Phrasal Verbs

Use: We use phrasal verbs the same way as verbs. A verb and one or two prepositions function as one unit.
Form: verb + preposition (+ preposition)
Examples:
Martha is looking over the report now, so we should know soon. (reviewing)
The entire class
handed in their projects on time. (submit)
The track team
loaded up on Pepsi and chips, so they didn't do very well in the race. (ate/drank a lot)

Common Phrasal Verbs:
The explosive
blew up in this hand. (exploded)
I was
brought up by my aunt. (raised)
You have to
do this over. (do again)
Please
fill out this form. (complete)
I can't even
fill up my tank. (make full)
We
called off the picnic because of the storm. (cancelled)
You
left out the most important part. (exclude)
Look up the spelling in a dictionary. (find)
I didn't
make up the story. It's really true. (create)
Pick out the toy you really want. (choose)
Please
pick up your sister from school. (drive)
David!
Put away your toys. (clean)
Put on a nice dress. We're going to a fancy restaurant. (get dressed)
The room must be
set up by 5 pm. (ready)
Make sure you
put out the fire. (extinguish)
Take off those dirty close and put them in the washer. (undress)
Don't
throw away those socks. They're still new. (dispose of)
Tell your brother to
turn down his music. (decrease the volume)
Turn up the TV - I can't hear it. (increase the volume)
Why are you reading in the dark?
Turn on a light.
She is
trying out for the track team. (auditioning)
You
used up all the power already? I just recharged that. (consumed)

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