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Monday, 3 October 2011

Phrasal verbs, Prepositional verbs with special meaning - I-R

Here we have listed verbs with adverbs and prepositions. These verbs have a special meaning, therefore we have used them in sentences.

Phrase Example
idle away Don't idle the whole day away.
insist (on) He inisted on it.
invite over Let's invite them over for dinner.
jump in(to) I just jumped into the pool and had a refreshing swim.
keep at I need to keep at this.
keep off Please keep off the lawn.
keep on (1) It's a little chilly in here, so I better keep my coat on.
(2) Just keep on practicing your scales by simply playing them up and down.
keep out (of) (1) Keep out of this and mind your own business.
(2) My door is closed. Keep out!
knock off Knock it off!
lead up to (1) A narrow path leads up to his cabin.
(2) She was just leading up to something when he interrupted.
leak out I hope that news does not leak out.
leave out (of) Leave me out of it, please.
leave up to They left this decision up to me.
let down I won't let you down again.
let in Don't let strangers in.
let on (about) I promised I wouldn't let on about her new job.
let up The storm has let up.
lie down I need to lie down and take a little nap.
light up We lighted the house up with the headlights of our automobile.
lighten up Hey, lighten up a little. Enjoy the day.
line up Everyone, please line up.
live up to That meal did not live up to my expectations.
look back (at/on) When I look back on him, I am amazed at all he has accomplished.
look in (on) I will look in on him from time to time.
look out (for) Look out for that car!
look up to She is glad they look up to her.
loom up An old cottage loomed up in the distance.
loosen up Relax and loosen yourself up.
make out Can you make out what she is saying?
make out with There are hot pictures of him making out with a nun.
make up (1) Did she make up the clowns yet?
(2) I made up that story.
(3) I'm sorry, but you can't make up that test you missed.
(4) Class participation will make up 25% of your final grade.
(5) They kissed and made up.
(6) Do you think I would make this up?
march on Time marches on.
mark down Pineapples are marked down again.
mark up Watermelons are marked up again.
mess up (1) He messed up his room.
(2) The dirty water messed my pants up.
(3) Losing my job really messed my life up.
move in(to) I moved into a new apartment last month.
move on (to) (1) The officer stopped for a minute, asked some questions, and then moved on.
(2) Alright, let's move on to our next point.
move out (of) I moved out of my old apartment last month.
move up (to) How long will it be before they can move her up?
nail up (1) Please nail this picture up.
(2) Who nailed up the door? I can't get out.
open up They opened up the border a few weeks ago.
order in(to) The officer ordered me in.
pass away/on Her uncle passed away last summer.
pass out (1) Don't drink until you pass out.
(2) Please can you pass these handouts out to everyone?
pay off The time I spent in this project didn't pay off.
pick up (1) Relax. I will pick her up from school.
(2) Help me pick up this guy from the sidewalk, will you?
(3) The storm picked up about midnight.
(4) I picked up a little French while I was in Quebec.
pile up Exams are piling up on my desk.
plan out They met and planned out their strategy.
play along The guy with the guitar came in and played along.
point out That's exactly what I pointed out earlier.
pop up I don't know where he's going to pop up next.
power up Okay, let's power up the engine and get going.
pull in(to) A stranger just pulled into our driveway.
pull up He reached down and pulled her up.
put across to How can I best put this across to them?
put on (1) Don't put your brother on.
(2) Don't you have some clothes to put on?
put off (until) Can't you just put this off until tomorrow?
put together We put a team together on very short notice.
put up with I just don't know why I even put up with you.
quiet down (1) Try to quiet him down.
(2) Ask him to quiet down.
rattle off She rattled off the long list of names.
reach out I reached out, but there was nothing I could get hold of.
read over / through Please read this text over and tell me what is about.
rely (up)on Can we rely on you in this case?
ride out Things are rough around here, but I think I can ride it out.
rub away I used that towel to rub away the dirt on my shoes.
rule on When will the court rule on your decision?
run away The cat ran away from me.
run down It appears that the car ran s.o. down.
run off I ran off as fast as I could.
run off with The kidnappers ran off with her little daughter.
run over (1) He ran over his neighbor's cat.
(2) I ran over the time allotted for the presentation.
run out of I'm afraid we ran out of milk and cookies.
rush in(to) Don't rush into this job.