Separable Phrasal Verbs
The object may come after the following phrasal verbs or it may separate the two parts:
eg: "You have to do this paint job over."
"You have to do over this paint job."
When the object of the following phrasal verbs is a pronoun, the two parts of the phrasal verb must be separated:
"You have to do it over."
Set is based on : http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/phrasals.htm
explode eg : The terrorists tried to blow up the railroad station
mention a topic eg: My mother brought up that little matter of my prison record again.
raise children eg: It isn't easy to bring up children nowadays.
cancel eg: They called off this afternoon's meeting
repeat a job eg: Do this homework over.
complete a form eg: Fill out this application form and mail it in.
fill to capacity eg: She filled up the grocery cart with free food
submit something (assignment) eg: The students handed in their papers and left the room.
put something on hook or receiver eg: She hung up the phone before she hung up her clothes.
delay eg: I hate to hold up the meeting, but I have to go to the bathroom.
hold up (2)
rob eg: Three masked gunmen held up the Security Bank this afternoon.
omit eg:You left out the part about the police chase down Asylum Avenue.
examine, check eg: The lawyers looked over the papers carefully before questioning the witness. (They looked them over carefully.)
search in a list eg: You've misspelled this word again. You'd better look it up.
invent a story or lie eg: She knew she was in trouble, so she made up a story about going to the movies with her friends.
hear, understand eg: He was so far away, we really couldn't make out what he was saying.
choose eg: There were three men in the line-up. She picked out the guy she thought had stolen her purse.
lift something off something else eg: The crane picked up the entire house. (Watch them pick it up.)
call attention to eg: As we drove through Paris, Francoise pointed out the major historical sites.
save or store eg: We put away money for our retirement. She put away the cereal boxes.
postpone We asked the boss to put off the meeting until tomorrow. (Please put it off for another day.)
put clothing on the body I put on a sweater and a jacket. (I put them on quickly.)
extinguish eg: The firefighters put out the house fire before it could spread. (They put it out quickly.)
peruse; look at written material eg: I read over the homework, but couldn't make any sense of it.
to arrange, begin eg: My wife set up the living room exactly the way she wanted it. She set it up.
make a written note eg: These are your instructions. Write them down before you forget.
remove clothing eg: It was so hot that I had to take off my shirt.
discuss eg: We have serious problems here. Let's talk them over like adults.
discard eg: That's a lot of money! Don't just throw it away.
put clothing on to see if it fits eg: She tried on fifteen dresses before she found one she liked.
test eg: I tried out four cars before I could find one that pleased me.
lower volume eg: Your radio is driving me crazy! Please turn it down.
turn down (2)
reject eg: He applied for a promotion twice this year, but he was turned down both times.
raise the volume eg: Grandpa couldn't hear, so he turned up his hearing aid.
switch off electricity eg: We turned off the lights before anyone could see us.
turn off (2)
repulse eg: It was a disgusting movie. It really turned me off.
switch on the electricity eg: Turn on the CD player so we can dance.
exhaust, use completely eg: The gang members used up all the money and went out to rob some more banks.