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Separable phrasal verbs (2)

  1. 1. Separable Phrasal VerbsThe object may come after the following phrasal verbs or it may separate the twoparts: 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 thephrasal verb must be separated: You have to do it over.Verb Meaning Exampleblow up explode The terrorists tried to blow up the railroad station. My mother brought up that little matter of my prisonbring up mention a topic record again.bring up raise children It isnt easy to bring up children nowadays.call off cancel They called off this afternoons meetingdo over repeat a job Do this homework over.fill out complete a form Fill out this application form and mail it in.fill up fill to capacity She filled up the grocery cart with free food. My sister found out that her husband had beenfind out discover planning a surprise party for her.give give something to The filling station was giving away free gas.away someone else for freegive My brother borrowed my car. I have a feeling hes not return an objectback about to give it back. submit somethinghand in The students handed in their papers and left the room. (assignment) put something on hook She hung up the phone before she hung up herhang up or receiver clothes. I hate to hold up the meeting, but I have to go to thehold up delay bathroom.hold up Three masked gunmen held up the Security Bank this rob(2) afternoon. You left out the part about the police chase downleave out omit Asylum Avenue.look over examine, check The lawyers looked over the papers carefully before questioning the witness. (They looked them over 1
  2. 2. carefully.) Youve misspelled this word again. Youd better looklook up search in a list it up. She knew she was in trouble, so she made up a storymake up invent a story or lie about going to the movies with her friends. He was so far away, we really couldnt make out whatmake out hear, understand he was saying. There were three men in the line-up. She picked outpick out choose the guy she thought had stolen her purse. lift something off The crane picked up the entire house. (Watch thempick up something else pick it up.) As we drove through Paris, Francoise pointed out thepoint out call attention to major historical sites. We put away money for our retirement. She put awayput away save or store the cereal boxes. We asked the boss to put off the meeting untilput off postpone tomorrow. (Please put it off for another day.) put clothing on the I put on a sweater and a jacket. (I put them onput on body quickly.) The firefighters put out the house fire before it couldput out extinguish spread. (They put it out quickly.) I read over the homework, but couldnt make anyread over peruse sense of it. My wife set up the living room exactly the way sheset up to arrange, begin wanted it. She set it up.take These are your instructions. Write them down before make a written notedown you forget.take off remove clothing It was so hot that I had to take off my shirt. We have serious problems here. Lets talk them overtalk over discuss like adults.throw discard Thats a lot of money! Dont just throw it away.away put clothing on to see if She tried on fifteen dresses before she found one shetry on it fits liked. I tried out four cars before I could find one thattry out test pleased me.turn lower volume Your radio is driving me crazy! Please turn it down. 2
  3. 3. downturn He applied for a promotion twice this year, but he rejectdown (2) was turned down both times. Grandpa couldnt hear, so he turned up his hearingturn up raise the volume aid.turn off switch off electricity We turned off the lights before anyone could see us.turn off repulse It was a disgusting movie. It really turned me off.(2)turn on switch on the electricity Turn on the CD player so we can dance. The gang members used up all the money and wentuse up exhaust, use completely out to rob some more banks.Inseparable Phrasal Verbs (Transitive)With the following phrasal verbs, the lexical part of the verb (the part of the phrasalverb that carries the "verb-meaning") cannot be separated from the prepositions (orother parts) that accompany it: "Who will look after my estate when Im gone?"Verb Meaning Examplecall on ask to recite in class The teacher called on students in the back row. The old minister continued to call on his sickcall on (2) visit parishioners. recover from sickness or I got over the flu, but I dont know if Ill ever getget over disappointment over my broken heart. The students went over the material before thego over review exam. They should have gone over it twice. They country went through most of its coalgo use up; consume reserves in one year. Did he go through all histhrough money already? My mother promised to look after my dog while Ilook after take care of was gone. The police will look into the possibilities oflook into investigate embezzlement. I ran across my old roommate at the collegerun across find by chance reunion. Carlos ran into his English professor in therun into meet hallway.take after resemble My second son seems to take after his mother. 3
