Phrasal Verbs



Phrasal Verbs :



Many English verbs occur with one or more prepositions or adverbs where the meaning is not really apparent from the different elements. Here is a list of many of these combinations for the verbs. We have omitted most of the forms considered slang.

Phrasal Verbs in Alphabetical Order

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M
N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Phrasal Verbs : A

1. Abide by : comply with, conform to
You should abide by your parents' wishes.

2. Act out : dramatize
John and Sara acted out the dialogue.

3. Act up : misbehave
Joe continues to act up during class.

4. Act up : begin to bother
My old war injury started to act up again.

5. Add up : be logical, make sense
Their main points in the discussion simply did not add up.

6. Add up to be : amount to
Their arguments all added up to be a reasonable conclusion.

7. Allow for : make provision for
We allowed for a slight overage in our calculations.

8. Ask after : inquire about someone
He asked after you last evening.

9. Ask for it (trouble) : continue an action in spite of likely punishment
The kids were finally punished by their mother who simply said, “They asked for it.”

10. Ask out : invite (as on a date)
I’m so happy that George asked me out to the prom.

Phrasal Verbs in Alphabetical Order

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M
N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


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