Common Phrasal Verbs
Here are some common phrasal verbs.
To blow up is to explode.
- The terrorist blew himself up outside the school.
- The police foiled the terrorist’s attempt to blow up the bridge.
To bring something up is to mention it.
- You shouldn’t have brought up the matter of his prison record again.
To bring up a child is to raise him.
- The poor woman worked hard to bring up her children.
To call something off is to cancel it.
- The meeting has been called off.
To do something over is to repeat it.
- If the job isn’t satisfactory, you will have to do it over.
To fill something up is to fill it to capacity.
- Please fill up this bottle.
To give something back is to return it.
- When are you going to give me my money back?
To hand an assignment in is to submit it.
- All students have handed in their work.
To hang up is to disconnect.
- She hung up before I could say anything.
To hang up is also to put something on the hook.
- He hung up the coat on the hook.
To hold up
To hold up is to delay.
- The traffic held me up.
To leave something out is to omit
- He made sure that he hadn’t left out any important detail.