top 100 english phrasal verbs
Top 100 phrasal verb with example
with double example
“Break down” – to stop working or functioning
Example: My car broke down on the way to work.
Example: The negotiation broke down due to disagreements.
“Take off” – to leave the ground (airplane) or to remove (clothing)
Example: The airplane is taking off in five minutes.
Example: She took off her coat and hung it up.
“Get along” – to have a good relationship with someone
Example: She gets along well with her co-workers.
Example: We’ve been trying to get along but it’s been difficult.
“Put off” – to delay or postpone
Example: I’ll put off the meeting until next week.
Example: I keep putting off studying for the exam.
“Pick up” – to lift or raise, or to acquire
Example: Can you pick up that box for me?
Example: He picked up a new skill quickly.
“Turn off” – to stop the function of
Example: Please turn off the lights when you leave the room.
Example: I accidentally turned off my phone and missed a call.
“Come across” – to find or discover something unexpectedly
Example: I came across an old photo album in the attic.
Example: She came across as very confident in her interview.
“Look up” – to search for information
Example: Can you look up the address for me?
Example: I looked up the definition of a word in the dictionary.
“Set up” – to establish or arrange
Example: We need to set up a meeting to discuss the project.
Example: She set up a system to manage her tasks efficiently.
“Put together” – to assemble or combine
Example: Can you put together a list of supplies we need?
Example: He put together a plan to improve sales.
“Get through” – to successfully complete or communicate with
Example: I hope we can get through this project on time.
Example: She finally got through to the customer service representative.
“Run into” – to meet someone unexpectedly
Example: I ran into an old friend at the mall.
Example: They ran into some unexpected problems while building the house.
“Turn on” – to activate or cause to start working
Example: Can you turn on the television?
Example: He was turned on by her sense of humor.
“Catch up” – to become informed or reach the same level as others
Example: I need to catch up on my reading for class.
Example: They caught up with each other after not seeing each other for years.
“Give up” – to stop trying or surrender
Example: I don’t want to give up on my dreams.
Example: He gave up smoking last year.
“Wake up” – to become awake or conscious
Example: I usually wake up early on weekdays.
Example: The loud noise woke up the whole house.
“Speak up” – to speak louder or to express an opinion
Example: Can you speak up, I can’t hear you.
Example: She spoke up during the meeting to share her ideas.
“Find out” – to discover or learn information
Example: I need to find out what happened.
Example: She finally found out the truth.
“Hold on” – to wait or to grip tightly
Example: Hold on, I’ll be right there.
Example: Can you hold on to this for me?
“Show up” – to arrive or to appear
Example: He never showed up for the meeting.
Example: The sun finally showed up after a week of rain.
“Blow up” – to explode or to inflate
Example: The balloon blew up suddenly.
Example: The situation blew up into a major conflict.
“Work out” – to exercise or to solve
Example: I try to work out every day.
Example: They finally worked out a solution to the problem.
“Take in” – to absorb or to allow to enter
Example: I need to take in this information.
Example: They took in refugees from the war-torn country.
“Get back” – to return or to regain
Example: I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Example: He got back his lost wallet.
“Start up” – to begin or to establish
Example: We need to start up the engine.
Example: She started up a new business last year.
“Break down” – to stop functioning or to collapse
Example: The negotiations broke down due to disagreement.
“Put off” – to delay or to postpone
Example: I need to put off the meeting until next week.
Example: The bad weather put off the outdoor concert.
“Put up” – to raise or to tolerate
Example: Can you put up the tent for me?
Example: She was surprised at how well she put up with the long flight.
“Take on” – to assume responsibility or to challenge
Example: The company is taking on new projects.
Example: He took on the champion in a game of chess.
“Get away” – to escape or to take a break
Example: I need to get away from the city for a while.
Example: They got away with the stolen money.
“Come across” – to encounter or to find by chance
Example: I came across an interesting book at the library.
Example: She came across as confident in the interview.
“Get over” – to recover or to overcome
Example: I need to get over this cold.
Example: He finally got over his fear of public speaking.
“Put out” – to extinguish or to suppress
Example: Can you put out the candle?
Example: The fire department quickly put out the fire.
“Set up” – to establish or to arrange
Example: We need to set up a meeting with the client.
Example: He set up a trap to catch the thief.
“Take out” – to remove or to go on a date
Example: Can you take out the garbage?
Example: They took out their frustrations on each other.
“Turn down” – to decline or to reduce
Example: She turned down the job offer.
Example: Can you turn down the music?
“Get through” – to pass or to complete
Example: I need to get through this work quickly.
Example: They finally got through the tough exam.
“Put together” – to assemble or to create
Example: Can you put together a list of attendees?
Example: She put together a stunning outfit for the party.
“Look after” – to take care of or to take responsibility for
Example: I need to look after my younger sibling.
Example: She looks after the company’s finances.
“Turn up” – to increase or to arrive
Example: The temperature has turned up in the last few days.
Example: He turned up to the party unexpectedly.
“Come up with” – to think of or to suggest
Example: Can you come up with a better idea?
Example: She finally came up with a solution to the problem.
Example: Can you hold on for a minute?
Example: She held on to the rope as she climbed the mountain.
“Get through to” – to reach or to make contact with
Example: I need to get through to the customer service representative.
Example: He finally got through to her after several attempts.
“Set off” – to start or to trigger
Example: We need to set off for the airport soon.
Example: The bomb set off a loud explosion.
“Take up” – to occupy or to begin
Example: The new furniture takes up too much space in the room.
Example: She took up a new hobby last year.
“Look up” – to research or to raise one’s gaze
Example: I need to look up some information on the internet.
Example: He looked up at the tall building.
“Turn in” – to submit or to go to bed
Example: Can you turn in the report by tomorrow?
Example: It’s time to turn in for the night.
“Get along with” – to have a good relationship or to be compatible with
Example: I get along with my coworkers.
Example: They are trying to get along with each other after a disagreement.
“Put off” – to delay or to discourage
Example: I need to put off the project until next week.
Example: The difficult task put off many of the workers.
“Take off” – to depart or to remove
Example: The airplane is about to take off.
Example: Can you take off your coat?