Skills

Levels

Phrasal Verbs

The following Phrasal Verbs and Definitions are just a small sample from the game, Having Fun with Phrasal Verbs by Dymon Publications.


Level 1

Phrasal Verb


Definition

ask for


request, seek information

call (s) up


telephone

cool (s) down


become less stressed

fall down


collapse, drop from a higher to lower position

get up


arise from bed

keep on


continue

look at


focus on something visually

put (s) on


place clothing on the body

set (s) up


1) arrange 2) entrap

stand for


represent

talk over


discuss deeply

turn (s) on


start a machine or something electric

Level 2

Phrasal Verb


Definition

beat (s) up


assault severely, attack, act violently, hit

care for


1) take responsibility for 2) prefer, like

cut down (on)


reduce intake of food

fill (s) in


put information in a blank or space on paper

get on


enter a bus, train

hold on (to)


1) grasp 2) endure

let (s) down


disappoint

plan on


expect

run away


escape

sign up


register

take over


assume control

turn (s) down


1) refuse an invitation 2) reduce the volume

Level 3

Phrasal Verb


Definition

ask (s) out


invite someone for a date

calm down


relax, reduce stress

come over


come to where I am

fall apart


lose control or consistency

get into


take an interest in something

keep away (from)


stay at a distance

look (s) over


peruse or read generally, skim

pile (s) up


make a heap, stack or collection

run (s) over


drive over something with a vehicle

sit up


have good posture when sitting

talk with


discuss an issue with someone

turn in


1) retire to bed 2) submit

Level 4

Phrasal Verb


Definition

back (s) up


1) move in reverse 2) support

carry on


continue

drive (s) away


repel or push strongly away

follow up (on)


check to see that someone has completed a task

go ahead


move forward

knock (s) out


make someone unconscious

look into


investigate, explore

plan for


prepare for the future

run out (of)


use up the total supply

sort (s) out


separate into categories

take apart


dissemble

turn (s) over


1) give control of 2) flip onto the other side

Level 5

Phrasal Verb


Definition

ask around


make a general inquiry; survey a number of people

call out


shout, say loudly

come through (with)


surprisingly fulfill or achieve

fall for


be gullible, or innocently believe a deception

get rid of


throw away

kick (s) out


expel

look down on


consider something to be of lower value

plug (s) in


connect an electrical device to a socket

set out


start a trip

spread out


disperse or scatter

take (s) up


begin a new hobby or pastime

turn around


1) rotate 2) reverse

Level 6

Phrasal Verb


Definition

ask about


inquire, investigate, question, interview

carry (s) out


fulfill or finish a plan

cool off


lower the temperature

fade away


diminish or lessen

get back to


return to what one was doing; return a call

head for


move toward a goal

light (s) up


1) make brighter 2) ignite a cigarette

phase (s) out


reduce over time

rip (s) off


steal

slip away


remove oneself discreetly

stop by


visit spontaneously

walk into


enter a situation

Level 7

Phrasal Verb


Definition

add (s) on


increase, include something extra

buy (s) out


purchase the complete or remaining supply

dish (s) out


distribute

fall through


fail to achieve a plan

go about


proceed as normal

jump into


begin immediately

look away


refrain from looking at something

pick up on


catch the meaning

see to


take care of a task

stand down


yield

strike back


hit in retaliation

vouch for


recommend someone

Level 8

Phrasal Verb


Definition

act (s) out


pretend, pantomime, show something imagined

carry (s) away


take something to another place

cut back (on)


reduce the supply

fall into


conform or adapt

give (s) out


emit or discharge

keep (s) back


maintain one's distance

loosen up


relax

pull (s) off


succeed

save (s) up


keep money for a future purchase

sneak out


exit secretly

talk back (to)


speak rudely or disrespectfully

walk in on


unexpectedly interrupt someone involved in an activity

Level 9

Phrasal Verb


Definition

beef (s) up


increase, augment, add to, enlarge

button (s) up


fasten buttons on clothing

complain about


express discontent

fall behind


become behind schedule

get with


pay attention

hold (s) off


wait, delay

lie about


tell untruths

peek in(to)


look discreetly

rise up (against)


rebel

shake (s) down


extort or extract money by threats or fear

stem from


originate from

toss (s) out


discard or throw away

Level 10

Phrasal Verb


Definition

black (s) out


darken, cloud, cut off electricity

butter (s) up


flatter, praise, compliment

cross (s) off


draw a line through a listed item

dig (s) up


discover through research

feel up to


consider oneself fit for a task

grow out of


become too big for one's clothing

keep to


hold to oneself

pay (s) up


give money for what is owed

put past


don't expect someone to behave in a certain way

separate (s) from


divide

squeeze out (of)


force information out

subtract from


take something away

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16