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25 most useful Phrasal Verbs.

Postby Oriani » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:57 pm

Hello, mates.
As everybody knows, sometimes studying Phrasal verbs is not an easy task, does it? When I was a student, it was really hard (for me) learning and realizing what phrasal verbs were about. I bought a Dictionary about phrasal verbs, I would use them in class with my Professors & classmates, English native speakers and so on. But then, I noticed that there were some very common and very useful Phrasal verbs to study as well as keeping in mind during an English conversation. This is my list:
(Most of these phrasal verbs have several meanings, so make sure you remember them all!) :!:

1. Add up
a- To be added together and equal the expected or correct total.
Example: “We added up the apples: there were 12″
b-To make sense : to seem to be logical or true.
Example: “Her story didn’t add up, I think she was lying, it didn’t make sense”
2. Blow up
a- To fill (something) with air or gas
Example: “Please could you blow up those balloons?”
b- To explode or to cause (something, such as a bomb) to explode.
Example: “The building was blown up by a bomb”
c- To become very angry.
Example: “When I said I couldn’t go to her party, she blew up”
3. Bring up
a- To take care of and teach (a child who is growing up).
Example: “Their grandparents brought them up because their parents were always travelling”
b- To mention (something) when talking : to start to talk about (something).
Example: “Don’t bring up the fight again, please!”
4. Call off
a- To stop doing or planning to do (something) .
Example: “Maria called off the wedding, she decided she didn’t love him”
b- To cause or tell (a person or animal) to stop attacking, chasing, etc.
Example: “Call off your dog! He’s attacking my cat”
5. Carry on
a- To continue to do what you have been doing
Example: “Sorry I interrupted, carry on talking!”
b- To behave or speak in an excited or foolish way.
Example: “The little boy was carrying on: shouting and kicking all day long”
6. Come across
a- To seem to have a particular quality or character : to make a particular impression.
Example: “Julia came across as a bit bossy”
b- To be expressed to someone.
Example: “I tried to sound happy but it came across as over-excited”
c- To meet or find (something or someone) by chance.
Example: “Luis was leaving the fruit shop and he came across Tom, what a coincidence”
7. Come up with
a- To get or think of (something that is needed or wanted).
Example: “We finally came up with a solution to the problem!”
8. Fall apart (Oh, listen to the song "Emotions" by Bee Gees & Samantha Sang)
a- To break into parts in usually a sudden and unexpected way,
Example: “My cake fell apart when I tried to cut it”
b- To become unable to live in a normal way because you are experiencing a lot of confusion or emotional pain
Example: “After the divorce, she fell apart”
9. Get along
a- To be or remain friendly
Example: “We’re not together anymore, but we get along great”
b- To make progress while doing something.
Example: “How are you getting along at playing the guitar?”
c- To leave a place
Example: “It was lovely to see you, but my friend has to get along, she has class”
d- To become old.
Example: “Her grandma is getting along; she’s almost 99″
10. Get away
a- To go away from a place.
Example: “I can0t wait to get away from the city”
b- To avoid being caught : to escape
Example: “The thieves managed to get away in a stolen car”
c- To not be criticized or punished for (something).
Example: “Yvonne is always lying, I can’t understand how she gets away with it”

TO BE CONTINUED :!:
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Re: 25 most useful Phrasal Verbs.

