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  1. 1. PRASAL VERBVerb Meaning Example Brian asked Judy out toask someone out invite on a date dinner and a movie. ask many people the same I asked around but nobodyask around question has seen my wallet. Your purchases add up toadd up to something equal $205.32. Youll have to back up yourback something up reverse car so that I can get out. My wife backed me up overback someone up support my decision to quit my job. The racing car blew upblow up explode after it crashed into the fence. We have to blow 50blow something up add air balloons up for the party. Our car broke down at the stop functioning (vehicle,break down side of the highway in the machine) snowstorm. The woman broke downbreak down get upset when the police told her that her son had died. Our teacher broke the finalbreak something down divide into smaller parts project down into three separate parts. Somebody broke in lastbreak in force entry to a building night and stole our stereo. The firemen had to breakbreak into something enter forcibly into the room to rescue the children. wear something a few times I need to break these shoesbreak something in so that it doesnt look/feel in before we run next week. newbreak in interrupt The TV station broke in to
  2. 2. report the news of the presidents death. My boyfriend and I brokebreak up end a relationship up before I moved to America. The kids just broke up asbreak up start laughing (informal) soon as the clown started talking. The prisoners broke out ofbreak out escape jail when the guards werent looking. I broke out in a rash afterbreak out in something develop a skin condition our camping trip. This sad music is bringingbring someone down make unhappy me down. My grandparents broughtbring someone up raise a child me up after my parents died. My mother walks out of thebring something up start talking about a subject room when my father brings up sports. He drank so much that hebring something up vomit brought his dinner up in the toilet. We called around but we phone many differentcall around werent able to find the car places/people part we needed. I called the company backcall someone back return a phone call but the offices were closed for the weekend. Jason called the weddingcall something off cancel off because he wasnt in love with his fiancé. ask for an answer or The professor called on mecall on someone opinion for question 1. We called on you last nightcall on someone visit someone but you werent home.
  3. 3. Give me your phonecall someone up phone number and I will call you up when we are in town. You are still mad. You needcalm down relax after being angry to calm down before you drive the car.not care for I dont care for his not like (formal)someone/something behaviour. Youll have to run faster get to the same point ascatch up than that if you want to someone else catch up with Marty. arrive and register at a We will get the hotel keyscheck in hotel or airport when we check in. You have to check out ofcheck out leave a hotel the hotel before 11:00 AM.check The company checks out look at carefully, investigatesomeone/something out all new employees.check out Check out the crazy hair on look at (informal)someone/something that guy! She cheered up when shecheer up become happier heard the good news. I brought you some flowerscheer someone up make happier to cheer you up. If everyone chips in we canchip in help get the kitchen painted by noon. Please clean up yourclean something up tidy, clean bedroom before you go outside. I came across these oldcome across something find unexpectedly photos when I was tidying the closet. The top and bottom comecome apart separate apart if you pull hard enough.come down with become sick My nephew came down
  4. 4. with chicken pox thissomething weekend. The woman came forward volunteer for a task or tocome forward with her husbands finger give evidence prints. The art of origami comescome from somewhere originate in from Asia.count on I am counting on you to rely onsomeone/something make dinner while I am out. Please cross out your oldcross something out draw a line through address and write your new one. My doctor wants me to cutcut back on something consume less back on sweets and fatty foods. We had to cut the old tree make something fall to thecut something down in our yard down after the ground storm. Your father cut in while Icut in interrupt was dancing with your uncle. pull in too closely in front of The bus driver got angrycut in another vehicle when that car cut in. The air conditioner cuts in start operating (of ancut in when the temperature gets engine or electrical device) to 22°C. The doctors cut off his leg remove with somethingcut something off because it was severely sharp injured. The phone company cut offcut something off stop providing our phone because we didnt pay the bill. My grandparents cut mycut someone off take out of a will father off when he remarried.cut something out remove part of something I cut this ad out of the (usually with scissors and newspaper.
  5. 5. paper) Hes lucky to be alive. Hisdo someone/something beat up, ransack (Br.E., shop was done over by aover informal) street gang. My teacher wants me to dodo something over do again (N.Amer.) my essay over because she doesnt like my topic.do away with Its time to do away with all discardsomething of these old tax records. Do your coat up before youdo something up fasten, close go outside. Its snowing! Its a fancy restaurant so wedress up wear nice clothing have to dress up. Andrea dropped back to move back in adrop back third place when she fell off position/group her bike. come without an I might drop in/by/over fordrop in/by/over appointment tea sometime this week. take someone/somethingdrop I have to drop my sister off somewhere and leavesomeone/something off at work before I come over. them/it there I dropped out of Sciencedrop out quit a class, school etc because it was too difficult. I dont feel like cookingeat out eat at a restaurant tonight. Lets eat out. We ended up renting aend up eventually reach/do/decide movie instead of going to the theatre. My new dress fell apart infall apart break into pieces the washing machine. The picture that you hungfall down fall to the ground up last night fell down this morning. The money must havefall out separate from an interior fallen out of my pocket.
