40 Common Phrasal Verbs List

40 Common Phrasal Verbs List

Phrasal Verbs

It is generally used with a verb, an adverb, or a preposition. An adverb or preposition added to the main verb changes the meaning of the actual verb, giving it a different meaning. Since it has a different meaning, it becomes an idiomatic verb. For example, if the preposition “up” is added to the verb “give”, we get the idiomatic verb “Give up” and it gains a new meaning regardless of the meaning of the two words that make it up.

Phrasal Verbs are divided into two as “separable” and “inseparable”.

Separable Phrasal Verbs

If a phrasal verb is separable, we can place the object between the main verb and the preposition or add it to the end of the phrasal verb phrase without separating it at all.

Inseparable Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verb type that cannot be placed in the middle of the phrasal verb phrase of the object of the sentence, therefore, must be used side by side and cannot be divided, is called “Inseparable phrasal verbs”. As an example, let’s use the phrasal verb “come across”, which is a combination of the words “come” and “across”, in a few sentences.

1.Clear sb off

2.Clear up

3.Check off

4.Knock off

5.Knock back

6.Knock up

7.Check in

8.Touch down

9.Hold up

10.Set off

11.Stop over

12.Get away

13.Keep from

14.Keep in

15.Keep off

16.Keep away

17.Make after

18.Make up

19.Make out

20.Make up for

21.Read back

22.Read up on sth

23.Read over

24.Read through

25.Look ahead

26.Look after

27.Look round

28.Look on

29.Look forward to

30.Look in

31.Take over

32.Take away

33.Take in

34.Take down

35.Cut back

36.Cut in

37.Cut into

38.Cut across

39.Cut through

40.Cut up