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THE HINDU PHRASAL VERBS FOR BANK,SSC exams

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💠THE HINDU PHRASAL VERBS FOR BANK(IBPS, SBI),  SSC, RBI EXAMS

1) Auction off

Meaning – to sell something at an auction.


Example-  Shahrukh auctioned off his autographed t-shirt to collect some money for charity purposes. 



2) Bag out 

Meaning – to criticise someone


Example- Sona Mohapatra made that statement to bag Anu Malik out.  

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3) Barge in

Meaning – to intrude; to enter or interrupt suddenly and without invitation.

Example- A girl  barged in the stadium to get Virat Kohli’s autograph. 

4) Bash up

Meaning – to assault someone with the intention of causing physical injury.


Example- Today a hero does not need to bash up ten people to prove that he is a hero.  – Vidya Balan 


5) Blurt out 

Meaning – to say suddenly, without thinking

Example- Shivani blurted out the news without considering the consequences. 


6) Bail out 


Meaning – to rescue, especially financially.

Example- once again, the bank got itself in trouble and government had to bail it out.


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7) Bawl out

Meaning – to deliver a loud, hard scolding or lecture; to reprimand.


Example- The director bawled the supporting actors out.  


8) Bow out 

Meaning – to resign, or leave, with one’s credibility still intact.

Example- Zaira wasim bowed out the bollywood industry for her personal religious beliefs. 



9) Boot up


Meaning – to start, using it’s bootstrap procedure.


Example- It takes a couple of minutes for the computer to boot up.


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10) Bring off

Meaning – to succeed in doing something considered to be very difficult.


Example – It was difficult but team spirit brought it off, Rohit Sharma. 



11) Buck off


Meaning – to cause to fall off.


Example- The horse tried to buck Rohit off,  but he held on tight. 



12) Buckle down 

Meaning – to put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).

Example- If You buckle down and work hard, you will surely crack the exam.  


13) Bugger up


Meaning – to break or spoil something, or make it inoperative, useless etc.

Example- I have buggered up the sudoku and now I can’t finish it. 


14) Bump into 


Meaning – to collide with

Example- Shivani bumped into the wall. I guess that is a risk you take when you use smartphone while walking. 


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15) Bust out 

Meaning – to escape (from)


Example- The prisoners busted out of the prison. 


16) Bustle with 


Meaning – To teem with; abound with; to exhibit an energetic and active abundance of a thing; (of a place) to be full of a certain activity or active beings.


Example- Each day, the small street of the beautiful hill station bustles with tourists. 

17) Buy into 


Meaning – believe, accept a craze or fad for valid.


Example- I don’t buy into all this propaganda. 

18) Buy up


Meaning – to buy the whole of, the totality of something.


Example- The marshland was bought up by a housing company. 

19) