Phrasal Verbs: Relationships
1. Fall for
- Meaning: Begin to be in love with someone
- Example: They fell for each other instantly.
2. Go out
- Meaning: Date someone
- Example: I used to go out with Tom.
3. Make up
- Meaning: Forgive each other after an argument or disagreement
- Example: Has he made it up with her yet?
4. Split up
- Meaning: End a relationship
- Example: She's split up with her boyfriend.
5. Break up
- Meaning: End a relationship
- Example: Their marriage has broken up.
6. Look up to
- Meaning: Respect and admire someone
- Example: I’ve always looked up to Thomas for his courage and determination.
7. Fall out
- Meaning: Argue with someone and stop being friendly with them
- Example: It was the first time Bill and I had fallen out.
8. Put down
- Meaning: Say bad things about someone; to insult
- Example: I hate the way Dave puts me down the whole time.
9. Put up with
- Meaning: Tolerate; accept an unpleasant situation without complaining
- Example: She put up with his violent temper.
Phrasal Verbs: Travelling
1. See off
- Meaning: Go to the airport or station to say goodbye to someone
- Example: They’ve gone to the airport to see their son off.
2. Set off
- Meaning: Start a journey
- Example: We set off for Paris just after ten.
3. Get in
- Meaning: Arrive (train, plane)
- Example: The train got in late.
4. Hold up
- Meaning: Delay when travelling
- Example: Sorry I’m late – I was held up at work.
5. Take off
- Meaning: When a plane departs or leaves the ground
- Example: The plane took off an hour late.
6. Check in
- Meaning: Arrive and register at a hotel or airport
- Example: Please check in at least an hour before departure.
7. Get off
- Meaning: Leave a bus, train, plane
- Example: We get off at the next station.
8. Check out
- Meaning: Leave the hotel after paying
- Example: We checked out at noon.
9. Get away
- Meaning: To have a holiday or vacation
- Example: We're hoping to get away for a few days at Easter.
10. Get on
- Meaning: Enter a bus, train, plane, to climb on board
- Example: I think we got on the wrong bus.
11. Drop off
- Meaning: Take someone to a place and leave them there
- Example: I’ll drop you off on my way home.
12. Pick up
- Meaning: Let someone get into your car and take them somewhere
- Example: I’ll pick you up at the station.
13. Set out
- Meaning: Start a journey, especially a long journey
- Example: They set out on the last stage of their journey.
14. Speed up
- Meaning: Increase speed
- Example: Can you try and speed things up a bit?
15. Look around
- Meaning: Explore what is near you, in your area
- Example: People came out of their houses and looked around.
16. Hurry up
- Meaning: Rush and not waste time
- Example: Hurry up! We're going to be late.
17. Go back
- Meaning: Go the place someone is leaving from to say goodbye
- Example: Dave and I go back twenty years.
18. Look forward
- Meaning: Look forward to something that is going to happen in the future
- Example: I'm looking forward to the weekend.
19. Stop over
- Meaning: Stay somewhere for a short time during a long journey
- Example: I wanted to stop over in India on the way to Australia.