Phrasal Verbs with Check, Meanings and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs with Check, Meeanings 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.

Check in

to register the arrival of (passengers, etc)

We will check in tomorrow.


Check off

to mark with a tick

Let’s check off the names of the people to be invited.

Check up on

to obtain information about sb/sth

I called Richard every day to check up on him.


Check back

to control again

You should check back  in an hour.


Check out

to leave a hotel after paying and giving the room key

When you check out, leave the room key at reception .


Check up

to investigate

He was careful enough to check up every detail.