Phrasal Verbs Study Notes-II For SSC CGL MTS CPO Exam
Dear Students, As we all know that the most challenging exam, SSC CGL exam, is Scheduled in the first three week of August month. You have hardly four months left for the exam to commence. English section is the trickiest among them all. Today, onward we will be publishing Rules and Exam strategy to tackle the English section with ease and poise. Today, in the post we have compiled 50 most frequently used “Phrasal Verbs”. Phrasal verb is a verb combined with a preposition or adverb or both. These phrasal verbs are Versatile in nature. They can play multiple roles in a sentence. And also, can be asked in the exam questions in many ways. For ex- In RC, sentence improvements, sentence corrections, fill in the blanks, cloze tests, phrasal connectors etc. there might be even more applications of phrasal verbs in Competitive exam English section.
So, we advise you to read, memorize and learn all the important phrasal verbs. We will keep publishing such notes every day. Stay tuned for More. We wish good luck and success in the exams.
We have provided the notes on Phrasal verbs numbered 1-50 in a previous post, today we will continue from 51-100. CLICK HERE FOR PREVIOUS LIST
51. come to (2. no object): regain consciousness.
Example 1→ “When I told Gina that she’d won a million dollars, she fainted. When she came to, I told her it was a joke and she almost hit me!”
52. count on (inseparable): depend on; trust that something will happen or that someone will do as expected.
Example 1→ “I’m counting on you to wake me up tomorrow. I know I won’t hear the alarm.”
53. cross out (separable): show that something written is wrong or unnecessary by making an X across it.
Example 1→ “We can’t afford to buy everything on your shopping list, so I’ve crossed all the unnecessary things out.”
54. cut back (on) (often without an object; with an object, cut back on [inseparable]): use less of something.
Example 1→ “You drink too much coffee. You should cut back.”
Example 2→ “You should cut back on the amount of coffee that you drink.”
55. do in (1. separable): cause to become very tired.
Example 1→ “Those three games of tennis yesterday afternoon really did me in. I slept for ten hours after I got home.”
56. do in (2. separable): to kill; to murder.
Example 1→ “They said that the murdered man was done in between 10 and 11 o’clock last night.”
57. do over (separable): do something again.
Example 1→ “Oh, no! I forgot to save my report before I turned the computer off! Now I’ll have to do it over!”
58. drag on (no object): last much longer than expected or is necessary.
Example 1→ “I thought the meeting would be a short one, but it dragged on for more than three hours.”
59. draw up (separable): create a formal document.
Example 1→ “The Ajax and Tip-Top Banks have decided to merge. Their lawyers will draw all the official documents up sometime this month.”
60. drop off (separable): deliver something; deliver someone (by giving him/her a ride).
Example 1→ “Yes, I can take those letters to the post office. I’ll drop them off as I go home from work.”
Example 2→ “You don’t have to take a taxi. You live fairly close to me, so I’ll be happy to drop you off.”
61. drop in (on) (inseparable): visit informally (and usually without scheduling a specific time).
Example 1→ “If you’re in town next month, we’d love to see you. Please try to drop in. (Please try to drop in on us.”
62. drop by (inseparable): visit informally (and usually without scheduling a specific time).
Example 1→ “If you’re in town next month, we’d love to see you. Please try to drop by the house.”
63. drop out (of) (inseparable): stop attending / leave school or an organization.
Example 1→ “No, Paul isn’t at the university. He dropped out. / He dropped out of school.”
64. draw out (separable): prolong something (usually far beyond the normal limits).
Example 1→ “I thought that speech would never end. The speaker could have said everything important in about five minutes, but he drew the speech out for over an hour!”
65. eat out (no object): have a meal in a restaurant.
Example 1→ “I’m too tired to cook tonight. Why don’t we eat out?”
66. egg on (separable): urge / encourage greatly toward doing something (usually something negative).
Example 1→ “At first Bob and Chuck were just having a mild argument, but Bob’s friends egged them on until they started fighting.”
67. end up (1. no object): finally arrive at; arrive at an unexpected place.
Example 1→ “We got lost last night and ended up in the next town.”
68. end up (2. no object): arrive somewhere as a result or consequence.
Example 1→ “You’re working too hard. If you don’t take it easy, you’ll end up in the hospital!”
69. face up to (inseparable): admit to; take responsibility for.
Example 1→ “You can’t pretend that you’re doing OK in this course, Joe. Sooner or later, you’ll have to face up to the fact that you’re failing it.”
70. fall through (no object): not happen. (Note: describes something that was planned but didn’t happen.)
Example 1→ “We had originally intended to go to Mexico for our vacation, but our trip fell through when I got sick.”
71. fed up to (inseparable): feel strong enough or comfortable enough to do something.
Example 1→ “I know the accident was a terrible shock. Do you feel up to talking about it?”
