Phrasal Verbs With Meaning, Examples and Quiz

1. Ask After: Ask about the welfare, inquire after
Example: I met your uncle and he asked after you.

2. Ask for: Request for
Example: She never asks for anyone's help.

3. Bear upon: Be relevant to (something)
Example: Do you have any information bearing upon the result?



4. Bear out: Support the argument
Example: His classmates will bear out his statement.

5. Bear with: To show patience, co-operate
Example: If you just bear with them for a few more minutes, you’ll have all the paperwork finished.

6. Blow out: Extinguish
Example: The candle blew out because of the wind.

7. Blow over: Come to an end.
Example: Don't worry, the problem will blow over.

8. Blow up: Explode.
Example: Terrorists had the plan to blow up the bridge.

9. Break down: Emotional collapse, stop functioning
Example: She broke down while talking to him.

10. Break into: Enter by force
Example: The robbers broke into his house last night.

11. Break off: Unsuccessfully come to an end.
Example: The talks between India and Pakistan broke off.

12. Break out: Spread (war, epidemic, fire, riots)
Example: The fire must have broken out during the night.

13. Break through: Discover a secret, Major achievement
Example: There is no hope of break through in the murder case.

14. Break up: Terminate meeting, school or session.
Example: The talks didn’t break up until midnight.

15. Break up with: Quarrel, End relationship.
Example: He has just broken up with his girlfriend.

Exercise

1. I met Sania and she ……… you.
A. Asked after
B. Asked for
C. Asked about
D. Asked before


2. He ………a book of Mathematics.
A. Asked after
B. Asked for
C. Asked about
D. Asked before


3. Your suggestions have no ………the problem.
A. Bearing out
B. Bearing upon
C. Bearing with
D. Bearing in


4. My colleagues will ………my suggestion.
A. Bear out
B. Bear upon
C. Bear with
D. Bear in


5. In a view of the heavy losses suffered by the organisation, the workers were requested to……….
A. Bear out
B. Bear upon
C. Bear with
D. Bear in


6. He will ………all the candles on his birthday cake.
A. Blow up
B. Blow out
C. Blow over
D. Blow with


7. We all hope the major scandal will soon……….
A. Blow up
B. Blow out
C. Blow over
D. Blow with


8. Terrorists had threatened to ……… the embassy.
A. Blow up
B. Blow out
C. Blow over
D. Blow with


9. The car ……… just in front of the building.
A. Broke into
B. Broke down
C. Broke out
D. Broke off


10. He told me that some thieves ………his uncle's house.
A. Broke into
B. Broke down
C. Broke out
D. Broke off


11. The nuclear deal between the two nations ………yesterday.
A. Broke into
B. Broke down
C. Broke out
D. Broke off


12. They got married a month before the war ……….
A. Broke into
B. Broke down
C. Broke out
D. Broke off


13. His invention is a major ………in the field of medicine.
A. Break into
B. Break down
C. Break out
D. Break through


14. The college will ……… next week for summer vacation.
A. Break into
B. Break up
C. Break out
D. Break off


15. The two friends …… each other.
A. Broke up with
B. Broke down
C. Broke out
D. Broke off
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