14 Phrasal Verbs Related To Communication

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Learn phrasal verbs related to communication.

14 advanced and proficiency (C1/C2) phrasal verbs that will help to take your English to another level. These phrasal verbs will also be useful to you if you are preparing for an English exam (FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS etc)

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C1 phrasal verbs related to communication

So what’s the lesson today? So today we’re going to talk about phrasal verbs. C1 phrasal verbs connected to communication.

So phrasal verbs related to communication. As always, I’m going to go through them one by one. So I’ll give them give you the list and I’m going to give you some examples of how you can use them and what they mean. So I’ve got 14 of them, I’ve counted them well.

to blurt out

Meaning: to say something that you weren’t supposed to say


Michael said something inappropriate at a meeting; he just blurted it out. And everybody started laughing.

to catch on

Meaning: to understand something


The kids picked up on it, they asked intelligent questions. They were quick to catch on.

We don’t have much time. So hopefully, I’ll continue and you’ll catch on to what I’m saying quite quickly.

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to come out

Meaning: to be introduced to the market


All of the car companies are now coming out with their own electric vehicle.

Meaning: to become common knowledge


That’s come out all wrong. I didn’t mean to say that. What I meant to say was…

to dry up 

Meaning: to stop talking because you forgot what you were supposed to say


My presentation is okay. I just hope I don’t dry up as soon as I get to the podium.

Meaning: stop talking, shut up


Would you just dry up! I’ve been listening to you for hours.

C1 phrasal verbs related to communication

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to get across

Meaning: to explain something


He was trying to get across to the people why they should vote for him in the next council elections.

to get (a)round

Meaning: to avoid or deal with something


This error message comes up when trying to enter it. How do we get around this problem?

Meaning: if news gets around, a lot of people hear it


It eventually got around that he was having an affair.

C1 phrasal verbs related to communication

to get through

Meaning: to make somebody understand something


How am I going to get through to the kids in the classroom, that they really have to work hard?

The exams are in two months’ time, start working a little bit harder. Am I getting through to you?

to let on

Meaning: to talk about something that is meant to be kept secret


It’s going to be a real surprise. Don’t let on to David that there’s a surprise party.

to pass on

Meaning: to give something to somebody


I’m going to pass the message on to John when he comes back from his lunch.

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to put across

Meaning: to explain some idea or belief 


I’d like to put across my ideas as to why eating meat or chicken is not something that we should do.

to shout down

Meaning: to make it very difficult to hear what somebody is saying


Members of the crowd tried to shout us down.

to speak out

Meaning: to talk about something that we really feel passionate about


We can’t keep it inside. We speak out, we let people know that we are worried about the environment.

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to talk over

Meaning: to discuss something with somebody


Let’s talk over what we’re going to do about dad. He’s been sick for a while, he needs some attention.

Meaning: to ignore the fact that someone is talking already


Please don’t talk over me when I’m trying to speak. If you keep talking over me, nobody’s going to hear my point.

to talk (a)round

Meaning: to try to get someone to change their opinion


Do you think you’re going to be able to talk Mike around to give us those extra couple of days of holidays in the end?

C1 phrasal verbs related to communication

Okay, so there’s that long, long lesson. So these are all phrasal verbs related to communication.

So let me give them to you one more time.

  • blurt out
  • catch on
  • come out
  • dry up
  • get across
  • get around
  • get through
  • let on
  • pass on
  • put across
  • shout down
  • speak out
  • talk over
  • talk around

Well, there are phrasal verbs related to communication. And communication is really really important. Try to to use a couple of these phrasal verbs, see how you get on.

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