Phrasal Verbs With TAKE, Meaning and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs With TAKE, Meaning 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.

Take up

to begin a new hobby

I’m not very good at volleyball. I only took it up recently.


Take off

to begin flight

The plane will take off in four hours.


Take in

to comprehend sth

I didn’t take in much of the teacher said.


Take out

to remove sth from a place

The dentist has to take out this tooth.


Take over

to get control

The firm was badly in need of restructuring when he took over.


Take on

to accept job or responsibility

Don’t take on more responsibilities than you can handle.


Take down

to write on a paper

I can take down the messages that come in.


Take after

to resemble sb in appearance

He takes after his uncle.