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.

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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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