Phrasal Verbs with Dress, Meeanings and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs with Dress, 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.

Dress sth up

to make sth look better, more
attactive, etc.

The jeweler dressed his gold up.


Dress down

to wear informal clothes

In this office, employees always dress down on fridays.


Dress up

to put on formal clothes for a special occasion

You don’t need to dress up for the party.


Dress sb down

to scold

The manager dressed them down  in front of the whole school.