Phrasal verb: grow apart

  1. grow apart
    Meaning: to stop being friends over time
    Example: My best friend and I grew apart after she moved away.

    Studies have shown that couples’ personalities converge over time to make partners more and more similar.  So, it’s easier to grow together than to grow apart!


Phrasal verb: give away

  1. give something away
    Transitive, Separable
    Meaning: ruin a secret
    Example: I accidentally gave the surprise party away by leaving my car parked outside my friend’s house.

    Meaning 2: give something to someone for free (Transitive or Intransitive)
    Example: I’m moving, so there are some things that I want to give away.

Phrasal verb: get back

  1. get back
    Meaning: return
    Example: She got back from France yesterday.  I hope she brought me some cheese!

    get something back
    Transitive, Separable
    Meaning: receive something you had before
    Example: She finally got her jacket back from her friend who borrowed it last month.

    get back at someone
    Transitive, Inseparable
    Meaning: retaliate, take revenge
    Example: My sister got back at me for borrowing her shoes without asking.  She stole my favorite shirt.

Phrasal Verb: fill in

  1. fill something in / something out
    Transitive, Separable
    Meaning: to write information in blanks
    Example: Please fill in/out the form with a pen.

       fill someone in
       Transitive, Inseparable
           Meaning: to update someone with the latest information
           Example: Can you fill me in about what we discussed in the meeting?

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