Phrasal verbs are derived from a combination of a verb and other particules like the adverb and preposition.
Examples of phrasal verbs are:
Phrasal Verbs Meaning
- Account for give good reason
- Back out withdraw, refuse
- Carry out perform, obey, fulfil
- Catch up with over take
- Clean up mess
- Die down become gradually calmer and finally, disappears (riot, fires)
- Deal with tackle a person
- Get back recover, reach home
- Hand over surrender authority
- Give away give something
- Hold up stop, delay
- Jump up accept
- Pull off succeed
- Move in move oneself from a flat
- Take after resemble
Examples in sentences
- You must account for what you spend
- He promised to help me but he backed out later.
- You must carry out my orders
- He carried out the hazardous task and won the appreciation of all
- The lorry driver tried to catch up with the car.
- Malians must try to catch up with other nations in technology
- I asked Tayo to clean up the stains on my shirt.
- I tried to get my money back from him.
- Please wait here, I will get back soon
- She does not known how to deal with her husband
- I heard the cries of the patients and they died down soon
- He handed over the charge to the newly elected chairman.
- The chief guest gave away the prizes to the winners.
- I gave away all the money to my friend
- We were held up by heavy traffic yesterday.
- They dumped at the offer happily and asked the state government to finalise the project
- The electronic company pulled off the project and earned huge profits
- This flat is very small so let us move into a spacious one
- Bukola takes after her mother.
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