Phrasal verbs are an important part of learning the English language. We provide further education to those who are looking to improve themselves and expand their horizons (linguistic and cultural). I PAID BACK the twenty pounds I’d borrowed. to shortening into parts or to make sth smaller. Work just keeps on PILING UP and I really can’t manage to get it all done. I was just PASSING BY when I saw the accident. She BACKED OUT OF the agreement at the last minute. I GAVE UP taking sugar in tea and coffee to lose weight. The food was great, so I really PIGGED OUT. The traffic was so bad that it took me ages to PULL OUT. Choose to be part or a member of something. The gecko FEEDS OFF mosquitoes and other insects. She FAWNED OVER the inspectors in the hope that they would give her a good grade. I want you to carry on with the work while I am out of country. Always read through your work when you’ve finished. Example Sentence: You should clear away all your toys before bedtime. WE took a taxi from the airport to the hotel and BOOKED IN. You must keep away medicines from children. She spotted him on the other side of the room and BORE DOWN ON him. The police tried to PIN the crime ON him. I would love to get away and go to the beach next month. Nothing can make up for the loss of a child. He’s always POPPING OFF when things don’t suit him. Stop doing something that has been a habit. I didn’t know the correct spelling so I had to LOOK it UP in the dictionary. She POLISHES OFF half a bottle of gin every night. Could you HOLD ON for a minute; she’ll be free in a moment. They stopped over in Singapore on their way to Australia. Act up: Behave badly or strangely. Chelsea couldn’t HOLD their opponents OFF and lost the game. Her hayfever didn’t feel half as bad once the antihistamines had KICKED IN. Most phrasal verbs consist of two words (verb + adverb or verb + preposition) but a few consists of three words. He’s BEEN DOWN since his partner left him. for a specific piece of information.. They have ASKED us OVER for drinks on Friday. The children were MESSING ABOUT with the TV remote control and broke it. We have LINED UP a lot of meetings for them. The children were PLAYING AROUND and being annoying. He’s been ANGLING FOR an invitation, but I don’t want him to come. Not be serious, not use something properly. That shows that your interest is not in helping the student, but in JAWING AWAY. Beat someone in a debate, discussion or argument. Jane spent a long time looking at houses before she bought one, but eventually DECIDED UPON one near her office. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); They weren’t part of the conflict; they were just caught up in it. I couldn’t think of much to write, so I PADDED the essay OUT with a few lengthy quotes. John caught up with you later. She DUG INTO her handbag and pulled out a bunch of keys. Fix something to a wall, or other vertical surface, with a pin. If I fail the test and everyone else passes, I’ll never be able to LIVE it DOWN. I feel terrible- that food didn’t AGREE WITH my stomach. I always MIX those two sisters UP because they look so like each other. Nowadays, you need IT skills if you want to GET AHEAD. Heat something solid, especially metal, until it becomes liquid. Sadly, Georgia’s uncle PASSED AWAY yesterday after a short illness. I wasn’t very hungry so I just PICKED AT my food. Try to compensate for doing something wrong. Praise someone in an excessive way to get their favour or something from them. Some examples of phrasal verbs with the verb “GET” are “get at”, “get in”, “get out”, “get off”, “get away”, “get over”, “get back”… and they ALL have different meanings! I CALLED him UP as soon as I got to a phone to tell him the news. They MELTED the gold statue DOWN and turned it into gold bars. Affect- usually used in the negative to show that something has had a negative effect, especially is it makes you feel bad. Enter a restricted area of a computer system. If we can’t ARGUE our differences OUT, we’ll have to take them to court. He entered his password for the college intranet and LOGGED ON. Move things around or search in a casual way to try to find something. The doorstaff didn’t LET him IN the nightclub because he was wearing jeans.