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Phrasal Verbs Part 10

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: Back, Bank
  • Today’s phrasal verbs: Back away, back out, bank on

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 10 – Back

Back away

Meaning: to move backward away from something or someone

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 10

Memory Tip: This means they went backward, away from the spot.
And, for short, backed away

Usage: They backed away from the accident spot when the police asked.

 

Back out

Meaning: to decide not to do something that you had said you would do

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy Capsule 10

Memory Tip: ‘Out’ sounds like leaving something you
were already in, a part of

Usage: They backed out of the deal.

 

Back down

Meaning: to admit that you were wrong or that you have been defeated

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 10

Memory Tip: Back down sounds similar to sit down; In ancient times,
people sit down and bow to admit defeat

Usage: He showed wisdom by backing down.

 

 

Bank on

Meaning: To base your hopes on something/someone

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy Capsule 10

Memory Tip: Bank on sounds similar to “bank loan” –
a hope for people in financial difficulty
Bank se loan ke liye apply kiya hai, time par paise de denge

Usage: I’m banking on you with this project.


Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 10 – 
Exercise

 

Match the following
  1. Back out
  2. Back down
  3. Back away
  • retreat (an act of moving back)
  • withdraw one’s position in an argument
  • fail to keep a promise

Here are the answers!

  1. Back out
  2. Back down
  3. Back away
  • fail to keep a promise
  • withdraw one’s position in an argument
  • retreat (an act of moving back)

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