Phrasal Verbs for Health, Definition and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs for Health, 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.

Pass out

Definition: Faint, lose consciousness

Example Sentence: People everywhere were passing out from the heat.

Come down with

Definition: Become sick (not seriously)

Example Sentence: I think I’m coming down with the flu.

Fight off

Definition: Free yourself from an illness

Example Sentence: His body couldn’t fight the infection off.

Get over

Definition: Recover from something

Example Sentence: It’s taken me ages to get over the flu.

Pass away

Definition: Die

Example Sentence: Her uncle passed away last week.

Come round

Definition: Become conscious

Example Sentence: When she came round, I was gone.

Come down with

Definition: To start to suffer from an illness

Example Sentence: He came down with a bad cold.