PET Phrasal verbs
The complete list of Phrasal verbs for B1
Terms in this set (51)
break down (broken down)
about machines, cars etc. - to stop working because of a problem
(My car has ______ ____ so I had to call a mechanic.)
break up (broken up)
end a relationship
(He's just ______ __ with his girlfriend.)
break into (broke into)
enter a building by force, especially in order to steal things
(Someone _____ ____ the school last night and stole all the computers.)
go to the reception desk at a hotel to say that you have arrived and get the key to your room
go to the reception desk at a hotel to pay your bill before you leave
to add information such as your name or address in the empty spaces on an official document
(Please ____ __ your name and address in the space provided.)
to discover a fact or piece of information
(We may never _____ ___ the truth about what happened.)
get rid of
to throw away, give away, or sell something that you don't want
(We're moving to a smaller flat ,
so we have to ___ ___ __ a lot of our furniture.)
to give someone something that they owned or had before
(When will you _ _ _ _ me _ _ _ _ the bookI lent you last month?)
give up (gave up)
1. to stop doing something that you do regularly
(I should ____ __ smoking.)
2. to stop trying to do something difficult
(I was trying to learn Japanese but I ____ __.)
go on (went on)
to continue happening or doing something as before
(The meeting ____ __ a lot longer than I expected.)
go out (going out)
to leave your house and go somewhere, especially to do something enjoyable
(I wanted the evenings free for _____ ___ with friends.)
grow up (growing up)
to change from being a baby or young child to being an older child or adult
(He never saw his father while he was _______ __.)
look after (looking after)
to take care of someone or something and make certain that they have everything they need
(It's hard work _______ _____ three children all day.)
look for (looking for)
to search for someone or something, try to find sth
(I'm _______ ___ Jim. Have you seen him?)
look forward to
to feel happy and excited about something that is going to happen
Children always ____ _______ __ Christmas.
look into (looking into)
to try to discover the facts about something such as a problem or a crime
(Police are already _______ ____ the matter.)
used for warning someone to be careful, especially because they are likely to have an accident
____ ___ ! There's a car coming.
to try to find a particular piece of information by looking in a book or on a list, or by using a computer
If you don't know what the word means, _ _ _ _ it _ _ in a dictionary.
to connect a piece of equipment to an electricity supply
The printer will never work if you don't _ _ _ _ it _ _!
to put something in the place where you usually keep it when you are not using it
Children should always _ _ _ their toys _ _ _ _ before they go to bed.
to put something in the place where it was before it was moved
Can you _ _ _ the book _ _ _ _ when you've finished with it?
to change the time or date of something so that it happens later than originally planned, especially because of a problem
They had to _ _ _ the wedding _ _ _ because the bride's mother had an accident.
to make something stop burning
It took firefighters three hours to _ _ _ the fire _ _ _ .
to phone someone
I'll ____ __ the theatre and see when the show finishes.
run out of
to use all of something and not have any left
I am sorry, we've ___ ___ __ coffee. Would you like some tea instead?
start a journey
We _ _ _ _ _ _ early the next morning.
to start something such as a business, organization, or institution
The group plans to _ _ _ _ _ an import business.
1. to remove a piece of clothing
2. about a plane - to leave the ground
Please, _ _ _ _ your shoes _ _ _. They are dirty.
take up (taken up)
to start doing something regularly as a habit, job, or interest
Chris has _ _ _ _ _ _ _ jogging.
to put on a piece of clothing in order to see how it looks and whether it fits
What a lovely dress! Why don't you _ _ _ it _ _ ?
to reduce the amount of sound, heat, or light produced by a piece of equipment by pressing a button or moving a switch
Can you _ _ _ _ the music _ _ _ _ a bit? It's too loud.
to make a piece of equipment start working by pressing a button or moving a switch
Please, ____ __ the TV, I want to watch the news.
to increase the amount of sound, heat, or light produced by a piece of equipment by pressing a button or moving a switch
Can you _ _ _ _ the radio _ _ a bit? I can't hear it.
work out (works out)
to do physical exercise as a way of keeping fit
He _____ ___ at the local gym every day.
bring up (brought up)
to look after a child until he or she becomes an adult
She _______ __ three sons on her own.
carry out (carried out)
to do a particular piece of work, research etc
They _______ ___ many experiments to prove their theory.
to continue doing something
He moved to London to _____ __ his work.
get back (got back)
return to a place after you have been somewhere else
They had been on holidays but I think they ___ ____ yesterday.
to leave a bus, train or plane
get on (well) with
to have a good relationship
She didn't ___ __ ____ ____ her parents and moved out.
hand in (handed in)
to give something to a person in authority
All essays must be ______ __ by Tuesday.
to give things to different people in a group.
hang up (hung up)
to stop using a telephone at the end of a conversation
'Get lost!' she shouted, and ____ __ on me.
go to the place where somebody is waiting and take them where they want to go
Will you _ _ _ _ me _ _ after the party?
to cover a part of your body with a piece of clothing or jewellery so that you are wearing it
Dorothy ___ __ her coat and went out.
connect someone to the person they want to speak to on the telephone
Can you _ _ _ me _ _ _ _ _ _ _ to the accounts department, please?
to stop a piece of equipment working by pressing a button or by moving a switch
You can _ _ _ _ the TV _ _ _ , I'm not watching it.
not to go to sleep
Josh could ____ __ all night without getting tired.
get on (got on)
to get into a bus, plane, or train
We ___ __ the bus but couldn't find a free seat.
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