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CAE Phrasal Verbs: BE / CALL
CAE Phrasal Verbs: CLEAR / COME
CAE Phrasal Verbs: CUT / FALL
CAE Phrasal Verbs: GET / GIVE
CAE Phrasal Verbs: GO / HOLD
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Learning phrasal verbs

There are lots of things you can do to make learning and remembering phrasal verbs easier. Below are some tips to help you do this.

Remembering phrasal verbs with images or stories

A good way to help you remember a phrasal verb is to imagine an image or story that illustrates it. For example, the phrasal verb step down means to leave an important job or position. To help you remember this, you could imagine a company boss standing above all the workers on a stepladder, and then stepping down onto the floor and walking away.

Identifying phrasal verbs in context

Look out for phrasal verbs when you are:

  • reading a book or article
  • watching a film or TV programme
  • looking at a website.

Pay attention to how the phrasal verb is used and in what kind of situation. Make a note about this to help you remember the right context in which to use the phrasal verb.

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Learning phrasal verbs as single units of meaning

While phrasal verbs are combinations of two or three words, it is helpful when you are learning them to think about them as single units of meaning like in the tables below.

CAE Phrasal Verbs: BE / CALL

BE

be above (something)1) to be so important that you needn’t do particular things. 2) to be so good that no one can think you did something wrong
be about (something)to explain, describe or give facts on a particular subject
be about to do (something)to be ready to start to do something very soon
be after (someone)to be trying to catch someone
be against (someone/something)to disagree with or not support someone or something
be getting at (something)to be explaining or saying something important
be behind (with)to not have done as much as you should
be downto feel very sad
be (all) for (something/someone)to support an idea, plan, person, etc. very strongly
be dying for (something)to want something very much
be in1) to be at home. 2) to be popular
be in for (something)to be likely to experince something uncomfortable or difficult
be taken in (by)to be made to believe something that isn’t true
be into (something)to enjoy doing a particular activity very much
be off1) not to be going to happen. 2)to smell or be bad
be let offto be allowed to go without being punished
be onto be going to happen
be not onto not be acceptable
be out1) to not be at home. 2) to not be in fashion any more
be out of (something)to not have something in your home or shop
be overto have finished
be through (with)to be tired or bored with someone or an activity and so determined to leave
be up1) to be out of bed. 2) to have increased in price
be up to (something)to be doing something wrong or bad
be caught up (in)to be in a difficult or dangerous situation
be made up of (something)to include as its parts

CALL

call (something) offto cancel or stop something
call on (someone)1) to visit someone as a routine 2) ask for an answer or opinion
call (something) outto say something in a loud voice
call after (someone)be named after someone
call around (round)1) phone many different places/people 2) to visit
call (someone) backreturn a phone call
call in1) get someone to come and do sth 2) short visit
call (someone) upphone

CAE Phrasal Verbs: CLEAR / COME

CLEAR

clear (something) upto make a place clean and tidy again
clear away1) leave a place 2) remove or tidy
clear offleave somewhere quickly
clear out1) tidy up thoroughly and throw away unwanted stuff 2) leave somewhere

COME

come aboutto happen
come across (as someone)to seem to be a particular kind of person
come across (something)to find something by chance
come apartto fall into pieces
come back (from)to return to a place from another place
come back (into fashion)to become fashionable again
come back (to)to return to your memory
come between (someone and someone)to cause a quarrel between two or more people
come downto decrease
come down with (something)to become ill with a particular infection
come from (somewhere)1) to be born or live in a place 2) to have started or developed from a particular animal, plant or substance
come on1) to move more quickly 2) to begin gradually 3) to arrive somewhere after others
come outto arrive in the shops, etc
come round1) to visit someone’s home 2) to become concious again after fainting
come throughto become known
come through (something)to survive a difficult event or period
come toto become concious again after fainting
come up1) to rise in the sky 2) to be mentioned 3) to be used in a test 4) to become available
come up against (someone/something)to have to deal with difficulty, opposition, etc
come up to (something)1) to reach a particular level 2) to be as good as the level people expext
come up with (something)to produce an excuse, a suggestion, the correct answer, etc
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CAE Phrasal Verbs: CUT / FALL

