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English Phrasal Verbs: Actions around the House

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Phrasal Verbs around the House

List of useful Phrasal Verbs around the House in English

1. take out the trash

Meaning: Remove trash from the house

Example: I take out the trash daily.

2. throw (something) away

Meaning: Put something into the trash can/ to discard

Example: She always throws away waste in the trash can.

3. clean up/ tidy up

Meaning: Remove the dirt, stains, and unwanted materials

Example: We spent all Saturday morning cleaning up.

4. hang up your clothes

Meaning: Put your clothes on a hanger to hang in closet

Example: We hang our clothes up in the closet.

5. pick (something) up

Meaning: Remove something from the floor to put into their proper place

Example: Emily always picks the things up from the floor to put them back in their proper place.

6. stock up on (something)

Meaning: Buy a lot of something to fill the refrigerator or pantry

Example: I have to stock up on snacks for the party.

7. take down (a picture)

Meaning: Remove (a picture or object) from the wall

Example: She made us take down all the posters.

8. mop (something) up

Meaning: Use a mop (towel or sponge) to remove liquid from the floor

Example: Mop the sauce up with your bread.

9. sweep (something) up

Meaning: Use a broom to remove small pieces of things/ dirt from the floor

Example: Jan was sweeping up the bits of paper and broken glass.

10. turn on (the lamp/ TV/ …)

Meaning: Give (lamp/ TV/ …) power to start

Example: Do you want me to turn the lights on?

11. turn off (the lamp/ TV/ …)

Meaning: Cause the power of (lamp/ TV/ …) to stop

Example: Don’t forget to turn off the oven.

12. put on the pot/ kettle/ coffee

Meaning: Put (the pot/ kettle/ …) on the stove

Example: Shall I put the kettle on?

13. put on music

Meaning: Turn on the radio or some music

Example: She put on some music while they ate.

14. put out

Meaning: Extinguish/ make a fire stop working

Example: The rescue services are still trying to put out the fires.

15. build on

Meaning: Construct an additional part of to the house, add more space/ room/ …

Example: We’re planning to build on a conservatory.

16. put on clothes

Meaning: Get dressed

Example: He took off his uniform and put on a sweater and trousers.

17. put away your clothes (things)

Meaning: Put items into their proper place

Example: He put his toys away every night.

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Phrasal Verbs around the House


Tuesday 10th of March 2020