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Phrasal Verbs For Your Daily Routine

Mastering phrasal verbs is an essential step towards fluency in English. These versatile word combinations add depth and nuance to our language, allowing us to express actions, routines,…

Phrasal Verb – Blow Up

Phrasal Verb – Blow up.
Meaning 1 – To explode. To be destroyed by an explosion.
“The army is threatening to blow the airport up.”
Meaning 2 – To inflate something…

Phrasal Verb – Stand By

Phrasal Verb – Stand by. Meaning 1 – To be ready to do something, or to be ready for action. If you are standing by you are ready to act –…

Phrasal Verb – Look Up

Phrasal Verb – Look up. Meaning 1 – Look (something) up – To try to find some information in a book, on a list, or on a computer….

Phrasal Verb – Fill Up

Phrasal Verb – Fill up. Meaning – To make something completely full – or to become completely full. To fill. The phrasal verb fill up is frequently used…

Phrasal Verb – Check In

Phrasal Verb – Check in. Meaning – To register and report your arrival, especially at a hotel or an airport. You can also check in at other places, such as hospitals,…

Phrasal Verb – Brush Up

Phrasal Verb – Brush up (on something). Meaning – To refresh your skill, knowledge or memory of a subject. To practice or improve your skill at something. To brush up on…

Phrasal Verb – Make Out

Phrasal Verb – Make out. Meaning 1 – To kiss and touch someone in a sexual way. If you are making out with someone you are kissing and caressing as lovers….

Phrasal Verb – Drop Out

Phrasal Verb – Drop out. Meaning – To stop being a member or participant of something. You can drop out of a race, a competition or you can drop out of a…

Phrasal Verb – Show Off

Phrasal Verb – Show off. Meaning 1 – To behave in a way that is intended to attract attention. This phrasal verb is usually used about people whose behaviour we find…

Phrasal Verb – Give Up

Phrasal Verb – Give up. Meaning  1 – To stop trying to do something that is too difficult or troublesome. Meaning 2 – To quit something. If you give something up you stop doing…

Phrasal Verb – Figure Out

Phrasal Verb – Figure out. Meaning  1 – To understand something or to solve a problem. This phrasal verb is separable. “I can’t figure out what is happening!” “Can…

Phrasal Verb – Chat Up

Phrasal Verb – Chat up. Meaning – To start a conversation with somebody who you are attracted (sexually or romantically) to.  You chat somebody up if you wish to get…

Phrasal Verb – Eat Out

Phrasal Verb – Eat out. Meaning – To eat in at a restaurant or away from home.  To dine at a place that is not your home. This…

Phrasal Verb – Eat in

Phrasal Verb – Eat in. Meaning – To eat at home.  To cook something yourself or to order a takeaway (food that is taken out of a restaurant)…

Phrasal Verb – Hand In

Phrasal Verb – Hand in. Meaning – To give something to someone in authority. You can hand your homework in to a teacher or a purse you’ve just…

Phrasal Verb – Count on

Phrasal Verb – Count on. Meaning – To depend on someone or something. To rely or depend on someone or something for support, help, or assistance. It can…

Phrasal Verb – Break down

Phrasal Verb – Break down. Meaning 1 – To stop working. If a machine or vehicle breaks down, it stops working because of a fault or problem. This…

Phrasal Verb – Storm Out

Phrasal Verb – Storm out. Meaning – To leave angrily. To quickly leave a place because you are angry or upset about something. To leave or exit a…

Phrasal Verb – Give Away

Phrasal Verb – Give away. Meaning 1 – To give something to someone for free. Something can be given away as part of a promotion or because something…

Idiom – Get Away With

English Idiom – Get away with (something). Meaning – To not get punished for doing something wrong. To escape punishment, criticism, or negative consequences for one’s actions or…

Phrasal Verb – Take off

Phrasal Verb – Take off. Meaning 1 – To leave the ground and begin to fly. This phrasal verb is not separable. “Your plane will be taking off…