LS Refresher 45: Phrasal Verbs Using “Fall and Put”

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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.

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  • 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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