CUT

cut down (on)to use much less of something
cut downto remove a tree or plant by cutting it near the base
cut backto reduce the amount of money being spent
cut acrossto take a shortcut over an area instead of going around the edge
cut into interrupt someone when they are speaking
cut off1) to stop supplies of something like electricity or water 2) to stop a telephone connection
cut outwhen an engine or piece of machinery suddenly stops working
cut throughto be able to deal with the problems or bureaucracy quickly
cut upto divide something into smaller pieces

FALL

fall apartto fall into pieces
fall back on (something)to use money you kept because you need it
fall behind (with)1) to move more slowly so that others are further ahead 2) to make slower progress then others 3) to not make the necessary regular payments
fall for (someone)to feel strong romantic feelings for someone
fall for (something)to be tricked into believing something that isn’t true
fall off1) to become separated from an object 2) to become less gradually
fall out (of)to fall from a high place
fall out (with) (over)to have quarrel and end a friendship
fall overto fall onto the ground
fall throughto not be agreed, completed, etc successfully

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CAE Phrasal Verbs: GET / GIVE

GET

get (something) across (to)to be successful in explaining your idea, plan, etc.
get ahead (get on (in life))to have success in your life
get around to (get round to doing (something))to do something you have planned or wanted to do for a long time
get at (someone)to criticise someone all the time and upset them
get away (from/to)1) to be successful in going on holiday 2) to go from a place, sometimes because it is difficult to stay
get away with (something)to not be punished for doing something bad or wrong
get back (from)to return to a place
get (something) backto manage to have something you own returned to you
get your own back (on someone)to punish or harm someone who has done something bad to you
get byto get enough money or food
get (someone) downto cause someone to feel very sad
get (something) downto write something
get down to (something)to start doing something
get in touch (with someone)to phone, email, etc. someone
get into (something)1) to manage to enter a place after an effort 2) to start a conversation, fight, etc. with someone
get (someone) into a trouble (with)to do something that makes yourself deserve punishment (or someone)
get off1) to leave a bus, train, etc. 2) to start a journey
get on (with)to have a friendly relationship with someone
get (someone) out of trouble (with)to do something so that you avoid punishment
get out of (doing)to manage to avoid doing a job you don’t like
get over (someone)to become happier after the end of a romantic relationship
get over (something)1) to become well after being ill with a particular illness 2) to become happier after being sad, rightened, etc
get through1) to be successful when you try to phone someone 2) to pass a test or exam
get through (something)to survive an unpleasant or difficult period
get (something) through to (someone)1) to manage to reach someone by telephone 2) to manage to make someone understand something
get to (someone)to make you feel very angry or upset
get to (somewhere)to arrive at a place
get together (with)to join other people for a party, meeting, etc
get (someone) upto wake (someone) up and get (them) out of bed
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GIVE

give (something) away1) to give something to someone because you don’t want it or because you want them to have it 2) to tell a secret or give information
give backto return something borrowed
give in (to)to agree to something but not because you want to
give into accept that you have been defeated and agree to stop competing or fighting
give (something) out1) to give copies of the same thing to many people 2) to tell people something
give up1) to admit that you don’t know 2) to leave your job
give up (sth)to stop doing something before you have finished it, usually because it is too difficult

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CAE Phrasal Verbs: GO / HOLD

GO

go after (sb)to chase or follow someone in order to catch them
go after (something)to try to get something
go along with (someone/something)to support an idea, or to agree with someone’s opinion
go away1) to leave your home in order to spend time somewhere else, usually for a holiday 2) to stop being present
go down1) to move to a lower place 2) to change to a lower, amount, price, etc
go down with (something)to start to suffer from an infectious disease
go for (something)1) to try to have or achieve something 2) to like or admire
go in1) to enter a place 2) to be understood
go in for (something)to do something regularly, or to enjoy something
go into (something)1) to start doing a particular type of work 2) to discuss, examine, describe, or explain something in a detailed or careful way
go off1) to leave a place and go somewhere else 2) to become worse in quality 3) to ring loudly or make a loud noise (alarm) 4) to explode or fire (bomb, gun) 5) to stop working (light, machine)
go off (something/someone)to stop liking or being interested in someone or something
go on1) to continue or move to the next thing 2) to start operating 3)
go out1) to leave a room or building, especially in order to do something for entertainment 2) to stop producing light or heat
go out with (someone)to have a romantic and usually sexual relationship with someone
go over (to)to move near someone
go over (something)to examine or look at something in a careful or detailed way
go round1) to visit a place 2) to be enough for everyone or everything 3) to walk, drive round the outside of a place
go through1) to experience an unpleasant or difficult time 2) to examine something carefully
go through with (something)to do something unpleasant or difficult that has already been agreed or promised
go togetherto look good together
go underto go below the surace of water
go up1) to move higher, rise, or increase 2) to be built
go with (something)to look attractive with something

