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Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal Verbs

Date: Oct 10 2007

Topic: Vocabulary

Author: alshehri2005





Figure out

Find the solution to a problem.

I figured out the answer.

Hand in

Give homework, papers, etc., to a teacher.

We handed in our homework.

 Hand out

Give something to person, then to the person, then to another person, etc.

The teacher handed out the test papers.

 Look up

Look for information in a dictionary, a telephone directory, an encyclopedia, etc.

I looked a word up in the dictionary.

 Make up

Invent ( a story)

Children like to make up stories.

 Pick up


Abdullah picked up stories.

 Put down

Stop holding or carrying

I put down the heavy packages.

 Put off


We put off our trip until next summer.

 Put on

Place clothes on one's body

I put on my coat before I left.  

 Take off

Remove clothes from one's body

I took off my coat when I arrived.

 Throw away & Throw out

Put in the trash, discard

I threw away my old notebooks.

I threw out my old notebooks.

 Turn off

Stop a machine or a light

I turned off the lights and went to bed.

  Turn on

Start a machine or a light

I turned on the lights and went to bed.

 Wake up

Stop sleeping

My wife woke me up at six.

 Write down

Write a note on a piece o paper

I wrote his phone number down

 Call on

Ask ( someone ) to speak in class

The teacher called on Mohammad

 Come from


Where do these bananas come from?

 Get over

Recover from illness or a shock

Ahmad got over her cold and returned to work.

 Get off

Leave a bus/airplane/train/subway

I got off the bus at Makkah Street.

 Get on

Enter a bus/airplane/train/subway

I got on the bus at Makkah Street.

 Get in

Enter a car, taxi

I got in the taxi at the airport.

 Get out of

Leave a car, taxi

I got out of the taxi at the hotel.

 Look into


Someone needs to look into this problem.

 Run into

Meet by chance

I ran into Ali at the Market.


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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

It was good but not really perfect. Cause depending on situation most of them have more than one meaning. For example, “take off”. Exept for “removing clothes from body” it has several other meanings like:

1.To leave the ground and begin to fly by a plane.

When the plane was taking off, we had fastened our seatbelts.

2. To leave a place, especially in a hurry. (informal)

When he saw me coming he took off in the opposite direction

3. To become successful or popular very quickly or suddenly.

The new magazine has really taken off.

take someone off ( impersonate)

4. To copy someone’s voice, actions, or manner in an amusing way.

He was caught trying to take off (impersonate) a security guard.

They do a pretty good job of taking off (impersonating) Laurel and Hardy.

5. To make someone stop playing, acting, etc. and leave the field or the stage.
(in sports, entertainment, etc.)

He was taken off after twenty minutes.

take something off

6. To have a period of time ( a day, a week, an afternoon or a morning) as a break from work.

I’m going to take a few days off next week.

7. To stop a public service, television program, performances of a show, etc. ( often passive)

The series was taken off because of poor ratings.

8. To remove some of people’s hair or part of their bodies, etc.

The hairdresser asked me how much she should take off.

The explosion nearly took his arm off.

As you saw it has more than one meaning and also there is more than what I mentioned so if you like to know more you could look them up in your dictionary.

01:40 AM Oct 09 2014 |

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 I ran into this site by accident.

10:08 AM Oct 08 2014 |




05:54 PM Jul 27 2013 |




thank you

04:22 PM Jul 27 2013 |




Thank you, but you should share mostly unknown verbs (:

01:14 PM Aug 15 2012 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i am not so good in phrasal verb what should i do? thank  

09:11 AM Jun 27 2011 |




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11:47 PM Jun 30 2008 |

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it's interested to learn this phrasal verb it useful to use in a sentence to cut along word, well we have to pay attention in usage the phrasal verb the wrong place with make a deferent meaning. have a nice learning

11:41 PM Jun 30 2008 |

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good vocabularies

08:34 AM Mar 28 2008 |



Sorry I rated your lesson wrongly. It’s supposed to be 5-stars!!!!

09:24 PM Jan 15 2008 |



hello chiky ı am murat can you help me to learn english

08:44 AM Jan 09 2008 |




thank but it is very known verb

in the exams we have to know more

08:40 AM Jan 05 2008 |



Thaaaaaaaaaanks :)

12:52 AM Jan 05 2008 |

Gost Whisper

United Arab Emirates

good and useful lesson good for u thanx_

12:04 AM Jan 05 2008 |




not very perfect ,but it is ok

11:29 PM Jan 04 2008 |

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very good

10:43 PM Jan 04 2008 |


United Kingdom

Get out of

Leave a car, taxi

I got out of the taxi at the hotel. 

is not only 4 dat.. come to london n i will teach u some of the most common phrasal verbs we use all the time


08:46 PM Jan 04 2008 |


United Kingdom

Get out of

Leave a car, taxi

I got out of the taxi at the hotel. 

is not only 4 dat.. come to london n i will teach u some of the most common phrasal verbs we use all the time


08:46 PM Jan 04 2008 |

Shirley Cai


That's very nice of U.!!


07:28 PM Jan 04 2008 |



very good! Smile

02:31 PM Jan 04 2008 |

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