Phrasal Verbs, Meaning & Example Sentences

English Most Important Phrasal Verbs, Meaning & Example Sentences

English Most Important Phrasal Verbs, Meaning & Example Sentences

Take upTo begin a new hobbyI’m not very good at basketball. I only took it up recently.
Get aroundTo travel to different placesI will get around from town to town.
Go alongTo continue to happen or to developHe is under the radar but he is going along well.
Back outWithdraw from something one has agreed to doHe backed out of the agreement.
Wipe outTo destroy 



People worry that climate change will wipe out coffee crops in certain countries.
Use upFinish a supply of somethingI’ve used up all my holiday entitlement.
Set asideTo reserve 

something for a particular aim

John set aside some money fo his kid’s future.
Get upStop sleeping and leave bed I first thing I do when I get up is go to the toilet.
Wake upStop sleeping, or make someone stop sleepingThey often wake up at 7. am.
Ask afterTo ask for information about someoneTell your mother I was asking after her.
Come acrossDiscover by 


came across a car I’d never seen before.
Let onMake clear, evinceYou don’t want to let on how rich you really are.
Keep inNot allow 

Someone out.

Children were kept in after school.
Hold onTo wait particularly on the phoneThey’ll hold on another minute, then They’ll have to go.
Break into
Interrupt Samuel break into the conversation and told us.

Check offMake a mark next toCheck each name off the list.
Read offRead aloud 

from a list

read the number off the cargo.
Pass outBecome
He passed out because the room was too hot.
Carry onContinueCarry on. I didn’t mean to interrupt you.
Make forMove 


He already made for home when I arrived.
Run overRead through or practise something quicklyHe ran over his notes before going the home.
Keep toPersist in,


He kept to puzzle until it was done.
Check backReturn to seeif  everything is OkThey will check back next week to make sure the report.
Come backReturnWhat time are you coming back?
Do down

someone or 


My son, stop doing yourself down.
Give forthEmit or release 


The roses give forth a very heady scent at this time of the year.
Bring backFetch somethingShould I bring the car back with a empty tank?
Look backTo think about something that happened in the pastWhen I look back, I’m filled with happiness.
Let downLengthenMy father is a tailor, so he can let my pants down.

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