Phrasal verbs are derived from a combination of a verb and other particules like the adverb and preposition.

Examples of phrasal verbs are:


Phrasal Verbs Meaning

  1. Account for give good reason
  2. Back out withdraw, refuse
  3. Carry out perform, obey, fulfil
  4. Catch up with over take
  5. Clean up mess
  6. Die down become gradually calmer and finally, disappears (riot, fires)
  1. Deal with tackle a person
  2. Get back recover, reach home
  3. Hand over surrender authority
  4. Give away give something
  5. Hold up stop, delay
  6. Jump up accept
  7. Pull off succeed
  8. Move in move oneself from a flat
  9. Take after resemble


Examples in sentences

  1. You must account for what you spend
  2. He promised to help me but he backed out later.
  3. You must carry out my orders
  4. He carried out the hazardous task and won the appreciation of all
  5. The lorry driver tried to catch up with the car.
  6. Malians must try to catch up with other nations in technology
  7. I asked Tayo to clean up the stains on my shirt.
  8. I tried to get my money back from him.
  9. Please wait here, I will get back soon
  10. She does not known how to deal with her husband
  11. I heard the cries of the patients and they died down soon
  12. He handed over the charge to the newly elected chairman.
  13. The chief guest gave away the prizes to the winners.
  14. I gave away all the money to my friend
  15. We were held up by heavy traffic yesterday.
  16. They dumped at the offer happily and asked the state government to finalise the project
  17. The electronic company pulled off the project and earned huge profits
  18. This flat is very small so let us move into a spacious one
  19. Bukola takes after her mother.


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