This post continues more  phrasal verbs that you can use when you speak and write English.  There are a lot of others that you can find in previous blog posts, and there will be yet more to be published in future posts.  We invite you to take our ESL classes at PC TECH to learn these and many more:

“The mother said to the child, ‘Honey, please put down that vase before you break it.’”  [Place the object on the table, floor, or shelf, for example.]

“The excellent teacher never puts her students down.”  [Insults; belittles]

“Here is advice from a famous proverb: ‘Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.’”  [Postpone; delay]

“They called the emergency number and the firefighters came quickly to put out the blaze.”  [Extinguish]

“Let’s put together a surprise birthday party for the twins.” [Arrange; assemble]

“I don’t know how long I can put up with all the noise from those neighbors.” [Tolerate]


“Kids, you will need to put on your best clothes to go to Aunt Christina’s wedding.” [Wear]

“He will get in trouble with the law if he continues to run around with the people in that gang.”  [Associate with]

“The bear ran away when the campers made a lot of noise.”  [Escaped; left quickly]

“You will never guess who I ran into in Times Square yesterday!  It was our boss!” [Meet by surprise]

“You should not be texting while you are crossing the busy street; you could be run over by a bus!” [Struck, usually by a vehicle]

“We will run over [or run through] that material before you take the exam” [Review]

“I will have to go to the supermarket before I run out of milk.” [Have no more]

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Category : English Grammar