When talking to native speakers, you might come across idiomatic phrases consisting of a verb and an adverb or another verb. Such idiomatic phrases are called phrasal verbs. Here are some of them and their meanings.
- fall apart – break up, come apart, or disintegrate
- fall down – fall to the ground
- fall out -(of hair, teeth) become loose and unattached
- fall off – become smaller or lower
- put somebody down – insult, make somebody feel stupid
- put something out- extinguish
- put off – postpone
- put something together – assemble
- put somebody on – to try to persuade someone that something is true when it is not, usually as a joke
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