Phrasal Verbs related to the Family

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Here you will learn useful phrasal verbs related to the family.

To look up to someone, to take after someone, to get round someone meaning and more.

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Phrasal Verbs related to the Family

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Hi there, this is Harry and welcome to the podcasts where I try to help you understand English a little better so you can be so you’re able to talk, communicate, and make that communication effective with native and non native speakers. So, we all do this with the help of some podcasts and today’s podcast, hopefully is no exception.

We’re going to look at phrasal verbs related to the family. Useful English epxressions that you need to know about parents and children. So let’s start.

Phrasal Verbs related to the Family

1️⃣ TO GET ROUND SOMEONE

Meaning: to persuade someone to let you do or have something, usually do this by using flattery

For example:

You want to borrow the family car and you try get round your father by telling him that he’s great, he’s wonderful, he’s the best father in the world.

Sarah tried to get round her mother to allow her to go to the disco.

2️⃣ TO TAKE AFTER SOMEONE

Meaning: to resemble a member of your family, both in appearance and character or just an appearance or just in your character

For example:

When children are born, we immediately want to try and identify which member of the family they most take after.

You took after your father. = You’re just like your father.

You took after your mother. = You look like your mother.

You took after your grandmother. = You resemble your grandmother.

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Phrasal Verbs related to the Family

3️⃣ TO TELL SOMEONE OFF (for doing something)

Meaning: to reprimand, usually a child, to speak to them severely because they have done something that they shouldn’t have done

For example:

Peter played football in the house and damaged the front window. Mum was very cross and told him off for doing that.

4️⃣ TO LOOK UP TO SOMEONE

Meaning: to respect and admire someone, to have a very good opinion of them, to listen to what they say or to seek them out to get their opinion on what we should do, perhaps in our career

For example:

Paul has always looked up to his grandfather as an idol who had overcome so much hardship in his life.

Phrasal Verbs related to the Family

5️⃣ TO BRING SOMEONE UP

Meaning: to raise a child, to look after that child until they are an adult, and where they can look after themselves, and to try and instil in them some particular beliefs, attitudes, and approaches to life to make them a better person.

For example:

Our parents brought us up to have good manners.

6️⃣ TO GET OUT OF DOING STH

Meaning: to avoid having to do something

For example:

At the beginning of the year, a lot of kids tried to get out of doing their homework.  

7️⃣ TO GET THROUGH TO SOMEONE

Meaning: to make someone understand or to succeed in making someone understand exactly what you mean

For example:

We try to tell our children what they should do, but sometimes we just can’t get through to them.

I just can’t get through to that child. = I have a problem trying to get the child to understand exactly what I want.

We often use it in the negative:

I just can’t get through to him.

I wish I could get through to him. = I wish I could make him understand.

Phrasal Verbs related to the Family

8️⃣ TO GROW UP

Meaning: to become more adult and hopefully more mature

For example:

I wish he would grow up and be more responsible. 

9️⃣ TO GET AWAY WITH SOMETHING

Meaning: to escape being punished for something that you did

For example:

I came in late last but thankfully everyone was asleep I think I got away with it.

1️⃣0️⃣ TO LOOK BACK ON SOMETHING

Meaning: to reflect on how our life was and how things turned out, to think about something that happened in the past 

For example:

People often look back on their school days as being the happiest days of their lives.

So there are our phrasal verbs related to family. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed that. And as always, if you wish to contact me, I’m always happy to get your feedback.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Juan

    to cajole = to get round to someone? Thank you very mauch.

    1. Harry

      Correct, these are synonyms

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