Phrasal Verbs Topics is designed to help intermediate to advanced learners of English improve their knowledge of phrasal verbs. It can be used as a self-study guide by learners, or used by teachers in their EFL/ESL classes whether online or classroom based learning and teaching.
See also. . .
- Phrasal Verbs – Aa and Examples
- Phrasal Verbs – Bb and Examples
- Phrasal Verbs – Cc and Examples Part 1
|cater to||This hotel doesn’t have TVs or internet connections because it caters to
the needs of budget travelers, not business travelers.
|Our hospital isn’t very big
so, it can only cater to a small number of patients.
|change into||A caterpillar spends a few months in a cocoon, and by the time it comes out it has changed into a beautiful butterfly.|
|Raul had changed into a young man, but his mum
still treated him as a boy.
|charge with||The police caught him with a gun near the bank just after it was robbed, so they arrested him and charged him with armed robbery.|
|The company’s directors were arrested and
charged with tax evasion.
|Marco is trying to find a new girlfriend, so he goes out to bars and tries to chat up single women.|
|Marcel is very good at chatting girls up. He
makes them laugh.
|check in||After you check in to the hotel, the porter will take your bags up to your room.|
|Get to the airport and
check in at least an hour before your flight departs.
|check into||My grandmother had to check into the hospital after she broke her leg.|
|He had a drug problem so
he checked into a drug rehabilitation center.
|check on||I’d better go and check on the baby to make sure she’s all right. I’ll be back in a minute.|
|The teacher went around the class to check on her
|check out||I’ll need my insurance details when I check out
of the hospital.
|Let’s check out that new website Jim found. It sounds interesting|
|The girls like to hang out at the mall to check out all
the cute boys.
|check over||He checked the car over and didn’t find any serious problems, so he bought it.|
|I check over the accounts every month to make sure
|check through||After I got off the plane, a customs officer checked through my bags. I think he was looking for drugs.|
|She checked through all her records, but couldn’t
find his contact details.
|cheer on||The fans competed to see which group could make the most noise when they cheered on their team.|
|The champions played well today and everyone
cheered them on.
|cheer up||Do you think going dancing would cheer Sally up? She’s still feeling bad about losing her job.|
|Kim was upset so we took her to see a funny movie
and it cheered her up.
|Kim was upset so we took her to see a funny movie and it cheered her up.|
|It was a stressful day at work, so I think I’ll just get some pizza, go home and chill out in front of the TV.|
|When I’m on holidays, I like chilling out on the beach or at the pool.|
|chop down||Many people think we’re chopping our forests
down too quickly.
|chop up||Could you chop up some vegetables and put them in the soup, please? There’s a knife over there.|
|Let’s chop those old boards up and use them
Could the person who spilled the milk in the kitchen please go back and
clean it up?
|When a ship spills oil, the mess on the coast can be very difficult to clean up.|
|The grumpy old man came out of his house and told the kids playing in the street to clear off.|
The boys who’d been
spraying paint saw police coming and cleared off.