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Common Phrasal Verbs List and Examples (PDF) ✅


In this post you will get commonly used 250+ Phrasal verbs list PDF with examples sentences. Phrasal verbs aren’t random. However, often English course books present them in a completely random way which makes them very difficult to learn.  Don’t try to learn “Phrasal verbs with take” or “Phrasal verbs with get” or “Phrasal verbs with go”. I used to teach them like this. It’s a waste of time! To understand them, you have to understand the little words – we call them particles. The most frequently used are up/down, in/out, on/off and back/away.

Little kids learn this words very early. My students are 16 years old. We practice these words all the time! We take a car and pick it UP and put it DOWN. Up, down, up, down, up, down. We sit ON the stool and get OFF the stool. ON and OFF. On, off, on off, on, off. We sit by the toy box and put the blocks IN and take them OUT. In, out, in, out.


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50 Phrasal Verbs List

1. Back downTo stop doing something or admit you were wrong because people oppose you
Party leaders backed down after latest protests.
2. Blow upTo explode
That car crashed into the building and blew up!
3. Break downTo suddenly stop functioning (used for machinery)
They were on our way to the school when our car broke down
4. Bring upTo mention something
She’s still very sad about her sister’s death, so don’t bring it up. 
5. Bump intoTo see or meet someone unexpectedly
We bumped into Mary when we were in city last week.
6. Call offTo cancel
Because of their wedding, we had to call off our holiday. 
7. Check onTo make sure someone is okay or safe
The doctor had come to check on his patient
8. Check outTo pay your bill and leave (usually a hotel)
Have you packed yet? We have to check out by 12 pm..
9. Check withTo ask someone if something is okay or permitted
I’m pretty sure I can come to party next week. I just have to check with my parents.
10. Come acrossTo find something unexpectedly
When I was clearing my phone, I came across to our old messages. 
11. Come backTo return
I had a great time here. I’ll come back soon!
12. Come inTo enter
You don’t need to wait– just come in!
13. Come up withTo think of a plan or an idea
She keeps coming up with all kinds of lame excuses.
14. Cut down
Reduce the size, amount, or quantity of something.
I should cut down my salt intake.
15. Drop byTo go somewhere (usually someone’s home) for a casual visit
I’ll be in my office all day. You can drop by for coffee whenever you want.
16. Drop offTo take something or someone to a specific place
You forgot your wallet in my room. I’ll drop it off at your office later.
17. End upfinally be or do something
She ended up marrying his high school boyfriend.
18. Fall apartTo break into pieces
I fell apart after her death.
19. Fall downTo collapse and fall to the ground
He fell down at school today.
20. Find outTo discover
He find out a new way to travel between cities.
21. Get alongTo have a good, friendly relationship with someone
We are good friends and always got along with each other.
22. Get awayTo escape
The police almost caught him, but he got away.
23. Get byTo be able to live through a difficult situation
They don’t have a lot of money, but they’ll get by
24. Get overTo recover from a negative experience or an illness
I know your wife mad at you now, but she’ll get over it. 
25. Get upTo stand
Can you please get up? I think you’re sitting on wallet.
26. Give awayTo give something to others for free
I think I’m going to give them away. I don’t need these shoes anymore.
27. Give inTo finally agree to someone’s requests after refusing for a while
Our kids have been asking us for a new computer. We finally gave in and got them one. 
28. Give upTo stop doing something permanently
Her health is getting worse. She need to give up smoking. 
29. Go aheadTo start or continue a planned activity
It seems this project will go ahead without you.
30. Go outTo leave home and go somewhere
I just want to go out and have a party!
31. Grow upTo develop into adulthood
When I grow up, I want to be a musician. 
32. Hang onTo wait for a short period of time
Can you hang on for a minute? 
33. Hang outTo spend time relaxing or socializing casually
Let’s hang out together sometime soon.
34. Kick outTo forcefully tell someone to leave a place
You kick me out from this house.
35. Let inTo allow someone to enter a place
Let me in please! It’s too cold out here!
36. Look afterTo take care of something or someone
Can you look after my boys while I’m  away?
37. Look forTo try to find something
I have been looking for you everywhere. 
38. Look upTo search for information (usually in a book or online)
I didn’t know what ‘meme’ meant and had to look it up in a dictionary.
39. Make upTo become friendly with someone again or forgive them after a disagreement or fight
John still hasn’t made up with Maryam.
40. Pay backTo take revenge
It is pay back time for all your crimes.
41. Pick upTo go somewhere and collect something or someone
Let’s go to the picnic in one car – I’ll pick you up at 6 o’clock.
42. Put offTo delay doing something
I know I should clean my room, but I’ve been putting it off for weeks. 
43. Put onTo begin wearing something
If she wants to play outside in the rain, make sure to put on a coat.
44. Put up withTo tolerate something
The neighbor’s dog barks all night long, but I put up with it because they are nice people.
45. Run outTo have no more of something
We ran out of coffee.
46. Take offTo leave somewhere suddenly
Sh didn’t even say goodbye. She just took off!
47. Turn onTo cause something to start working; to activate
It’s getting dark here; let’s turn on the lights.
48. Turn upTo increase the volume, heat, or lights
This is her favorite song! Turn it up!
49. Wait upTo stay awake because you are waiting for something or someone
She’ll be home late today. You don’t have to wait up for her.
50. Watch outTo be careful of danger (usually said as a warning)
Watch out! There’s a hole on the ground!


Phrasal Verbs List PDF

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Esteban A.

Great!! Good for revision time!!!


This is a very interesting and intelligent approach to teaching phrasal verbs – which are something English-learners have to contend with all their lives! So it’s important to give them a systematic or conceptual or intuitive approach to them, as this attempts to do.

Genene Bekele

Awesome Conversation English-speaking. Thanks!

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Rachi Alphany

Tanks fo’ yo’ love I’ve picked up buncha stuff on this website. ‘‘‘Tis a great one.


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