Phrasal Verbs with Make, Meanings and Example Sentences in English

Phrasal Verbs with Make, Meanings and Example Sentences in English

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.

Make up

to make peace

Please come back. I want to make up.


Make out

to succeed in business

How are you making out in your new job?


Make up for

to recover, make sth better

Nothing can make up for the loss of a child.


Make of

to have an impression about sth

Can you make anything  of this information?


Make over

to renovate

The tailor made over her dress


Make for

to move toward something

I stood from the chair and made for the door.