English Phrasal Verbs with Take, Meanings and Example Sentences

English Phrasal Verbs with Take, Meanings and Example Sentences

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.

Take apart

to separate sth into parts

This crib takes apart for easy storage.


Take over

to get control of sth

He can take over the business when I’m away.


Take away

to remove sth/sb from

Take away the glasses and the tray.


Take down

to remove sth from a high position

Take down this book and read slowly.


Take on

to accept

Don’t take on more than you can handle.


Take off

to start flying

The plane will take off in a minute.