Phrasal Verbs - Types
A phrase (as take off or put off) that combines a verb with a preposition or adverb or both and that functions as a verb whose meaning is different from the combined meanings of the individual words.

1.Blow up: explode
   The racing car blew up after it crashed into the fence.

2.Break down: stop functioning (vehicle, machine)
   Our car broke down at the side of the highway in the snowstorm.

3.Break down; get upset
   The woman broke down when the police told her that her son had died.

4.Call off: cancel something that has been scheduled.
   The party called off the strike.

Summary

A phrase (as take off or put off) that combines a verb with a preposition or adverb or both and that functions as a verb whose meaning is different from the combined meanings of the individual words.

1.Blow up: explode
   The racing car blew up after it crashed into the fence.

2.Break down: stop functioning (vehicle, machine)
   Our car broke down at the side of the highway in the snowstorm.

3.Break down; get upset
   The woman broke down when the police told her that her son had died.

4.Call off: cancel something that has been scheduled.
   The party called off the strike.

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