Los phrasal verbs son estructuras verbales compuestas por dos partículas: verbo + adjetivo, adverbio o preposición que sirven para definir acciones o estados específicos.
Son tantos y tan parecidos, que es normal confundirlos o no acordarse de algunos, ¡pero no te preocupes! Aquí tienes la lista de los 60 phrasal verbs más importantes para B2 que debes manejar. Todo es ponerse y practicar.
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El listado de los 60 phrasal verbs imprescindibles para el B2
|Ask someone out
|Invite on a date
|James asked Sarah out to dinner
|Back someone up
|My husband backed me up over my decision to change job.
|The man broke down when he was told his son had had a car accident.
|End a relationship
|I broke up with my girlfriend before I moved abroad.
|The criminal broke out of jail when the guard wasn’t looking.
|Bring someone down
|This music is breaking me down.
|Bring something up
|Start talking about a topic
|My father walks out the room when my mum brings up fashion.
|Call something off
|They called the match off because of the weather
|Get to the same point as someone else.
|You have to run faster if you want to catch up with the rest.
|Check someone out
|The company checks out all new employees.
|Clean something up
|Clean up your bedroom before you go out
|Come across something
|I came across these photos when I was tidying up.
|Count on somebody
|I count on you to look after the baby while I’m out.
|Cut back on something
|My doctor wants me to cut back on fast food.
|Cut something off
|The phone company cut off our phone because we didn’t pay the bill.
|Drop in / by / over
|Come without an appointment
|I might drop over for tea sometimes this week
|Drop someone off
|Take someone or something somewhere and leave them / it there
|I have to drop my brother off at work before I come here.
|Eventually reach /do / decide
|We emded up renting a flat instead of going to a hotel.
|Break into pieces
|My new skirt fell apart in the washing machine.
|Understand, find the answer
|I need to figure out how to fit the piano and the table in this room.
|Fill something in
|To fill infomation in blanks
|Please fill in the form with your information
|Go on vacation
|I worked so hard this October I need to get away for a week at Christmas.
|Get back at someone
|My sister got back at me for stealing her bag. She borrowed a dress without permission
|Meet for social reasons
|Let’s get together for a drink.
|Give something away
|Give something to someone for free
|The library was given away old books on Monday.
|Give something up
|Quit a habit
|I’m giving up smoking this year.
|We are going against the best basketball team this weekend.
|Please go over your answers before you submit your test
|Stop being friends over time
|My best friend and I grew apart after primary school
|Hand something in
|I will hand in my essay by Wednesday
|Hand something out
|Distribute to a group of people
|I will hand out my birthday invitations at the door
|Wait for a minute
|Hang on while I grab my coat
|Hold something back
|Claire held back her tears at her grandma’s funeral.
|Keep something from someone
|We kept our relationship from our parents for 1 year.
|Let someone down
|Fail to suport or help
|You need to be on time. Don’t let me down!
|Look down on somebody
|His classmates looked down on him because he hit a classmate.
|We are looking into the price of a smartphone today
|Be careful , take notice
|Look out! That car is going to hit you
|Look something over
|Can you look over my article for spelling mistakes?
|Look up to someone
|Admire , have a lot of respect
|I have always look up to my grandfather.
|Make something up
|Lie about something, invent
|Nick made up a story for his delay.
|Mix something up
|Confuse two or more things
|I mix up the students’ names in class.
|My grandpa passed away last summer.
|An old lady passed out during the meeting.
|Pick something out
|I picked out two pairs of trousers to try on.
|Put something off
|We are putting off our trip cause of the weather.
|Put something out
|The neighbours put the fire out before it was too late.
|Run into someone
|I ran into an old friend from school
|Run out of something
|Have no left
|I ran out of milk and had to go to the shop last night.
|Act extra special for people watching ( usuall boastfully)
|He always shows off on his motorbike.
|Take someone out
|Pay for someone to go somewhere with you
|My best friend took me out for dinner.
|Tear something up
|Rip into pieces
|I tore up my friend’s letter after our argument.
|Think something over
|I have to think it over before my final decision.
|Throw something away
|I threw old clothes away to buy new ones.
|Turn something down
|I turned his offer down because I didn’t want to change job.
|Our dog turned up after a few days he had been lost.
|Try something out
|I’m going to try out this new brand of shampoo.
|Use something up
|Finish the supply
|We used all the toothpaste up so we need to buy.
|I work out at the gym twice a week
|Work something out
|Make a calculation
|Can you work out the total cost of the holidays?
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