The Phrasal/Group verbs suggested hereunder may help you perform better in your upcoming Madhyamik Examination 2023. A complete and thorough study of the following Phrasal verbs is recommended (Class X /2nd language). Examples have been cited for each and every Group verb for better accuracy in performance. Examples have been cited to make these phrasal verbs understandable for learners. This would save their valuable allotted time in the examination hall.
Call at (visit) : We shall call at his house on his birthday.
Call on(meet): I shall call on you tomorrow.
Call in(invite/send for): Please call in a doctor.
Call off(withdraw): They called off the strike.
Call out(shout): The child called out for help.
Call up(remember): I could not call up his name.
Act for(to work on behalf of) : The Vice President acted for the President.
Act on(affect): Smoking acts on one”s health.
Act upon(rely/depend) : The detective acted upon the informer.
Bring about(cause/happen) : His errors brought about his downfall.
Bring on(Cause to happen) : Over work brings on health threats.
Bring down(lower) : The new policy may bring down the prices.
Bring forth(produce): This tree brings forth sweet fruits.
Bring out(publish) : We have brought out our magazine.
Bring round(restore) : His health may bring round soon.
Bring up(to rear up) : He was brought up by his uncle.
Look after(to take care of) : He has none to look after him at home.
Look down upon(despise/downtrodden) : Never look down upon the sinner.
Look for(search) : He is looking for a job.
Look into(investigate) : I shall investigate the case.
Look over(examine) : Please look over the documents.
Look up(to find out) : Look up the word in the dictionary.
Look upon(to consider) : He looked upon me as his brother.
Put aside(to save) : She put aside some grains for future use.
Put by(preserve) : Put by some food for future.
Put down(to write) : Put down your signature here.
Put down(suppress) : Put down the beast in you.
Put down(keep down) : Put down the weapon.
Put off(postpone) : The meeting was put off.
Put off(to remove) : put off your shoes.
Put out(to extinguish) : She put out the candle.
Put up(stay) : The put up at a cottage.
Put up(build) : They put up a tent/fence there.
Put up(to hoist) : They put up the banner.
Put up with(tolerate) : I cannot put up with such insult.
Put in(to submit) : They put in an application.
Make after(to chase) : The dog made after the cat.
Make out(to understand) : She could not make out the problem.
Make up(compensate) : We made up for the loss.
Make up(to settle) : The made up the dispute with us.
Make up(to decorate) : She has made up well.
Make up(to decide) : I have made up my mind.
Make up(to compose) : A matter is made up of atoms.
Make of(construct) : The chair is made of steel.
Give away(to distribute) : The Headmaster gave away the prizes.
Give in(to surrender) : The enemy ultimately gave in.
Give up(to leave) : He gave up smoking.
Give off(to emit) : Electric vehicles do not give off smoke.
Give over(to hand over) : The chief gave over the charge.
Break down(Collapse) : Health breaks down through over work.
Break in/into(to enter by breaking) : The thief broke in/into their house.
Break away(to free oneself) : The thief broke away from the jail.
Break out(to appear/spread) : Dengue has broken out in the state.
Break up(to end) : The meeting broke up at 8pm.
Break with(to end a relation) : The broke with each other.
Break off(to stop suddenly) : He broke off in the middle of his speech.
Carry on(to continue) : He carried on his work.
Carry out(execute an order) : He carried out his order.
Carry about(to carry) : The woodcutter carries about an axe.
Carry away(to be driven/to drive) : Don’t be carried away by emotions.
Carry off(to take away) : He was carried away by the current.
Get away(to escape) : The robbers got away.
Get down(to write) : Get down the notes.
Get off(to alight) : I got off the train.
Get into(to board) : I got into the train.
Get in(to enter) : The train got in late.
Get on(to prosper) : Get on in your business.
Get about(to spread) : The news got about too fast.
Get over(to overcome) : He has to get over the obstacles.
Get to(to reach) : He got to his class in time.
Get together(meet together) : We friends got together last night.
Get up(to design/to wake up) : I get up early in the morning/The game was got up.
Bear away(to win) : He bore away the first prize.
Bear with(tolerate) : I cannot bear with such insult.
Bear out(to confirm) : The report bears out your story.
Cast aside(to reject) : She cast aside her old dress.
Cast away(to reject) : She cast away his proposal.
Come about(to happen) : How did it come about.
Come across(to meet) : I came across my friend on the way.
Come by(to get) : Jobs are very difficult to come by.
Come of(born) : She comes of a rich family.
Come off(to begin) : The ceremony will come off tomorrow.
Come down(collapse/lower) : The building came down/The prices have come down.
Come out(reveal) : The truth came out at last.
Cry for(to beg for) : The criminal cried for mercy.
Cry up(to praise) : The coach cried him up for his performance.
Cut down(to reduce/to fell) : Cut down your expenses/Don’t cut down the trees.
Cut off(separated) : He is cut off from her family.
Cut up(to make pieces) : Cut up the roast.
Cut out(to omit) : Cut out the unimportant questions.
Do away with(to abolish) : Caste system must be done away with.
Do without(carry on without) : He cannot do without lenses.
