Phrasal verbs are phrases that indicate actions.
Phrasal verbs consist of a main verb plus either an adverb or a preposition. Phrasal verbs provide the action in a sentence. However, by combining a verb with an adverb or a preposition, the combination of words makes the verb phrase take the meaning of its own.
1. look for search/seek
Sentence: He is looking for his keys.
2. look up to have a great deal of respect for a person
Sentence: His father is his model. He is the person he looks up to.
3. look forward to await eagerly/anticipate with pleasure
Sentence: She is looking forward to visiting Paris.
Phrasal verbs from the lesson "Seventeen Oranges" are:
|Hidden away||To put something in a place where no one can find it.|
|Laughed at||To behave in a way that shows you are not worried or frightened.|
|Look at||To examine something closely.|
|Gave up||To stop trying and admit defeat.|
|Went through||To search something very carefully.|
|Finish off||To destroy something.|
|Figure out||To think about somebody/something until you understand them/it.|
|Fond of||To like something.|
|Lock up||To put there and fasten the lock.|
|Bring up||To take care.|