What are Phrasal Verbs?

Phrasal verb is the name given to an English verb which is composed of two or three words. One verb is combined with a preposition (like on, in, under) or an adverb (like up, down, away). Sometimes a phrasal verb can have a meaning that is very different to the meaning of at least one of those two or three words separately. Some text books call these verbs multi-word verbs. Phrasal verbs are used more frequently in everyday speech than in formal, official writing or speaking.

Here are some examples:

To Talk Over
I hope my parents talk their relationship problems over before they get divorced.
To Yak On About
She just yakked on and on about her husband's new job.
To Get Up
What time did you get up this morning?
To See Off
Did you see your sister off at the train station?
To Drop Out
Yuri isn't on the team any more. He dropped out.