This is a complete list of phrasal verbs, taken from previous years test papers. I made this list very short so that students can call up easily. I hope students will be benefited from this list. This is a very short listed numbers of phrasal verbs which are repeated several times in previous years test papers and final examinations. If it helps any students my efforts will be successful.
এটি পূর্ববর্তী বছরের প্রশ্নপত্র থেকে নেওয়া ফ্রেসাল ক্রিয়াগুলির একটি সম্পূর্ণ তালিকা। আমি এই তালিকাটি খুব ছোট করে দিয়েছি যাতে শিক্ষার্থীরা সহজেই মনে রাখতে পারে। আমি আশা করি শিক্ষার্থীরা এই তালিকা থেকে উপকৃত হবে। এটি ফ্রেসাল ক্রিয়াগুলির একটি খুব সংক্ষিপ্ত তালিকাভুক্ত সংখ্যা যা পূর্ববর্তী বছরগুলির পরীক্ষার প্রশ্নপত্র এবং চূড়ান্ত পরীক্ষায় বেশ কয়েকবার পুনরাবৃত্তি হয়েছে। এটি যদি কোনও শিক্ষার্থীকে সহায়তা করে তবে আমার প্রচেষ্টা সফল হবে।
Phrasal Verbs List From Test Papers 2016 -2020
Abandon – give up
Abolish – do away with / give up
Affect – Act upon
Attack – fall on/ fall upon
Avoid – give up
Begin – set out / set about
Born – come of
Chase – run after
Collapse – give in
Come – set in
Compensate – make up / make up for
Compose – make of
Continue – keep on / carry on
Cure – come round
Depend – hang on
Die – pass away
Disrespect – look down upon
Distribute – give away
Endure – put up with / bear with
Escape – run away
Establish – set up
Examine – look into / go over
Execute – carry out
Extinguish – put out
Extract – take out
Fail – fell through
Find – come across
Hate – look down upon
Increase – go up
Investigate – look into/ go over
Look after – take care of
Obey – carry out
Omit – leave out
Over come – bear with
Postpone – call off / put off
Publish – bring out
Quarrel – fell out / bear with
Rare – bring up
Read – go through
Recover – come round
Reduce – cut down
Refuse – turn down
Reject – turn down
Remember – call up
Remove – take off
Resemble – take after
Search – look for
See – call on
Send – call in
Shout – call out
Start – set up / set out
Surrender – give in
Tolerate – put up with / bear with
Transfer – make over
Undertake – take over
Understand – make out
Visit – call at
Write – put down / take down
NOTE : Students of class X only need to prepare for their Examination purpose, therefore, above list ( 1 to 58 ) is very important and it will be helpful for you. This list has been updated with previous years test papers Questions. If Students prepare this list, it will be sufficient for final Examination.
|come down with something
|My nephew came down with chicken pox this weekend.
|volunteer for a task or to give evidence
|The woman came forward with her husband’s finger prints.
|come from some place
|The art of origami comes from Asia.
|count on somebody/ something
|I am counting on you to make dinner while I am out.
|cross something out
|draw a line through
|Please cross out your old address and write your new one.
|cut back on something
|My doctor wants me to cut back on sweets and fatty foods.
|cut something down
|make something fall to the ground
|We had to cut the old tree in our yard down after the storm.
|Your father cut in while I was dancing with your uncle.
|pull in too closely in front of another vehicle
|The bus driver got angry when that car cut in.
|start operating (of an engine or electrical device)
|The air conditioner cuts in when the temperature gets to 22°C.
|cut something off
|remove with something sharp
|The doctors cut off his leg because it was severely injured.
|cut something off
|The phone company cut off our phone because we didn’t pay the bill.
|cut somebody off
|take out of a will
|My grandparents cut my father off when he remarried.
|cut something out
|remove part of something (usually with scissors and paper)
|I cut this ad out of the newspaper.
|do somebody/ something over
|beat up, ransack (BrE, informal)
|He’s lucky to be alive. His shop was done over by a street gang.
