Phrasal Verbs for Travel, Definition and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs for Travel, 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.

Hold up

Definition: Delay when travelling

Example Sentence: I’m sorry, I am late but I was help up at work.

Drop off

Definition: Take somebody to a place

Example Sentence: Where do you want me to drop you off?

Get away

Definition: Take a vacation, especially because you need a rest

Example Sentence: I would love to get away and go to the beach next month.

Stop over

Definition: Stay at a place for a night on the way to somewhere else

Example Sentence: They stopped over in Singapore on their way to Australia.

Touch down

Definition: Land (planes)

Example Sentence: Our flight touched down before night.

Set off

Definition: Start a journey

Example Sentence: They set off for London just after five.