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Phrasal Verb Definition Example
pan out be successful, turn out well The trip to Vegas didn't pan out.
pass away die After battling cancer for several years, he finally passed away at the age of 87.
pass * off + try to convince someone that something is real He tried to pass the fake watch off as a real Rolex.
pass * on + transmit Please pass this message on to your co-workers.
pass on + not accept (an invitation to eat or do something) Jennifer passed on the invitation to join us for dinner.
pass on die I am afraid Professor Johnson has passed on.
pass * out + distribute We need to pass out these flyers for the concert tomorrow.
pass out become unconscious He passed out because the room was too hot.
pass * up + not take advantage (of an opportunity) I can't believe she passed up the opportunity to study in Rome.
pay * back + repay If I loan you money, will you pay me back.
pay * off + complete payment on a debt It took me ten years to pay off my credit card debt.
pay * off + to bribe Don't try to pay the police officer off if you get pulled over for speeding.
pick on + to tease, bully She keeps picking on me! Make her stop.
pick * out + choose Diane picked out a lovely dress for the dance.
pick * up + to lift an object with the hands Keep your back straight when you lift the TV up.
pick * up + come and get someone in a car What time are you going to pick me up. 
pick * up + learn something without effort It's possible to pick up enough English in two weeks to get by on your trip to Los Angeles.
pick * up + try to initiate a relationship with someone (often in a bar) Some weird guy tried to pick Patricia up at the bar.
pick up grow, increase (inf.) Business is really picking up this quarter.
play * down + make less important (inf.) The President played down his affair with the intern.
play * up highlight something (inf.) She played up her part in the new movie, but it was actually a very small role.
play up to + flatter someone for your personal advantage She has been playing up to the boss because she wants a promotion.
point * out + indicate I'd like to point out that figures in column two might be outdated.
pull down earn He pulls down about $300,000 a year.
pull in park (a vehicle) Mark pulled in too quickly and crashed into the wall.
pull out depart (a vehicle) Our train pulls out at 8:00, so don't be late.
pull through barely survive I didn't think she was going to make it, but she pulled through in the end.
put * across + communicate (an idea or suggestion) clearly so that it is understood I thought Ms. Smith put her ideas across rather clearly in the meeting.
put * away + return to the proper place of storage I told you kids to put your toys away.
put * down + insult, say bad things about She always puts down people who don't share her opinions.
put in + officially submit a request (in the armed forces or public services) He put in for a transfer to the division in Los Angeles.
put * off + postpone Don't put off your work - do it now!
put * on + wear Make sure you put on a sweater before you go outside.
put * on + deceive I didn't believe a thing he said. I think he was putting me on.
put * out + extinguish (a fire) Don't use water to put out a grease fire.
put * out + inconvenience someone I don't want to put you out, but could you pick me up at the airport.
put out + spend (usually used with unreasonably large sums of money) I can't put out that much money each month.
put * up have a guest stay in your house for a short time Can you put me up while I'm in town.
put up with + tolerate Sandy will not put up with smoking in her house. 
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