|do something over
|do again (AmE)
|My teacher wants me to do my essay over because she doesn’t like my topic.
|do away with something
|It’s time to do away with all of these old tax records.
|do something up
|Do your coat up before you go outside. It’s snowing!
|wear nice clothing
|It’s a fancy restaurant so we have to dress up.
|move back in a position/group
|Anushree dropped back to third place when she fell off her bike.
|drop in/ by/ over
|come without an appointment
|I might drop in/by/over for tea sometime this week.
|drop somebody/ something off
|take somebody/ something somewhere and leave them/it there
|I have to drop my sister off at work before I come over.
|quit a class, school etc
|I dropped out of Science because it was too difficult.
|eat at a restaurant
|I don’t feel like cooking tonight. Let’s eat out.
|We ended up renting a movie instead of going to the theatre.
|break into pieces
|My new dress fell apart in the washing machine.
|fall to the ground
|The picture that you hung up last night fell down this morning.
|separate from an interior
|The money must have fallen out of my pocket.
|(of hair, teeth) become loose and unattached
|His hair started to fall out when he was only 35.
|figure something out
|understand, find the answer
|I need to figure out how to fit the piano and the bookshelf in this room.
|fill something in
|to write information in blanks, as on a form (BrE)
|Please fill in the form with your name, address, and phone number.
|fill something out
|to write information in blanks, as on a form (AmE)
|The form must be filled out in capital letters.
|fill something up
|fill to the top
|I always fill the water jug up when it is empty.
|We don’t know where he lives. How can we find out?
|find something out
|We tried to keep the time of the party a secret, but Samantha found it out.
|get something across/ over
|communicate, make understandable
|I tried to get my point across/over to the judge but she wouldn’t listen.
|like each other
|I was surprised how well my new girlfriend and my sister got along/on.
|My grandfather can get around fine in his new wheelchair.
|go on a vacation
|We worked so hard this year that we had to get away for a week.
|get away with something
|do without being noticed or punished
|Jason always gets away with cheating in his maths tests.
|We got back from our vacation last week.
|get something back
|receive something you had before
|Lima finally got her Science notes back from my room-mate.
|get back at somebody
|retaliate, take revenge
|My sister got back at me for stealing her shoes. She stole my favourite hat.
|get back into something
|become interested in something again
|I finally got back into my novel and finished it.
|get on something
|step onto a vehicle
|We’re going to freeze out here if you don’t let us get on the bus.
|get over something
|recover from an illness, loss, difficulty
|I just got over the flu and now my sister has it.
|get over something
|overcome a problem
|The company will have to close if it can’t get over the new regulations.
|get round to something
|finally find time to do (AmE: get around to something)
|I don’t know when I am going to get round to writing the thank you cards.
|meet (usually for social reasons)
|Let’s get together for a BBQ this weekend.
|get out of bed
|I got up early today to study for my exam.
|You should get up and give the elderly man your seat.
|give somebody away
|reveal hidden information about somebody
|His wife gave him away to the police.
|give somebody away
|take the bride to the altar
|My father gave me away at my wedding.
|give something away
|ruin a secret
|My little sister gave the surprise party away by accident.
|give something away
|give something to somebody for free
|The library was giving away old books on Friday.
|give something back
|return a borrowed item
|I have to give these skates back to Franz before his hockey game.
|reluctantly stop fighting or arguing
|My boyfriend didn’t want to go to the ballet, but he finally gave in.
|give something out
|give to many people (usually at no cost)
|They were giving out free perfume samples at the department store.
|give something up
|quit a habit
|I am giving up smoking as of January 1st.
|My maths homework was too difficult so I gave up.
|go after somebody
|My brother tried to go after the thief in his car.
|go after something
|try to achieve something
|I went after my dream and now I am a published writer.
|go against somebody
|We are going against the best soccer team in the city tonight.
|Please go ahead and eat before the food gets cold.
|return to a place
|I have to go back home and get my lunch.
|leave home to go on a social event
|We’re going out for dinner tonight.
