Build your own lists of phrasal verbs.

When checking out the results, focus on the collocations, both subjects and objects, and pay attention to other words surrounding the phrasal verb. That way, you can make sure you know how to use phrasal verbs properly and in the right contexts.

Phrasal Verb Builder

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Examples: give up, take off, wear out

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Collocation Builder

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Examples: price, cost, debts, fears


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Verb + any word Builder

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You can use this option to restrict your list to a particular verb tense by entering, for example, the past tense of the verb without the prepositon in the second search box.


The Phrasal Verb Demon Corpus

Example sentences are taken from the Phrasal Verb Demon Corpus. It's a manually curated selection currently standing at around 20k example sentences. They've been taken from many different sources, mostly online. They cover both spoken and written language and show you how phrasal verbs are used in context.