Verb Phrase List

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Verbs are the words which define the action in the sentence such as walking, singing, dancing, talking, eating and may more. Verb phrase are two or more words which contain a verb and adverb or verb and a preposition respectively. Mention here are some examples of verb phrases in different sentences.

Ask around (Meaning: To ask people around the same question.)

Example: She asked around if anyone has seen her bag.

Back someone up (Meaning: Support somebody or agree with someone on something.)

Example: My family backed me up in all the decisions I have made so far.

Break down. (Meaning: to get upset or have an emotional outburst.)

Example: The little girl had a break down with the loss of her puppy.

Break in (Meaning: Interfere in a conversation.)

Example: Their kids always break in during important conversation between their parents.

Bring something up. (Meaning: Begin to talk about something.)

Example: My friend brings up about her birthday party celebration every time.

Calm down (Meaning: To relax after being upset about something.)

Example: The old man needs to calm down and understand the situation he is facing.

Catch up (Meaning: Reach the point others are on.)

Example: The young people need to catch up with the kids who are climbing the cliff very fast.

Cheer up (Meaning: Be happy, rejoice.)

Example: The cake always make me cheer up no matter what situation I am facing.

Grow up (Meaning: Become young.)

Mark wants to grow up and become a responsible citizen.

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