  6. 6. (of hair, teeth) become His hair started to fall outfall out loose and unattached when he was only 35. I need to figure out how tofigure something out understand, find the answer fit the piano and the bookshelf in this room. Please fill in the form with to write information infill something in your name, address, and blanks (Br.E.) phone number. to write information in The form must be filled outfill something out blanks (N.Amer.) in capital letters. I always fill the water jug upfill something up fill to the top when it is empty. We dont know where hefind out discover lives. How can we find out? We tried to keep the time offind something out discover the party a secret, but Samantha found it out. I tried to get my pointget something communicate, make across/over to the judgeacross/over understandable but she wouldnt listen. I was surprised how well myget along/on like each other new girlfriend and my sister got along/on. My grandfather can getget around have mobility around fine in his new wheelchair. We worked so hard thisget away go on a vacation year that we had to get away for a week. Jason always gets awayget away with do without being noticed or with cheating in his mathssomething punished tests. We got back from ourget back return vacation last week. Liz finally got her Science receive something you hadget something back notes back from my room- before mate.
  7. 7. My sister got back at meget back at someone retaliate, take revenge for stealing her shoes. She stole my favourite hat. become interested in I finally got back into myget back into something something again novel and finished it. Were going to freeze outget on something step onto a vehicle here if you dont let us get on the bus. recover from an illness, I just got over the flu andget over something loss, difficulty now my sister has it. The company will have toget over something overcome a problem close if it cant get over the new regulations. finally find time to do I dont know when I amget round to something (N.Amer.: get around to going to get round to something) writing the thank you cards. meet (usually for social Lets get together for aget together reasons) BBQ this weekend. I got up early today to studyget up get out of bed for my exam. You should get up and giveget up stand the elderly man your seat. reveal hidden information His wife gave him away togive someone away about someone the police. My father gave me away atgive someone away take the bride to the altar my wedding. My little sister gave thegive something away ruin a secret surprise party away by accident. give something to someone The library was givinggive something away for free away old books on Friday. I have to give these skatesgive something back return a borrowed item back to Franz before his hockey game.give in reluctantly stop fighting or My boyfriend didnt want to arguing go to the ballet, but he
  8. 8. finally gave in. They were giving out free give to many peoplegive something out perfume samples at the (usually at no cost) department store. I am giving up smoking asgive something up quit a habit of January 1st. My maths homework wasgive up stop trying too difficult so I gave up. My brother tried to go aftergo after someone follow someone the thief in his car. I went after my dream andgo after something try to achieve something now I am a published writer. We are going against thego against someone compete, oppose best soccer team in the city tonight. Please go ahead and eatgo ahead start, proceed before the food gets cold. I have to go back homego back return to a place and get my lunch. leave home to go on a Were going out for dinnergo out social event tonight. Jesse has been going outgo out with someone date with Luke since they met last winter. Please go over yourgo over something review answers before you submit your test. I havent seen Tina for ago over visit someone nearby long time. I think Ill go over for an hour or two. When I was young, wego without something suffer lack or deprivation went without winter boots. My best friend and I grewgrow apart stop being friends over time apart after she changed schools.
  9. 9. My roses grew back thisgrow back regrow summer. When Jack grows up hegrow up become an adult wants to be a fireman. Elizabeth needs a new pairgrow out of something get too big for of shoes because she has grown out of her old ones. This bike is too big for himgrow into something grow big enough to fit now, but he should grow into it by next year. I handed my old comic give something used tohand something down books down to my little someone else cousin. I have to hand in my essayhand something in submit by Friday. to distribute to a group of We will hand out thehand something out people invitations at the door. The police asked the man tohand something over give (usually unwillingly) hand over his wallet and his weapons. stay positive (N.Amer., Hang in there. Im surehang in informal) youll find a job very soon. Hang on while I grab myhang on wait a short time (informal) coat and shoes! Instead of going to the party spend time relaxinghang out we are just going to hang (informal) out at my place. He didnt say goodbyehang up end a phone call before he hung up.hold I had to hold my dog backsomeone/something prevent from doing/going because there was a cat inback the park. Jamie held back his tearshold something back hide an emotion at his grandfathers funeral.hold on wait a short time Please hold on while I transfer you to the Sales
  10. 10. Department. Hold onto your hathold onto hold firmly using your because its very windysomeone/something hands or arms outside.hold A man in a black mask held robsomeone/somethingup the bank up this morning.keep on doing Keep on stirring until the continue doingsomething liquid comes to a boil. We kept our relationshipkeep something from not tell from our parents for twosomeone years.keep Try to keep the wet dog out stop from enteringsomeone/something out of the living room. If you keep those results upkeep something up continue at the same rate you will get into a great college. fail to support or help, I need you to be on time.let someone down disappoint Dont let me down this time. Can you let the cat inlet someone in allow to enter before you go to school?look after I have to look after my sick take care ofsomeone/something grandmother. Ever since we stole that think less of, considerlook down on someone chocolate bar your dad has inferior looked down on me.look for Im looking for a red dress try to findsomeone/something for the wedding.look forward to Im looking forward to the be excited about the futuresomething Christmas break. We are going to look intolook into something investigate the price of snowboards today. be careful, vigilant, and Look out! That cars going tolook out take notice hit you!look out for be especially vigilant for Dont forget to look out for
  11. 11. someone/something snakes on the hiking trail. Can you look over mylook something over check, examine essay for spelling mistakes? search and find information We can look her phonelook something up in a reference book or number up on the Internet. database My little sister has alwayslook up to someone have a lot of respect for looked up to me. Josie made up a storymake something up invent, lie about something about why we were late. We were angry last night,make up forgive each other but we made up at breakfast. My sisters made me up formake someone up apply cosmetics to my graduation party. I mixed up the twinsmix something up confuse two or more things names again! His uncle passed away lastpass away die night after a long illness. It was so hot in the churchpass out faint that an elderly lady passed out. give the same thing to The professor passed thepass something out many people textbooks out before class. I passed up the job decline (usually somethingpass something up because I am afraid of good) change. Thanks for buying my ticket.pay someone back return owed money Ill pay you back on Friday. be punished for doing That bully will pay for beingpay for something something bad mean to my little brother. I picked out three sweaterspick something out choose for you to try on.point Ill point my boyfriend out indicate with your fingersomeone/something out when he runs by.
