PHRASAL VERBS

Word

Preposition

Meaning

Example

1

nice

of

It's very nice of him to invite us.

2

kind

of

polite

It's very kind of you to help us.

3

good

of

It's very good of her to buy clothes for the poor.

4

generous

of

It's very generous of them to donate thousands of dollars for the charity.

5

polite

of

It's very polite of you to let her to speak.

6

stupid

of

It's stupid of me to waste the money.

7

silly

of

It's very silly of me to lose the keys.

8

rude 

of

It's very rude of him to shout at her.

9

nice

to

He is nice to his students.

10

kind

to

She is good to everyone.

11

good

to

They are generous to the poor.

12

generous

to

She is always generous to her family.

13

polite

to

He is not polite to women.

14

stupid

to

It was stupid to wait so long.

15

silly

to

It was silly to expect him help us.

16

rude 

to

He is rude to everyone.

17

angry

about something

furious

I am angry about losing the game.

18

annoyed

about something

angry

He is annoyed about what you have done.

19

furious

about something

angry

I am furious about being late.

20

upset

about something

sorry, sad

She was upset about not seeing you.

21

pleased

about something

glad

We are pleased about your exam results.

22

angry

with someone for doing something

I am angry with him for losing the game.

23

annoyed

with someone for doing something

He annoyed with him for coming late.

24

furious

with someone for doing something

He is furious with Andy.

25

upset

with someone for doing something

She was upset with Helen for not telling her the truth.

26

pleased

with someone for doing something

I am pleased with Jack for working really hard.

27

surprised

at/by

shocked

He was surprised at/by the exam results.

28

shocked

at/by

surprised

We were shocked at/by the news.

29

amazed

at/by

astonished

She was amazed at/by the view.

30

astonished

at/by

amazed

They were astonished at/by what they witnessed.

31

upset

at/by

sorry, sad

We were upset by your illness.

32

impressed

with/by

I am impressed with/by his poems. 

33

fed up

 with

tired of

I am fed up with doing same thing everyday

34

bored

 with

I am bored with learning English.

35

crowded

 with

The hall was crowded with people.

36

tired

of

I am tired of being sorry.

37

sick

of

I am sick of waiting you.

38

sorry

about something happened

I am sorry about the delay. I will send it as soon as possible.

39

sorry

about/for something you did

I am sorry for what I said

40

afraid

of

frightened

He is afraid of dogs.

41

frightened

of

afraid

She was frightened of going out.

42

terrified

of

scared

We were terrified of the accident.

43

scared

of

terrified

He was scared of the strange noise.

44

fond

of

to love deeply

I am fond of my family.

45

ashamed

of

to feel sorry for something you have done

I am ashamed of what they have done.

46

jealous

of

feeling  envious of someone or their achievements

He is jealous of his friends.

47

envious

of

feeling or showing envy

He is envious of his brother.

48

suspicious

of

The police suspicions of murder.

49

aware

of

to know, to realize

Students are not aware of the importance of English.

50

capable

of

to be able to

I am capable of typing fast.

51

full

of

He was full of hatred.

52

typical

of

usual

It's typical of Sarah. She is late again.

53

certain 

of

sure

I am not certain of the results.

54

sure

of

certain 

We sure of his success.

55

good

at

I am good at solving problems.

56

brilliant

at

very good

He is brilliant at finding quick solutions.

57

better

at

She is better at playing tennis.

58

hopeless

at

feeling or causing despair

I am hopeless at winning this match.

59

married to

to

I am married to Jane.

60

engaged to

to

Kevin is married to Sarah.

61

similar to

to

English is similar to German.

62

close to

to

to be bear

We are close to the end.

63

famous 

for

Konya is famous for Etli Ekmek.

64

responsible

for

in charge of

He is responsible for IT department./He is in charge of IT department.

65

different 

to/from

distinct

The reality is different to/from what I was told.

