Phrasal Verbs with Call, Meanings and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs with Call, Meanings 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.

Call back

to visit again, to telephone again
I’ll call you back you.


Call at

to stop briefly

The bus called at the station.


Call off

recall; to cancel or calla halt to

She decided to call off her regular press conference.


Call forth

to cause, to come into action or existence

He called forth all his courage.


Call on

to make a short visit

She’s planning to call on Jim today.


Call out

to challenge to fight a duel

He called her out on her lies.