Talk About Your Friends With These Phrasal Verbs!

Level: Intermediate    Reading Time: 7 minutes    Category: Phrasal Verbs

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Phrasal verbs are a great way to improve your English communication skills. They will help you sound more natural and you will be able to understand native speakers more easily. In this lesson you will learn 5 phrasal verbs that you can use to talk about your friends!

Run into…

Definition: to meet someone by chance.  [Inseparable / transitive]

You didn’t plan to see this person, but it was just some kind of happy accident. It’s nice when things work out this way. Some people also say “bump into” which means the same thing.

Here are some examples:

  • I ran into Liam last week in the Park
  • I always seem to bump into my students at the mall
  • You’ll never guess who I ran into on the train!

 

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Hear from (someone):

Definition: someone contacts you, by phone, email, text message or something similar. [Inseparable / transitive]

It’s always nice to hear from your mates. Especially if you haven’t seen them for a while. How often do you hear from your friends?

This is how you can use this idiom:

  • I heard from Phil the other day. He said he has been really busy recently.
  • I haven’t heard from him for a while. I wonder what he is up to these days.
  • Have you heard anything from Joanne recently?

 

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Get on with…

Definition: to have a good relationship with someone [Inseparable / transitive]

This is the kind of friendship that everyone is looking for. When you find them, they are the person that you get on with the best! 

Check out these examples:

  • I really get on with Rob. We have been mates for years. 
  • Me and Steve have never really got on. Maybe we are just too different?
  • Rik is the kind of person who can get on with everyone. 

 

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Hang out…

Definition: To spend time with someone. [Inseparable/intransitive]

Sometimes, you just want to spend time with your friends. You don’t need to even do anything, just to be together is enough, right?

Here are some examples:

  • I’m going to hang out with my friends next weekend.
  • We don’t have any plans, just probably hang out at his house and play some games.
  • Nice to meet you today! Let’s hang out sometime.

 

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Let down…

Definition: To disappoint someone by not doing what they wanted or expected you to do. [Separable / transitive]

You know that feeling when someone cancels on you at the last minute? That is what this phrasal verb is for!

Here are some examples:

  • Sorry to let you down, but I gotta work overtime so I can’t come to the concert tonight.
  • Mike said he is not coming! He always lets us down at the last minute!
  • He never lets me down! That’s why he is my best mate!

 

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