HOLD

hold against1) have a grudge; 2) show little respect
hold backnot show emotion
hold backprevent from progressing or moving forward
hold backnot disclose or make public
hold back fromnot allowed to do something
hold downkeep or have a job
hold downprevent from moving by restraint
hold downretain in your stomach
hold forthstate your opinions about something
hold offdelay
hold offbad weather NOT appearing
hold offprevent someone from attacking or beating you
hold onwait
hold ongrip tightly
hold ontokeep longer than necessary
hold ontohold tightly; grip
hold outresist
hold outextend in front of you
hold out for smthwait for something better
hold out onnot disclose; not pay
hold overdelay
hold overgo longer than planned
hold togethernot break up or come apart
hold updelay especially when travelling
hold upRobbery (a bank hold up, etc.)
hold withagree or accept

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What are the 20 most used phrasal verbs? ›

20 Super Common Phrasal Verbs
  • Turn up/down – Turn (something) up/down – increase or decrease the volume or strength. ...
  • Turn up – appear suddenly. ...
  • Turn down / Turn (something) down - refuse. ...
  • Wake up – stop sleeping. ...
  • Work out – exercise. ...
  • Work out – be successful.
13 Feb 2018

What are the 10 most used phrasal verbs? ›

Let's take a look at ten common phrasal verbs used in business.
  1. 1 To ask around. Definition: to ask many people the same question. ...
  2. 2 To call back. Definition: to return a phone call. ...
  3. 3 To come across. ...
  4. 4 To dropby. ...
  5. 5 To figure (something) out. ...
  6. 6 To run by/past. ...
  7. 7 To shop around. ...
  8. 8 To think (something) over.
2 Jun 2022

What is a phrasal verbs PDF? ›

Phrasal verbs are multi-word verbs that, like single-word verbs, convey action of the body or mind (e.g., speak up, figure out) or occurrences (e.g., turn up). Phrasal verbs consist of a basic verb + another word or words, usually a preposition or adverb. Example: speak (basic verb) + up (preposition)

How many phrasal verbs are there in total? ›

Memorising phrasal verbs is inefficient because there are over 10,000 phrasal verbs in the English language.

What are the 200 phrasal verbs? ›

200 phrasal verbs with meanings
Phrasal VerbMeaning
Ask outTo invite someone for a date.
Ask overInvite.
Ask roundInvite someone.
Auction offSell something in an auction.
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23 Nov 2018

What are the 25 idioms? ›

Let us now learn about the 25 most common and useful Idioms in the English language:
  • Under the weather. Meaning - To feel sick. ...
  • The ball is in your court. ...
  • Spill the beans. ...
  • Pull someone's leg. ...
  • Sit on the fence. ...
  • Through thick and thin. ...
  • Once in a blue moon. ...
  • The best of both worlds.
26 Jun 2021

What is the formula for phrasal verbs? ›

Phrasal Verb: VERB + ADVERB + PREPOSITION.

How do you memorize phrasal verbs? ›

How to study and use phrasal verbs
  1. Create the topic categories that you want to study.
  2. For each category, write down between 5 and 10 commonly used phrasal verbs.
  3. Add each phrasal verb's meaning.
  4. Now add three different examples of each phrasal verb being used in a sentence in English.
30 Mar 2021

What are the 10 idioms? ›

Here are 20 English idioms that everyone should know:
  • Under the weather. What does it mean? ...
  • The ball is in your court. What does it mean? ...
  • Spill the beans. What does it mean? ...
  • Break a leg. What does it mean? ...
  • Pull someone's leg. What does it mean? ...
  • Sat on the fence. What does it mean? ...
  • Through thick and thin. ...
  • Once in a blue moon.
23 Feb 2022

What are the types of phrasal verbs? ›

There are four types of phrasal verbs. They are Separable Phrasal Verbs, Inseparable Phrasal Verbs (Transitive,) Three-word Phrasal Verbs (Transitive,) and Intransitive Phrasal Verbs.

