Phrasal Verbs (Sentence examples: dawn on – dry up)

1. Dawn on(realizing something for the first time): "It suddenly dawned on me that I had forgotten to lock the front door."

2. Break down(fail to function): "My car broke down on the way to work."

3. Carry on(continue): "Despite the disruption, we managed to carry on with our work."

4. Check in(register at a hotel or airport): "You need to check in two hours before your flight."

5. Dry up(have nothing left to say): "Halfway through her speech, she totally dried up."

6. Fall apart(lose structure or unity): "His argument started to fall apart when he couldn't back up his claims."

7. Get across(communicate effectively): "She was finding it hard to get her point across."

8. Hang out(spend time relaxing): "We used to hang out together after school."

9. Jump in(enter a discussion or situation rapidly): "I'm sorry for jumping in but I had to say something."

10. Kick off(begin, start): "The meeting is set to kick off at 10am."

11. Look after(take care of): "My grandparents looked after me when I was a child."

12. Move on(proceed): "Let's move on to the next point."

13. Pull over(stop by the side of the road): "The police told him to pull over."

14. Run out(have none left): "We've run out of milk."

15. Take off(remove): "Please take off your shoes before entering."

16. Wake up(stop sleeping): "I usually wake up at 7AM."

17. Zip up(close with a zip): "Don't forget to zip up your jacket."

18. Blow up(explode): "The fireworks blew up in the sky."

19. Call off(cancel): "The event was called off due to bad weather."

20. Die down(become less intense or widespread): "The controversy will eventually die down."

21. Give in(surrender or yield): "He finally gave in to their demands."

22. Hold on(wait): "Could you hold on for a moment while I check the information?"

23. Knock out(defeat or overwhelm): "The boxing champion knocked out his opponent in the first round."

24. Mop up(finish off, clean up the last parts): "The armies mopped up the last pockets of resistance."

25. Put on(dress oneself with): "He put on his coat before leaving."

26. Calm down (relax, become less angry or excited): "You need to calm down before we can discuss this."

27. Drop by(visit informally): "I will drop by your office later."

28. Brush up(improve): "I need to brush up on my French before the trip."

29. Go on(continue): "Nothing can go on forever."

30. Look into(research, investigate): "The police are looking into the circumstances of the accident."

31. Back up(support or confirm): "Could you back up your claims with evidence?"

32. Take over(take control): "The military attempted to take over the government."

33. Turn down(reject or refuse): "He turned down the job offer."

34. Break off(end abruptly): "She broke off their engagement."

35. Come up(be mentioned or discussed): "A new issue has come up."

36. Figure out(understand, find the answer): "I couldn't figure out how to solve the problem."

37. Hand in(submit, deliver): "Please hand in your assignments by Friday."

38. Keep up(stay at the same level): "I can't keep up with the latest trends."

39. Lay off(dismiss from employment): "The company had to lay off several employees due to budget cuts."

40. Pick up(lift from the ground): "Could you pick up that book for me?"

41. Run into(meet by chance): "I ran into an old friend at the supermarket."

42. Set out(begin a journey): "They set out at dawn."

43. Show up(arrive): "He didn't show up to the meeting."

44. Try on(test the fit of clothing): "You should try on the dress before you buy it."

45. Work out(exercise, find a solution): "I work out at the gym three times a week."

46. Step in(to intervene): "The teacher had to step in when the argument escalated."

47. Wrap up(finish, bring to an end): "Let's wrap up the meeting."

48. Zoom in(focus on a detail): "Could you zoom in on that picture?"

49. Switch off(turn off a device): "Please switch off your phones."

50. Break out(a sudden occurrence): "A fire broke out in the kitchen."