The Phrasal-Verb To Verb — Replacement Data-base
As I am often asked about the proper Verb to replace many of the common Phrasal-Verbs that Native-Speakers of English use so-often, this Database is here to provide such information. I hope it will be helpful for you. If there is a Phrasal-Verb that you are wondering about that you do not see listed here — and would like to see it added, just leave a comment below and I will happily add it to the list.
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- (To Be) At Large > (To Be) Free (when one is not supposed to be): [Stative Verb] “Despite the fact that everyone know that she is a fucking criminal, Hillary Clinton is still at large.” > “…Hillary Clinton is still free…” —
- At Large > Generally/Generally Speaking (As a whole, but not Individually): [Stative Verb] “The whole Liberal spectrum At Large is filled with completely deranged psychopathic liars and other assorted despicable filth.” > “The whole Liberal spectrum, generally Speaking is…” — (Notice also, that “Generally Speaking is a Phrasal-Verb, but it is not idiomatic.)
- Made Up Of > Composed Of: [Stative Verb] “The group was made up of scientists and educators from around the world.” > “The group was composed of…”
(To) Pop Up > (To) Appear (suddenly): [Dynamic Verb] “The car just popped up out of nowhere! It’s a good thing I just had my brakes fixed.” > “That car just appeared out of nowhere…” —