72. figure out (1. separable): logically find the answer to a problem; solve a problem by thinking about it carefully.
Example 1→ “For a long time I couldn’t understand the last problem, but I finally figured it out.”
73. figure out (2. separable): understand why someone behaves the way she/he does.
Example 1→ “I can’t figure Margie out. Sometimes she’s very warm and friendly and sometimes she acts as if she doesn’t know me.”
74. fill in (1. separable): add information to a form.
Example 1→ “The office needs to know your home address and phone number. Could you fill them in on this form?”
75. fill in (on) (2. separable): supply information that someone doesn’t know.
Example 1→ “I wasn’t able to attend the meeting yesterday, but I understand that it was important. Could you fill me in? / Could you fill me in on what was discussed?”
76. fill in for (inseparable): temporarily do someone else’s work; temporarily substitute for another person.
Example 1→ “Professor Newton is in the hospital and won’t be able to teach for the rest of the term. Do you know who’s going to fill in for her?”
77. fill out (1. separable): complete a form by adding required information.
Example 1→ “Of course I completed my application! I filled it out and mailed it over three weeks ago!”
78. fill out (2. no object): become less thin; gain weight.
Example 1→ “Jerry used to be really skinny, but in the last year he’s begun to fill out.”
79. find out (about) (inseparable): learn / get information (about).
Example 1→ “I’m sorry that you didn’t know the meeting had been canceled. I didn’t find out (find out about it) myself until just a few minutes ago.”
80. get across (separable): make something understood; communicate something understandably.
Example 1→ “Alan is really intelligent but sometimes he has problems getting his ideas across.”
81. get along (with) (inseparable): have a friendly relationship (with); be friendly (toward).
Example 1→ “Why can’t you and your sister get along? Everyone else gets along with her just fine!”
82. get around (1. inseparable): avoid having to do something.
Example 1→ “Teresa got around the required math classes by doing well on a math proficiency test.”
83. get around (2. no object): move from place to place.
Example 1→ “She doesn’t have a car. She gets around by bicycle, bus, or taxi.”
84. get around to (inseparable): do something eventually.
Example 1→ “I really should wash the dishes, but I don’t feel like it. Maybe I’ll get around to them tomorrow morning.”
85. get by (no object): survive, financially, in a difficult situation.
Example 1→ “It’s going to be hard to pay the rent now that you’ve lost your job, but somehow we’ll get by.”
86. get in (1. inseparable): enter a small, closed vehicle.
Example 1→ “I don’t know where Carole was going. She just got in her car and drove away.”
87. get in (2. no object): arrive.
Example 1→ “Do you know what time Fred’s plane gets in?”
88. get on (inseparable): enter a large, closed vehicle.
Example 1→ “I’m sorry, but you’re too late to say goodbye to Angela. She got on the plane about 20 minutes age.”
89. get off (1. inseparable): leave a large, closed vehicle.
Example 1→ “When you get off the bus, cross the street, turn right on Oak Street, and keep going until you’re at the corner of Oak and Lincoln Boulevard.”
90. get off (2. separable): be excused (for a period of time) from work, class, or other regularly scheduled activities.
Example 1→ “Some schools got President’s Day off but ours didn’t. We had classes as usual.”
91. get off (3. separable): make it possible for someone to avoid punishment.
Example 1→ “Everyone knew he was guilty, but his lawyer was clever and got him off.”
92. get out of (1. inseparable): leave a small, closed vehicle.
Example 1→ “There’s something wrong with the garage door opener. You’ll have to get out of the car and open it by hand.”
93. get out of (2. inseparable): escape having to do something.
Example 1→ “Lisa said she had a terrible headache and got out of giving her speech today.”
94. get over (1. no object): finish. (Note: for individual activities, not ones that happen again and again.)
Example 1→ “What time do your classes get over?”
95. get over (2. inseparable): recover from an illness or painful experience.
Example 1→ “Katy was really upset when she failed the test. She thought she would never get over feeling so stupid.”
96. get rid of (1. inseparable): dispose of; give away or throw away.
Example 1→ “That shirt is really ugly. Why don’t you get rid of it?”
97. get rid of (2. inseparable): dismiss someone; fire someone from a job; cause someone to leave.
Example 1→ “The treasurer of the XYZ company was spending too much money so the company president got rid of him.”
98. get up (usually no object; with an object, separable): leave bed after sleeping and begin your daily activities.
Example 1→ “You’ll have to get up much earlier than usual tomorrow. We have to leave by no later than 6:00 AM.”
Example 2→ “I know I won’t hear the alarm tomorrow morning. Can you get me up at 6:00 AM?”
99. give up (1. separable): stop doing something (usually a habit).
Example 1→ “He knows smoking isn’t good for his health, but he can’t give it up.”
100. give up (2. no object): decide not to try (unsuccessfully) to solve a problem.
Example 1→”he wasn’t the kind of man to give up easily”