Phrasal Verbs with IN / OUT

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Welcome to your Phrasal Verbs with IN / OUT lesson! In this topic we talk about:
• Phrasal verbs with IN / OUT
Other phrasal verbs with IN
• Other phrasal verbs with OUT
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Phrasal verbs with IN / OUT

verb + IN = into a room, a house, a car etc. verb + OUT = out of a room, a house, a car etc.

“I lost my keys and couldn’t get in!”

“Here are the keys so you can let yourself in.”

“She made a bath and stepped in.”

“I have a new house. I’m moving in next week.”

“I arrived at the airport and checked in.”

“I lost my keys so I was locked out!”

“He got ready and walked out.”

“She rinsed herself and climbed out.”

“I’m moving out next week.”

“We have to check out before 11am.”

You can also say go in, walk in, break in etc. You can also say go out, let out, get out etc.
Compare IN and INTO:

“I’m moving in next month.”

“I’m moving into my flat next month.”

Compare OUT and OUT OF:

“He walked out.”

“He walked out of the house.”

Other phrasal verbs with IN

  • drop IN / call IN (visit somebody without arranging to do this):

“I dropped in to see Mark yesterday.”

  • fill IN / fill OUT (complete a form with information):

“Please fill in this form with your name and address.”

  • join IN (take part in an activity that is already happening):

“You’re playing basketball? Can I join in?”

  • plug IN (connect a wire to something):

Plug your phone in the computer to synchronise it.”

  • take IN (deceive somebody):

“He told me he was a Nigerian prince, I was completely taken in.”

Other phrasal verbs with OUT

  • cross OUT / rub OUT:

“Some of the information has been crossed out.”

  • cut OUT (use scissors to remove something from a newspaper etc.):

“My daughter was in the newspaper so I cut the article out and kept it.”

  • eat OUT (go to a restaurant):

“We ate out at the new Chinese last night.”

  • drop OUT (leave something before you finish it):

“She was too tired to finish the race so she dropped out.”

  • get OUT OF (avoid doing something):

“I’m supposed to see my auntie tomorrow, but I really want to get out of it.”

  • leave OUT (not include something):

“You don’t have to put your age on the CV, you can leave that out.”