Phrasal verbs with ‚ON‘
Bring on – to make something bad happen
He brought it all on himself by being rude to others.
Call on somebody – to ask someone to do something
I’m calling on you to do your job properly.
Carry on – continue doing something
Carry on walking, don’t stop!
Dwell on something – to keep thinking or talking about something
She likes to dwell on her success.
Get on with somebody – have a good relationship with
I’m trying to get on well with everybody at work.
Get on with something – to start or continue doing something
Get on with cleaning your bedroom, will you?
Go on – to happen
Nobody knows what goes on behind the closed doors.
Go on about – to talk about something for a long time
She always goes on about her successful daughter. It’s really annoying.
Hold on to something – to keep something you have
Hold on to your ticket until you leave the bus.
Keep on – to continue without stopping
It was hard to keep on reading with all the distraction about.
Move on – move to a new place
We had enough of Paris so we decided to move on.
Move on – to start a new activity
After doing my job for 5 years I felt it was time to move on
Put on – about clothes, make-up, glasses, etc.
It took her ages to put on her new dress and make-up.
Put on – play a CD, DVD
I came home and put my favourite CD on to relax.
Put on weight – gain weight, become heavier
I think he has put on some weight since the last time I saw him.
Try on – clothes in a shop
Go and try this on before you buy it.
Turn/switch on – make it to work
When I get in the car I always turn the radio on before I drive off.
It’s getting dark, switch the lights on, please.
Turn on somebody – start criticising unexpectedly
Out of a sudden they turned on me for making a silly mistake.
Turn somebody on – make somebody excited, aroused (informal)
Slow romantic music really turns her on.