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Dennis Oliver's Phrasal Verbs: P
pan out (no object): succeed; happen as expected (for
plans). (Note: almost always negative when in statements.)
"I'll be here next week after all. My trip to Chicago
didn't pan out."
pass away (no object): die.
"I was very sorry to hear that your grandfather
pass out (1. no object): faint; lose consciousness.
"When Ella heard that she'd won a million dollars, she
was so shocked that she passed out."
pass out (2. separable): distribute.
"Everyone in the room needs one of these information
sheets. Who will help me pass them out?"
pick out (separable): choose; select.
"Billy's grandmother especially liked her birthday
card because Billy had picked it out himself."
pick up (1. separable): lift; take up.
"Those books don't belong on the floor. Will you help
me pick them up?"
pick up (2. separable): arrange to meet someone and give
her/him a ride.
"Of course we can go there together. What time should
I pick you up?"
pick up (3. separable): get; buy.
"The children just drank the last of the milk. Could
you pick some more up on your way home this evening?"
pick up (4. separable): refresh; revitalize.
"He was feeling a little tired, so he drank a glass of
orange juice. It picked him up enough to finish his
pick on (inseparable): bully; intentionally try to make
"You should be ashamed of teasing your little brother,
Bob! Pick on someone your own size!"
pitch in (no object): help; join together to accomplish
"We'll be finished soon if everyone pitches
pull over (no object): drive a vehicle to the side of the
"When the policeman indicated that I should pull
over, I knew he was going to give me a ticket."
put away (separable): return something to the proper place.
"I just took these clothes out of the dryer. Will you
help me put them away?"
put off (1. separable): postpone; delay; avoid
"I can't put this work off any longer.
If I don't do it soon, it'll be impossible to finish it in time."
"When will Mr. Smith agree to a meeting? I keep asking for an
appointment, but he keeps putting me off."
put on (1. separable): begin to wear; don.
"It's a little bit chilly outside. You'd better
put a sweater on."
put on (2. separable): try to make someone believe
something that is ridiculous or untrue.
"Don't believe a word of what Jim was saying. He was
just putting us on."
put (someone) out (separable): inconvenience
"I hate to put you out, but I need a
ride to the train station and hope you can take me."
put up (1. separable): return something to the proper
"Your toys are all over the floor, Timmy. Please
put them up."
put up (2. separable): provide someone with a place to
"There's no need for you to check into a hotel. I'll
be happy to put you up."
put up with (inseparable): tolerate.
"It's really important to come to work on time. The
boss won't put up with tardiness."
put back (separable): return something to the proper place.
"I've finished with these books. Do you want me to
put them back on the shelves?"