17 Useful Phrasal Verbs Around the House in English

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.

Throw away

  • 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.

Pick up

  • 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.

Hang up

  • Meaning: Put your clothes on a hanger to hang in the closet
  • Example: We hang our clothes up in the closet.

Put away

  • 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.

Mop 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!

Build on

  • Meaning: Construct an additional part of to the house, to add more space/rooms/etc…
  • Example: We’re planning to build on a conservatory.

Turn on

  • Meaning: Give (lamp/TV) power, to start
  • Example: Do you want me to turn the lamp on?

Put up

  • Meaning: Attach (a picture, or other object) to the wall to hang
  • Example: I will put up this picture to the wall.

Turn off

  • Meaning: Cause the power of (lamp/tv) to stop
  • Example: It’s too noisy. Turn off the TV please!!

Take down

  • Meaning: Remove (a picture or object) from the wall
  • Example: She made us take down all the pictures.

Stock up

  • Meaning: Buy a lot of something (food, drink, etc) to fill the refrigerator or pantry.
  • Example: We need to stock up the freezer.

Put on

  • 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?

Put on

  • Meaning: Put (the pot/kettle/etc…) on the stove
  • Example: I’ll put the kettle on for tea.

Put out

  • Meaning: Extinguish/ to make a fire stop working
  • Example: Little fires are put out before they can do their work.

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