Phrasal Verbs Part 4

What is a phrasal verb?

A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb alone.

  • Today’s verb: Put
  • Today’s phrasal verbs: Put down, put away, put forth, put off, put on, put out.

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 4 – Put

Put Down

Meaning: Make a humiliating remark, to suppress.

Put = to bring
Down = to a lower position

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Memory tip: Negative remarks cause a drop in your energy levels.

Usage: The government was successful in putting down the rebellion.

 

Put Away

Meaning: 1. Abandon/discard.
2. To place something in its designated place.

Put = to place
Away = at a distance

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Memory tip: When you abandon/discard something, you put it away from yourself. How far away you put it, depends on you.

Usage: 1. He put away his old books.
2. Please put away the vegetables and clear the kitchen counter.

 

Put Forth

Meaning: To suggest, present.

Get = to place
Forth = forward

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Memory tip: When you come forward, you are seen; when you put forward (forth), what you place is seen.

Usage: He put forth his proposal in the meeting.

 

Put On

Meaning: To wear.

Put = to place
On = in a position over & in contact with.

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Memory Tip: To place the dress over and in contact with the body = wear!

Usage: She put her white dress on for the party.

 

Put Off

Meaning: 1. To postpone.
2. To spoil someone’s mood, to discourage someone from doing something.

Put = to place
Off = away

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Memory Tip: 1. To keep an event/task away, and hence delay it!
2. When something spoils your mood, the switch to your happiness gets switched off.

Usage: 1. He put off the meeting.

2.The food was fine, but the bad smell in the restuarant really put me off.

 

Put Out

Meaning: To extinguish.

Put = to place
Out = outside

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Memory tip: Generally when we work, we first sit down.

Usage: Let’s get down to work.

We hope you find Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 4, helpful.

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