What is a phrasal verb?
A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a
meaning different from the original verb alone.
To get = to obtain
I need to get a new battery for my camera.
To get together =to meet
Why don’t we all get together for lunch one day?
Phrasal verbs are part of a large group of verbs called “multi-part” or "multi-word” verbs.
The preposition or adverb that follows the verb is sometimes called a particle.
Phrasal verbs and other multi-word verbs are an important part of the English language.
However, they are mainly used in spoken English and informal texts.
I Fill in the blanks with suitable phrasal verbs from the options given below:.
(Change the tense if required)
bounce back drop by rub in fish out look into call off
sail through lay off push around brings up kick around
a) I requested the police to _______________the matter.
b) We decided to _______________picnic because of bad weather.
c) Yuvraj has ____________________after recovering from cancer.
d) My mother always ___________the fact that I did not perform well in exams.
e)The salesman ________________his visiting card from his pocket.
f) Raj was finally able to __________________the interview and get the job.
g) The student was suspended from school as he _________________his juniors.
h) Payal always____________________ the topic of her latest mobile phone as she is a show off.
i) It took some time for ___________________that Ayesha had won the beauty contest.
j) I will __________________at the supermarket on my way back from office.
II. Use the following phrasal verbs in sentences of your own:
a) bend over backwards____________________________________
b) come up with___________________________________________
c) fall back on_____________________________________________
d) do away with___________________________________________
e) muddle through__________________________________________
f) think through____________________________________________
g) keep down______________________________________________
h) look down on____________________________________________
i) carry out________________________________________________
j) pick oneself up__________________________________________
Ques.3 Match the following phrasal verbs with their meanings:
a) drop by take out
b) sink in release from a job
c) fish out retreat
d) make do with finally realize
e) lay off complete a pending task
f) back down avoid
g) come around unable to keep up
h) fall behind be satisfied with
i) catch up on fish out
j) shy away from agree to