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Top List of Phrasal verbs



Top List of Phrasal verbs
GROUP VERBS / PHRASAL VERBS


Top List of Phrasal verbs
Top List of Phrasal verbs



Phrasal verbs are an important part of learning the English language. Most phrasal verbs consist of two words but a few consists of three words. Think of them as you would any other English vocabulary. Study them as you come across them, rather than trying to memorise many at once.

 BEAR                                                                   

Group Verb
Meaning
Use
(1) Bear out
Confirm
This report bears out my idea.
(2) Bear up
Face bravely
He was terribly shocked, but he bore everything up.
(3) Bear down
Control
He bore down all oppositions.
(4) Bear with
Tolerate
I cannot bear with such insult.
(5) Bear on or upon
Be related to
His question does not bear on this issue raised.
BLOW
(1)Blow out
Extinguish
He blew out the candle.
 (2) Blow up
Destroy
The bridge was blown up by explosive.
BREAK
(1)Break down
 To stop working
He broke down in the middle of his speech.
(2) Break into
Enter forcefully
The robbers broke into the house at night.
(3) Break out
Appear suddenly
Cholera has broken out in our village.
(4) Break up
To end
Our school breaks up at 4 P.M
(5) Break through
To brave along
At last we broke through the enemy line.
BRING
(1)Bring about
Cause
Napoleon brought about a change in France.
(2) Bring down
Lessen
The Government is trying to bring down the price rise.
(3) Bring round
To remove illness
This medicine is sure to bring him round.
(4) Bring out
Publish
He has brought out a good book on Grammar.
(5) Bring up
Rear
He was brought up by his uncle.
CALL
(1)Call at
Visit to a place
I called on him at his office.
(2) Call for
Demand
The teacher called for an explanation from the student for his long absence.
(3) Call in
Send for
Please call in a doctor.
(4) Call off
Withdraw
The strike has been called off.
(5) Call on
To meet a person
I shall call on you tomorrow.
(6) Call up
Remember
I cannot call up his name now.
CARRY
(1)Carry on
To continue
I cannot carry on alone any longer.
(2) Carry out
Obey
We should carry out our teacher’s orders.
COME
(1)Come across
Meet suddenly
I came across my friend in the fair.
(2) Come about
Happen
How did such an accident come about?
(3) Come by
Recover
I have come by my lost pen.
(4) Come down
Be decreased
The price of rice will never come down.
(5) Come of
To be born
He came of a rich family.
(6) Come off
Take place
His sister’s marriage will come off next month.
(7) Come out
Come to light
The secret has at last come out.
(8) Come round
Recover
The patient will come round soon.
DEAL
(1)Deal in
Trades
He deals in tea.
(2) Deal with
Behave
He deals roughly with me.
DIE
(1)Die down
Disappear
The agitation of people dies down soon.
(2) Die with
Behave
He deals roughly with me.
DO
(1)Do away with
Abolish
The new rule has now been done away with.
(2) Do for
Serve as
This house will do for a school.
(3) Do up
Be tired
The horse is much done up after long run.
(4) Do up
decorate
The room is nicely done up.
DRAW
(1)Draw near
Approach
As your examination is drawing near, you should be serious.
(2) Draw up
Draft
Please draw up a petition for me.
(3) Draw upon
Withdraw
Don’t draw bill upon anticipation of earning more.
(4) Draw up
stop
The car suddenly drew up near the crossing.
FALL
(1)Fall back
Withdraw
As the enemy advanced, the soldiers fell back.
(2) Fall in with
Agree
I do not fall in with you in this matter.
(3) Fall on or upon
Attack
The robbers fell upon the traveler.
(4) Fall out
Quarrel
Don’t fall out with your brother.
(5) Fall through
fail
The plan fell through for want of money.
GET
(1)Get at
Reach
The fox could not get at the grapes.
(2) Get on(with)
Carry
How are you getting on with your studies?
(3) Get out
Leave
Get out of my room immediately.
(4) Get over
Recover
He is just getting over a severe heart attack.
(5) Get through
Pass
He got through the examination successfully.
(6) Get to
Reach
How could not get to the top of the tree.
(7) Get up
Rise
Try to get up (from bed) early tomorrow.
(8) Get up
Make
He tried to get up a false case against his relative.
(9) Get up(Noun)
finishing
The get up of the camera is nice.
GIVE
(1)Give away
Distribute
The president gave away the prizes.
(2) Give in
Yield
At last the enemy had to give in.
(3) Give out
Be finished
(a)The oil stock of the earth will give out soon.
(b) His patience gave out, and he became angry.
(4) Give off
Emit
This car gives off bad smoke.
(5) Give up
leave
Try to give up your bad habits.
GO
(1)Go by
Is known
He goes by the name of Naren.
(2) Go off
Explode
Suddenly the bullet went off his gun and killed one.
(3) Go on
Continue
Don’t go on talking like this.
(4) Go out
Be off
The lights suddenly went out.
(5) Go through
Read
I have gone through the book.
(6) Go up
Rise
The price of rice is going up day by day.
HOLD
(1)Hold back
Conceal
Don’t hold back anything from me.
(2) Hold off
Cease
The rain will soon hold off.
(3) Hold on
Wait on the telephone
Hold on for a moment, I am calling Mr. Das.
(4) Hold out
Show
Don’t hold out false hopes to me.
(5) Hold up
suspend
(a)The traffic was held up for an hour, following the accident.
(b) Classes were held up today following the death of a teacher.
KEEP
(1)Keep away, Keep off
Be away, be absent
(a)Try to keep away from bad friends.
(b) The students should not keep away from their classes.
(2) Keep back
Conceal
Please, don’t keep back anything from me.
(3) Keep on
Continue
Don’t keep on talking like this in the class.
(4) Keep up
maintain
Try to keep up the prestige of your family.
LET
(1)Let off
Allow to go
The lion let the mouse off out of pity.
(2) Let out
(a)reveal
(b) borrow
(a)He at last let out the secret.
(b) I will let out a portion of my house.
(3) Let down
lower
When she lets her hair down it reaches her waist.


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