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Phrasal Verbs 1 - English

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
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blow up
explode
eg : The terrorists tried to blow up the railroad station
bring up
mention a topic
eg: My mother brought up that little matter of my prison record again.
bring up
raise children
eg: It isn't easy to bring up children nowadays.
call off
cancel
eg: They called off this afternoon's meeting
do over
repeat a job
eg: Do this homework over.
fill out
complete a form
eg: Fill out this application form and mail it in.
fill up
fill to capacity
eg: She filled up the grocery cart with free food
hand in
submit something (assignment)
eg: The students handed in their papers and left the room.
hang up
put something on hook or receiver
eg: She hung up the phone before she hung up her clothes.
hold up
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.
leave out
omit
eg:You left out the part about the police chase down Asylum Avenue.
look over
examine, check
eg: The lawyers looked over the papers carefully before questioning the witness. (They looked them over carefully.)
look up
search in a list
eg: You've misspelled this word again. You'd better look it up.
make 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.
make out
hear, understand
eg: He was so far away, we really couldn't make out what he was saying.
pick out
choose
eg: There were three men in the line-up. She picked out the guy she thought had stolen her purse.
pick up
lift something off something else
eg: The crane picked up the entire house. (Watch them pick it up.)
point out
call attention to
eg: As we drove through Paris, Francoise pointed out the major historical sites.
put away
save or store
eg: We put away money for our retirement. She put away the cereal boxes.
put off
postpone We asked the boss to put off the meeting until tomorrow. (Please put it off for another day.)
put on
put clothing on the body I put on a sweater and a jacket. (I put them on quickly.)
put out
extinguish
eg: The firefighters put out the house fire before it could spread. (They put it out quickly.)
read over
peruse; look at written material
eg: I read over the homework, but couldn't make any sense of it.
set up
to arrange, begin
eg: My wife set up the living room exactly the way she wanted it. She set it up.
take down
make a written note
eg: These are your instructions. Write them down before you forget.
take off
remove clothing
eg: It was so hot that I had to take off my shirt.
talk over
discuss
eg: We have serious problems here. Let's talk them over like adults.
throw away
discard
eg: That's a lot of money! Don't just throw it away.
try on
put clothing on to see if it fits
eg: She tried on fifteen dresses before she found one she liked.
try out
test
eg: I tried out four cars before I could find one that pleased me.
turn down
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.
turn up
raise the volume
eg: Grandpa couldn't hear, so he turned up his hearing aid.
turn off
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.
turn on
switch on the electricity
eg: Turn on the CD player so we can dance.
use up
exhaust, use completely
eg: The gang members used up all the money and went out to rob some more banks.