Prepositional phrases are groups of words containing prepositions.
As you remember a phrasal verb is a verb that is made up of a main verb together with an adverb or a preposition or both. Typically, their meaning is not obvious from the meanings of the individual words themselves.
Here are 10 cool phrasal verbs about emotions
- cheer up - взбодриться
- lash out at - наброситься на
- crack up - разразиться смехом
- calm down - успокоиться
- choke up - когда трудно говорить от волнения
- let someone down - подвести кого-то
- grow on someone - начинать нравиться
- bottle up - скрывать
- goof off, goof around - дурачиться
- lighten up, loosen up – расслабиться
And some more useful phrasal verbs with examples:
- bring up = raise children
- It isn't easy to bring up children these days.
call off = cancel
- They called off this afternoon's meeting
find out = discover
- My sister found out that her husband had been planning a surprise party for her.
look up = search in a list
- You've misspelled this word again. You'd better look it up.
try out = test
- I tried out four cars before I could find one that pleased me.
run across = find by chance
- I ran across my old roommate at the college reunion.
check up on = examine, investigate
- The boys promised to check up on the condition of the summer house from time to time.
get along with = have a good relationship with
- I found it very hard to get along with my brother.
look forward to = anticipate with pleasure
- I always look forward to summer.
run out of = exhaust supply
- The runners ran out of energy before the end of the race.
take care of = be responsible for
- My oldest sister took care of us younger children.
come back = return to a place
- Father promised that we would never come back to this horrible place.
eat out = dine in a restaurant
- When we visited Paris, we loved eating out in the cafes.
show up = arrive
- Day after day, Ed showed up for class twenty minutes late.
wake up = rise from sleep