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    Son frases verbales.
    Lo 1ro. que hay que entender es que consisten en un verbo simple, combinado con una palabra corta, llamada partícula. Juntos forman un significado que puede tener o no relación con el verbo utilizado.
    Algunos ejemplos:

    "run out of" (quedarse sin algo)
    "bring up" (mencionar algo)
    "Chase up" (encontrar)
    "Get away with" (evitar ser castigado por hacer algo o por romper las reglas)

    Se les ocurren más ejemplos??

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    Siempre los veo en la series de idioma ingles y no los entendia hasta ahora!!! Gracias Inesp

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    Hola! Les dejo algunos otros phrasal verbs:

    1. Add up
    a- To be added together and equal the expected or correct total.
    Example: “We added up the apples: there were 12″

    b-To make sense : to seem to be logical or true.
    Example: “Her story didn’t add up, I think she was lying, it didn’t make sense”

    2. Blow up
    a- To fill (something) with air or gas
    Example: “Please could you blow up those balloons?”

    b- To explode or to cause (something, such as a bomb) to explode.
    Example: “The building was blown up by a bomb”

    c- To become very angry.
    Example: “When I said I couldn’t go to her party, she blew up”

    4. Call off
    a- To stop doing or planning to do (something) .
    Example: “Maria called off the wedding, she decided she didn’t love him”

    b- To cause or tell (a person or animal) to stop attacking, chasing, etc.
    Example: “Call off your dog! He’s attacking my cat”

    5. Carry on
    a- To continue to do what you have been doing
    Example: “Sorry I interrupted, carry on talking!”

    b- To behave or speak in an excited or foolish way.
    Example: “The little boy was carrying on: shouting and kicking all day long”

    6. Come across
    a- To seem to have a particular quality or character : to make a particular impression.
    Example: “Julia came across as a bit bossy”

    b- To be expressed to someone.
    Example: “I tried to sound happy but it came across as over-excited”

    c- To meet or find (something or someone) by chance.
    Example: “Luis was leaving the fruit shop and he came across Tom, what a coincidence”

    7. Come up with
    a- To get or think of (something that is needed or wanted).
    Example: “We finally came up with a solution to the problem!”

    8. Fall apart
    a- To break into parts in usually a sudden and unexpected way,
    Example: “My cake fell apart when I tried to cut it”

    b- To become unable to live in a normal way because you are experiencing a lot of confusion or emotional pain
    Example: “After the divorce, she fell apart”

    9. Get along
    a- To be or remain friendly
    Example: “We’re not together anymore, but we get along great”

    b- To make progress while doing something.
    Example: “How are you getting along at playing the guitar?”

    c- To leave a place
    Example: “It was lovely to see you, but my friend has to get along, she has class”

    d- To become old.
    Example: “Her grandma is getting along; she’s almost 99″

    10. Get away
    a- To go away from a place.
    Example: “I can0t wait to get away from the city”

    b- To avoid being caught : to escape
    Example: “The thieves managed to get away in a stolen car”

    c- To not be criticized or punished for (something).
    Example: “Yvonne is always lying, I can’t understand how she gets away with it”

    11. Get over
    a- To stop being controlled or bothered by (something, such as a problem or feeling).
    Example: “I got over my fear of flying”

    b- To stop feeling unhappy about (something).
    Example: “Finally, Kylie got over her ex-boyfriend”

    c- To become healthy again after (an illness).
    Example: “Have you heard? Dave has gotten over the flu”

    12. Give up -
    a- To stop an activity or effort : to admit that you cannot do something and stop trying
    Example: “We all gave up smoking on January 1st”

    13. Go on -
    a- To continue.
    Example: “They landed in Paris and then went on to Montpellier”

    b- To go or travel to a place before another person or group that is with you.
    Example: “You go on to the restaurant, I’ll come in 10 minutes”

    c- To happen
    Example: “What’s going on? What’s happening?”

