Phrasal verbs with multiple meanings
Phrasal verbs can be confusing because often there’s more than one meaning. Examples:
1. Reveal a secret.
It was supposed to be a surprise party but I gave it away by leaving the guest list on the kitchen table.
2. Give something for free.
Justina gave away her old furniture to her sister.
1. Raise a child.
Serhii was born in Belarus but brought up in Russia.
2. Start a topic of conversation.
Alicia brought up the subject of marriage again but Giang didn’t want to talk about it.
PHRASAL VERBS WITH MULTIPLE MEANINGS QUIZ
Eugene didn’t need her old clothes any longer, so she gave them away to the charity shop. ( give away)
a) reveal a secret
b) give something for free (correct)