Phrasal verbs

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Separable Phrasal Verbs

The object may come after the following phrasal verbs or it may separate the two parts:
 You have to do this paint job over.  You have to do over thispaint job.
When the object of the following phrasal verbs is a pronoun, the two parts of the phrasal verb must be separated:  You have to do it over.
Verb Meaning Example
1 blow upExplode
Produce or emit a current of air He blow up and waved his sandwich
2 bring up Mention a Topic
Give something The ministers agreed to bring down the price of oil.
Bring thebook to me.

3 bring up Raise children
Is hard for a single man to bring up children alone
4 call off Cancel
Restrain or recall He call off our trip
Please call off your dogs

5do over repeat a job Do it over

6 fill out Complete a form

7 fill up fill to capacity
8 Give away Give something to someone else for free
9 give back return an object
10hand in submit something (assignment)
11 hang up put something on hook or receiver
12 hold up Delay
13 hold up (2) Rob
14 Leave out Omit
15 look over Examine, check
16 look upsearch in a list
17 Make up invent a story or lie
18 Make out Hear, understand
19 pick out Choose
20 pick up lift something off something else
21 Point out call attention to22 put away Save or store
23 put off Postpone
24 put on put clothing on the body
25 put out Extinguish
26 read over Peruse
27 set up to arrange, begin
28 Take down Make awritten note
29 take off remove clothing
30 talk over Discuss
31 Throw away Discard
32 try on put clothing on to see if it fits
33 try out Test
34 Turn down Lower volume
35Turn down (2) Reject
36 turn up Raise the volume
37 turn off switch off electricity
38 turn off (2) Repulse
39 turn on switch on the electricity
40 use up Exhaust, use completely
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