What are modals PDF? ›

Modal verbs (modals) are verbs that add the meaning of logical possibility, ability, necessity, and permission to verbs, which have a degree of strength from stronger to weaker. Modals come before infinitive verbs and the “to” is removed.

Does English have a lot of phrasal verbs? ›

Phrasal verbs are very common in English, especially in more informal contexts. They are made up of a verb and a particle or, sometimes, two particles. The particle often changes the meaning of the verb. In terms of word order, there are two main types of phrasal verb: separable and inseparable.

Do phrasal verbs exist in other languages? ›

At some point, all English learners will come across phrasal verbs. Although it is totally possible to get by without them, all native English speakers use them on a daily basis. They are often hard for learners to pick up, as they don't exist in most other languages.

How many parts do phrasal verbs have? ›

Phrasal verbs have two parts: a main verb and an adverb particle.

What is the difference between verb phrase and phrasal verb? ›

The key difference between verb phrase and the phrasal verb is that the verb phrase refers to a verb that has more than one word whereas the phrasal verb refers to a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb. Both the verb phrase and phrasal verb contain a main verb and words that support it.

How many phrases are there in English? ›

Eight common types of phrases are: noun, verb, gerund, infinitive, appositive, participial, prepositional, and absolute. Take a look at our selection of phrase examples below.

How many phrasal verbs are there with get? ›

How many phrasal verbs are there with “get”? There are 177 phrasal verbs with “get”! Don't worry, not all of them are hard to understand.

What are the 50 idiomatic expressions? ›

50 popular idioms to sound like a native speaker
IDIOMMEANING
Kill two birds with one stoneSolve two problems at once / with one action
Leave no stone unturnedDo everything possible to achieve a goal
Let the cat out of the bagAccidentially reveal a secret
Make a long story shortCome to the point
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What are the 5 most common idioms? ›

Five idioms every English student should know
  • Get your act together (Meaning: you need to improve your behaviour/work) ...
  • Pull yourself together (Meaning: calm down) ...
  • I'm feeling under the weather (Meaning: I'm sick) ...
  • It's a piece of cake (Meaning: it's easy) ...
  • Break a leg (Meaning: good luck!)
2 Feb 2018

What phrasal verbs Cannot be separated? ›

Inseparable phrasal verbs can be transitive (i.e., they can take a direct object), but you can't insert that direct object into the middle of the phrasal verb. In other words, they can't be separated, thus their name.

Are phrasal verbs grammar or vocabulary? ›

A phrasal verb is a vocabulary item that consists of a 'root verb' such as break, get, put, etc and a 'particle' (an adverb or preposition and sometimes both) such as off, away or in.

What are the characteristics of phrasal verb? ›

Phrasal verbs are multiword combinations of Verb + Adverb, Verb + Preposition, or Verb + Adverb AND Preposition that function like one-word verbs. They can be transitive or intransitive.

How many phrasal verbs should we learn? ›

All joking aside, there really is no “set number of basic phrasal verbs every English learner should know if he or she wants to become a true speaker of the language!”. Try to learn a couple, to begin with, and then one or two every week to enrich your vocabulary.

How do you master phrasal verbs in English? ›

4. Learn them in context
  1. Look for the written transcript on Google.
  2. Write down the phrasal verbs you find in the transcript.
  3. Look up their meanings in the dictionary.
  4. Read some example sentences on Phrasal Verb Demon.
  5. Practice making your own sentences.
  6. Create flashcards and test yourself regularly.
19 Sept 2019

Is it hard to learn phrasal verbs? ›

Phrasal verbs are, definitely, one of the most difficult parts of English grammar. On one hand, they look very simple and they can make our sentences much shorter. On the other hand, they are all alike, sometimes they make sense, but sometimes, it's very difficult to figure out what they mean.

What are 30 idioms? ›

The most common English idioms
IdiomMeaning
Beat around the bushAvoid saying what you mean, usually because it is uncomfortable
Better late than neverBetter to arrive late than not to come at all
Bite the bulletTo get something over with because it is inevitable
Break a legGood luck
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What are common phrases called? ›

Adage, proverb, or saw: a widely known or popular aphorism that has gained credibility by long use or tradition.

