Phrasal Verbs are a particular kind of expression, wherein the verb is made of two or more components. Mostly the combining components are verbs and prepositions. When divided these components will have a meaning of their own but would not suggest anything about the meaning of the phrasal verb. Consider the following sentences.
This sword has been handed down from father to son in the family for many generations.
I have been looking forward to meeting you since long now.
The patient came out of the delirium only when given tranquilizers.
We had almost decided to give up on the search when we made the discovery.
Phrasal verbs are idiomatic expressions and have a particular meaning different from that of the combining verbs and prepositions.
Following are some phrasal verbs with their meanings.
to attend or take part as a visitor
to stay till the end of
to accept circumstance and adjust yourself to them.
to manage one’s life
to have a particular result
to arrive unexpectedly
to brag or boast
to successfully deal with a problem
to give something to someone in authority
to take a seat
to rise from a supine position
to yield to some pressure
to find something
to start something
to refuse or reject an offer
probe, or investigate a matter
take care of
to remove something
to wear some clothes for first time
lower the volume
to start a machine
to invest something (matter or abstract)
be careful of some danger.
Following are some sentences using Phrasal Verbs
Don’t throw away your opportunity to enter this University.
Many people believe in astrology and tarot cards nowadays.
Quickly get in the car, we’re getting late.
You can put forward your point in today’s meeting.
To sit through his speech was very difficult.
I don’t understand why you put up with his insolent behaviour.
I could see through his intentions the first time I met, but kept quiet to give him a chance to reform.
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I am sure you will not let me down, I’ve full faith in your capacities.
Why are you taking it out on me? I’m not the one responsible for the mishap.