Basic English Usage
Phrasal verbs combine verbs with other words to create unique meanings.
break down = to stop functioning
Why did your car break down?
Our negotiations broke down over the issue of sales support.
fall through = to fail
Why did our plans fall through?
Our efforts to seal the deal fell through when he had to leave abruptly.
hear someone out = to hear all of what someone has to say
Please, be patient and hear me out.
She heard you out, but she doesn't agree with your opinion.
shut something down = to stop something; to cease operating
They shut down the negotiations yesterday.
The manufacturing line had problems; they wanted to shut it down.
talk something over = to discuss something
You should talk it over in private.
Will Liu talk over the agreement with you at the meeting?
Lesson: Phrasal Verbs 1
Course: Basic English Usage