10 English Phrasal Verbs about Socializing

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Today we’ll learn 10 English phrasal verbs for socializing. These phrasal verbs are used very frequently when native English speakers talk about getting together with other people, and I want to help YOU use them confidently.

Learning phrasal verbs is essential for becoming fluent in English, and you can learn lots of them in my Phrasal Verbs in Conversation Course. It’s designed to teach you phrasal verbs naturally – again, through conversations – and help you practice them through homework – in just about 10 minutes a day.

All right, ready to learn these common phrasal verbs?

Introduction to phrasal verbs in English, with types and examples

#1 – Come Over

When someone comes over, they come to your home:

“Why don’t you come over to my place after class? We can do the homework together.”

#2 – Ask (Someone) Out

If you ask someone out, you invite the person to go out for a romantic encounter:

“Bill asked me out, but I turned him down (said no). He’s just not my type.”

#3 – Have (Someone) Over

Have someone over is the general term for hosting, for receiving people who visit your house/apartment:

“We’re having several people over for Thanksgiving dinner.”

#4 – Hang Out

Hang out is an informal way to talk about spending time with someone casually.

“When I was a teenager, I liked to hang out at the mall with my friends.”

#5 – Pop In / Stop In / Stop By

These phrasal verbs all mean to enter a place for a short period of time:

“I just stopped by to say hi – I need to go in about ten minutes.”

#6 – Drop In / Drop by

Drop in / drop by means to visit unexpectedly:

“My sister always drops by while I’m in the middle of doing something important. I wish she’d call me before she comes over.”

#7 – Drop (Someone) Off

Drop off is when you take somebody in your car and then leave them in another place:

“I’m going to drop my husband off at the airport. He’s traveling to London.”

#8 – Pick (Someone) Up

Pick up is the opposite of “drop off.” If you pick someone up, you go and drive to a place and someone gets into your car.

“My husband gets back on Thursday – I’ll pick him up from the airport at noon.”

Remember that you drop someone off at a place, and you pick someone up from a place.

#9 – Meet Up With (Someone)

To meet up with someone is to get together at a particular time and place:

“I’m going to meet up with some friends at the bar tonight.”

#10 – show up

To show up means to arrive, be present at a place:

“I invited 5 friends over for dinner, but only 3 showed up.

Now you know 10 phrasal verbs for socializing! But did you know that there are thousands of phrasal verbs in the English language? We learned “come over” today, but there’s also come around, come about, come in, come on, come out, come off, and more.

Learning phrasal verbs can be really difficult, and that’s why I like to teach them inside conversations. That way you can see how they’re really used, and remember them better when you learn them in context. Join my phrasal verbs in conversation course to start learning today.

And now that you’ve seen examples of the 10 phrasal verbs for socializing, can you try writing your own sentences with them? That’s your challenge and your homework for now.

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