Phrasal verbs

What is a phrasal verb?

We use the term phrasal verb when a verb is used together with a particle (up, on, over, out, etc) to create a new meaning.

Give up, put off, work out and look up are all examples of phrasal verbs.

There are also some three-word phrasal verbs, which include a preposition.

Structure of phrasal verbs
A phrasal verb can be made up of:
a verb + adverb throw away
a verb + adverb + preposition put up with

Examples of phrasal verbs

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