  12. 12. You can put the groceries put what you are holding onput something down down on the kitchen a surface or floor counter. The students put the insult, make someone feel substitute teacher downput someone down stupid because his pants were too short. We are putting off our tripput something off postpone until January because of the hurricane. The neighbours put the fireput something out extinguish out before the firemen arrived. I have to put the cribput something together assemble together before the baby arrives. I dont think I can put upput up with tolerate with three small children insomeone/something the car. put clothing/accessories on Dont forget to put on yourput something on your body new earrings for the party.run into I ran into an old school- meet unexpectedlysomeone/something friend at the mall.run over drive a vehicle over a I accidentally ran over yoursomeone/something person or thing bicycle in the driveway. Lets run over/throughrun over/through rehearse, review these lines one more timesomething before the show. The child ran away fromrun away leave unexpectedly, escape home and has been missing for three days. We ran out of shampoo so Irun out have none left had to wash my hair with soap. My letter got sent back tosend something back return (usually by mail) me because I used the wrong stamp.
  13. 13. Our boss set a meeting upset something up arrange, organize with the president of the company. The police set up the carset someone up trick, trap thief by using a hidden camera. I want to shop around ashop around compare prices little before I decide on these boots. act extra special for people He always shows off on hisshow off watching (usually skateboard boastfully) You should sleep over stay somewhere for thesleep over tonight if the weather is too night (informal) bad to drive home. We need to sort the billssort something out organize, resolve a problem out before the first of the month. continue doing something, You will lose weight if youstick to something limit yourself to one stick to the diet. particular thing stop the energy flow, turn The lights too bright. Couldswitch something off off you switch it off. We heard the news as soon start the energy flow, turnswitch something on as we switched on the car on radio. I take after my mother. Wetake after someone resemble a family member are both impatient. He took the car brakestake something apart purposely break into pieces apart and found the problem. I have to take our new TVtake something back return an item back because it doesnt work. My plane takes off in fivetake off start to fly minutes.take something off remove something (usually Take off your socks and
  14. 14. clothing) shoes and come in the lake! remove from a place or Can you take the garbagetake something out thing out to the street for me? pay for someone to go My grandparents took ustake someone out somewhere with you out for dinner and a movie. I tore up my ex-boyfriendstear something up rip into pieces letters and gave them back to him. When I think back on my remember (often + to,think back youth, I wish I had studied sometimes + on) harder. Ill have to think this jobthink something over consider offer over before I make my final decision. We threw our old furniturethrow something away dispose of away when we won the lottery. decrease the volume or Please turn the TV downturn something down strength (heat, light etc) while the guests are here. I turned the job downturn something down refuse because I dont want to move. Your mother wants you to stop the energy flow, switchturn something off turn the TV off and come off for dinner. Its too dark in here. Letsturn something on start the energy, switch on turn some lights on. increase the volume or Can you turn the music up?turn something up strength (heat, light etc) This is my favourite song. Our cat turned up after weturn up appear suddenly put posters up all over the neighbourhood. Im going to try these jeanstry something on sample clothing on, but I dont think they will fit.try something out test I am going to try this new
  15. 15. brand of detergent out. The kids used all of theuse something up finish the supply toothpaste up so we need to buy some more. We have to wake up earlywake up stop sleeping for work on Monday.warm You can warm your feet up increase the temperaturesomeone/something up in front of the fireplace. I always warm up by doingwarm up prepare body for exercise sit-ups before I go for a run. Most of my make-up worewear off fade away off before I got to the party. I work out at the gym threework out exercise times a week.work out be successful Our plan worked out fine. We have to work out thework something out make a calculation total cost before we buy the house.

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