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: Bear
- Today’s phrasal verbs: Bear away, bear down, bear out, bear up, bear with
Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 5 – Bear
Roger: Hi, Kevin! What’s up?
Kevin: Roger! You have come at the right time. Please help me with this exercise.
Roger: What is it?
Kevin: Phrasal verbs with ‘bear’; here you go.
|Fill up the blanks using the prepositions given in the brackets.(away, with, out, down, up, in, on)
Roger: Suppose, you are moving through a forest area. Suddenly, a bear appears in front of you! You have a fight with him and defeat him. The bear falls down! The bear is down when you bear down on it!
Kevin: Ha! ‘Bear down’ means to ‘overcome’!
Roger: Yes, ‘bear down’ basically means to use all your effort to do something. Just like you focused your effort on defeating the bear and you overcame it. It also means to overthrow, push, press etc.
Roger: Next, bear out. Confirmed news, the bear is out!! When a bear escapes from a sanctuary to a town, the authority, first of all, confirms if the bear has really escaped. A sanctuary is so big and we cannot just say, ‘it escaped’. We need to confirm. So, ‘bear out’ means to confirm. You can remember it like this: Confirmed news, the bear is out!
Roger: You know Kevin, when you’re with a bear, you must remain calm and patient. Or else, you may provoke it. That’s our next trick: bear with means to have patience! Remain calm and patient when you’re with a bear!
Roger: Ratna bore _____ many prizes. What do you think she has done?
Kevin: Of course, she won many prizes.
Roger: If you are a beekeeper, you must keep bears away from your farm. That’s your task and if you keep the bear away, you win!
Roger: If you climb up a tree to escape from a bear, you have to be optimistic that it will go to another place and you can climb down safely. All you have to do is remain calm in the middle of all the stress.
Bear up means to remain cheerful in the face of adversity or optimistic or positive. Climb up the tree and be positive that the bear will go away!
Here are the answers!!!
- Ratna bore away many prizes at the Youth Festival.
- You must bear down this time to clear this project.
- He gave testimony bearing out the claim of the victim.
- A religious hope bears up a man in his trials.
- A strong man bears with sufferings.
We hope you find Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 5, helpful.