Phrasal verbs with break for class 4 CBSE

A phrasal verb is made up of a verb and a preposition or adverb. The meaning of a phrasal verb can be very different from the meanings of the two words in it.

Here is a list of phrasal verbs beginning with break.

There is also an exercise at the end of this lesson.

Break down

When things break down they suddenly stop functioning. When people break down, they lose control of their emotions.

Break in

When someone breaks in, they force their entry to a building.

Break out

When a disease or war breaks out, it starts suddenly.

Break up

When a couple breaks up, they end their relationship. When a gathering breaks up, it ends.

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate phrasal verb.

1. I was late for work because my car …………………… on the way.

2. We were shocked to hear that Alice and Peter had …………………

3. She ………………. in the middle of her speech.

4. The thieves ……………….. through the back door.

5. The police used teargas to ………………. the gathering.

6. Cholera has …………………. in the town.

Answers

1. I was late for work because my car broke down on the way.

2. We were shocked to hear that Alice and Peter had broken up.

3. She broke down in the middle of her speech.

4. The thieves broke in through the back door.

5. The police used teargas to break up the gathering.

6. Cholera has broken out in the town.

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