Phrasal Verbs Examples


10 + Phrasal Verbs You Can Use Every Day


Did you know that in the English language you can combine 2 words that have 1-word meaning in Spanish, for example, to ‘get up’ means levantarse in Spanish, to ‘wake up’ means despertar in Spanish.

I also give you examples of these phrasal verbs on my Podcast, Episode 006 – check it out! (There’s a whole lot of episodes to explore, have a binge-listen! Click here to go to the Podcast page.)


 Phrasal Verbs English Made Simple

If you prefer to READ then checkout these commonly used phrasal verbs below


Ask out – to ask someone out on a date.  Last year in April, Manuel asked Ana out on a date, and they have been together ever since.

Ask around – ask a number of people for information or help. I don’t know where the documents are, but I will ask around.

Bring down – make unhappy, to be sad.  The sad situation at home really brings me down.

Come across – give, find out, produce, find out by chance. I came across some old family photos at my Mum’s place.

Clean up – tidy, organise things. After the dinner, Raul had to clean up.

Come from – originate from a place. I come from New Zealand or I come from Chile.

Calm down – relax, cálmate. She is really upset, she needs to calm down.

Chip in – contribute. We bought a present for José, and everyone at work chipped in.

Cheer Up – to feel happier, more cheerful. Cheer up Maria! Things will get better soon. Another example, The news of Julia’s baby girl really cheered me up.

Check out – look at (informal). Check out that girl, look, what kind of shoes she is wearing!

Drop off – leave someone/something at a place. I usually drop off my daughter at school around 9 in the morning.

End up – eventually do/decide something. I finally ended up staying at a hostel.

Eat out – going to a restaurant to eat. Basically, it means, going outside of your home to eat or have your lunch/dinner.  Sometimes, I prefer to eat out than cook at home.

Fall apart – break up into pieces. You can also say it metaphorically. After my relationship break up I completely fell apart, and I needed a lot of time to recover.

Fill in (UK) or Fill out (US) – on the forms (formularios), complete the info on the forms. Fill in the details here to submit the information.

Find out – discover, understand, learn something. I need to find out how to upload a photo on Facebook, I have never done it before.

The list is endless, and I can’t list them all here, it will take me forever! The above list is good enough to send you on your path to being more fluent in English.

Keep practicing!

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Recommended Books you can get on Amazon

Looking for more phrasal verbs?

Below are some of my top three book recommendations on you can get directly from Amazon to help you learn more about phrasal verbs:

1. English Phrasal Verbs In Use: Advanced

2. Learn Phrasal Verbs through Context

3. Top 100 Most Commonly Used Business Idioms and Phrasal Verbs for Advanced Non-Native English Speakers: A simple and easy way to understand business idioms.

4. English Phrasal Verbs in Use Intermediate Book with Answers: Vocabulary Reference and Practice

5. English Phrasal Verbs in Use Intermediate


10 Phrasal Verbs – Watch the Video


In the video I share the most common phrasal verbs used by native speakers! There are many, many phrasal verbs out there however, I’ve selected the ones I hear most often used.

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