Phrasal Verb – Fill up.

MeaningTo make something completely full – or to become completely full. To fill. The phrasal verb fill up is frequently used when referring to filling the fuel tank of a vehicle.

This phrasal verb is separable.

  • “We need to fill up before we reach the motorway.”
  • “The swimming pool is filling up with water.”
  • “Did you fill my glass up with wine again?”

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What is a phrasal verb?

phrasal verb is a verb combined with 1 or 2 small words. These small words are particles. A particle can be a preposition or adverb. The phrasal verb has a different meaning from the verb alone because the particle changes the meaning of the verb.

Some phrasal verbs can be separated. When we change the tense of the phrasal verb we only modify the verb part. The particle remains the same.

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