Frequently used Phrasal Verbs

break down fail to function
have a physical or mental collapse
break in interrupt a discussion
soften with use (shoes)
break off discontinue (therapy, relationship)
break out escape from prison, begin suddenly
break up end a relationship
bring about cause to happen
bring forth give birth to
bring forward draw attention to sth
bring on cause to happen or appear
bring round persuade
cause to recover consciousness
bring up rear, educate a child
call back return a phone call
call for require
call in communicate by phone
consult a specialist
call off cancel
call out read names aloud
order workers to strike
call on request sb to do sth
call up reach by phone
summon for military services
carry away remove
inspire, affect emotionally
carry off take away (by force)
remove, degrade (earth)
carry on continue
carry out accomplish, make
carry through complete
bring out of difficulties
come about happen, to be achieved
come across find/meet by chance
come after follow
come at attack
reach, discover
come back return
come by pass, go past, visit
buy, get
come down fall (price)
come down to mean, signify
come down with fall sick with
come in enter, be received
prove to be
come in for receive, be object of (criticism)
come off become detached
come out become known, be published
be removed (stain)
come over come from a distance
come round visit sb
recover consciousness
come to amount to
arrive/reach a place
come up be mentioned/discussed
(problem) arise
come up against be faced with (problems)
come upon find/meet by chance
come up to match (a standard)
come up with produce an idea
do away with abolish
do up dress up
fasten, secure (clothing)
renovate, repair
do with need
do without not require
fall apart fall into pieces
fall behind fail to keep up pace
fall for be in love with
be deceived by
fall in with meet by chance
coincide with
fall off decrease
drop from
fall out quarrel
fall out with quarrel with
fall through fail, miscarry
fall to start an activity eagerly
get across communicate (an idea)
get along be on good terms with somebody
get away escape
get away with escape (punishment)
get by manage, cope
get down to turn one’s attention to sth
get in enter (car, taxi)
get off disembark (bus, train etc.)
get on enter (bus, train etc.)
get out disembark (car, taxi)
get over recover (illness, upset)
get through pass (an exam)
be connected on the phone
get to reach
get up rise from bed after sleeping
go against be contrary to (principles, rules)
go along with take the same view
go away depart
go down become less
decrease in price
sink (ship)
set (sun)
go for pick up, go and get
go off explode
deteriorate (food)
begin to sound (alarm)
go on continue
go out leave the house
go over inspect the details of sth
go past pass
go round visit informally
go through deal with
discuss in detail
experience sth (bad)
go up increase in price
go with match
keep away prevent from / avoid being near
keep back withhold
keep down not increase
keep off avoid (a topic)
stay away
keep on not stop doing sth
keep up continue, carry on
keep up with not fall behind sb
look after take care of
look down on regard with a feeling of superiority
look for seek
look forward to anticipate with pleasure
look into investigate (a crime)
look on be a spectator
look out be careful
look over inspect hastily
look through pretend not to see
examine the contents of sth
look up consult a reference book
look up to respect
make for have/produce a particular effect
make off run away
make out recognise, distinguish
make up constitute, form
invent a lie
put together, prepare
make up for compensate
regain (time)
put across express in an understandable way
put back put sth in its proper place
lay money aside for the future
move back the hands of a clock
put by save for later use
put down repress
write down
store (food)
put down to give as a reason, attribute to
put forward move forward the hands of a clock
suggest, propose
put in for be a candidate for an election
put on dress oneself with
gain (weight)
put off postpone
put out extinguish (a fire, light)
put through connect sb by phone
put up build
raise (hand)
provide accommodation for
offer for sale
put up with tolerate, accept
run after chase
run away escape, flee
run down knock down, collide with
feel weak due to overwork
run in imprison
run into meet by chance
run off escape, flee
run out run outside
become used up
run out of exhaust one’s stock
run over overflow
study quickly
pass over, knock down
run up against meet with difficulties
set aside reserve for later use
set back hinder, slow down a progress
set down write down
set off cause to explode
start a journey
set out start an activity with a particular aim
set up start business
take after follow sb as an example
resemble in appearance
take down write down
take in understand (meaning)
take off undress
begin flight (plane)
take to develop a habit
take up continue, proceed
become interested in
take up with begin to associate with
turn down diminish the intensity
turn in hand in
turn off switch off
turn on switch on
turn out switch off
turn over bring the reverse side up
turn up increase the intensity
make an appearance