Phrasal verbs – Part 8
Phrasal verb meaning example sentence
run into someone/something: meet unexpectedly: I ran into an old school-friend at the mall.
run over someone/something: drive a vehicle over a person or thing: I accidentally ran over your bicycle in the driveway.
run over/through something: rehearse, review: Let’s run over/through these lines one more time before the show.
run away: leave unexpectedly, escape: The child ran away from home and has been missing for three days.
run out: have none left: We ran out of shampoo so I had to wash my hair with soap.
send something back: return (usually by mail): My letter got sent back to me because I used the wrong stamp.
set something up: arrange, organize: Our boss set a meeting up with the president of the company.
set someone up: trick, trap: The police set up the car thief by using a hidden camera.
shop around: compare prices: I want to shop around a little before I decide on these boots.
show off: act extra special for people watching (usually boastfully): He always shows off on his skateboard
sleep over: stay somewhere for the night (informal): You should sleep over tonight if the weather is too bad to drive home.
sort something out: organize, resolve a problem: We need to sort the bills out before the first of the month.
stick to something: continue doing something, limit yourself to one particular thing: You will lose weight if you stick to the diet.
switch something off: stop the energy flow, turn off: The light’s too bright. Could you switch it off.
switch something on: start the energy flow, turn on: We heard the news as soon as we switched on the car radio.