July 14th, 2016 in Vocabulary
Here is a list of phrasal verbs.
To drop in is to make a casual visit.
- Meera dropped in to see us yesterday.
To drop off is to fall asleep.
- I dropped off in front of the TV.
To drop out is to leave school without finishing.
- He dropped out of college to start his own business.
When something eases off, it slows down or becomes less severe.
- Traffic eases off after 10 pm.
When something ends in, it finishes in a certain way.
- Her second marriage too ended in divorce.
To end up is to eventually reach or come to a particular place or state.
- They argued for hours and ended up infuriating each other.
If something falls through, it fails.
- His plans to start an exporting business fell through when he could not obtain the required permits.
To figure something out is to understand it.
- I can’t figure out what he wants.
To focus on something is to concentrate on it.
- You need to focus on your studies if you want to pass the test.
Get along with
To get along with someone is to be on good terms with them.
- It is important to get along with your colleagues.
To get at something is to imply it.
- What are you getting at? Do you think I am to blame for your misfortunes?
To get by is to survive on very little money.
- If you don’t have a job, you will have a tough time getting by.