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Phrasal Verbs Examples – A – G

Phrasal Verbs and Prepositional Verbs in English A – G

Phrasal Verb Phrasal Verb in a sentence
A
add up The money didn’t add up. There was less then we expected.
agree with I agree with you on that point.
answer back He is a very rude child and always answers back.
ask out He asked her out on a date.
ask over Let’s ask them over for dinner one evening.
B
back away He backed away from the ferocious dog.
back up You should back up the data on your computer so you don’t lose it.
balls up He made a complete balls up of the task.
bank on You can bank on it. I guarantee it will happen.
barge in He barged in the room without knocking.
be away I am away on holiday next week.
beat up He was beaten up very badly in the fight.
bring up (1) He was brought up by his grandmother.
(2) Why do you have to bring that up?
bump into I bumped into an old friend yesterday.
C
call around Call around and say hello next time you are in the area.
call off The match was called off because of bad weather.
catch on  Do you think this type of fashion will catch on?
chat up He was chatting up a girl when her boyfriend walked in.
check in I have flight to Rome I would like to check in.
cheer up Cheer up it might never happen!
D
do away with I think they should do away with exams in schools.
do out of  I was swindled and done out of my money.
doze off I normally doze off in the evening watching television.
drift apart We drifted apart and then realised we were no longer in love.
drop off Can you drop me off at the shops, please?
E
ease off When the rain eases off a little we’ll run to the car.
eat out Let’s eat out tonight to celebrate my new job.
egg on His friends were egging him on to do it.
end up How did we end up here?
enter for I entered for a competition but I didn’t win.
F
fall about We fell about laughing it was so funny.
fight back If someone attacks you, you should fight back.
figure out I can’t figure out what’s wrong with the TV. It was working yesterday.
fill in Would you fill in the form, please?
fool about Stop fooling about. Be serious for a moment.
G
get across I couldn’t get across my point. He just didn’t understand me.
get at What are you getting at? What is it you are trying to say?
give back I would like to give you back the money you lent me.
go ahead The government have given the go ahead on building the new motorway.
go on about He goes on about his problems all the time. He never stops.
grow apart We grew apart when I went to university.