Phrasal Verbs for Family, Definition and Examples

Phrasal Verbs for Family, Definition and Examples

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.

Bring up

To raise a child , to give a child particular beliefs

In my city, grandparents help parents to bring up their children.

Take after

Look or behave like an older relative

In looks he takes after her mother.

Grow up

Develop into an adult

grew up in a quiet village on the outskirts of Paris.

Look up to

Admire somebody greatly

My father was hard-working man. I really looked up to him.

Split up

End a marriage relationship

Her parents split up a few months ago.