Most Useful Phrasal Verbs with Examples

50 Most Useful Phrasal Verbs with Examples for Daily Conversation


50 most useful phrasal verbs with examples

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Q.) Why should we learn phrasal verbs?

Ans. We should learn phrasal verbs because these are essential to describe ourselves what we are talking about. You have ever seen a person who uses phrasal verbs frequently in his/her conversation, can speak well and confidently.

These are also important because we should stop using old vocabulary rather than start using a new vocabulary to have a better conversation with others so I would like to recommend these  ’50 Most Useful Phrasal Verbs with Examples’ because these are essential phrasal verbs to use in your conversation.

Ache for: To have a strong desire for something

For instance:

  • He is aching for making a foreign tour.
  • I am aching for getting a new job.

Answer for: To be responsible for something

For instance:

  • I have already answered for my mistake.
  • I won’t be answerable for those mistakes.

Look after: Take care of something or someone

For instance:

  • Look after the laptops and other items in the center.
  • We should look after our parents.

Take care of: Look after something or someone

For instance:

  • He will take care of my laptop when I go out for some work.
  • He takes care of his family because he is a very responsible person in his family.

Look for: Try to find something

For instance:

  • I am looking for students who are really interested in learning English.
  • I am looking for a new job because I am about to leave my present job.

Find out: Get information

For instance:

  • I have to find out what kind of problems my brother is facing nowadays.
  • He has found a better solution to that problem.

Brush up on Improve/Enhance

For instance:

  • He must brush up on his English skills.
  • I have to brush up on my English skills because it is essential nowadays.

Most Useful Phrasal Verbs with Examples

Carry on: to continue; keep going

For instance:

After completing my English language course, I will carry on with my learning.

Don’t stop. Carry on with your work.

Hand out: Distribute something

For instance:

  • Hand out the test papers to the students.
  • I have to hand out these important notes to the students before starting this session.

Feel Like: To be excited to do something

For instance:

  • I feel like singing a song.
  • He feels like going to meet his girlfriend.

Agree with: Say/think the same thing as someone else

For instance:

  • I agree with you that English skills are much important to us.
  • I think that I should agree with him because he is right.

Abide by: Respected or Obey

For instance:

  • If he wants to join the center, he must abide by the rules.
  • I promise to abide by all the rules of the company.

Look forward to: Wait with pleasure/Await eagerly

For instance:

  • I look forward to seeing her soon.
  • I am looking forward to enjoying my English language course.

Carry out: To complete or fulfill something/to execute

For instance:

  • You must carry out the orders of the manager.
  • Don’t blame me, I carry out my instructions.

Call off: To cancel something

For instance:

  • Yesterday the match was called off due to the rain.
  • Yesterday my exam was called off due to some technical problems.

Set up: Start a business or something else/to establish

For instance:

  • I have recently set up my own company.
  • My friend set up his own shoe company 2 years ago.

Most Useful Phrasal Verbs with Examples

Come across: To find something(unexpectedly) or meet by chance

For instance:

  • I came across my principal yesterday.
  • When I was going to the market, I came across my childhood friend.

Deal with: To handle something/someone

For instance:

  • I can not deal with those who are not ready to listen to my words.
  • He can easily deal with his new students.

Deal in: To have a business of something

For instance:

  • He deals in vegetables.
  • I deal in English books.

Go back: To return

For instance:

  • He has to go back to his house because he has to complete some work.
  • I am going back to my country next month in April.

Go away: Leave a place, to disappear

For instance:

  • He is going away for a few days because he has done something wrong.
  • I don’t know why she has gone away from here.

Get rid of: To leave/to dispose of

For instance:

  • John can’t get rid of his bad habits.
  • I have to get rid of my present job.

Go back on: To break a promise

For instance:

  • I have no idea why she has gone back on his promise.
  • Why did you go back on your promise?

Go on: To continue doing something

For instance:

  • I am going on writing my new book.
  • I have to go on writing new articles on my blog.

Go with: To select or choose

For instance:

  • I am going with Nike shoes because the shoes of Nike are comfortable in my feet.
  • He cannot go with this brand because it is out of trending now.

Fond of: Passionate about something/someone

For instance:

  • I am fond of learning English because I enjoy it.
  • I am fond of becoming a leader.

Give up: To stop doing something

For instance:

  • Peter has given up drinking.
  • I am going to give up my coaching.
Most Useful Phrasal Verbs with Examples

Laugh at: To make fun

For instance:

  • We should not laugh at the poor.
  • You should not laugh at those who cannot speak English well.

Keep up: To continue something

For instance:

  • We cannot keep up continuing our daily schedule.
  • I must keep up remembering that we can learn anything.

Look at: see something carefully

For instance:

  • The boys were looking at the sky last night.
  • We cannot stop looking at my phone.

Cry out: To shout

For instance:

  • He cried out for help but there was none to listen to him.
  • If somebody cries out for help, we should help him/her.

Come up with: To produce or find a solution

For instance:

  • Whenever I face any problem, I come up with a new solution.
  • If we have any problem to solve it, we should come up with a new idea.

Count for: To be useful/important

For instance:

  • Both punctuality and consistency count for achieving something in our life.
  • This English course is counted for me.

Do away with: To abolish/remove

For instance:

  • Everyone must do away with their bad habits.
  • I have done away with corruption.

Go ahead: To continue or start doing something

For instance:

  • Go ahead if you are going to start your own business.
  • We should go ahead if we want to start something in our life.

Pass away: To die

For instance:

  • Many people have passed away due to Corona-virus.
  • They passed away in an accident last night.

Pass out: To faint

For instance:

  • I don’t know why he passed out last night.
  • He passed out yesterday because of suffocation.

Turn on: To activate the function

For instance:

  • Could you please turn on the television?
  • I am going to turn on the Air conditioner because I am feeling hot.

Take off: To remove something

For instance:

  • Take off your shirt
  • I have to take off my jacket.
Most Useful Phrasal Verbs with Examples

Put on: To wear something

For instance:

  • I am putting on my clothes.
  • She has put on her shoes to go running.

Call on: To meet somebody

For instance:

  • I am going to call on my best friend.
  • She has called on her family today.

Argue with: To discuss on something

For instance:

  • I cannot argue with everyone.
  • He is unable to argue with her parents.

Comply with: To agree with somebody

For instance:

  • I should comply with my friend because he is right.
  • I will have to comply with my wife because she is listening to me.

Look into: To inquire for something

For instance:

  • The police will have to look into this case immediately.
  • The magistrate is looking into this matter.

Put off: To delay something

For instance:

  • I am putting off this meeting for the next week.
  • They have put off my contest.

Put up with: To tolerate/bear

For instance:

  • I cannot put up with such an insult.
  • We shouldn’t put up with somebody’s bad behavior.

Get along: Have a good relationship

For instance:

  • Students and facilitators get along well in the center.
  • He gets along with his wife.

Close down: Stop operating

For instance:

  • The company has closed down due to damage to the building.
  • The institute has been closed down by the government.

Make fun of: Laugh at something/someone

For instance:

Do not make fun of your fellow classmates at the class.

We shouldn’t make fun of our principal.

Hang up: End phone call

For instance:

  • Do not hang up the phone as I am still talking to you.
  • I have to do some work immediately so I am hanging up the phone.

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