    d- Used in speech to urge someone to do something
    Example: “Go on! Try it, it’s delicious”

    14. Hold on
    a- To have or keep your hand, arms, etc., tightly around something.
    Example: “Hold on to the railing, that way you won’t fall”

    b- To succeed in keeping a position, condition, etc.
    Example: “I will hold on to my job until May”

    15. Look after -
    a- To take care of (someone or something).
    Example: “The nurse looked after the patient for months, until he was better”

    16. Look forward to
    a- To expect (something) with pleasure.
    Example: “William is really looking forward to going on holiday”

    17. Look up
    a- Improve.
    Example: “The economy is finally looking up”

    b- To search for (something) in a reference book, on the Internet, etc.
    Example: “Let’s look up his number in the yellow pages”

    18. Make out -
    a- To write down the required information on (something, such as a check).
    Example: “Who shall I make the check out to?”

    b- To hear and understand (something)
    Example: “I can’t make out what you’re saying, can you speak louder?”

    c- To kiss and touch for a long time in a sexual way.
    Example: “We made out in the back of his car”

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    In some cases, some phrasal verbs differ according to the variety of English spoken. Some include the following:

    • In the US, forms are usually but not invariably filled out while in Britain they are usually filled in. However, in reference to individual parts of a form Americans may also use in (fill in the blanks). In AmE the direction fill it all in (referring to the form as a collection of blanks, perhaps) is as common as fill it all out.
    • Britons facing extortionate prices may have no option but to fork out, whereas Americans are more likely to fork (it) over or sometimes up; however, the out usage is found in both dialects.
    • In both countries, thugs will beat up their victim; AmE also allows beat on (as both would for an inanimate object, such as a drum) or beat up on, which is often considered slang.
    • When an outdoor event is postponed or interrupted by rain, it is rained off in the UK and rained out in the US.

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    There are dozens of these, especially with "up".

    show up=to arrive; to outdo
    look up=search for ("Look me up when you come to town")
    act up=misbehave
    mess up (also screw up, f**k up)=make a mistake
    wait up=wait for
    hold up=wait; detain; support; rob
    flair up=occur ("His temper flaired up"; "My arthritis flairs up when the weather is cold")
    light up=brighten; light a cigarette
    fed up=tired of or disgusted
    hurry up=hurry
    lighten up=relax (when tense)(Lighten up man!")
    tighten up=tighten; get tense
    listen up=listen; pay attention
    go up=travel ("I think I will go up to vists my uncle in Chicago.")
    left up=left to ("If the decision were left up to me I would do it differently.")
    choke up=become emotional (She chokes up when s
    run up=raise, elevate (Run up the flag; Run up the score (sports)
    up to=doing ("What are you up to?")

    and everybody's favorite: What's up?=what is happening? (Wha'sup dude!!)

    There are many more "ups" but I'm tired.

    mess with; jack with=to bother
    go with=accept ("Let's go with that plan")

    ....and many others...

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    Algunos más...

    "Get back to" = Se usa cuando no se puede dar una respuesta inmediata y se quiere decir que despues responderemos
    "Get through" = Conectar con la persona con quien queremos hablar por teléfono.
    "Pull Over" = Detenerse
    "Put off" = Posponer, dejar algo para más tarde
    "Sort out" = Resolver un problema

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    Just so you know, "phrasal verbs", "collocations" and "idioms" will help you look like a native speaker! So, find books on these three different aspects of language and keep it up! ooopsss

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    Spot on advice Gentle!

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    Hay infinidad de Phrasal Verbs.

    Give Away: Regalar.
    Ask Around: Hacerle la misma pregunta a varias personas.
    Find Out: Descubrir.
    Grow Up: Convertirse en un adulto.

    Algunos son intuitivos, otros arbitrarios, muchas veces resumen cosas que necesitaríamos muchas palabras para explicar.

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    No sabía que estos tenían un nombre determinado! Muy buena info!

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