Phrasal verbs often function as informal versions of more formal expressions. For example "given up" is more informal than "i thought you had quit your job"
Phrasal verbs are phrases that indicate actions. They are generally used in spoken English and informal texts.
Some phrasal verbs have a literal meaning. They can be easily understood.
Phrasal verbs can also have a figurative or idiomatic meaning which may make them difficult to understand.
|ask someone out||invite|
|back someone up||support|
|break down||stop functioning|
|break up||end a relationship|
|call someone back||return a phone call|
|check in||register in a hotel|
|check out||leave a hotel|
|check something up||look at carefully|
|cheer someone up||make happy|
|come across||find unexpectedly|
|come down||become sick|
|do something over||do again|
|dress up||wear nice clothes|
|fill in||write information|
|let down||fail to support|
|look after||take care of|
|look forward||to be excited about|
|look for||try to find|
|look up||search and find|
Using phrasal verbs helps you sound more natural when speaking in conversation, and easily understanding.
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