Phrasal verbs are phrases that indicate actions. They are generally used in spoken English and informal texts. Examples of such verbs include: turn down, come across and run into.

Phrasal verbs are one of the most difficult aspects for learners of the English language. There are three main reasons for this: In many cases the meaning of the phrasal verb cannot be deduced from its elements, i.e., it is being used idiomatically.

 why are phrasal verbs important?

Phrasal verbs are great to improve your English. Natives use phrasal verbs constantly, so they can help you to communicate as well as improve your vocabulary bank. A phrasal verb is exactly like it sounds. It is a phrase of at least two words that acts like a verb, so it is the action of your sentence.

They’re important because English speakers use phrasal verbs all the time. They are extremely common in conversations, and that makes them essential to mastering the language.


1.write down : to write information on a piece of paper 

  • Do you want to write down my phone number?
  1. lie down: to start lying (on a bed, etc.) 
  • I’m going to go and lie down for a while.
  1. go away: to leave a place/someone 
  • Why don’t you just go away and leave me alone?
  1. build up: to increase 
  • These exercises are good for building up leg strength.
  1. blow up:to explode 
  • Luckily, the bomb didn’t blow up.
  1. read out: to say something out loud which you are reading 
  • He read the list of names out.
  1. go off : to no longer be fresh 
  • Has this milk gone off?
  1. put back : to return something to where it was 
  • Can you put the book back when you’ve finished with it?
  1. let down :to disappoint 
  • You’ve really let me down.
  1. take off:to remove (a piece of clothing) 
  • It felt good to finally take my shoes off after a I on 9 day.