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Phrasal Verbs List 4

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Phrasal Verbs 4

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This list is the fourth fifteen of the list of 150 most common phrasal verbs made by the linguists Melodie Garnier and Norbert Schmitt. You can see the full list here.

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46. LOOK OUT = look at something outside or far away
  • She looked out at the sea.
  • He walked to the window and looked out at the garden.
  • Let's go up the tower and look out over the whole town.
47. BRING IN = bring something to a place (often a workplace)
  • I brought in some cakes for us as a treat.
  • Please bring in your books tomorrow.
  • I think I left my umbrella at your flat – could you bring it in tomorrow?
48. OPEN UP = make something be available
  • Learning English opened up many new job opportunities for him.
  • Now I've got an Italian passport, the whole of Europe has opened up. I can travel anywhere.
  • She learned German and the work of Goethe opened up to her.
49. CHECK OUT = look at, especially to find new information
  • Please check out my Facebook page.
  • You should check out John Smith's book. It's really good.
  • The next time you're in London, check out the Science Museum.
50. MOVE ON = start talking about or doing something new
  • After they had talked about the report, they moved on to the next topic.
  • Please let's stop talking about this! Let's move on.
  • (At the gym). We've done this exercise enough. Let's move on to the next exercise.
51. PUT OUT = publish or tell the public about
  • The school put out a call for donations.
  • The hospital put out leaflets telling people about the flu.
  • The government put out a book explaining how to do your taxes.
52. LOOK AROUND = look at where you are or walk around it to see what is there
  • Let's have a look around the shopping centre.
  • She looked around the office.
  • We were in Lisbon for only one day but we managed to look around the city.
53. CATCH UP (be or get caught up) = be involved in something, often something you don't want to be
  • Sorry I'm late. I got caught up at work.
  • She was caught up in the strike at the airport.
  • Let's leave now - they're going to ask for volunteers for the party and I don't want to be caught up in that!
54. GO IN = enter (becomes 'into' with 'to')
  • She went into the house and shut the door.
  • Let's go in here.
  • John went into the café.
55. BREAK DOWN = stop working
  • Unfortunately, her car broke down on the way to the school.
  • My washing machine has broken down - can I wash my clothes at your house?
  • The truck broke down and blocked the whole road.
56. GET OFF = leave a train / bus / plane
  • I need to get off the bus near the hospital.
  • She got off the plane and took a taxi to the party.
  • We got off at the wrong station!
57. KEEP UP = move at the same speed as
  • Wages haven't kept up with rent prices.
  • Do keep up! Why are you walking so slowly?
  • She talks so fast that I can't keep up.
58. PUT DOWN = place something on a table or the floor or similar
  • I came into my room and put down my bag on the floor.
  • She put her glass down on the table.
  • Please put down that box! It's too heavy for one person to carry.
59. REACH OUT = stretch your arm to get something
  • She reached out for the book on the floor.
  • He reached out and picked an apple from the tree.
  • The baby reached out for the toy.
60. GO OFF = go somewhere to do something
  • Julie went off to the gym.
  • Where's Lucy? She's gone off to work.
  • She went off to buy a skirt.
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