Phrasal verbs are combinations of ordinary verbs like hold, break, put, take, come, and go with adverbs and prepositions like off, on, in, out.
When we look out or look out for something, we remain alert for someone or something that is dangerous or important.
Look out for tiger when you camp in the forest.
Look out! There’s a bus coming.
When we hold on or hold on to people or something, you hold it tightly to protect or prevent.
Can you hold on a moment, please?
Hold on the bus now.
When an airplane leaves the ground and flies up into the air, it takes off.
The aeroplane took off 30 minutes late.
The take off was delayed because of the snow & raining.
Put on your seat belt; we’re taking off rightnow.
When a business or other organized activity becomes very successful, it takes off.
The new restaurant’s business is taking off because it got a good review in the newspaper.
If this business takes off, we could make a lot of money.
However, when a pronoun is used instead of a noun, the pronoun must be placed between the verb and the particle:
I took them off.
I took off them
Take off your shoes.
When you remove something from a surface, you take it off
I took the book off the table.
When you take time off from work or study, you do something different, in stead of working or studying.
I can not work tomorrow. I have to take the day off for some tests at the hospital.
Our company always lets us take the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day off.
When you leave suddenly or quickly, you take off.
This party’s boring --- let’s take off
When we stop sleeping, we wake up, When we cause others to stop sleeping, we wake them up.
I often wake up in the middle of the night.
I woke him up at 6.30.
When we or someone leave or move from the current place, we get up or someone gets up.
What time do you usually get up in the morning?
He does not usually gets up until 10:00am on weekends.
What does your son want to do when he grows up?
After we finished eating, we washed up.
I’m sorry I’m late. The car broke down.
Sometimes a phrasal verb (turn off/put on etc.).
|turn off||the light|
|put on||your shoes|
|ring up||my friend|
|turn it off|
|put them on|
|ring her up|