100+ Phrasal Verbs List with Meaning and Examples

A phrasal verb is a verb that is made up of the main verb together with an adverb or a preposition or both. Typically, their meaning is not obvious from the meanings of the individual words themselves. 

If you are curious and want to have a more deeper understanding about different types of phrasal verbs before you jump to following list.

Let’s now look at the most common daily usage phrasal verbs for beginners.

Examples of Phrasal Verbs with Meanings

Phrasal Verbs Meaning 
Ask out Invite 
all apartto break into pieces.
Abide byTo respect or obey a law or decision.
Add up to Equal 
Back up Support 
Blow up Explode 
Break down Get upset 
Break in Interrupt 
Break intoEntering forcibly 
Break upto end a relationship.
Bring upto mention something.
Bring onto cause something to happen, especially negative.
Break outEscape 
Bring downMake unhappy 
Bring upRaise a child
Call back Return a phone call
Call offCancel 
Call onVisit somebody 
Call upPhone 
Care forNot like
Check outLeave 
Cheer upBecome happier 
Chip inHelp 
Clean upTidy
Come across Find unexpectedly 
Come apart Separate 
Come down withBecome sick 
Come fromOriginate in
Count onRely on
Cut back onConsume less
Cut inInterrupt 
Cut offStop providing 
Cheer onto support someone by giving them words of encouragement.
Cheer upgenerally used as a phrase of encouragement when someone is sad.
Come acrossto meet or find by chance.
Cut itphrase has a same meaning as stop it!
Cut into interrupt someone when they are speaking.
Cut offo interrupt or stop something.
Do overBeat up
Do away withDiscard 
Do upFasten
Dress upWear clothing 
Drop outQuit a class
Drop into stop by for a visit, for a short time.
Drop offto leave something/someone in their destination.
Eat outEat at a restaurant 
End upDecide 
Fall apart Break into pieces 
Fall downFall to the ground 
Fall out Unattached 
Figure outUnderstand 
Fill upFill to the top
Find outDiscover 
Get across Communicate 
Get along Each other 
Get around Have mobility 
Get away Vacation 
Get backReturn 
Get back atRetaliate 
Get overDifficulty 
Get together Meet
Get upStand
Give away Ruin a secret
Give backReturn 
Give inArguing 
Give upStop trying 
Go afterFollow somebody 
Go againstOppose
Go ahead Start
Go backReturn to a place 
Go out withDate
Go overReview 
Go without Deprivation 
Get alongto have a friendly relationship with someone.
Get awayto escape.
Get upto stand up or wake up.
Get back atto get revenge at someone.
Give into surrender.
Give awayto hand things out for free.
Give upto stop trying.
Grow backRegrow 
Grow out ofBig
Grow upAdult 
Hand in Submit 
Hand outDistribute 
Hand overGive
Hang inStay positive 
Hang onShort time 
Hang outSpend time
Hang upEnd a phone call
Hold backHide an emotion 
Hold onWait
Hold upRob
Hang onto keep something.
Hang outto spend out time with someone casually.
Hold onto hold something tightly or ask someone to wait for some moment.
Keep on doingContinue doing
Keep fromNo tell
Keep outStop entering 
Keep upContinue 
Let downDisappoint 
Log in Sign in
Log outSign out
Look intoInvestigate 
Look outVigilant 
Look overCheck 
Look outto watch out for something.
Make upInvite 
Pass away Die 
Pass out Faint
Pick outChoose 
Put onto get your clothes or make up on.
Put downInsult
Put offPostpone 
Put outExtinguish 
Put together Assemble 
Put up withTolerate 
Run into Meet unexpectedly 
Run overRehearse 
Run away Escape 
Send backReturn 
Set upArrange 
Shop around Compare prices 
Sort outOrganize
Switch offTurn off
Switch onTurn on
Take offto remove clothes or to leave for a journey.
Turn upwhen someone that was lost is found unexpectedly.
Think over Consider 
Throw away Dispose of
Turn downRefuse 
Turn upAppear suddenly 
Try outTest
Wake up Stop sleeping 
Wear offFade away 
Work outExercise 
Work outto exercise.
Work outto come up with a solution or compromise with someone.

Having looked at many phrasal verbs, Let’s now see some examples on how to use them in a sentence.

Phrasal Verbs Examples 
Add up toYour purchase add up to $300. 
Back upMy parents backed me up over my decision to quit my job. 
Cheer upHe cheered up when he heard the good news. 
Do away with It’s time to do away with all of these old tax records. 
Find out The police couldn’t find out the thief. 
Go ahead Please go ahead and eat before the food gets cold. 
Look afterI have to look after my sick grandmother. 
Pass away His uncle passed away last night after a long illness. 
Set upThe police set up the car thief by using a hidden camera. 
Turn downI turned the job down because I don’t want to move. 
Wake upWe have to wake up early for work on Monday. 


As a final point, these are some very common phrasal verbs that we can or we use on a daily basis, and are pretty much enough for you to begin walking on a trail full of it.

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