Home / English Tricks / Phrasal Verbs Part 4

Phrasal Verbs Part 4

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: Put
  • Today’s phrasal verbs: Put down, put away, put forth, put off, put on, put out.

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 4 – Put

Put Down

Meaning: Make a humiliating remark, to suppress.

Put = to bring
Down = to a lower position

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy Capsule 4 - Put Down

Memory tip: Negative remarks cause a drop in your energy levels.

Usage: The government was successful in putting down the rebellion.


Put Away

Meaning: 1. Abandon/discard.
2. To place something in its designated place.

Put = to place
Away = at a distance

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy Capsule 4 - Put Away.gif

Memory tip: When you abandon/discard something, you put it away from yourself. How far away you put it, depends on you.

Usage: 1. He put away his old books.
2. Please put away the vegetables and clear the kitchen counter.


Put Forth

Meaning: To suggest, present.

Get = to place
Forth = forward

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy Capsule 4 - Put Forth

Memory tip: When you come forward, you are seen; when you put forward (forth), what you place is seen.

Usage: He put forth his proposal in the meeting.


Put On

Meaning: To wear.

Put = to place
On = in a position over & in contact with.

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy Capsule 4 - Put On

Memory Tip: To place the dress over and in contact with the body = wear!

Usage: She put her white dress on for the party.


Put Off

Meaning: 1. To postpone.
2. To spoil someone’s mood, to discourage someone from doing something.

Put = to place
Off = away

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy Capsule 4

Memory Tip: 1. To keep an event/task away, and hence delay it!
2. When something spoils your mood, the switch to your happiness gets switched off.

Usage: 1. He put off the meeting.

2.The food was fine, but the bad smell in the restuarant really put me off.


Put Out

Meaning: To extinguish.

Put = to place
Out = outside

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy Capsule 4

Memory tip: Generally when we work, we first sit down.

Usage: Let’s get down to work.

We hope you find Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 4, helpful.

Facebook Comments

About GovernmentAdda

We provide all Govt Jobs Like Banking, SSC, FCI,UPSC, Railways and all other important government exams Study Materials,Tricks,Quizes,Notifications,Videos etc.

Check Also

Statement and Argument Tricks & Tips

Statement and Argument Tricks & Tips Get English,Quant & Reasoning Tricks Book –    In exams, …