Phrasal Verbs

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empty out
(separable) to remove everything from a container making it empty

Max emptied the refrigerator out.

empty out
(intransitive) to be vacated by people

The concert hall emptied out as soon as the concert was over.

end up end_up
(intransitive) to arrive at a destination or result which may be unplanned or unexpected

Max drank so much last night that he ended up in a strange bed in a strange apartment.

even out
(separable) to make something measure the same as something else

Max has trouble evening out his sideburns since one ear is lower than the other.

fall apart fall_apart
(intransitive) to come apart, disintegrate

My new Ford fell apart soon after I got it.

fall apart fall_apart
(intransitive) to suffer an emotional breakdown

Mary fell apart soon after the divorce.

fall down fall_down
(intransitive) to fall to the ground or floor

Mary fell down and hurt her left knee.

fall for fall_for
(inseparable) to be deceived or to suddenly become attracted to someone or something

Mary fell for the trick that Max played on her.

fight off fight_off
(separable) to keep something or someone away

Bill had trouble fighting all of the young ladies off.

fill in fill_in
(separable) to complete where needed

Please fill in the blanks.

fill up fill_up
(separable) to fill completely

You can borrow my car, but please fill up the tank before you return it.

find out find_out
(separable) to learn or discover

Mary was mad when she found out that she was adopted.

fit in
(intransitive) to get along with others in a group

Bill decided to go into politics when he discovered he didn't fit in anywhere else.

free up
(separable) to make something available (it was previously unavailable)

Getting fired from my job freed up my schedule quite a bit. Now I can go to the beach anytime I want.

get about get_about
(intransitive) to go from place to place

Mary gets about quite well without a car.

get across get_across
(separable) to communicate clearly or convincingly

No matter how hard I tried I couldn't get the message across to her that I cared.

get across get_across
(intransitive) to be convincing or clear

Max has trouble getting across to members of the opposite sex.

get ahead get_ahead
(intransitive) to make progress in becoming successful

Max compliments his boss constantly in order to het ahead.

get along get_along
(intransitive) to advance (especially in years)

George is really getting along in years. Is he going to retire soon?

get along get_along
(intransitive) have a congenial relationship with someone

Jane and John get along quite well, but Mary and Max can't even stand to be in the same room.



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