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.