Hello fellas! How was your weekend?
In our previous sessions, we have learned the phrasal verbs about telephone and travel. Today, we will learn about driving phrasal verbs.
Get set! Go!
1. Cut someone off: to drive in front of another vehicle in a sudden and dangerous way.
E.g. I was driving when someone recklessly cut me off and I almost hit him.
Note: You can also use this expression to mean that someone interrupts you in a conversation.
2. Pull over / Pull in: to move your vehicle to the side of the road and stop.
E.g. I pulled over to check the engine because the car had some weird noise.
3. Pull out (of): to move out from the side of the road.
E.g. As I turned a corner, a black car suddenly pulled out.
Note: this phrasal verb to pull out of can also mean to withdraw from a competition, and event or a position.
4. Speed up: to increase in speed; to accelerate.
E.g. Speed up! They’re way ahead of us!
5. Fill up: to fill the fuel tank of a car.
E.g. Do I really need to turn off my car when filling it up with gas?
6. Knock somebody down: to hit by a car.
E.g. She was knocked down by a truck.
7. Run into: to collide with something.
E.g. A car run into his van.
8. Pick somebody up: to take on a person as a passenger.
E.g. Will you pick the children up from school?
9. Get in: to enter a car.
E.g. Hurry up! Get in the car!
10. Drive off: to leave a place in a vehicle.
E.g. Can you drive me off to the airport?
11. Slow down: to start to move more slowly.
E.g. Slow down! You’re driving too fast!
12. Run out (of): use all of something and not have any left.
E.g. My car is running out of gas and I have no money.
13. Break down: stop working (of a machine or vehicle).
E.g. I want to tell him that my car had break down at 8:00 am.
14. Drive up: move (a vehicle) near a person / place and then stop.
E.g. As that car was close to the fence, I have to drive up beside it on the other side.
15. Back up: to go in reverse.
E.g. We need to back up because there is an accident ahead.
16. Get out (of): to leave.
E.g. It will take a long time to get out of the city because of the traffic.
That’s all for today fellas. See you next Sunday.