Here are some phrasal verbs to remember:
BRING IN - to carry inside It
s raining. Bring your bike in now.
BRING OUT - to reveal or expose Her colorful blouse brought outthe best in her.
BRING UP - to mention; to take care of John brought the subjectof drugs up. She was brought up by her grandmother.
BURN OUT - to become mentally exhausted The man was burned out byhis job.
CALL OFF-to cancel There was a bad storm so they called the partyoff.
CATCH UP - to bring up to date; to come from behind I am so farbehind that I won
t catch up with my work for months.
CLEAR UP - to end the confusion Perhaps more information wouldclear the problem up.
COME ABOUT - to happen None of us can understand how the planecrash came about.
COME ACROSS - to accidentally find I came across your name in anewspaper article I was reading.
COME AROUND - to change one
s opinion or position He
s stubbornnow but if you give him time
ll come around.
COME BY - to get possession of I
d really like a hat like that.How did you come by that?
COME OUT - to be disclosed or to result I got a good grade on myTOEFL exam. Everything came out well.
COME UP - to introduce or mention The topic of peace is verypopular. It comes up often in our conversations.
CUT OFF - to disconnect on the telephone; to remove by cutting Iwas cut off while talking to my brother. Mary cut too much of herhair off.
DO OVER - to repeat My professor asked me to do the experimentover.
DROP OFF - to return Please drop the book off at my officetomorrow.
FILL OUT - to write information You need to fill the applicationout and return it to me tomorrow.
GIVE UP - to stop or surrender He finally gave up smoking.
GET ACROSS - to make clear He can lecture well. He knows how toget his point across.
GET AHEAD - to surpass another Competition forces people to tryto get ahead of one another.
GET ALONG WITH - to play or work well with Tom and Bill argue allthe time; they don
t get along well with each other.
GET BEHIND - to delay If you don
t practice every day
you canget behind
GET ON WITH - to continue I have had enough of the delay. Let
sget on with the lecture.
S POINT ACROSS - to communicate He can lecture well. Heknows how to get his point across.
GET OUT OF - to remove someone It
s time for a test. Please getyour notebooks out.
GET OVER - to recover or return to normal Bill is angry now butdon
t worry. He
ll get over it.
GET THROUGH - to finish; to endure If you eat a good breakfast
it will help you get through the day.
GO AHEAD WITH - to continue You have my permission to go aheadwith the experiment.
HAND IN- to submit The students handed their reports in at theend of the semester.
HOLD ON - to wait Hold on a minute
please. I want to check youraccount.
KEEP RIGHT ON ...ING - to continue She told him to stop but hejust kept right on singing.
KEEP UP WITH - to continue at the same level or pace. She runsfaster than he does. He can
t keep up with her.
LOOK OUT FOR - to guard or protect The cat looked out for herkittens whenever a dog came near.
LOOK OVER - to review or examine Could you look this report overand give me your opinion?
LOOK UP TO-to admire I always looked up to my older sister when Iwas young.
MAKE SURE OF - to ascertain If John calls
make sure you tell himabout the meeting tomorrow.
MAKE UP - to resolve a personal quarrel; to compensate for amistake or error They quarreled and then made up and forgot theirdisagreement. You can make up the homework you missed if you seeme on Friday.
MAKE UP YOUR MIND - to decide He was very uncertain. He couldn
tmake up his mind where to go on vacation.
MIX UP - to confuse [A MIX UP] Be careful. Don
t mix up our namesin the future.
PASS OVER - to overlook or ignore He was passed over for apromotion. He didn
t get a raise.
PICK UP - to give a ride We
ll pick you up at 7:00 tonight.
PUT OFF - to delay or procrastinate Don
t put off for tomorrowwhat you can do today.
RUN INTO - to accidentally meet I was downtown and happened torun into my friend Bob.
RUSH AROUND -to be in a hurry During the holiday season it
scommon to find people rushing around the stores.
SEE TO - to assure I
m sorry my son broke your window. I
ll seeto it that he pays for it.
SIT IN ON - to audit or attend but not pay I got permission tosit in on the class.
TAKE OFF - to remove or deduct The teacher took ten points offfor each wrong answer.
TAKE ON - to accept work I always admire someone who is willingto take on the job of leadership.
TAKE OVER - to take control of The students took over thebuilding during a student demonstration.
TRY OUT-to attempt As soon as you return home
try out your newcan opener.
TURN OUT - to produce The students took over the building duringa student demonstration.
TURN UP - to appear unexpectedly She couldn
t find her purse
butlater it turned up in the closet.
USE UP-to deplete She needed to buy more detergent because herswas all used up.