English Phrasal Verbs About Relationships

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Learn English phrasal verbs about relationships. Detailed explanations and plenty of examples will make it easier for you to remember and understand them.

We all like to be in a relationship, I think. And we all like to talk about them. If not our own, about other people’s relationships. ⁣ ⁣ Here are some phrasal verbs to help you talk about different situations in relationships.⁣

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Phrasal verbs about relationships

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Hi, there this is Harry and welcome back to my English learning podcast Speak Better English with Harry where I try to help you to understand and use the English language in a better way. In this particular podcast episode, we’re going to look at some more phrasal verbs. Yes, more phrasal verbs, you seem to love them a lot. So we’re going to look at the phrasal verbs about relationships.

So let’s look at number one:

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to fall for someone

Meaning: to get attracted to someone (usually physically), to be smitten by someone

Example:

He has fallen for that girl in the supermarket.

He was not her usual type, but she fell for him after dating for two months.

to take to someone/something

Meaning: to be attracted to somebody/something (not in a physical or emotional way), to like something or someone, to be good at something from a very early stage

Example:

I’ve taken to that neighbour quite well. He’s a nice guy and he’s nice to talk to.

I’ve really taken to Sarah, she’s quite a good worker, she really works diligently.

Jack has taken to swimming like a duck to water. 

to let someone down

Meaning: to disappoint someone by doing something they hadn’t expected, to not be there when they wanted; to not live up to someone’s expectations

Example:

This book didn’t let me down despite bad online reviews.

He missed three chances of scoring a goal and let the team down.

to grow apart

Meaning: to lose a close connection with someone, to gradually develop different interests and hobbies, to become less close to someone over a period of time

Example:

They grew apart and decided to take a rest from each other.

Over time, Emily and Daniel grew apart because they were too busy with their careers. 

Phrasal verbs about relationships

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to stand by someone

Meaning: to support someone (especially in difficulties), to be there for someone, to give someone some assistance

Example:

A parent will always stand by their child no matter what.

We expect that our friends will stand by us in times of trouble.

Phrasal verbs about relationships

to split up

Meaning: to become separated, to end a relationship

Example:

The famous pop singer and his wife have decided to split up after being together for two years.

After a few years, they grew apart and split up.

And of course then if you have an argument with your partner as we all do from time to time you need

to make up

Meaning: to become friends again, to reconcile

Example:

The couple made up after a particularly bad argument.

Kate realised her mistake and made up with her best friend.

After many long years without contact, the two brothers made up and forgot about their differences.

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So there are phrasal verbs about relationships:

  • to fall for someone
  • to take to someone/something
  • to stand by someone
  • to let someone down
  • to grow apart
  • to split up
  • to make up

Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed these phrasal verbs and you now know how to apply them and how to use them. If you want to contact me, you can do so on www.englishlessonviaskype.com I’m always happy to hear your comments. Join me again soon.

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More information

For more information on English grammar rules, English collocations and English idioms, check out the links below:

English verbs to describe READING

English idioms related to GOALS

Comparatives and Superlatives in English

Plenty of learning material is available on Learning English with the BBC website.

 

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