Phrasal Verbs for Relationships, Definition and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs for Relationships, 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.

Break up with

Terminate a relationship

Are you thinking about breaking up with her?

Look up to

Respect and admire someone

I’ve always looked up to Mary for her determination about work.

Settle down

Make a decision to have a committed relationship

He used to date a lot of women, but he has finally settled down.

Split up

to end a relationship

I hope Alex and Michael don’t split up.

Make up

Forgive each other after an argument or disagreement

Has she made it up with his yet?