Category: Phrasal Verbs

PHRASAL VERBS 9

PHRASAL VERBS 1. Account for  (explain the reason, answer for) I can’t account for his unusual behaviour in this matter. 2. Ask after  (ask about the welfare, inquire after) I met your brother at the party, he asked after you. 3. Ask for  (request for) She asked for a glass of water. 4. Back out […]

PHRASAL VERBS 8

PHRASAL VERBS 24. Call at  (visit a place to meet) I called at the residence of my boss yesterday. 25. Call for  (necessary, require) For the unity of the country discipline among the people is called for. 26. Call in/call out  (send for help) The police were called in without delay by the residents. 27. […]

PHRASAL VERBS 7

PHRASAL VERBS 53. Die down  [gradually disappear (riots, excitement, storm etc.)] The wind has died down. 54. Die out  (become out of use or existence) He thought that the custom had died out a long time ago. 55. Dispose of  (sell off) She has decided to dispose of her old house. 56. Dispose to  (willing, […]

PHRASAL VERBS 6

PHRASAL VERBS 73. Get ahead  (go forward) You can get ahead of your rivals only by hard work. 74. Get along  (be friendly) They just can’t get along together because of temperamental differences. 75. Get at  (reach, understand) It is very difficult to get at the truth etc. 76. Get away  (escape) They got away […]

PHRASAL VERBS 5

PHRASAL VERBS 97. Hand out  (distribute) Hand out the books to the students. 98. Hand over  (give charge or authority) He has not handed over charge to the new manager. 99. Hang about  (stay waiting, roam about) The boys hanging about girls’ hostel were rounded up by the police. 100. Hold on  (carry on, bear […]

PHRASAL VERBS 4

PHRASAL VERBS 111. Lay by  (save money) The wise men always lay by money for their old age. 112. (Be) Laid up with  (confined to bed) She is not going out as she is laid up with the flu. 113. Lay down  (establish a rule, sacrifice, surrender) The conditions laid down by the Department of […]

PHRASAL VERBS 3

PHRASAL VERBS 139. Make off with/away with  (run away, destroy) They made off with the cash and fled. 140. Make out  (understand the meaning) The police could not make out the coded message they intercepted. 141. Make over  (transfer possession, convert) Since she had no legal heir, she made over her house in charity. 142. […]

PHRASAL VERBS 2

PHRASAL VERBS 161. Round up  (arrest) The police rounded up anti-social elements last night. 162. Run after  (pursue, hanker after) We should not run after money. 163. Run down  (criticise, poor health) As a result of long illness she has run down a lot. 164. Run into  (come across, meet by chance) While walking along […]

PHRASAL VERBS 1

PHRASAL VERBS 185. Take after  (resemble) She always reminds me of her mother since she takes after her mother. 186. Take down  (write) She was busy in taking down the dictation which the teacher was giving. 187. Take off  (remove, leave the ground, improve) It is difficult for Indian economy to take off in the […]