Phrasal verbs you should start using (Context + Quiz)

Phrasal verbs you should start using with context and quiz

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Context

It was a week ago when Steve was called up for a press conference in his home town for the recent award he got. Nobody thought it would happen, but the channels which were to telecast his interview and praise his achievements, criticized for using ugly statements to the reporters. Even there was a case filed against him which took everyone aback.

His personal lawyer Adam suggested him not to reply any of the outer statements or debates until the whole controversy blows over the whole internet and magazines for the fact it could increase his complications.

Steve was totally broken down by seeing the hate comments on his YouTube channel, Twitter or Facebook.

“I did not say anything bad just like this. There were some of the people who provoked me by saying rude comments about us and my family. I could not bear that, and it all drived me up the wall (Click here!) and it all happened”, said Steve to his wife Emma.

Emma being a devoted wife could not see his husband broken down like this; hence she decided to get away to Italy with her husband so that he can get some good vibes before starting off his new movie project down the line (Click here!).

Phrasal verb- call up

call up

Meaning – to phone someone.

Examples

  • Make sure you call me up before you leave for the party.
  • I was so pumped up (Click here!) for the event that I forgot to call you up and inform.

 

Phrasal verb- Take someone aback

taken aback

Meaning – To surprise someone.

Examples

  • The news of his grandfather’s death took me aback for a while.
  • The penalty in the very last seconds of the game totally took the audience aback.

 

Phrasal verb- Blow over

blow over

Meaning – When something blows over, it means it is forgotten.

Examples

  • It is better for John not to move out of his house until the whole situation blows over.
  • It is often seen in televisions these days that a heated debate blows over all the older headlines.

 

Phrasal verb- broken down

broken down

Meaning – extremely upset.

Examples

  • The lady was broken down as she heard the news of her uncle’s death in the car accident.
  • Joe broke down after his break up with Susan.

 

Phrasal verb- Get away

get away

Meaning – To go on a vacation.

Examples

  • Our team has been working so hard, so I decided to get away for a week to Hawaii.
  • It’s been almost a year when I got away to any place.

 

Phrasal verb- Start off

start off

Meaning – to begin something.

Examples

  • Make sure you have all the safety precautions before you start off the car race.
  • I was nervous wreck (Click here!) for my match in the league, but as it started off, I got confident.

 

Improve your English vocabulary with these phrasal verbs and make sure you learn them off by heart so that they become you active vocabulary.

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Since you learnt some new phrasal verbs today, let's test your knowledge of phrasal verbs through this phrasal verbs quiz.
Choose the most appropriate phrase among the given options and submit to check how far you have reached in improving your English vocabulary. Enjoy!

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Did you sleep in?

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Context

It was 7 PM yesterday when my close friend Tom dropped by (Click here!) to see if I was doing well. He knew I was under the weather (Click here!) from a month and since I recovered, he insisted me to join a gym early in the morning as it would help me get well in shape as well as help my body function effectively.

Frankly speaking, I am nervous wreck (Click here!) when it comes to doing things early in the morning.

I don’t know why he is always so pumped up (Click here!) for going to the gym, maybe because he is a gym freak (someone who is obsesses with going to the gym), but exercising that too early in the morning is definitely not my thing.

I decided to wake up next day and do some gym before anything else but since it was Sunday and my clock didn’t alarmed, so I slept in and missed my first day of the gym.

I think you would have guessed what it means and how you can too use it in context.

If not, don’t worry.

Meaning

It is used when you overslept (sleep late in the morning).

 Examples
  •  I could not go the gym as I slept in.
  • Susan was so exhausted after so many meetings that she decided to sleep in the next day.
  • Ben missed his bus today because he slept in.

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We need to clear things out…

Phrasal verbs or idioms?

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Context

Don’t get me wrong I know Friday is supposed to be an idiom post but, since I noticed some of people asking me about Wednesday’s post, I think it’s about time to clear things out. You might wanna ask?

What was wrong with Wednesday’s post?

Well, there was nothing wrong with it, but that post was to be published today since it was an idiom post. I could not back it up since the notification email was sent to many of the subscribers and deleting the post and posting a new one definitely not seemed the right choice to me. So I came up with this idea that I would rather write a post covering not just phrasal verbs or idioms, but both.

I am sure you will love it as it has both so keep backing up and learning.

Meanings

• About time – nearly time, high time.

• Clear things out – to explain or solve the misunderstanding or confusion.

• Back it up – reverse.

• Came up with – to suggest or think of an idea or plan.

• Back up – support.

 

Examples

• I think it’s about time I bought a new laptop.

• Ron needs to clear things out with his wife before his married life leads to divorce.

• You just can’t back things up when they reach to the extremities.

•Dwayne came up with this idea of holding a conference every Saturday for our company’s growth.

• My mother always backs me up with my dreams and ambitions.

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Phrasal verbs you need to know.

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Context:

This Monday my friend Joe just dropped by to ask if I was coming to his party on upcoming Thursday. I didn’t want to disappoint him by saying no, so I rather preferred to accept his invitation as it could have hurt him deep down inside.

My dad dropped me off to his place on the party day but I was not at all pumped up for the party or celebration as I had to move to a new city after few days, so there were so many things going on in my head.

Soon after the party I returned back to my home, changed my clothes and slept right away.

Meaning:

I know you may not like the story in the context (after all I am not writing a novel or story). I make these contexts with the deliberate use of phrasal verbs so that these situations could create a link in your mind which helps you learn these phrasal verbs better and remains in your memory for longer period of time.

So without further ado, let’s see what the phrasal verbs in context mean:

  • Dropped by – To stop for a visit for short period of time.
  • Dropped (someone) off – To leave someone to a destination.
  • Pumped up – Excited.
  • Right away – Just now or then (as per the tense says)

 

Examples:
  • Rubina just dropped by to see if my grandpa was doing good.
  • Don’t worry I will drop you off to school tomorrow.
  • The new singer was so pumped up for his upcoming song.
  • As soon as she came to know about benefits of herbal products, she a ordered a kit right away.

 

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