Learn useful phrasal verbs around the house in English.
List of Useful Phrasal Verbs Around the House
Around the House Phrasal Verbs
Take out of the trash
- Meaning: Remove trash from the house
- Example: I’ll take out the trash daily.
- Meaning: Put something into the trash can/to discard
- Example: He wanted to throw away the cup, but he couldn’t find a trash can.
- Meaning: Remove something from the floor to put into their proper place
- Example: When you pick up the bag, make sure to support the bottom.
- Meaning: Put your clothes on a hanger to hang in the closet
- Example: We hang our clothes up in the closet.
- Meaning: Put items into their proper place (a drawer, cabinet, etc…)
- Example: Please put away your clothes.
Clean up/ tidy up
- Meaning: Remove the dirt, stains & unwanted material
- Example: We spent all Saturday morning cleaning up.
- Meaning: Use a mop (towel or sponge) to remove liquid from the floor.
- Example: I am the one who has to mop up after the mess you made!
- Meaning: Construct an additional part of to the house, to add more space/rooms/etc…
- Example: We’re planning to build on a conservatory.
- Meaning: Give (lamp/TV) power, to start
- Example: Do you want me to turn the lamp on?
- Meaning: Attach (a picture, or other object) to the wall to hang
- Example: I will put up this picture to the wall.
- Meaning: Cause the power of (lamp/tv) to stop
- Example: It’s too noisy. Turn off the TV please!!
- Meaning: Remove (a picture or object) from the wall
- Example: She made us take down all the pictures.
- Meaning: Buy a lot of something (food, drink, etc) to fill the refrigerator or pantry.
- Example: We need to stock up the freezer.
- Meaning: Get dressed
- Example: Hurry up! Put your coat on!
Put on (music)
- Meaning: Turn on the radio or some music
- Example: Do you mind if I put some music on?
- Meaning: Put (the pot/kettle/etc…) on the stove
- Example: I’ll put the kettle on for tea.
- Meaning: Extinguish/ to make a fire stop working
- Example: Little fires are put out before they can do their work.
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