200 common phrasal verbs (101-150)

  1. give up

    My maths homework was too difficult so I gave up.
    stop trying
  2. go after someone

    My brother tried to go after the
    thief in his car.
    follow someone
  3. go after something

    I went after my dream and now I am
    a published writer.
    try to achieve something
  4. go against someone

    We are going against the best soccer
    team in the city tonight.
    compete, oppose
  5. go ahead

    Please go ahead and eat before the
    food gets cold.
    start, proceed
  6. go back

    I have to go back home and get my
    return to a place
  7. go out

    We're going out for dinner
    leave home to go on a social event
  8. go out with someone

    Jesse has been going out with Luke
    since they met last winter.
  9. go over something

    Please go over your answers before
    you submit your test.
  10. go over

    I haven't seen Tina for a long time. I think
    I'll go over for an hour or two.
    visit someone nearby
  11. go without something

    When I was young, we went without winter
    suffer lack or deprivation
  12. grow apart

    My best friend and I grew apart after
    she changed schools.
    stop being friends over time
  13. grow back

    My roses grew back this summer.
  14. grow up

    When Jack grows up he wants to be
    a fireman.
    become an adult
  15. grow out of something

    Elizabeth needs a new pair of shoes because she has grown out of her old ones.
    get too big for
  16. grow into something

    This bike is too big for him now, but he
    should grow into it by next year.
    grow big enough to fit
  17. hand something down

    I handed my old comic books down to
    my little cousin.
    give something used to someone else
  18. hand something in

    I have to hand in my essay by
  19. hand something out

    We will hand out the invitations
    at the door.
    to distribute to a group of people
  20. hand something over

    The police asked the man to hand over his
    wallet and his weapons.
    give (usually unwillingly)
  21. hang in

    Hang in there. I'm sure you'll find a job very soon.
    stay positive (N.Amer., informal)
  22. hang on

    Hang on while I grab my coat and shoes!
    wait a short time (informal)
  23. hang out

    Instead of going to the party we are just going to hang out at my place.
    spend time relaxing (informal)
  24. hang up

    He didn't say goodbye before he hung up.
    end a phone call
  25. Hold someone/something back

    I had to hold my dog back because
    there was a cat in the park.
    prevent from doing/going
  26. hold something back

    Jamie held back his tears at his
    grandfather's funeral.
    hide an emotion
  27. hold on

    Please hold on while I transfer
    you to the Sales Department.
    wait a short time
  28. hold onto someone/something

    Hold onto your hat because it's very windy outside.
    hold firmly using your hands or arms
  29. hold someone/something up

    A man in a black mask held the
    bank up this morning.
  30. keep on doing something

    Keep on stirring until the liquid comes to a boil.
    continue doing
  31. keep something from someone

    We kept our relationship from our
    parents for two years.
    not tell
  32. Keep someone/something out

    Try to keep the wet dog out of
    the living room.
    stop from entering
  33. keep something up

    If you keep those results up you
    will get into a great college.
    continue at the same rate
  34. let someone down

    I need you to be on time. Don't let me
    down this time.
    fail to support or help, disappoint
  35. let someone in

    Can you let the cat in before
    you go to school?
    allow to enter
  36. look after someone/something

    I have to look after my sick
    take care of
  37. look down on someone

    Ever since we stole that chocolate bar your dad has looked down on me.
    think less of, consider inferior
  38. look for someone/something

    I'm looking for a red dress for
    the wedding.
    try to find
  39. look forward to something

    I'm looking forward to the
    Christmas break.
    be excited about the future
  40. look into something

    We are going to look into the
    price of snowboards today.
  41. look out

    Look out! That car's going to hit you!
    be careful, vigilant, and take notice
  42. look out for someone/something

    Don't forget to look out for snakes
    on the hiking trail.
    be especially vigilant for
  43. look something over

    Can you look over my essay for
    spelling mistakes?
    check, examine
  44. look something up

    We can look her phone number up on
    the Internet.
    search and find information in a reference book or database
  45. look up to someone

    My little sister has always looked up to
    have a lot of respect for
  46. make something up

    Josie made up a story about why we
    were late.
    invent, lie about something
  47. make up

    We were angry last night, but we made up at
    forgive each other
  48. make someone up

    My sisters made me up for
    my graduation party.
    apply cosmetics to
  49. mix something up

    I mixed up the twins' names again!
    confuse two or more things
  50. pass away

    His uncle passed away last night
    after a long illness.
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200 common phrasal verbs (101-150)
200 common phrasal verbs (101-150)