English Phrasal Verbs – out part 1

If you ‘ask someone out’, you invite them out on a date (with the hope of romance between you.)

  • I want to ask her out but I am too shy.
  • He asked me out on Friday but I told him I had to wash my hair.

If you ‘cut something out’, you no longer do it/ eat it etc.

  • My doctor told me to cut out dairy products.
  • I cut out going to the gym because I did not have the time and now I am fat.

If you ‘eat out’, you go to a restaurant.

  • He never cooks and always eats out or has a takeaway.
  • For my birthday, I would like to eat out somewhere nice.

If you ‘jump out’, you come out quickly and suddenly.

  • I was walking quietly down the street when this young man jumped out in front of me.
  • Stop the car at the corner and I will jump out.

If you ‘keep someone out’, you prevent them from entering.

  • There is extra security today to keep the protestors out.
  • Please keep out of my office. I need some peace and quiet.

If you ‘leave something out’, you do not mention it.

  • Did you leave anything out or is that the whole story?
  • It is just a summary. I left out a lot of the details.

If something ‘slips out’, it escapes quickly and quietly.

  • I have slipped out of the meeting for a few minutes but I must get back.
  • I did not intend to tell him. It just slipped out.

If you ‘squeeze something out ‘ , you get it out using force or pressure.

  • I can never squeeze out that last bit of toothpaste from the tube.
  • I managed to squeeze out of her that the job was offered to Alain.

If you ‘stay out’, you do not come home.

  • I stayed out all night and I feel terrible.
  • We stayed out celebrating until the early hours.

If you ‘walk out’ , you leave as a sign of protest.

  • When we heard their derisory offer, we walked out of the meeting.
  • This presentation is dreadful. I have a good mind to walk out.

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9 thoughts on “English Phrasal Verbs – out part 1”

  1. Hi Parson,
    Thank you for your tips. I enjoy your English exercises. Keep it up! Best Regards from me in Lubango /Angola

  2. This is a useful way to learn them, because the preposition tells you a lot of tracks.
    Thanks a million!!!

  3. thank u so much sir, ur exercises are very useful thanks again for ur effort, keep up ur gud work God bless u

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