Phrasal verb nouns

 

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Many phrasal verbs can be used as nouns. Here's a list of some of them.

The blackout affected the capital and nearby towns along the island's north coast.
There has been a breakdown of communication.
I had a break-in in my office last December.
NASA is set to reveal a major breakthrough in its search for planets.
The breakup of the Spice Girls came as a big shock.
Gum disease begins as a build up of plaque along the gum line.
We had a bit of a bust-up.
Campaigners against the bypass have raised safety concerns about the route.
It's only a matter of time before someone makes a cock-up of things.
Activists are insisting there's been a cover-up.
He's been accused of human rights violations following a crackdown on the opposition.
There's been a significant drop-off in attendance.
dropout
falling-out
get-together
handout
Many parties on the left are in meltdown.
There must have been a mix-up with the paperwork.
outbreaks
passerby
pick-up
play-off
printout
runup
sell-out
shakeup
shootout
stand off
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Insecurity can be a real turn-off.
turnover
upbringing
walkout
warm-up
workout
write-off