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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
¿Qué es un phrasal verb?
Un "phrasal verb" es un verbo seguido de una preposición o un adverbio. Su significado es diferente al significado normal de dicho verbo. Por ejemplo, "to give up" significa "abandonar, rendirse". El verbo "to give" usado solo significa "dar".

Si el "phrasal verb" va seguido de un objeto, es transitivo, como "to give up something" (dejar de hacer algo). Si no va seguido de un objeto, es intransitivo, como "to break down" (dejar de funcionar).

La dificultad para los estudiantes de inglés radica en que no pueden traducirse literalmente y deben aprenderse de memoria.

Lee las explicaciones y luego realiza el ejercicio.

  • get over something = become well again after an illness.
    She got over the flu in one week.
  • get over something = successfully deal with a problem.
    I don't know how we're going to get over this problem.
  • get something over = get over something = succeed in communicating something to other people.
    We must get this warning over to our employees.
  • get something over (with) = finish something difficult.
    I can't wait to get the interview over with.
  • give over = stop doing something that is annoying other people.
    Come on, give over complaining!
  • give something over to somebody = give responsibility for something to somebody.
    The organisation of the meeting was given over to the secretary.
  • hand something over = hand over something = give something to somebody with your hands.
    The captured thief was ordered to hand over his gun.
  • hand something over to somebody = hand over something to somebody = give somebody power over something that you used to be in charge of.
    When he retired, he handed the company over to his son.
  • pull over = drive to the side of the road and stop your car.
    When she noticed the police car behind her, she pulled over.
  • run somebody/something over = run over somebody/something = hit somebody/something with a vehicle and drive over them.
    She was run over by a bus outside the school.
  • run over something = explain or practise something quickly.
    Let me run over the main ideas again.
  • sleep over = sleep at somebody's house for a night.
    The children visited their grandmother and wanted to sleep over.
  • take something over = take over something = take control of something.
    His real intention was to take over the company.


Choose the right answer.

1. When her father resigned, she the business.

2. She finally the divorce.

3. The policeman signalled to him to .

4. Oh, no! You've the cat!

5. The president the speech before the press conference.

6. I tried to my point over but he didn't understand.

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