  4. 4. It seemed strange to see my old boss wait onwait on serve tables.Three-Word Phrasal Verbs (Transitive)With the following phrasal verbs, you will find three parts: "My brother dropped outof school before he could graduate."Verb Meaning Example interrupt (a I was talking to Mom on the phone when thebreak in on conversation) operator broke in on our call.catch up After our month-long trip, it was time to catch up keep abreastwith with the neighbors and the news around town. The boys promised to check up on the condition ofcheck up on examine, investigate the summer house from time to time. After years of giving nothing, the old parishionercome up to contribute was able to come up with a thousand-dollarwith (suggestion, money) donation.cut down We tried to cut down on the money we were curtail (expenses)on spending on entertainment. I hope none of my students drop out of school thisdrop out of leave school semester.get along have a good I found it very hard to get along with my brotherwith relationship with when we were young.get away Janik cheated on the exam and then tried to get away escape blamewith with it. The citizens tried to get rid of their corrupt mayor inget rid of eliminate the recent election.get through finish When will you ever get through with that program?withkeep up Its hard to keep up with the Joneses when you lose maintain pace withwith your job!look anticipate with I always look forward to the beginning of a newforward to pleasure semester.look down Its typical of a jingoistic country that the citizens despiseon look down on their geographical neighbors. We were going to look in on my brother-in-law, butlook in on visit (somebody) he wasnt home. Good instructors will look out for early signs oflook out for be careful, anticipate failure in their students 4
  5. 5. look up to respect First-graders really look up to their teachers.make sure Make sure of the students identity before you let verifyof him into the classroom. The teacher had to put up with a great deal ofput up with tolerate nonsense from the new students. The runners ran out of energy before the end of therun out of exhaust supply race. My oldest sister took care of us younger childrentake care of be responsible for after Mom died. The star player talked back to the coach and wastalk back to answer impolitely thrown off the team.think back I often think back on my childhood with great recallon pleasure. Her husband walked out on her and their threewalk out on abandon children.Intransitive Phrasal VerbsThe following phrasal verbs are not followed by an object: "Once you leave home,you can never really go back again."Verb Meaning Example That old Jeep had a tendency to break down just whenbreak down stop functioning I needed it the most. Popular songs seem to catch on in California first andcatch on become popular then spread eastward. Father promised that we would never come back tocome back return to a place this horrible place. They tried to come in through the back door, but itcome in enter was locked. regain He was hit on the head very hard, but after severalcome to consciousness minutes, he started to come to again. The children promised to come over, but they nevercome over to visit do. visit without We used to just drop by, but they were never home,drop by appointment so we stopped doing that. When we visited Paris, we loved eating out in theeat out dine in a restaurant sidewalk cafes.get by survive Uncle Heine didnt have much money, but he always 5
  6. 6. seemed to get by without borrowing money from relatives. Grandmother tried to get up, but the couch was tooget up arise low, and she couldnt make it on her own. Its hard to imagine that we will ever go back togo back return to a place Lithuania. He would finish one Dickens novel and then just gogo on continue on to the next. The cops heard all the noise and stopped to see whatgo on (2) happen was going on.grow up get older Charles grew up to be a lot like his father. remain at a The judge warned the stalker to keep away from hiskeep away distance victims home.keep on (with continue with the He tried to keep on singing long after his voice wasgerund) same ruined. lose consciousness, He had drunk too much; he passed out on thepass out faint sidewalk outside the bar. demonstrate Whenever he sat down at the piano, we knew he wasshow off haughtily going to show off. Day after day, Efrain showed up for class twentyshow up arrive minutes late.wake up arouse from sleep I woke up when the rooster crowed. 6
  7. 7. seemed to get by without borrowing money from relatives. Grandmother tried to get up, but the couch was tooget up arise low, and she couldnt make it on her own. Its hard to imagine that we will ever go back togo back return to a place Lithuania. He would finish one Dickens novel and then just gogo on continue on to the next. The cops heard all the noise and stopped to see whatgo on (2) happen was going on.grow up get older Charles grew up to be a lot like his father. remain at a The judge warned the stalker to keep away from hiskeep away distance victims home.keep on (with continue with the He tried to keep on singing long after his voice wasgerund) same ruined. lose consciousness, He had drunk too much; he passed out on thepass out faint sidewalk outside the bar. demonstrate Whenever he sat down at the piano, we knew he wasshow off haughtily going to show off. Day after day, Efrain showed up for class twentyshow up arrive minutes late.wake up arouse from sleep I woke up when the rooster crowed. 6

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