Phrasal Verbs
Phrasal Verbs


IDPhrasal VerbMeaningExample Sentence
181switch something onstart the energy flow, turn onWe heard the news as soon as we switched onthe car radio.
182take after someoneresemble a family memberI take after my mother. We are both impatient.
183take something apartpurposely break into piecesHe took the car brakes apartand found the problem.
184take something backreturn an itemI have to takeour new TVback because it doesn't work.
185take offstart to flyMy plane takes off in five minutes.
186take something offremove something (usually clothing)Take off your socks and shoes and come in the lake!
187take something outremove from a place or thingCan you takethe garbage outto the street for me?
188take someone outpay for someone to go somewhere with youMy grandparentstook us out for dinner and a movie.
189tear something uprip into piecesI tore up my ex-boyfriend's letters and gave them back to him.
190think backremember (often + to, sometimes + on)When I think back on my youth, I wish I had studied harder.
191think something overconsiderI'll have to thinkthis job offerover before I make my final decision.
192throw somethingawaydispose ofWe threw our old furnitureaway when we won the lottery.
193turn something downdecrease the volume or strength (heat, light etc)Please turn the TV down while the guests are here.
194turn something downrefuseI turned the jobdown because I don't want to move.
195turn something offstop the energy flow, switch offYour mother wants you toturn the TV offand come for dinner.
196turn something onstart the energy, switch onIt's too dark in here. Let's turnsome lights on.
197turn something upincrease the volume or strength (heat, light etc)Can you turnthe music up? This is my favourite song.
198turn upappear suddenlyOur cat turned up after we put posters up all over the neighbourhood.
199try something onsample clothingI'm going to trythese jeans on, but I don't think they will fit.
200try something outtestI am going totry this new brand of detergent out.
201use something upfinish the supplyThe kids usedall of the toothpaste up so we need to buy some more.
202wake upstop sleepingWe have towake up early for work on Monday.
203warmsomeone/somethingupincrease the temperatureYou can warmyour feet up in front of the fireplace.
204warm upprepare body for exerciseI always warm up by doing sit-ups before I go for a run.
205wear offfade awayMost of my make-up wore off before I got to the party.
206work outexerciseI work out at the gym three times a week.
207work outbe successfulOur planworked outfine.
208work something outmake a calculationWe have towork out the total cost before we buy the house.

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