply
  50. wake up

    We have to wake up early for work
    on Monday.
    stop sleeping
  51. Warm someone/something up

    You can warm your feet up in
    front of the fireplace.
    increase the temperature
  52. warm up

    I always warm up by doing sit-ups
    before I go for a run.
    prepare body for exercise
  53. wear off

    Most of my make-up wore off before
    I got to the party.
    fade away
  54. work out

    I work out at the gym three times
    a week.
  55. work out

    Our plan worked out fine.
    be successful
  56. work something out

    We have to work out the total cost
    before we buy the house.
    make a calculation