Phrasal Verbs with Do, Meanings and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs with Do, 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.

Do down

criticize someone or something

My son, stop doing yourself down.


Do over

Beat up
Her shop was done over by a Street gang.


Do up

Fasten, close

Do your coat up before you go outside.


Do away with


It’s time to do away with the death penalty.


Do over


My friend made many mistakes, so I want to do the report over.


Do in

Kill someone

He threatened to do my father in if he didn’t pay up by Saturday.