In this English Grammar Lesson you will learn how to use phrasal verbs to describe your day. A phrasal verb is a combination of words (a verb + a preposition or verb + adverb) that when used together, usually take on a different meaning to that of the original verb.
When we use phrasal verbs, we use them like normal verbs in a sentence
The following phrasal verbs can be used to describe your day :
Perk up –
Meaning : to wake up or become alert
Ex: I always start my day with a strong cup of coffee at 6am which helps me to perk up .
Look through –
Meaning :To scan or go over
Ex : I look through the newspaper headlines and then get ready
Dash off –
Meaning : Rush to some place
Ex : I dash off to work at eight am sharp.
Come up with –
Meaning : To work on or prepare
Ex : I came up with a quick presentation for the upcoming meeting
Heat up –
Meaning : To warm up
Ex : I heat up my lunch at 1 pm during lunch break .
Flesh out –
Meaning :To ideate and describe in detail
Ex: I flesh out ideas for a new project after lunch break .
Wrap up –
Meaning :To wind up or finish
Ex: I wind up work by about five pm and head home .
Stock up –
Meaning :To buy in bulk or large quantity
Ex : I stock up on groceries for the week on my way home .
Warm up –
Meaning :To stretch and prepare the body for work out
Ex: I do a light warm up and then go for a short jog in the evening .
Meet up –
Meaning :To meet with or catch up
Ex : I meet up with a few friends after dinner.
Doze off –
Meaning :To go to sleep
Ex: At night I read a bit and doze off .