15 Most Common Phrasal Verbs, Meaning and Example Sentences

15 Most Common Phrasal Verbs, Meaning  and Example Sentences

Take up To begin a new hobby I’m not very good at basketball. I only took it up recently.
Get around To travel to different places I will get around from town to town.
Go along To continue to happen or to develop He is under the radar but he is going along well.
Back out Withdraw from 
something one has 
agreed to do
He backed out of the agreement.
Wipe out To destroy 



People worry that climate change will wipe out coffee crops in certain countries.
Use up Finish a supply of 
I’ve used up all my holiday entitlement.
Set aside To reserve 

something for a particular aim

John set aside some money fo his kid’s future.
Get up Stop sleeping and leave bed  I first thing I do when I get up is go to the toilet.

Wake up Stop sleeping, or 

make someone stop 

They often wake

up at 7. am.

Ask after To ask for information

about someone

Tell your mother I was asking after her.
Come across Discover by 


came across a car I’d never seen before.
Let on Make clear, evince You don’t want to let on how rich you really are.
Keep in Not allow 

Someone out.

Children were kept in after school.
Hold on To wait particularly 

on the phone

They’ll hold on another minute, then They’ll have to go.
Break into Interrupt  Samuel break into the conversation and told us.