Phrasal verbs and their role in English. B-verbs

Phrasal verbs are a very important part of English, allowing to describe a phenomenon or action in more informative, but much shorter and easier way. Phrasal verbs consist mostly of two words - the semantic verb and the preposition following it. Although, there are those that contain more than two words. It is the prepositions in these phrases that carry basic information and are able to change the meaning of the verb. In a series of articles on phrasal verbs, we will try to consider the most frequently used combinations, as well as their meaning and synonyms.

Be after

  1. Want, try to gain
  2. Chase

Be against


Be for


Be in for

Expect smth bad

Be off

  1. Not want any more
  2. Be absent (from somewhere)

Be on

  1. Be shown on
  2. Work

Be out for

Lack smth

Be over

Come to an end

Be up

  1. Be awake
  2. Achieve



Break down

  1. Stop operating
  2. Lose control
  3. Fail

Break in/into

  1. Enter by force
  2. Interrupt

Break out

  1. Begin suddenly
  2. Escape

Break up

  1. Have holidays of school, etc.
  2. Separate

Bring about

Cause smth

Bring forward


Bring on


Bring out

Publish, start on the market

Bring round

Help regain consciousness

Bring up

  1. Raise a child
  2. Mention smth


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