Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs

Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs : Vocabulary Building

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What are "Phrasal Verbs"? - A PHRASAL VERB is made up of a Verb and an Adverb or a Preposition or both. Adverbs or prepositions which are used In Phrasal Verbs are called 'Particles'. Verb + adverb = Phrasal verb Verb + preposition = Phrasal verb; Verb + adverb + preposition = Phrasal verb Examples: break down -- verb + adverb [break= verb; down= adverb]; ward off -- verb + preposition [ward= verb; off= preposition]; keep up with -- verb + adverb + preposition [keep= verb; up= adverb; with=preposition] 'USUAL' and 'IDIOMATIC' Meanings of Phrasal Verbs. A Phrasal verb may have usual or idiomatic meaning - Phrasal Verb with Usual meaning: Verb and Particle keep their ordinary meaning-- Example: turn around -- to turn around. Phrasal Verb with Idiomatic meaning: Verb and Particle doesn't keep their ordinary meaning- Example: turn down -- to reject an offer Sample this: English Phrasal Verbs - A - Abide: abide by -- to obey/follow a decision, rule, etc. Abound: abound with/in -- to be full of Account: account for -- to explain to be a definite amount for to destroy Accustom: accustom to -- to be familiar Act: act on -- to affect; act out -- to express a feeling or an emotion in your behavior; act up -- to behave inappropriately; act upon -- to take an action on the basis of particular information, etc.; to execute Add: add in -- to include; add to -- to increase; add up -- to calculate or count to be sensible or reasonable; add up to -- to have a particular result to have a certain total amount Adhere: adhere to -- to follow a particular rule Agree: not agree with -- to dislike or disapprove Aim: aim at -- to Intend to achieve particular goal Alight: alight on -- to find something by chance Align: align with -- to support a person, rules, etc, openly or publicly because you agree with them Allow: allow for -- to take something into consideration; allow of -- to make possible; to permit Allude: allude to -- to refer to Amount: amount to -- to be equal to something to count something as a total Angle: angle for -- to try to get something indirectly by hinting Answer: answer back -- to make counter-argument to give rude reply to your senior, an authority, etc.; answer for -- to be responsible answer to somebody for something -- to explain your decision or action Appertain: appertain to -- to refer or relate Argue: argue down -- to beat somebody in an argument or a debate to persuade people not to accept a proposal or motion to persuade a seller to reduce the price; argue somebody into doing something -- to give reasons to persuade somebody do or not do something Arrive: arrive at -- to decide something after deliberation Arrogate: arrogate to yourself -- to claim/take without having right Ascribe: ascribe to -- to think or say something is done by somebody Ask: ask around -- to talk to many people with a view to get information to invite; ask for -- to request or demand something to provoke a negative reaction; ask in -- to invite somebody into your house; ask out -- to invite someone for a date Attend: attend to -- to deal with somebody/something Auction: auction off -- to sell something at an auction Avail: avail yourself of -- to take advantage of an opportunity Average: average out -- to make even; to calculate the average to balance or equalize Awake/Awaken: awake/awaken to -- to be aware of possible effects of something
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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 145g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1500911755
  • 9781500911751
  • 1,543,892

About MR Manik Joshi

Manik Joshi was born on Jan 26, 1979 at Ranikhet and is permanent resident of Haldwani, Kumaon zone of India. He is an Internet Marketer by profession. He is interested in domaining (business of buying and selling domain names), web designing (creating websites), and various online jobs (including 'self book publishing'). He is science graduate with ZBC (zoology, botany, and chemistry) subjects. He is also an MBA (with specialization in marketing). He has done three diploma courses in computer too. ManikJoshi.com is the personal website of the author.
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