What are relationship phrasal verbs ? How and when can we use them ? Stay with us in this article to learn about these verbs!
Relationships are one of the inseparable parts of human life. Humans are naturally social and like to communicate with people and have relationships with them. If you want to build a good community network with your English peers and coworkers, this lesson is exactly what you need to learn. We are going to cover 11 English relationship phrasal verbs and vocabulary that talk about relationships!
If you want to learn some phrasal verbs to talk about relationships then this article is for you:
First example of relationship phrasal verbs in context
Imagine a few of your friends are having relationship issues and need some advice. Are you ready to advise them? First, let’s listen to what they have to say.
The first person who is going to talk is Miranda:
“I think I’ve fallen for the new guy who’s just started working at our office he fitted in
at once. He and I get along really well but he hasn’t asked me out yet what should I do?”
What do you advise her? first, let’s have another look at what she said and learn some phrasal verbs.
1. To fall for somebody
To fall for someone means to suddenly become very attracted to someone.
Imagine you go to a bar, cafe or even in your office and you see someone and you suddenly like them very much and you feel something. That’s when you have to fall for them which means that you become attracted to them.
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2. Relationship phrasal verbs (To fit in)
Imagine you join a group and then you feel very comfortable with them because they are very similar to you. You simply fit in, which means you become part of the group.
3. To get along with someone
to get along with someone is of relationship phrasal verbs means to have a good relationship with someone, to be friendly with someone, and to want to talk to them and spend time with them.
For example, my brother and I get along very well with each other. It means we always like to spend time together. It simply means we like each other.
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4. To ask somebody out
If you like someone very much and you want to start a relationship, you might use another type of relationship phrasal verbs and ask them out. It means to invite somebody you like to a concert, a museum, an event, a movie, or simply to a bar. This usually happens when you want to start a relationship (usually a romantic relationship) with someone.
So, to ask out means to ask somebody you like to go out with you on a date.
That was the end of Miranda’s problems. So, how do you advise her?
Second example of relationship phrasal verbs
Now let’s listen to the second person, Tanya and learn more relationship phrasal verbs :
“I’ve been going out with my boyfriend for 10 months now, and we’re
planning to get married next year, but last week we fell out over something
really stupid. He heard a male friend of mine tell me my hair looked nice,
and he thought it was a chat-up line. He got so jealous and wouldn’t speak to me.
Do you think a minor falling out like this is a bad sign for a future marriage?
or am I worrying too much?”
Let’s take another look at what she said and learn some relationship phrasal verbs :
5. To go out with someone for a period of time
What do you think is the meaning of this phrasal verb?
It means to be in a romantic relationship. When you say my friend and I are going out, it means we are in a romantic relationship.
- Are you guys going out?
It means, are you in a romantic relationship?
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6. to fall out with somebody
To fall out with somebody means is of relationship phrasal verbs which means to have an argument, to have a quarrel, and then stop being friendly.
- We don’t talk to each other because we fell out over something really stupid.
It means we had a fight over something which was very stupid and now we are not talking to each other.
7. Relationship phrasal verbs (A chat-up)
A chat-up is another sample of relationship phrasal verbs and is a way of speaking and talking in a way that you are attracted to someone and you want to make someone attracted to you.
So, in the example above, that guy told Tanya “Well, your hair looks nice” because he liked her and wanted to make her like him.
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The third example of relationship phrasal verbs
Let’s see what the third person, Linda is going to say:
“My boyfriend and I have just split up after a year together, for the first six months everything was great, but then we just seemed to drift apart. I didn’t really want to finish with him, but he wanted to break off our relationship. Should I ask him if we can start again and try to rediscover the magic of those first six months?”
Let’s have another look at what Linda said and what relationship phrasal verbs she used.
8. To split up
Another sample of relationship phrasal verbs is to split up that means to end a relationship.
- I don’t like her she doesn’t like me anymore. So, we split up.
It means that we end the relationship.
9. To drift apart
To drift apart means to become less friendly and little by little and gradually over time, you stop being in a relationship. So basically, to drift apart means to split up but not immediately. Little by little you become cold in a relationship, you don’t talk to each other anymore, you don’t like each other anymore, you stop seeing each other and finally you split up.
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10. Relationship phrasal verbs (To finish with somebody)
To finish with somebody is another way of saying to split up. To finish with somebody
means to stop being in a relationship with somebody and stop going out with them.
11.To break off a relationship
“To break off a relationship” like “to finish with somebody” is another sample of relationship phrasal verbs and is a way of saying to end a relationship.
Relationships are very complicated and I don’t want to give any advice on that. For me, it’s important to teach you some relationship phrasal verbs and I hope that after this lesson, I was able to do so. I hope you’ve enjoyed this lesson. see you sin the next one!