What are the main phrasal verbs? ›

Common business phrasal verbs
  • To bring up 💬 Meaning: To mention or introduce a topic. ...
  • To fill out 📝 Meaning: To complete a form. ...
  • Abide by 👮 Meaning: To follow specific rules or an established way of doing things. ...
  • To bank on 🙋 ...
  • To brush up on 🖌️ ...
  • To cut down on ✂️ ...
  • Fall through 🙁 ...
  • Kick off 🚀
7 Jan 2022

What are phrasal verbs give 10 examples? ›

10 Common Phrasal Verbs
  • 1 - Our taxi is here. ...
  • 2 - The train is just about to leave. ...
  • 3 - It's getting cold. ...
  • 4 - Please take ___ your dirty shoes before you come in. ...
  • 5 - I'm tired of walking. ...
  • 6 - Hang ___ the laundry so that it can dry in the sun. ...
  • 7 - Remember to take ___ the garbage before you go to bed.
16 Jul 2009

What are phrasal verbs and 5 examples? ›

5 common phrasal verbs you should know
  • bring back. meaning: to return something. ...
  • fill in. meaning: to complete a form. ...
  • have on. meaning: to wear something. ...
  • put out. meaning: to extinguish/ to make a fire stop working. ...
  • take off. meaning: to remove clothes/ to get undressed.
9 Apr 2010

What are the types of phrasal verbs? ›

There are four types of phrasal verbs. They are Separable Phrasal Verbs, Inseparable Phrasal Verbs (Transitive,) Three-word Phrasal Verbs (Transitive,) and Intransitive Phrasal Verbs.

What are the 20 idioms with meaning? ›

20 Idioms With Their Meanings and Sentences
  • Adding insult to injury – Make things worse. ...
  • Beat around the bush – Avoid saying something. ...
  • Blessing in disguise – An unexpectedly good thing. ...
  • Birds of a feather flock together – People with a lot in common become good friends. ...
  • Biting off more than you can chew - Be overwhelmed.
15 Oct 2020

What are the 20 examples of idioms? ›

Here are 20 English idioms that everyone should know:
  • Under the weather. What does it mean? ...
  • The ball is in your court. What does it mean? ...
  • Spill the beans. What does it mean? ...
  • Break a leg. What does it mean? ...
  • Pull someone's leg. What does it mean? ...
  • Sat on the fence. What does it mean? ...
  • Through thick and thin. ...
  • Once in a blue moon.
23 Feb 2022

How do you master phrasal verbs? ›

How to study and use phrasal verbs
  1. Create the topic categories that you want to study.
  2. For each category, write down between 5 and 10 commonly used phrasal verbs.
  3. Add each phrasal verb's meaning.
  4. Now add three different examples of each phrasal verb being used in a sentence in English.
30 Mar 2021

What is the formula for phrasal verbs? ›

Phrasal Verb: VERB + ADVERB + PREPOSITION.

Are idioms phrasal verbs? ›

Phrasal verbs are compound verbs (more than one word) that result from combining a verb with an adverb or a preposition. The resulting compound verb is idiomatic (e.g. its meaning cannot be derived from the dictionary meaning of its parts).

What are phrasal verbs in English grammar? ›

Phrasal verbs are two or more words that together act as a completely new word, with a meaning separate from the original words. For example, pick up means to “grab” or “lift,” very different from the definitions of pick and up alone.

What are the 15 phrasal verbs? ›

15 Most Common Phrasal Verbs, Meaning and Example Sentences
Take upTo begin a new hobby
Go alongTo continue to happen or to develop
Back outWithdraw from something one has agreed to do
Wipe outTo destroy something completely
Use upFinish a supply of something
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What is the difference between a verb phrase and a phrasal verb? ›

Phrasal Verbs: Different from Verb Phrases

A verb phrase is a verb with more than one word, and a phrasal verb is a verb that includes one particle or more (a preposition, an adverb, or both).

What is the concept of phrasal verb? ›

Definition of phrasal verb

: a phrase (such as take off or look down on) that combines a verb with a preposition or adverb or both and that functions as a verb whose meaning is different from the combined meanings of the individual words.

What are the two types of phrasal verbs? ›

In terms of word order, there are two main types of phrasal verb: separable and inseparable.

What are the 3 types of phrasal verbs? ›

Phrasal verbs are constructions consisting of a verb and either a preposition, a particle, or both.
...
3 Types of Phrasal Verbs
  • Prepositional Phrasal Verb. ...
  • Particle Phrasal Verb. ...
  • Prepositional-Particle Phrasal Verb.
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