50 common phrasal verbs

Using phrasal verbs (multi-word verbs) in your informal speech makes it sound more natural and more accomplished.

They are also common in written English and in some formal English.

Here are 50 of the most frequently used phrasal verbs, with lots of examples showing you how they’re used in everyday life.


Do you like learning phrasal verbs?

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