List of Phrasal Verbs with OUT
[Tweet “HAND OUT: distribute, give things to the members of a group”]
1. HAND OUT
distribute, give things to the members of a group
- Can you hand out the photocopies, please?
2. WORK OUT
do physical exercise
find the answer to something, understand
end well, develop successfully
- Do you think Batman works out every day?
- I couldn’t work out what his message meant.
- My first marriage just didn’t really work out. We were too young when we got married.
3. PASS OUT
lose consciousness, faint
- I don’t remember anything. I passed out when Spiderman landed on my balcony.
4. FILL OUT (or FILL IN)
complete a form
- To apply for this job, fill out this form and leave it with my secretary.
[Tweet “BREAK OUT: start suddenly”]
5. BREAK OUT
- While the koalas were having dinner peacefully, fire broke out on the other side of the lake.
6. EAT OUT
eat in a restaurant
- We never eat out. My husband says I’m the best cook in the world. I just think he’s a bit stingy.
GET OFF vs GET OUT OF
7. PICK OUT
choose from a group
- He was picked out from thousands of applicants to play Harry Potter.
8. MAKE OUT
manage to see or hear
kiss and touch
- It was too dark, I couldn’t make out who were in the room.
- Whoever they were, they must have been making out. I could hear kisses and moans.
[Tweet “CHECK OUT: pay your bills and leave or look at something interesting”]
9. CHECK OUT
pay your bills and leave
look at something interesting
- It was time to check out, but there was nobody at the reception.
- Check out my website, I’m sure you’ll love it!
10. FIND OUT
get some information, discover
- I don’t want anyone to find out that I am Superman.
11. GET OUT
leave a place
say something with difficulty
- You need to get out of the house more.
- I didn’t know what to say to Bruce Willis, but I managed to get out a few words.
12. STAND OUT
be easily seen, noticeable
- Why are you wearing a purple wig? Have you forgotten we’re in hiding? You’re not supposed to stand out from the crowd today.
[Tweet “GIVE OUT: come to an end, be used up or stop working”]
13. GIVE OUT
come to an end, be used up
- Yoda’s patience finally gave out and he started shouting.
- The engines gave out just as we were crossing the channel.
What is the meaning of GIVE OUT?
14. CUT SOMETHING OUT
leave something out, omit
stop doing or using something
- If I were you, I’d cut out the part about you and your best friend’s husband. What will your readers think of you?
- I was told to cut chocolate out of my diet. I’m not sure if I can do it though.
15. HANG OUT
spend a lot of time at a place
- My mates and I love hanging out at the mall after school.
16. FALL OUT
become loose and drop
- Mummy, my tooth has fallen out! When’s the tooth fairy going to give me my present?
[Tweet “COME OUT: be produced, published or say something publicly (no longer hide the fact that you’re homosexual)”]
17. COME OUT
be produced, published
say something publicly (no longer hide the fact that you’re homosexual)
- When is J.K. Rowling’s next book coming out?
- A lot of women were disappointed when George Michael came out.
18. BE OUT
not be at home or in the office
- Can I talk to the President, please?
- I’m afraid he’s out.
19. KEEP OUT
stay outside, not enter
- The sign says ‘Danger! Keep out!’.