Postby Oriani » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:59 pm

11. Get over ( I like this one: Oh please, get over it. You deserve something better)
a- To stop being controlled or bothered by (something, such as a problem or feeling).
Example: “I got over my fear of flying”
b- To stop feeling unhappy about (something).
Example: “Finally, Kylie got over her ex-boyfriend”
c- To become healthy again after (an illness).
Example: “Have you heard? Dave has gotten over the flu”
12. Give up -
a- To stop an activity or effort : to admit that you cannot do something and stop trying
Example: ”We all gave up smoking on January 1st”
13. Go on - ( Yes, as the Titanic's song "My heart will go on")
a- To continue.
Example: “They landed in Paris and then went on to Montpellier”
b- To go or travel to a place before another person or group that is with you.
Example: “You go on to the restaurant, I’ll come in 10 minutes”
c- To happen
Example: “What’s going on? What’s happening?”
d- Used in speech to urge someone to do something
Example: “Go on! Try it, it’s delicious”
14. Hold on
a- To have or keep your hand, arms, etc., tightly around something.
Example: “Hold on to the railing, that way you won’t fall”
b- To succeed in keeping a position, condition, etc.
Example: “I will hold on to my job until May”
15. Look after -
a- To take care of (someone or something).
Example: “The nurse looked after the patient for months, until he was better”
16. Look forward to ( Yes, this is the phrase we use to end a formal conversation (formal letters, most of all)
a- To expect (something) with pleasure.
Example: “William is really looking forward to going on holiday”
17. Look up
a- Improve.
Example: “The economy is finally looking up”
b- To search for (something) in a reference book, on the Internet, etc.
Example: “Let’s look up his number in the yellow pages”
18. Make out -
a- To write down the required information on (something, such as a check).
Example: “Who shall I make the check out to?”
b- To hear and understand (something)
Example: “I can’t make out what you’re saying, can you speak louder?”
c- To kiss and touch for a long time in a sexual way.
Example: “We made out in the back of his car”
19. Pass out
a- To fall asleep or become unconscious.
Example: “Lisa was so tired, she got home and passed out on the sofa”
b- to give (something) to several or many people.
Example: “I passed out leaflets with information on our course”
20. Pull over -
a- To move a vehicle to the side of the road and stop.
Example: “That looks like a lovely restaurant, can you pull the car over and park?”
21. Put down
a- To place (someone or something that you have been holding or carrying) on a table, on the floor, etc.
Example: “You can put the suitcases down in the bedroom”
b- To write (something) : to record (something) in writing
Example: “He put down his memories to write a book when he was older”
c- To give (an amount of money) as a first payment when you are buying something that costs a lot of money
Example: “My husband and I are going to put down some money to buy that house in the centre of town”
d- To kill (an animal) in a way that causes it little pain usually because it is injured or sick
Example: “Jessica had to have her rabbit put down; it was very sick”
22. Put off
a- To decide that (something) will happen at a later time : postpone.
Example: “Graham was so tired he put the shoppin off until next week”
b- To cause (someone) to dislike someone or something
Example: “You’re putting me off my food, stop talking about insects!”
23. Put up with
a- To allow (someone or something unpleasant or annoying) to exist or happen.
Example: “My mother won’t put up with my sisters or I swearing”
24. Turn up
a- To be found usually unexpectedly.
Example: “Oh! My phone turned up in my bed!”
b- To arrive at a place
Example: “As always, Julian turned up late”
c- To increase the volume, temperature, etc., of something by pressing a button, moving a switch, etc.
Example: “Please turn the music up, I love this song!”
25. Watch out
a- To be aware of something dangerous.
Example: “Watch out in the mountain, there are bears there!”

Also, there are others easy to remember such as " Get up", "Wake up" , "Break up" "Turn to ( somebody)" ...

And remember: Native speakers use Phrasal verbs. PRACTICE.

PD: I'm not an English native speaker.

Greetings.
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Re: 25 most useful Phrasal Verbs.

Postby babara » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:47 am

Great content ! :D

These make me so more clear and really useful for me, In many times I have seen much of my confusion from reading the english text also .
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Re: 25 most useful Phrasal Verbs.

Postby Serge » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:51 am

Oriani wrote:This is my list:

Thank you very much Oriani!
babara wrote:I have seen much of my confusion from reading the english text also .

I agree with barbara is very helpful.
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Re: 25 most useful Phrasal Verbs.

Postby reindeer » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:11 am

Here we go, six Phrasal Verbs more! Bon appetit:

1. Eat off
To succed on eating a part of someone's prey.
Example: "How you dare to eat out this antelope's leg under my nose you jackal? Do you think that sleepy lion..." ah ok, it's enough.

2. Eat out
a. To eat outside, not at home
b. To eat from certain place
Example: "Let me eat out of you hand mom?" - "No, little one. Cats aren't supposed to do that. If you were a dog maybe.. Now eat out of your plate and make it clean then." - "Okay mommy, and after that may I.." - "Look for the mice in the attic? Why not dear?"

3. Eat up
a. To eat all through the food
b. To advance quickly
Example: "Arshavin ate up the distance to the gates, scored a goal and kissed his index finger."

4. Eat up to down
To me it not seems to be a convinient way to gnaw a brunch. However for a caterpillar it must be not much difference where to start from. How on earth can I know this?!

5. Eat up to dawn
Well, it's clear. Once again, Bon appetit !

6. Eat on
Just a missprint for Eton

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Re: 25 most useful Phrasal Verbs.

Postby Oriani » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:32 pm

babara wrote:Great content ! :D

These make me so more clear and really useful for me, In many times I have seen much of my confusion from reading the english text also .


Hi. babara. Long time no see. How have you been?
Thanks for reading the post. I am glad you liked it.
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Re: 25 most useful Phrasal Verbs.

Postby babara » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:19 pm

Sure,Oriani ! Very useful both yours and reindeer's.

waiting for next post.

Thank you all. :D
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Re: 25 most useful Phrasal Verbs.

Postby Oriani » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:17 pm

babara wrote:Sure,Oriani ! Very useful both yours and reindeer's.

waiting for next post.

Thank you all. :D


You're welcome, dear.
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