What Are The Most Useful Phrasal Verbs?

Which phrasal verbs do you hear every day? Even if those phrasal verbs sound meaningless to you because you couldn’t figure out (understand) the real meaning of the words, phrasal verbs take an important place both in written and spoken language. After you learn the most common phrasal verbs, you don’t have to worry about others. You can learn them step by step. We have shared some common phrasal verbs before. You can check out this link https://www.educall.com.tr/blog/post/15-most-common-phrasal-verbs. However, there are a few more useful phrasal verbs which you hear or see during your interaction with native or native-like speakers. It’s time to see those phrasal verbs. Enjoy reading!


Account For

Meaning1: To explain the reason or cause of a situation.

Example: The high number of COVID-19 cases accounts for the silence on the streets.


Meaning2: To be a particular amount or part of something

Example: The new product accounts for 5% of our income from the Asia market.


Break down

Meaning: It means for a machine or a car to stop working.

Example: Our car suddenly broke down during our long journey from İstanbul to Antalya.


Break Up

Meaning: It means ending of a relationship like a marriage or a working relationship.

Example: I have understood that they broke up when they didn’t look at each other’s face during the meeting.


Catch up

Meaning: To reach the same standard as people in a place.

Example: I missed half of the classes this term, I don’t know how to catch up with other students.


Drop By

Meaning: To visit someone for some time.

Example: Welcome to the town! When you have time, you should drop by for tea.


Find Out

Meaning: To get more information when you are trying to discover a fact.

Example:  He has found out an easy way to earn more money.


Get over

Meaning: To accept an unpleasant fact or situation after dealing with it for a while.

Example: Even if she is depressed because she has lost the game in the Olympics, she is strong and will get over it after some time.


Go on

Meaning: To continue.

Example: I will go on my journey after this month.


Hold on

Meaning: It is used to tell someone to wait for a short time.

Example: Hold on! I will grab my coat and come to the hospital with you.


Look after

Meaning: To take care of something or someone by helping them or keeping them safe.

Example: She looked after her dad when he was hospitalized.

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