by Liz Walter
Phrasal verbs are often difficult to learn because they tend to be formed from fairly common verbs and particles. To make matters worse, many of them have more than one meaning, and some have many, many meanings – pick up has 24 senses in the Cambridge Phrasal Verbs Dictionary!
Look at these sentences with go out, for example:
Did you go out last night? (leave your home for a social activity)
The fire’s gone out. (stopped burning)
The tide will go out at around 6 today. (go away from the shore) Continue reading “Phrasal verbs with more than one meaning”