Do with(Live with) : He cannot do with him.
Deal with(trade/business) : He deals in rice.
Deal with(Behave/to discuss) : He deals roughly with his customers/This book deals with history.
Deal with(to manage) : She dealt with a difficult situation.
Fall in(collapse) : The building fell in.
Fall on(attack) : He fell on me without any reason.
Fall out(to quarrel) : They fell out over their rights.
Fall through(to fail) : The plan fell through for want of funds.
Draw away(to divert) : The noise drew away his attention.
Draw on/near(to approach) : Exam is drawing on/near.
Draw up(to draft) : The drew up a petition.
Draw out(to uproot) : The aching tooth should be drawn out.
Draw back(recede/retreat) : The enemy ultimately drew back.
Pass away(to die) : He passed away last night.
Pass through(to run through/suffer) : Crude oil passes through the pipe/He passed through a misery.
Pass on(to hand over) : Pass on the form please.
Pass by(to overlook) : He passed by his son”s faults.
Run at(to attack) : The tiger ran at the deer.
Run after(to chase/rush for) : The dog ran after the cat.
Run out(to exhaust) : The army ran out their stock.
Run away/off(to flee) : The thief ran away/off from captivity.
Run away with(to flee with something) : The thief ran away with her bag.
Run over(to smash) : The child was run over.
Run through(to pierce/penetrate) : The arrow ran through the tree trunk.
Run about(to move about) : She is running about for her cat.
Scopes of Learning English in Our Daily Life
Turn over(to shift/change) : Turn over the page.
Turn up(to appear) : Turn up in time.
Turn on(to start) : Turn on the light.
Turn about(to turn round/move round) : He turned about.
Set in(to start) : Winter has set in.
Set off/out(to start journey) : They set off/out for Delhi.
Set up(to establish) : He set up a Business of his own.
Set on(to let attack/add fire) : The beast is set on the thief/ The house was set on fire.
Set about(to start a work) : He set about his packing.
Keep away(to take away) : Keep children away from fire.
Keep off(to ward off) : Cats keep off mice.
Keep from(to stay away from) : Keep from false friends.
Keep back(to hide/conceal) : Don’t keep back anything from the Doctor.
Keep down(to suppress) : Keep down your anger.
Keep on(to continue) : He kept on the speech.
Keep up(to uphold) : She kept up the prestige of her country.
Keep to(to stick to) : Keep to your word.
Keep up with(to adjust) : Keep up with the times.
Go ahead(to proceed) : You may go ahead.
Go after(to follow) : Go after the clue.
Go by(to be known) : He goes by a false name.
Go for(to prefer) : I shall go for tea.
Go on(to continue) : Go on with your work.
Go through(to examine): He went through the book.
Go up(to increase) : Prices have gone up.
Go with(to agree with) : I go with you in this matter.
Hand over(to deliver) : The officer handed over the charge.
Hand down(to pass on) : Rituals are handed down to the next generations.
Hold back(to conceal) : The truth was held back.
Hold in(to check/suppress) : Hold in your temper.
Hold on(to continue) : The Construction held on.
Hold over(to postpone) : The meeting was held over.
Hold up(to stop/support) : The traffic was held up/The chimney was held up by iron beams.
Lay by(to save/keep aside) : Lay by some money for future.
Lay aside(to preserve) : Lay aside some money for bad times.
Lay down(to sacrifice) : He laid down his life for his country.
Lay out(to design) : She laid out the front page.
Hang on(to depend) : I hang on you for my livelihood.
Hang up(to delay) : He hung up the project.
Hang out(to hoist) : They hung out the portrait/flag.
Hang over(to postpone) : The meeting has been hung over.
Stand by(to support) : He stood by me in my trouble.
Stand for(to represent) : “X” stands for ten.
Stand up(on the feet) : Stand up on the bench.
Stand up for(to defend) : He stands up for the distressed.
Take After(to resemble) : He takes after his mother.
Take away(to remove) : The flowers were taken away.
Take back(to withdraw) : Words cannot be taken back.
Take down(to write) : Take down the notes.
Take for(to consider/regard) : I took him for my friend.
Take off(to fly/remove) : The plane took off/Take off your shoes.
Take out(to lead) : A long procession was taken out.
Take over(to undertake) : The company was taken over by the Govt.
Take to(to be habituated) : She is taken to smoking.
Work at(engaged in) : He is working at his project.
Work for(to try for) : She works for a detective.
Work on(to continue/influence) : He worked on till late at night/His speech worked on the audience.
Work out(to solve/to practise) : She worked out the problem/Players work out regularly.
Send for(to call in) : Please send for a doctor.
Leave out(to exclude/omit) : The bad results have been left out from the report.
Tell upon(to affect) : Over work will tell upon your health.
All the Group verbs set above are mere assumptions. Learners are suggested to study as thoroughly as they can to avoid any controversy regarding the relevance of the verbs mentioned. This suggestion is constructed only with a view to assist the students to perform better in their upcoming Examinations and does not produce any claim to be set in the Madhyamik question paper (Eng. 2nd Language) 2013 in any way.
You can read also: