Phrasal verbs | Sunday Observer

Phrasal verbs

28 March, 2021

Phrasal verbs are an important feature of the English language. The meaning of a phrasal verb often bears no relation to the meaning of either the verb or the particle which is used with it. Many phrasal verbs have several different meanings.
Break out (to escape from prison)
Two hardcore prisoners broke out of the prison by digging a tunnel.
Break through (to appear through the clouds)
The sun broke through the clouds.
Break up (to end a relationship)
After his marriage broke up, Sam started drinking heavily.
Break with (to end a relationship)
A dispute over property caused him to break with his family.
Breathe in (to take in air)
We breathe in several chemicals when we cycle to school.
Breathe out (to make the air in your lungs come out)
We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide.
Breeze into (to get a top job easily)
After graduation Swarna breezed into a top job in a bank.
Brighten up (to make a place more attractive)
A few plants brightened up the office.
Brim over with (to show a lot of good emotions)
The 89-year-old woman was brimming over with energy.
Bring about (to make something happen)
The Government is trying to bring about prosperity.
Bring along (to bring something or somebody)
Bring along something to eat when you come.
Bring around (to make someone talk about something you want)
Finally I managed to bring him around to the question of price.
Bring back (to give someone their previous job)
Bob resigned his post in 2000 but the new management brought him back.
Bring down (to cause the Government lose its position)
The Opposition is trying to bring down the Government.
Bring forth (to produce something to happen)
The verdict has brought forth criticism from the press.
Bring in (to earn some money)
Without going to university she decided to work in a company to bring in some money to her family.
Bring on (to make something unpleasant)
Headaches are usually brought on by stress.
Bring out (to produce something to sell)
The company brought out a new car in 1990.
Bring up (to look after a child and educate them)
I was brought up by my uncle.