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Monday, 20 October 2014

PHRASAL VERBS WITH A VERB +AN ADVERB + A PREPOSITION (with Example)

PHRASAL VERBS WITH A VERB +AN ADVERB + A PREPOSITION
There are several commonly used phrasal verbs which consist of a verb followed by an adverb and followed by a preposition.
Example: I went along with the idea.
NOTE: In this example, the phrasal verb went along with consists of the verb to go followed by the adverb along and followed by the preposition with which has the the object idea.
The following are the examples of some phrasal verbs which consist of a verb + adverb + preposition with the meaning on the right column.
Phrasal Verb
Meaning
Add up to
Back down from
Back out of
Boil down to
Bow out of
Brush up on
Carry on with
Catch up to
Clean up after
Come down to
Come down with
Come out in
Come up against
Come up with
Creep up on
Cry out for
Cut back on
Do away with
Face up to
Fall back on
Fit in with
Fool around with
Get away with
Get down to
Get in on
Give up on
Go along with
Go back on
Go through with
Grow out of
Hold out for
Keep up with
Lead up to
Live up to
Log on to
Look down on
Look forward to
Look out for
Look up to
Make up for
Pull out of
Push on with
Put up with
Read up on
Rub off on
Run up against
Send away for
Stick up for
Stock up on
Talk down to
Walk away with
Watch out for
Wriggle out of
Zero in on
Amount to
Withdraw, avoid
Not fulfill
Can be reduced to
Withdraw
Refresh knowledge of
Continue with
Overtake
Tidy for
Can be reduced to
Become ill with
Develop
Meet an obstacle
Produce
Approach undetected
Urgently require
Reduce
Abolish
Accept and deal with
Turn to for help
Be suited to
Not be serious, have as a hobby
Not be punished
Begin dealing seriously with
Manage to participate in
Stop trying
Agree, not resist
Break a promise
Fulfill, carry out
Become too big for
Not compromise
Be on the same level as
Be a preparation for
Maintain a standard
Contact a computer
Regard as inferior
Anticipate
Watch for
Admire
Compensate for
Leave (of vehicles)
Go ahead, continue
Endure, tolerate
Read about
Acquire from someone
Meet
Order by mail
Defend, support
Lay in supplies
Speak patronizingly
Win easily
Beware of
Avoid
Focus on
รง There are a few phrasal verbs consisting of a verb followed by an adverb and a preposition where the verb may have an object. In the followning example, the objects are underlined.
Example: We played them off against each other.
NOTE: In this example, the verb played of the phrasal verb to play off against has the object them, while the preposition against has the object each other.
The following are some examples of phrasal vebs consisting of a verb followed by an adverb and a preposition where the verb may have an object.
Phrasal Verb
Meaning
Get over with
Let in on
Play off against
Play down to
Put up to
Take out on
Take up on
Talk out of
Undergo, finish
Allow to share
Encourage to fight
Attribute to
Arge to do wrong
Vent bad feelings on
Accdept an offer
Dissuade from


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