Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Phrasal"

The meaning of "Phrasal" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does phrasal verb mean?
A: Phrasal verbは日本語で「句動詞」です。例えばto setをto set upかto set downにすれば、set upとset downは句動詞で、setと違う意味を表します。検索すれば僕の説明より役に立つ記事などがあるはずです。
Q: What does The phrasal verb "Get down" What are the most commom meanings?

I´ve heard before someone saying in a movie, for example:

You can´t let your problems get you down

A: @Guizera00

Get down on the floor and don't move, this is a robbery

Get out on the dancefloor and get down, this is a disco!

Sometimes I get down when I think about how dad died.

I think those are the three main versions of get down
Q: What does Can you show me some common phrasal verbs to the letter ,,w", please? mean?
A: Well up means that a liquid comes out of something.
'my daughter dug a hole in the sand and water started welling up'
'Tears welled up in her eyes when she met her mother after two years'
Q: What does the phrasal verb "to cope to" mean?
A: Perhaps you mean "to cop to" which means "to admit" or "to take responsibility for"
Q: What does phrasal verbs? mean?
A: Sorry about that. Here we go!

"Phrasal verb" is the combination between a Verb plus a Preposition.

Some examples: "give up", "look for", "turn out" and son on. There are a lot of others "phrasal verbs" to give a idea of something.

Example sentences using "Phrasal"

Q: Please show me example sentences with phrasal verbs .
A: Phrasal verb is “wake up”, it means arouse from sleep. The example sentence could be: I woke up when the clock rung. In the sentence we say “woke up” because the word “wake” like the words “ring, sleep or swing” has four forms.
Q: Please show me example sentences with phrasal verbs.
A: Can you pick up these jeans for me?
I'm going to throw away this old jacket.
I am looking for a new lover!
I don't like your untidy room. Put all of your clothes away.
Q: Please show me example sentences with make up [phrasal verb].
A: "I have to make up a test this Friday" (meaning, If you weren't there for a test you have to make it up, or take it later)
"All of those components make up a stable company" (meaning, every part works together to create the company)
That phrase has many meanings, I tried to include two different ways it would be used.

Q: Please show me example sentences with "phrasal verb" pueden darme ejemplos .
A: Pick up, coger
Sum up, resumir
Calm down, calmarse
Get back (vengarse)
Get on, subir al bus
Get over, superar
Get down, deprimirse
Put on, ponerse ropa
Put off, quitar las ganas
Run out of sth, acabarse algo
Q: Please show me example sentences with the most common phrasal verbs .
A: bring: about, along, back, forward, in, off, out, round, up
buy: out, up
call: off, up
carry: off, out
cut: back, down, off, out, up
give: away, back, off
hand: back, down, in, on out, over, round
knock: down, out, over
leave: behind, out
let: down, in, off, out
pass: down, over, round
point: out
push: about, around, over
put: across, away, down, forward, off, on, out, through, together, up
read: out
set: apart, aside, back, down
shut: away, in, off, out
take: apart, away, back, down, in, on, up, over
think: over, through, up

Synonyms of "Phrasal" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between phrasal verb live on and phrasal verb live off ?
A: "live on" can mean two things; to continue living, or to live by means of something. for example, "I live on my mom's checks" means surviving with the money from one's mother. "To live off of something" is the same; "I live off of my mom's checks."

Oh, you can also "live on" something that you really like. "I live on chocolate milk" means I survive by means of chocolate milk, as if I'd die without it. Obviously, this is always exaggerated.
Q: What is the difference between phrasal verb and collocation and idiom ?
A: A phrasal verb is a combination of a verb and a preposition (ex: look around, put on, hang up, write down, look over, etc.)

A collocation is a common pattern of words (ex: make money, do business, have a great time, gentle kindness, social media, etc.)

An idiom is a common phrase that cannot be understood literally; we must understand it's meaning beyond the words (ex: "you can take a horse to water but you can't make it drink" means that you can't force someone to do something that he/she doesn't want to do, "I didn't mean to spill the beans...😅" means that I didn't mean to tell someone/everyone a secret I was supposed to keep, etc.)
Q: What is the difference between the phrasal verb "catch on" and "catch on fire" ?
A: "catch on" means to understand. Catch on fire means something begins to burn a flame. The uses of "catch" are very different here.
Q: What is the difference between phrasal verbs and Idiom and check this out and in the back burner ?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: What is the difference between phrasal verb and idiom ?
A: @yukari520129:
Idiom: a group of words in a fixed order (you can't change the order of the words) Also, you can't really predict the meaning behind it.
Don't add fuel to the fire! (meaning :don't make the situation worse than it already is)

Phrasal verb: Verb+preposition OR Verb+adverb OR verb +preposition +adverb
I *asked around*, but nobody has seen my earings. (meaning: she asked many people the same question)

Translations of "Phrasal"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I don't know what phrasal verb suits here. Please check the pic and help me. :D
A: Like ??
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Can I use the phrasal verb "pump up" In my below context?
His presence pumped us up with great enthusiasm.
A: Yes that's fine
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? ¿que phrasal verbs hay con show?
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Which phrasal verb with take would you put in these sentence?
1 During the holiday season Sara (___) paying guests to make ends meet
2 did Pepsi’s plan to (___) Walmart ever come off?
3 He (__) a pen and wrote down his mobile number

#1 takes in

#2 takes over

#3 took out

I used the past simple tense of 'take' because l couldn't use 'take' in the present tense.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? phrasal verbs
A: I hope you were actually asking how to say it, I got confused. Um. ”F-r-a-zel v-er-b-s.” Tell me if it wasn’t very useful, I’ll try again if you couldn’t understand, or if I made you confused.

Other questions about "Phrasal"

Q: Now I'm trying to memorize English phrasal verbs. Like take away, get along, go along, come along, talk at, look at and so on.
But the problem is numbers of them are horrible.
I mean there too many phrasal verbs.
I just want to ask to native English speaker that do you guys use these phrasal verbs frequently or not? And is it important? If the answer is yes.
Okay I'll be going at memorizing all...
A: you may not need to use phrases and can get away with not using them but we do use them a lot.
Q: Please tell me when to use phrasal verbs more intentionally than verbs.
A: In a way yes :) in a business type situation or any formal situation it demonstrates how professional you are.
To say "put off" sounds like you don't want to do the task
Q: What did she say?
I've followed?
caught up?
what's that phrasal verb mean?
A: Yeah, "caught up." In this case it means "to get stuck/stumped."
Q: Might you teach me how to transfer phrasal verb to passive?:D
That could be complicated sometimes.
I will be glad if there were some examples! :)
A: This is an important skill is academic writing. Most people fail their reports, thesis and dissertation because they enter international university and their English is not at a high standard. That is why there is no shortcut to learning.


A thief showed up at the front door step. (Passive voice)
Someone showed up at the front door step. (Active voice)

The phrasal verb here is "showed up" and it is written in passive voice.

The police shot the black suspect in America (Active voice).
The black suspect was shot by the police in America (Passive voice).

Feel free to write your own examples and I'll review it.
Q: About phrasal verbs, are they informal? If they are, why does the Bible use them? What other uses have phrasal verb? I've listened that I can use them to emphasise or say orders...
A: They are everyday English, formal and informal.
They are used in everyday language all the time perhaps the same as in Spanish. They are used in the same way as any other verb or verb combination.

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