There are so many phrasal verbs in the English language and each one of them has a different meaning.
Some of these phrasal verbs have several meanings.
- To take care of and teach ( a child who is growing up )
Example : His grandparents brought him up because his parents were always busy.
- To mention ( something ) when talking : to start to talk about ( something ).
Example : Don’t bring up the bad news again, please !
- To continue to do what you have been doing.
Example : Sorry I interrupted you, carry on talking !
- To behave or speak in an excited or foolish way.
Example : The little boy was carrying on : shouting and kicking all day long.
- To meet or find ( something or someone) by chance.
Example : While Adam was walking in the street, he cam across Tom, what a coincidence !
Come up with
- To get or think of ( something that is needed or wanted)
Example : We finally came up with a solution to the problem !
Fall apart :
- To break into parts in usually a sudden and unexpected way.
Example : My cake fell apart when I tried to cut it.
- To become unable to live in a normal way because you are experiencing a lot of confusion or emotional pain.
Example : After the divorce, she felt apart.
Get along :
- To be or remain friendly
Example : We’re not together anymore, but we get along great.
- To make progress while doing something.
Example : How are you getting along at playing the guitar ?
- To leave a place
Example : It was lovely to see you, but my friend has to get along, she has class.
- To become old.
Example : Her grandma is getting along, she’s almost 89.
Get away :
- to go away from a place.
Example : I can’t wait to get away from Casablanca, it became toxic.
- To avoid being caught : to escape.
Example : The thieves managed to get away in a stolen car.
Get over :
- To stop being controlled or bothered by ( something, such as a problem or feeling )
Example : I got over my fear of flying
- To stop feeling unhappy about something.
Example : Finally, Kylie got over her ex husband.
- To become healthy again after an illness.
Example : Have you heard ? Reda has got over the cold.
Give up :
- To stop an activity or effort : to admit that you cannot do something and stop trying.
Example : We all gave up smoking last week.
Go on :
- To continue.
Example : They landed in Marrakech and then went on to Rabat.
- To happen
Example : What’s going on ? What’s happening ?
- Used in speech to urge someone to do something
Example : Go on ! Try it ! it’s delicious.
Hold on :
- To have or keep your hand, arms, etc., tightly around something.
Example : Hold on to the tree, that way you won’t fall.
- To succeed in keeping a position, condition, etc.
Example : I will hold on to my job until May
Look after :
- To take care of ( someone or something).
Example : the nurse looked after the patient for months, until he was better.
Look forward to :
- To expect ( something ) with pleasure
Example : William is really looking forward to going on holiday.
Make out :
- To hear and understand (something)
Example : I can’t make out what you’re saying, can you speak louder ?
Pass out :
- To fall asleep or become unconscious
Example : I was so tired, I got home and passed out on the bed.
Put down :
- To place ( someone or something that you have been holding or carrying) on a table, on the floor, etc.
Example : You can put the suitcases down in the bedroom.
- To write ( something ) : to record ( something ) in writing.
Example : He put down his memories to write a book when he was older.
- To give ( an amount of money) as a first payment when you are buying something that costs a lot of money.
Example : My wife and I are going to put down some money to buy this car.
Put off :
- To decide that ( something ) will happen will happen at a later time : postpone.
Example : The boss was so tired that he put off the meeting until Tuesday.
Turn up :
- To be found usually unexpectedly
Example : Oh ! my phone turned up in my pocket !
- To arrive at a place
Example : As always, julian turned up late.
- To increase the volume, temperature, etc., of something by pressing a button…..
Example : Please turn the music up 😉