Three-Word Phrasal Verbs (Transitive)
|Three-Word Phrasal Verbs (Transitive)
With the following phrasal verbs, you will find three parts: "My brother dropped out of school before he could graduate."
|break in on||interrupt (a conversation)||I was talking to Mom on the phone when the operator broke in on our call.|
|catch up with||keep abreast||After our month-long trip, it was time to catch up with the neighbors and the news around town.|
|check up on||examine, investigate||The boys promised to check up on the condition of the summer house from time to time.|
|come up with||to contribute (suggestion, money)||After years of giving nothing, the old parishioner was able to come up with a thousand-dollar donation.|
|cut down on||curtail (expenses)||We tried to cut down on the money we were spending on entertainment.|
|drop out of||leave school||I hope none of my students drop out of school this semester.|
|get along with||have a good relationship with||I found it very hard to get along with my brother when we were young.|
|get away with||escape blame||Janik cheated on the exam and then tried to get away with it.|
|get rid of||eliminate||The citizens tried to get rid of their corrupt mayor in the recent election.|
|get through with||finish||When will you ever get through with that program?|
|keep up with||maintain pace with||It's hard to keep up with the Joneses when you lose your job!|
|look forward to||anticipate with pleasure||I always look forward to the beginning of a new semester.|
|look down on||despise||It's typical of a jingoistic country that the citizens look down on their geographical neighbors.|
|look in on||visit (somebody)||We were going to look in on my brother-in-law, but he wasn't home.|
|look out for||be careful, anticipate||Good instructors will look out for early signs of failure in their students|
|look up to||respect||First-graders really look up to their teachers.|
|make sure of||verify||Make sure of the student's identity before you let him into the classroom.|
|put up with||tolerate||The teacher had to put up with a great deal of nonsense from the new students.|
|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 after Mom died.|
|talk back to||answer impolitely||The star player talked back to the coach and was thrown off the team.|
|think back on||recall||I often think back on my childhood with great pleasure.|
|walk out on||abandon||Her husband walked out on her and their three children.|
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