|go out with somebody
|Jessa has been going out with Rihan since they met last winter.
|go over something
|Please go over your answers before you submit your test.
|visit somebody nearby
|I haven’t seen Tina for a long time. I think I’ll go over for an hour or two.
|go without something
|suffer lack or deprivation
|When I was young, we went without winter boots.
|stop being friends over time
|My best friend and I grew apart after she changed schools.
|My roses grew back this summer.
|grow into something
|grow big enough to fit
|This bike is too big for him now, but he should grow into it by next year.
|grow out of something
|get too big for
|Rokeya needs a new pair of shoes because she has grown out of her old ones.
|become an adult
|When Jasmine grows up he wants to be a fireman.
|hand something down
|give something used to somebody else
|I handed my old comic books down to my little cousin.
|hand something in
|I have to hand in my essay by Friday.
|hand something out
|to distribute to a group of people
|We will hand out the invitations at the door.
|hand something over
|give (usually unwillingly)
|The police asked the man to hand over his wallet and his weapons.
|stay positive (informal)
|Hang in there. I’m sure you’ll find a job very soon.
|wait a short time (informal)
|Hang on while I grab my coat and shoes!
|spend time relaxing (informal)
|Instead of going to the party we are just going to hang out at my place.
|end a phone call
|He didn’t say goodbye before he hung up.
|hold somebody/ something back
|prevent from doing/going
|I had to hold my dog back because there was a cat in the park.
|hold something back
|hide an emotion
|Jamila held back his tears at his grandfather’s funeral.
|wait a short time
|Please hold on while I transfer you to the Sales Department.
|hold onto somebody/ something
|hold firmly using your hands or arms
|Hold onto your hat because it’s very windy outside.
|hold somebody/ something up
|A man in a black mask held the bank up this morning.
|keep on doing something
|Keep on stirring until the liquid comes to a boil.
|keep something from somebody
|We kept our relationship from our parents for two years.
|keep somebody/ something out
|stop from entering
|Try to keep the wet dog out of the living room.
|keep something up
|continue at the same rate
|If you keep those results up you will get into a great college.
|let somebody down
|fail to support or help, disappoint
|I need you to be on time. Don’t let me down this time.
|let somebody in
|allow to enter
|Can you let the cat in before you go to school?
|log in (or on)
|sign in (to a website, database etc)
|I can’t log in to Facebook because I’ve forgotten my password.
|log out (or off)
|sign out (of a website, database etc)
|If you don’t log off somebody could get into your account.
|look after somebody/ something
|take care of
|I have to look after my sick grandmother.
|look down on somebody
|think less of, consider inferior
|Ever since we stole that chocolate bar your dad has looked down on me.
|look for somebody/ something
|try to find
|I’m looking for a red dress for the wedding.
|look forward to something
|be excited about the future
|I’m looking forward to the Christmas break.
|look into something
|We are going to look into the price of snowboards today.
|be careful, vigilant, and take notice
|Look out! That car’s going to hit you!
|look out for somebody/ something
|be especially vigilant for
|Don’t forget to look out for snakes on the hiking trail.
|look something over
|Can you look over my essay for spelling mistakes?
|look something up
|search and find information in a reference book or database
|We can look her phone number up on the Internet.
|look up to somebody
|have a lot of respect for
|My little sister has always looked up to me.
|make something up
|invent, lie about something
|Josie made up a story about why we were late.
|forgive each other
|We were angry last night, but we made up at breakfast.
|make somebody up
|apply cosmetics to
|My sisters made me up for my graduation party.
|mix something up
|confuse two or more things
|I mixed up the twins’ names again!
|His uncle passed away last night after a long illness.
|It was so hot in the church that an elderly lady passed out.
|pass something out
|give the same thing to many people
|The professor passed the textbooks out before class.
|pass something up
|decline (usually something good)
|I passed up the job because I am afraid of change.
|pay somebody back
|return owed money
|Thanks for buying my ticket. I’ll pay you back on Friday.
|pay for something
|be punished for doing something bad
|That bully will pay for being mean to my little brother.
