Phrasal verbs with ‚out‘

Phrasal verbs with ‚out‘

Carry out – to do an experiment/test/orders

The soldiers carried out the orders without any questions.

Cut out – remove an article/picture with scissors from newspaper/magazine

She likes to cut out pictures of her favourite film stars.

Cry out – shout loudly because you’re scared, hurt, etc.

She cried out in shock when she saw a spider.

Drop out – leave a school/university prematurely

He dropped out from university in his 3rd year.

Drive out – to force somebody/something to leave

Supermarkets have driven small shops out of this area.

Eat out – go for a meal to a restaurant

Let’s eat out tonight! I don’t fancy cooking.

Fall out with somebody – stop being friends because of an argument

I fell out with Tom over some money.

Figure out – find a solution to/understand a problem after a lot of thought (informal)

They’ve been trying to figure this out for some time now and still no results.

Find out – discover an information

We have never found out who reversed into our car in the car park.

Kick out – make somebody to leave (informal)

He was kicked out of his last job for being very lazy.

Leave out – do not include

Leave out all the confidential information before you hand this email to the media.

Look out for – try to notice somebody/something

The police asked bank clerks to look out for counterfeit banknotes.

Point out – draw an attention to

She pointed out the mistakes I made in the report.

Print out – make a printed copy of an electronic document

Can you print the invoice out for me, please?

Run out of something – use all available supplies

I’m afraid we have run out of milk. You have to go shopping, then.

Sort out – get things on order

It took me a whole weekend to sort out our holiday pictures.

You should sort out your life!

Watch out/Look out – used when warning somebody of danger

Watch out! He’s got a knife!

Look out! There’s a car coming!

Walk out – leave in protest

The walked out of the meeting because they didn’t agree with the proposals.

Wear out – damage something by using it a lot

My favourite pair of jeans is quite worn out after all those years.

Wear out – make somebody tired

Minister’s long speech made everybody in the house worn out.

Work out – do a physical exercise

She likes to work out 3 times a week.

Work something out – find a solution to a problem

They’ll never work this out.