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Phrasal Verb: Fall apart/down/out

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This week’s lesson is about common phrasal verbs involving “to fall”. The past tense of this verb is fell.


Fall apart
Break into pieces
“My new t-shirt is falling apart!”

Fall down
Fall to the ground
“Josh fell down during the basketball game last night.”

Fall out
Become detached and drop out
“All children’s teeth fall out before they get new ones." 

Phrasal Verb: Fall apart/down/out

Average: 4 (24 votes)

This week’s lesson is about common phrasal verbs involving “to fall”. The past tense of this verb is fell.


Fall apart
Break into pieces
“My new t-shirt is falling apart!”

Fall down
Fall to the ground
“Josh fell down during the basketball game last night.”

Fall out
Become detached and drop out
“All children’s teeth fall out before they get new ones." 

Phrasal Verb Hang On

Average: 3.6 (37 votes)

Let's take a look at some meanings of the phrasal verb hang on. The past tense of the verb hang is hung or hanged.

To hold/cling something tightly.

"Hang on! Don't let go of the rope!"

To continue with something difficult.

"Hang on, don't give up yet, we're almost at the finish line."

To keep a telephone connection open.

reach out

Hi friends
I'm not sure about the meaning of this sentence
"reach out beyond the self to others"
that means " care about others more than yourself" am I right?

Brush off/aside/up/with

Average: 3.5 (90 votes)

You may know about brushing your hair with a brush or that you brush the dirt off a seat before you sit down, but do you know these other brush words?

Brush with

A brief encounter with something notable or unpleasant is a brush with. It's used for situations in which you experience or nearly experience something.

Being interviewed by a local TV station was my only brush with fame.

If for example you nearly die, you have a brush with death.

Fingers Crossed

Anybody elaborate this phrase in single sentence?

Phrasal Verbs Quiz

Average: 4.7 (18 votes)

A phrasal verb is a group of words that function as a verb and is made up of a verb and a preposition, an adverb, or both. Phrasal verbs have a different meaning to the meaning of their separate parts.

Phrasal Verb Examples

The hotel staff need to see our passports before we check in.

I left my phone in the car, I'll have to go back and get it.

I never wake up early on the weekend.

What are phrasal verbs?

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A phrasal verb is a verb that has two or more words.

They are basically made of a verb and a particle.

For example:

Turn up means increase volume: Turn up the radio, I love this song!

Call off means cancel: They called off the football game because of the bad weather.

Take back means return: I need to take back these books to the library.

'Shut' expressions

Average: 3.9 (16 votes)

When we close something or it becomes closed it is shut.

Can you shut the door, please?

She shut the suitcase.

He shut his eyes and listened to the music.

Here are some other common shut expressions:

Shut yourself away
When you stay at home so you don't have to see anyone, you shut yourself away. Usually because you or unhappy or because you need a quiet place to work/concentrate.

Five 'Cut' Expressions

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Cut down

Cut down means to use less or do less of something.

You should cut down on the amount of cigarettes you smoke.

I've cut down on how much coffee I drink. I used to drink five cups a day, now I drink two.

We're cutting down on the amount of paper we use in the office.

Cut out

To completely stop eating something, usually for health reasons.

My doctor recommended I cut out salt from my diet.