Phrasal Verbs Part I

2018-02-05 17:38:32

Phrasal Verbs
What are Phrasal verbs – The verbs used with prepositions, adverbs or both are defined as phrasal verbs and they denote idiomatic meaning only when taken as a whole.

S.No

Phrasal Verbs

Meaning

1.

Add up

Sum

2.

Account for

Explain the reason

3.

Ask for

Request for

4.

Ask after

Inquire after

5.

Back up

Withdraw, Stop

6.

Back out

Withdraw from promise

7.

Bear away

Win

8.

Bear on/upon

Relevant

9.

Bear out

Support for argument

10.

Bear with

To show patience

11.

Blow up

Inflate, Explode

12.

Blow out

Extinguish

13.

Blow over

Come to an end

14.

Break down

Emotional collapse

15.

Beak into

entering by force

16.

Break off

Come to an end

17.

Break out

Spread

18.

Breakthrough

Major achievement, Discover a secret

19.

Break out

Terminate

20.

Bring about

Make Happen

21.

Bring off

Achieve, Carry off

22.

Bring on

Lead to

23.

Bring out

Publish, Evoke

24.

Bring over

Convince

25.

Bring to

Restore

26.

Bring up

Care for, Rear, Educate

27.

Bring round

Bring to senses

28.

Burn down

Destroy by burning

29.

Brun up

Consume by fire

30.

Buy out

Buy the other person’s share of a business

31.

Buy up

Buy the whole supply of

32.

Call at

Visit a place to meet

33.

Call for

Require, Necessary

34.

Call in/call out

Send for help

35.

Call off

Postpone

36.

Call up

Recall

37.

Calm down

Control oneself

38.

Carry on

Persevere

39.

Carry out

Succeed, Obey, Implement

40.

Cheer up

Gladden, Happy

41.

Chew up

Masticate

42.

Chop up

Cut up

43.

Castaway

Throw away as useless

44.

Cast down

Dejected

45.

Cast off

Release

46.

Come about

Happen

47.

Come across

Meet by chance

48.

Close up

Close temporarily

49.

Close down

Close permanently

50.

Cross out

Eliminate

51.

Cut off

Interrupt

52.

Cut out

Delete

53.

Cut down

Reduce in quantity

54.

Die down

Gradually disappear

55.

Die out

Become out of use or existence

56.

Dispose of

Selloff

57.

Dispose to 

Willing, Ready

58.

Draw up

To write, Compose

59.

Draw on

To get money from

60.

Dress up

Put clothes on, Adorn

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