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.
|ask someone out
||invite on a date
||Brian asked Judy out to dinner and a movie.
||ask many people the same question
||I asked around but nobody has seen my wallet.
|add up to something
||Your purchases add up to $205.32.
|back something up
||You’ll have to back up your car so that I can get out.
||The racing car blew up after it crashed into the fence.
|blow something up
||We have to blow 50 balloons up for the party.
||stop functioning (vehicle, machine)
||Our car broke down at the side of the highway in the snowstorm.
||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
||force entry to a building
||Somebody broke in last night and stole our stereo.