What are Phrasal Verbs?

A phrasal verb is a verb plus a preposition or adverb which creates a meaning different from the original verb.

Here are some examples:

- Amount to

Total

- Ward off

Stop something bad or harmful happening

- Die on

Die or cease to function at an important time

- Snuggle up to

Lie or press yourself closely to someone

- Nuzzle up to

Touch someone/something affectionately, especially with the nose or head

- Nuzzle up

Touch affectionately, especially with the nose or head

- Snuggle up

Lie or press yourself closely to someone

- Cuddle up to

Position your body very close to someone

- Cuddle up

Position your body very closely

- Walk back

Retract a statement of change comments

- Cotton up to

Ingratiate

- Fork over

Give something to someone when told to do so

- Fork out

Spend money, often when forced to

- Cowboy up

Not give in when things get difficult

- Speak to

Comment, make a statement

- Float about

Be somewhere near, though not visible

- Float around

Be somewhere near, though not visible

- Run past

Tell someone your ideas so that they can comment

- Run by

Tell someone your ideas so that they can comment





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