|pick something out
|I picked out three sweaters for you to try on.
|point somebody/ something out
|indicate with your finger
|I’ll point my boyfriend out when he runs by.
|put something down
|put what you are holding on a surface or floor
|You can put the groceries down on the kitchen counter.
|put somebody down
|insult, make somebody feel stupid
|The students put the substitute teacher down because his pants were too short.
|put something off
|We are putting off our trip until January because of the hurricane.
|put something out
|The neighbours put the fire out before the firemen arrived.
|put something together
|I have to put the crib together before the baby arrives.
|put up with somebody/ something
|I don’t think I can put up with three small children in the car.
|put something on
|put clothing/ accessories on your body
|Don’t forget to put on your new earrings for the party.
|run into somebody/ something
|I ran into an old school-friend at the mall.
|run over somebody/ something
|drive a vehicle over a person or thing
|I accidentally ran over your bicycle in the driveway.
|run over/ through something
|Let’s run over/through these lines one more time before the show.
|leave unexpectedly, escape
|The child ran away from home and has been missing for three days.
|have none left
|We ran out of shampoo so I had to wash my hair with soap.
|send something back
|return (usually by mail)
|My letter got sent back to me because I used the wrong stamp.
|set something up
|Our boss set a meeting up with the president of the company.
|set somebody up
|The police set up the car thief by using a hidden camera.
|I want to shop around a little before I decide on these boots.
|act extra special for people watching (usually boastfully)
|He always shows off on his skateboard
|stay somewhere for the night (informal)
|You should sleep over tonight if the weather is too bad to drive home.
|sort something out
|organize, resolve a problem
|We need to sort the bills out before the first of the month.
|stick to something
|continue doing something, limit yourself to one particular thing
|You will lose weight if you stick to the diet.
|switch something off
|stop the energy flow, turn off
|The light’s too bright. Could you switch it off.
|switch something on
|start the energy flow, turn on
|We heard the news as soon as we switched on the car radio.
|take after somebody
|resemble a family member
|I take after my mother. We are both impatient.
|take something apart
|purposely break into pieces
|He took the car brakes apart and found the problem.
|take something back
|return an item
|I have to take our new TV back because it doesn’t work.
|start to fly
|My plane takes off in five minutes.
|take something off
|remove something (usually clothing)
|Take off your socks and shoes and come in the lake!
|take something out
|remove from a place or thing
|Can you take the garbage out to the street for me?
|take somebody out
|pay for somebody to go somewhere with you
|My grandparents took us out for dinner and a movie.
|tear something up
|rip into pieces
|I tore up my ex-boyfriend’s letters and gave them back to him.
|remember (often + to, sometimes + on)
|When I think back on my youth, I wish I had studied harder.
|think something over
|I’ll have to think this job offer over before I make my final decision.
|throw something away
|We threw our old furniture away when we won the lottery.
|turn something down
|decrease the volume or strength (heat, light etc)
|Please turn the TV down while the guests are here.
|turn something down
|I turned the job down because I don’t want to move.
|turn something off
|stop the energy flow, switch off
|Your mother wants you to turn the TV off and come for dinner.
|turn something on
|start the energy, switch on
|It’s too dark in here. Let’s turn some lights on.
|turn something up
|increase the volume or strength (heat, light etc)
|Can you turn the music up? This is my favourite song.
|Our cat turned up after we put posters up all over the neighbourhood.
|try something on
|I’m going to try these jeans on, but I don’t think they will fit.
|try something out
|I am going to try this new brand of detergent out.
|use something up
|finish the supply
|The kids used all of the toothpaste up so we need to buy some more.
|We have to wake up early for work on Monday.
|warm somebody/ something up
|increase the temperature
|You can warm your feet up in front of the fireplace.
|prepare body for exercise
|I always warm up by doing sit-ups before I go for a run.
|Most of my make-up wore off before I got to the party.
|I work out at the gym three times a week.
|Our plan worked out fine.
|work something out
|make a calculation
|We have to work out the total cost before we buy the house.