(Guidance Programme) Combined Higher Secondary Level [CHSL] (10+2) Exam : Phrasal Verb

Phrasal Verb

Most phrasal verbs consist of two words, but a few consist of three words, which always stay together. This is a list of about 200 common phrasal verbs, with meanings and examples. Phrasal verbs are usually two-word phrases consisting of verb + adverb or verb + preposition.

Verb Meaning Example
ask someone out invite on a date Brian asked Judy out to dinner and a movie.
ask around ask many people the same question I asked around but nobody has seen my wallet.
add up to something equal Your purchases add up to $205.32.
back something up reverse You’ll have to back up your car so that I can get out.
blow up explode The racing car blew up after it crashed into the fence.
blow something up add air We have to blow 50 balloons up for the party.
break down stop functioning (vehicle, machine) Our car broke down at the side of the highway in the snowstorm.
break down get upset her that her son had died. The woman broke down when the police told
break something down divide into smaller parts Our teacher broke the final project down into three separate parts
break in force entry to a building Somebody broke in last night and stole our stereo.