6 Phrasal Verbs with “Ask”

ASK FOR – to request to see or speak to someone.
Bob asked for you while you were at work.

ASK AFTER SOMEBODY – ask about someone’s health.
Milly asked after your dad.

ASK AROUND – to ask different people in order to get information.
They asked around and eventually someone showed them the way.

ASK SOMEBODY IN – to invite somebody inside.
Sheila asked David in for a coffee.

ASK SOMEBODY OUT – invite somebody on a date.
I’d like to ask Jane out. What do you think?

ASK ABOUT – ask how somebody is doing.
Biology teacher asked about you the other day.


9 phrasal verbs with the verb “draw”

Here is a good opportunity to learn some phrasal verbs with the verb “draw”.

DRAW IN – days become shorter as autumn is coming.
Ex: It’s much colder and the days are drawing in.

DRAW ON/UPON SOMETHING – begin using a supply.
Ex: I spent all my money on vacation and now I have to draw on my savings.

DRAW OUT – lengthen.
Ex: The summer holiday drew out because we were bored.

DRAW OUT SOMEONE – to encourage someone to express his/her thoughts.
Ex: Paul drew out Julie to talk about her work.

DRAW SOMEONE INTO SOMETHING – to involve someone in an unpleasant situation.
Ex: It’s not fair to draw me into your arguments with our colleagues.

DRAW SOMETHING DOWN – pull something down.
Ex: Ronnie locked the door and pulled down the shutters.

DRAW SOMETHING OFF – to remove a small amount of liquid.
Ex: I had to draw some coffee off my cup because it was overflown.

DRAW UP SOMETHING – prepare formal documents.
Ex: The company lawyer drew up the contract.

DRAW YOURSELF UP – to stand up straight, usually in an attempt to look important.
Ex: I know you are tired, but please try to draw yourself up for the photo.

Meanings of the verb ‘ask’

Ask is a very common verb in English and as such it has several meanings:

  • To request an answer from someone:

She asked him a question.

They asked them about the new product.

  • To make a request:

She asked the doctor to examine her.

They asked the bank for a loan.

  • To seek information:

We asked local people for directions.

Amanda asked me about the film I watched.

  • To invite:

The Johnsons have asked us to the party.

She asked them in for a coffee.

  • To demand something:

They ask $20.000 for the house.

This job asks for a lot of patience.

  • ASK + question word (what, who, where, when, how, why):

Jane asked me where I spent the weekend.

The guests asked who made the dinner.

Travel Phrasal Verbs

It’s summer time and few of us aren’t going to hit the road in search for the best tourist destination where we could have proper rest and lots of fun. I hope this post will come handy as it looks at the phrasal verbs used to talk about things when travelling.
Go away – go on a trip
I’m going away next week. I’ve been working hard lately and I need some rest.
Set off – leave, start travelling.
We are setting off early in order to avoid heavy traffic.
Look forward to – to be excited and impatient about something that is going to happen.
I’m looking forward to my holiday next week! I’m dead tired.
Get in – arrive
What time do we get in Paris?
See off – to go to a place that someone is leaving from to tell them goodbye.
We saw the children off yesterday. They’ve gone camping.
Go back – return to the place you were before.
We are going back home in two days, but I wish we could stay longer.
Check in – to arrive at a hotel and get the key for your room.

We checked in at two in the morning because the plane was late.

Check out – to leave a hotel after paying for your room and returning the key.
We must check out before 11.
Look around – to visit a place and look at things there.
They spent all day looking around the town.
Drop someone off – to drive someone somewhere and leave them there, especially if it’s on your way.
Can you drop me off at the station on your way to work?
Pick up – collect
Can you pick me up from the airport tomorrow afternoon, please?
Take off – when a plane leaves the ground.
Would you please fasten your seatbelts, the plane is taking off.
Stop over – to stay somewhere for some time on the way to somewhere else.
On our way to Spain, we’ll stop over in Rome to see the sights.

Phrasal Verbs with ‘Go’

Here are several mostly used phrasal verbs starting with the verb ‘go’.

GO BY – pass.

She was sitting and watching the people go by.

GO BACK – return.

I’m going back in two weeks.

GO OFF – no longer fresh.

The strawberries have gone off.

GO DOWN – go to a lower position.

He went down on his knees and asked her to marry him.

GO THROUGH – accept officially.

We hope the new recycling law will go through.

GO OUT – go outdoors.

We’re going out for dinner.

GO ON – continue.

Show must go on.

GO FOR – choose.

I’ll go for the cheaper seat.

GO ALONG – support or agree.

Milly has accepted and Rob will probably go along with the idea.



Phrasal Verbs with ‘Take’

Here are ten most frequent phrasal verbs with ‘take’:

Take after – to look or behave similarly as somebody in your family.

I take after my grandma.

My daughter takes after her dad.

Take to – to start doing something regularly, develop a habit.

He took to drinking.

He was too weak, so he took to his bed all day.

Take away – to remove something, make it vanish.

After she sorted out the towels, she took them away.

The medicine took her headache away.

Take up – to develop an interest in something such as hobby or sport.

Simona took up playing the piano but she lost interest after some time.

I am not very good at basketball. I only took it up recently.

Take over – to assume control or responsibility of something.

 The aliens took over our planet.

A new manager took over after Mr. Bradley retired.

Take on – to employ someone.

We’ll take on some new staff this week. Would you send us your CV?

The hotel usually takes on more workers during the season.

Take off – when an airplane leaves airport.

The plain is taking off, would you please fasten your seat belts.

My stomach always reacts when an airplane takes off.

Take in – 1. to reduce something in size.

The tailor took in my trousers after I lost weight.

  1. to visit an interesting place.

We took in a trip around the island. It was marvelous.

Take down – to write down information.

The teacher told us to take down important things he was talking about.

The agent showed us some houses and we took down the details.

Take back – to bring something back to the shop because it is not suitable.

I’ll have to take this shirt back to the shop. It’s too big.

If the shoes don’t fit you, take them back to the shop.