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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Phrasal Verbs with Verbs Starting With D

Phrasal Vebs Starting With  "D"


drop off

decline gradually

The hill dropped off near the river.

drop off(2)

fall asleep

While doing his homework, he dropped off.

drop off(3)

stop and give something to someone

Would you drop this off at the post office?

drop out

cease to participate

After two laps, the runner dropped out.

die away

diminish in intensity and finally disappear

The sound of their laughter died away.

die down

diminish in intensity gradually

The flames finally died down.

do away with

 to stop doing or having something, make something end

He thinks it's time we did away with monarchy.

do without

To manage without

She can't do without a secretary.

drop in

drop by

drop round

drop in on sb

drop into sth


to pay an informal visit to a person or a place

1-  Drop by sometime.

2- I thought I'd drop in on you while I was passing.

3-Sorry we are late-we dropped into the pub on the way.


drop out(of something)

(a)- to no longer take part in or be part of sth.


(b)- to leave school ,college etc. without finishing your studies.

1- He has dropped out of active politics.

2- A word that has dropped out of language.

(b)- She started an engineering degree but dropped out after only a year

drop over



drive somebody away

 to make somebody not want to stay  or not want to go somewhere

1- Her constant nagging drove him away.

2-Terrorist threats are driving away tourists.

dress down



dress up



dress up



dress down



draw up



die off/out



disagree with




do  over

 1- to clean or decorate something again

2- to do something again

1- The paint-work  will need doing over soon.

2- She insisted that everything be done over.


Many verbs in English are followed by an adverb or a preposition (also called a particle), and these two-part verbs, also called phrasal verbs, are different from verbs with helpers. The particle that follows the verb changes the meaning of the phrasal verb in idiomatic ways:

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