66

keen

on

interested in or attracted by 

I am keen on my family.

67

dependent

on

unable to do without

Children shouldn't be dependent of their families.

68

talk

to

I talked to him.

69

apologize

to

She apologized to me.

70

listen

to

Listen to teacher.

71

complain

to someone

I complained to the manager about the heating system.

72

speak

to

I spoke to the shareholders.

73

explain someone

to

We explained them to wait for a while.

74

write 

to

I wrote to him.

75

reply 

to

answer

He didn't reply to my mails.

76

complain

of something

He was complaining of being alone.

77

talk

about something

We talked about the agenda.

78

read

about something

I am reading about Turkish history.

79

dream

about something

imagine

I used to dream about being a singer.

80

hear

about something

Have you heard about the news?

81

warn somebody

about something

I warned him about coming to class on time.

82

have a discussion

about something

We had a discussion about the way of dealing with customer complaints.

83

hear 

of someone

Have you heard of John? He's worldwide surf champion.

84

hear 

from someone

Have you heard from Peter. I haven't seen him for a long time.

85

look

for

I am looking for a job.

86

pay

for

Who cares for the children?

87

blame someone

for

accuse

Wait for a second.

88

thank

for

She blamed me for telling lie.

89

care

for

She cares for what you think./She cares for the children.

90

search

for

Please search for the internet for more examples.

91

wait

for

Wait for the next bus.

92

care

about

He cared about his country.

93

remind somebody

about

He reminded me about paying the bills.

94

remind somebody

of

She reminds me of my grandmother.

95

accuse somebody

of

blame

He accused me of stealing his money.

96

approve

of

confirm

I don't approve of his behaviour.

97

disapprove

of

She disapproved of leaving the meeting earlier.

98

suspect

of

He suspects of murder.

99

die 

of

She died of an incurable disease.

100

consist 

of

Water consists of hydrogen and oxygen.

102

suffer

from

feel pain or grief

She has been suffering from back pain for a long time. 

103

protect somebody

from

I protected her from bad people.

104

depend

on

Success depends on how much you work.

105

go

on

continue

I can't go on living like that.

106

live

on

I need more money to live on.

107

congratulate somebody

on

He congratulated the kids on winning the tournament.

108

compliment somebody

on

She complimented on my speech.

109

rely

on

You shouldn't rely on others' help too much.

110

keep

on

continue

Keep on trying.

111

turn

on

Turn on the music.

112

go

on

happen

What's going on?

113

switch

on

Switch on your computer please.

114

insist

on

Do not insist on leaving the country.

115

concentrate

on

focus on

I can't concentrate on my work because of the noise.

116

hold

on

wait

Hold on a second.

117

spend

on

I spent a lot on my education.

118

put

on

wear

Put on your jacket. It's cold outside.

119

try

on

Please try on another size.

120

drive

on

Drive on until you see the sign.

121

carry

on

We can't carry on like that.

122

believe

in

I don't believe in myths.

123

specialise

in

Kevin specialises in medicine.

124

succeed

in

He succeed in passing the test.

125

break

into

go into somewhere for theft

Someone broke into our house.

126

fill

in

complete

Fill in the blanks with the correct word.

127

get 

in

Get in the car.

128

give

in

surrender

Don't give in.

129

check

in

Please check in.

130

drop

in

My father dropped in yesterday. We talked about the wedding ceremony.

131

log

in

enter

Please log in to see the content.

132

join

in

I joined in them.

133

take somebody

in

deceive

He took me in and get my bank account number.

134

move

in

We moved in last weekend.

135

collide

with

We collided with a truck.

136

fill

with

The house was filled with ancient objects.

137

provide somebody 

with

supply

She provided me with some good stuff for the exam.

138

agree

with

I don't agree with him.

139

keep up

with

Keep up with the good job.

140

catch up

with

I can't catch up with it. Please speak slowly.

