Phrasal Verbs for Food, Definition and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs for Food, 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.

One smart cookie

A very intelligent person

Egg someone on

Urge someone to do something

Hard nut to crack

Difficult to understand, often a person

Cool as a cucumber

Very relaxed

Apple of one’s eye

A person that is adored by someone

Sell like hot cakes

Bought by many people

Big cheese 

Very important person (VIP)

Cream of the crop

The best

Butter someone up

Be extra nice to someone