Common English Phrasal Verbs
-to happen unexpectedly; to visit
I planned on visiting you last night, but something came up and I was unable to meet up.
How about I come up this Friday and then we can hang out for the weekend?
Come up with
-to create a new idea or plan.
She came up with a brand new solution to her financial problem.
-to eventually become, to turn out to be, to experience a result
He wanted to be a cop, but ended up a criminal!
We wanted to see the movie, but we ended up just staying in.
-to be harmonious in a relationship; to survive
Everyone in the class happily gets along with each other.
I only work part-time, but I get along.
Get away with
-to avoid being punished for not having done something or for breaching rules
They jobbed the bank and got away with it! The police never caught them.
-to stop feeling 'bad' about something
Common, get over it, it’s not as bad as it looks!
It took me 5 months to get over breaking up with my boyfriend.
-to break down, to disintegrate, to crumble
(This can be a physical object, as in an 'old car' or it can be used to describe something intangible such as a relationship, an agreement, or even someone's life); to be disorganized, to be ineffective
Throw that shirt away because it is falling apart.
Because he cheated on her, their marriage fell apart.
Since the teacher left the school, their class has fallen apart.
-to discover; learn of; to discover facts about someone or something; to learn
She can't wait to find out whether or not she's been accepted to the university.
One of the best ways to learn is to find out how other people do things.
We just found out that class is cancelled.
-to wait, most often used in the imperative when asking someone to wait
Please hold on a minute, I'll be back soon.
-to try out for something (usually sports); to go out of fashion; to go out
with someone for entertainment; to date someone.
When I was in 10th grade I wanted to play for the school soccer team so I went out for it and made the team.
That style of haircut has gone out of fashion.
When couples start dating they usually go out on the town and have dinner, watch a movie, etc.
My boyfriend and I have been going out for three months.
-to stop doing something, to quit, to surrender
I gave up my New Year’s resolution diet.
I've given up hope of getting a better job.
-to begin a particular action or resume doing something
Go on. Please finish telling me your story!