Phrasal Verbs for ANIMALS, Definition and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs for ANIMALS, Definition 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.

Beaver away

Definition: Work hard doing something

Example Sentences: They’ve been beavering away for hours.

Duck out

Definition: Leave quickly and unannounced

Example Sentences: Michael ducked out of his forced marriage to a cousin.

Chicken out

Definition: To not do something because you’re afraid

Example Sentences: I had never ridden on a motor-cycle before. But it was too late to chicken out.

Horse around

Definition: Play in a loud / rough way

Example Sentences: The girls were horsing around on the boat when one of them fell overboard.

Wolf down

Definition: Eat very quickly

Example Sentences: Don’t wolf down your food