17 Useful Phrasal Verbs Around the House in English

Learn useful phrasal verbs around the house in English.

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.

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phrasal verbs around the house

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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Phrasal Verbs around the House

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