Phrasal Verbs with Dress, Meeanings and Example Sentences
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.
Dress sth up
to make sth look better, more
The jeweler dressed his gold up.
to wear informal clothes
In this office, employees always dress down on fridays.
to put on formal clothes for a special occasion
You don’t need to dress up for the party.
Dress sb down
The manager dressed them down in front of the whole school.