141

put up

with

tolerate

I can't put up with this bullshit anymore.

142

get along well

with

have good relationship

He doesn't get along well with his sisters. 

143

get away

with

do something wrong without being caught

He stole millions of dollars and he got away with it.

144

come up

with

We came up with a different idea.

145

carry on

with

continue

You can carry on with a sport as long as you feel comfortable

146

go on 

with

continue

I will go on learning English until I get the certificate.

147

deal

with

We dealt with the IT department.

148

look

at

Don't look at me like that.

149

look up

at

Look up at the sky. It seems it is going to rain.

150

laugh

at

She laughed at loudly when she hear the news.

151

stare

at

look carefully

Do you know the guy over there. He's been staring at us for an hour.

152

have a look

at

Let me have a look at the statistics.

153

shoot

at

She shot at the target.

154

point

at

show

He pointed at the scar on his face.

155

shout

at

yell

He shouted at me in public.

156

throw something

at

John threw the ball at David.

157

drive 

off

become distanced

He drove off as soon as he got the items.

158

take

off

fly/put off

The plane took off a few minutes ago./Take off your glasses please.

159

turn

off

switch off

Turn off the lights.

160

switch

off

turn off

Please switch off your mobiles before take off

161

call something

off

cancel

She’s called off the wedding because of the rain.

162

walk

off

to be away

Don’t walk off yet, I haven’t finished my story.

163

drive 

off

to be away

He took his items and drove off. 

164

ride

off

to be away

He rode off after the lunch.

165

run

off

to be away

He ran off when he heard the news.

166

set

off

start a journey

We will set off early in the morning.

167

see somebody

off

say good by

He didn't come to see me off.

168

doze

off

fall asleep

She dozes off in the office every afternoon. 

169

drop

off

fall asleep

I dropped off in the car.

170

nod

off

fall asleep

She nod off on the sofa.

171

go

off

explode

The building went off. 

172

put somebody

off

discourage

Lower exam grades put me off learning English.

173

rip somebody

off

cheat

He ripped me off. I was taken in.

174

tell somebody

off

speak angrily

My parents told me off for coming home late.

175

calm

down

Please calm down. Think twice.

176

slow

down

Please slow down.

177

knock

down

Kevin knocked down the other boxer, but he stood up again.

178

burn

down

The house was burnt down.

179

break

down

The computer broke down.

180

close

down

The market closed down because economical crisis.

181

let somebody

down

I will never let you down.

182

turn

down

Turn down for what?/Turn down the heater please.

183

write something

down

Write the notes down please.

184

go 

off

approach

The pistol suddenly went off.

185

walk

off

approach

The thief walked off with my gold watch.

187

wash

off

remove dirt

Wash all the soil off before you cook the potatoes.

188

clean

off

remove dirt

Please clean the table off and put the dishes in the kitchen.

195

bring 

up

remove dirt

I was brought in a small village.

196

go

up

approach/increase

Prices went up.

197

come

up

approach

He came up to and asked for advice.

198

walk

up

approach

He walked up and asked me for money.

199

catch

up

approach

You can leave. I will catch you up.

200

set

up

establish

I will set up my own business. 

201

take

up

This table takes up too much space.

202

fix

up

I will fix up a meeting with HR department.

203

grow

up

raise

I had to grow up my children at a small village.

204

clean

up

remove dirt

Clean up the mass you have done.

205

wash

up

remove dirt

Wash up the dishes.

206

end

up

The agreement ended up at the hotel.

207

make

up

fabricate/constitute/to wear make-up

She made up stories./The unemployed make up 15% of the population. /She made up for the party.

208

give

up

surrender

Don't give the fight.

209

turn

up

appear

He left in the morning and he hasn't turned up yet.

210

show

up

appear

He left in the morning and he hasn't shown up yet.

211

use something

up

finish

I used up the food.

212

cheer

up

feel happy

Please cheer up. Don't worry.

