Phrasal Verb with “P”

pan out: succeed; happen as expected (for plans). (Note: almost always negative when in statements.)

“I’ll be here next week after all. My trip to Chicago didn’t pan out.”

pass away (no object): die.

“I was very sorry to hear that your grandfather passed away.”

pass out (1. no object): faint; lose consciousness.

“When Ella heard that she’d won a million dollars, she was so shocked that she passed out.”

pass out (2. separable): distribute.

“Everyone in the room needs one of these information sheets. Who will help me pass them out?”

pick out (separable): choose; select.

“Billy’s grandmother especially liked her birthday card because Billy had picked it out himself.”

pick up (1. separable): lift; take up.

“Those books don’t belong on the floor. Will you help me pick them up?”

pick up (2. separable): arrange to meet someone and give her/him a ride.

“Of course we can go there together. What time should I pick you up?”

pick up (3. separable): get; buy.

“The children just drank the last of the milk. Could you pick some more up on your way home this evening?”

pick up (4. separable): refresh; revitalize.

“He was feeling a little tired, so he drank a glass of orange juice. It picked him up enough to finish his work.”

pick on (inseparable): bully; intentionally try to make someone upset.

“You should be ashamed of teasing your little brother, Bob! Pick on someone your own size!”

pitch in (no object): help; join together to accomplish something.

“We’ll be finished soon if everyone pitches in.”

pull over (no object): drive a vehicle to the side of the rode.

“When the policeman indicated that I should pull over, I knew he was going to give me a ticket.”

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