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:

- 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

- Total up

Add things to create a final amount

- Ferret about

Search for something

- Ferret around

Search for something

- Stand off

Move or stay away from the shore

- Stand off

Avoid or delay creditors

- Stand off

Move or remain at a distance

- Stitch together

Make a deal, create something quickly and without attention to detail

- Take for

Believe that someone is a certain kind of person

- Deck out

Decorate or dress for special occasion

- Spin around

Turn to face the opposite direction

- Space out

Become detached from reality and unaware of what is happening around you, usually through drug use

- Jog on

Go away

- Jog along

Make progress or move ahead, but not very fast

- Store up

Keep or accumulate something to use later

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