213

save

up

save money

I am saving up for the holiday.

214

clear

up

Clear up this mess as soon as possible.

215

blow

up

extinguish

The lighter blew up in my pocket.

216

tear

up

tear apart

He tore up all the letters she sent.

217

beat

up

hit repeatedly

Mike was beaten up for the first time in his boxing career.

218

break

up

separate

Why did you break up with Sally?

219

split

up

separate

Why did you split up with Sally?

220

do 

up

fasten/repair

The broken vase was done up by John. It looks just the same.

221

look something 

up

find the meaning of something in the dictionary

Please look the words up and write example sentences.

222

hold

up

delay

You are holding me up. Please Hurry up.

223

mix

up

confuse

I mixed you up with David. I am sorry.

224

get

up

leave the bed 

Get up. It's 11.

225

go

away

become distanced

Don't go away. I miss you.

226

drive

away

become distanced

He drove away as soon as he heard the accident..

227

walk

away

become distanced

He walked away without saying good bye.

228

fly

away

become distanced

She flied away early in the morning.

229

take

away

become distanced

She took his son away with her.

230

blow

away

become distanced

She blew the dust away.

231

move

away

become distanced

They moved away a few hours ago.

232

run

away

become distanced

She had run away before the police arrived.

233

get

away

escape

Get away from me. Get out!

234

keep

away

become distanced

You should keep away from addiction.

235

give something

away

give smth to sb cause you don't need it anymore

I don't need those clothes. I will give them away.

236

put

away

put smth out of sight

Please put away your equipment when you're done with them.

237

throw

away

put it in the rubbish

I threw away the note you have given me. 

238

go

back

Let's go back to home. It's late.

239

drive

back

I will drive back to work. I forgot my mobile.

240

walk

back

She walked back to market. She will by some cookies.

241

fly

back

I am flying back to Istanbul next week.

242

take

back

You can take your papers back on Monday.

243

move

back

You have to move back to office. They need you.

244

run

back

She ran back to home as soon as she remembered to turn off the heater.

245

get

back

Please get back to me when you get the message.

247

wave

back

respond

She waved back crying.

248

smile

back

respond

Smile back when someone smiles at you.

249

shout

back

respond

Do not shout him back. He is old and sick.

250

write

back

respond

Write me back as soon as possible.

251

pay

back

respond

You told me you would pay back by the end of this month, but you haven't so far.

252

hit

back

respond

Hit back as hard as you can.

253

push

back

respond

If you push me, I push you back.

254

call

back

respond

Call me back when you get the items.

255

look

back

respond

Never look back. Go away.

256

look

forward to

wait something impatiently

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

257

look

back on

think about the past

You will understand it when you look back on. 

258

get 

back to

I will get back to you when I finish the report.

259

put up 

with

tolerate

I’m too tired to put up with any nonsense.

260

run

out of

to finish

We’ve run out of petrol

261

come up

with

reach an idea, solution etc.

How did he come up with such an idea?

262

look 

out

be careful.

Look out you will hit the sign.

263

go

out

I don't go out at night.

264

put

out

extinguish

He put out his cigar and set off.

265

blow

out

He blew out the candles with his girl friend.

266

work

out

mathematical calculations

I need five staff for each department. It works out 45 staff to hire.

267

work something

out

develop, progress

I don't think it will work out here.

268

carry 

out

apply

The operation was carried out successfully. 

269

fall 

out

She fell out with his family because of his boy friend.

270

find

out

solve, invent

The police found out the cause of the accident.

271

give

out

The teacher gave out word lists for the final exam.

272

hand

out

The teacher hand out word lists for the final exam.

273

point

out

draw attention

She pointed out the decrease in the number of the applicants.

274

sort 

out

The problem will be sort out in a few days.

275

turn

out

change

The project turned out something else.

276

try 

out

test a new system, idea, machine

We are trying out an new way for teaching English.

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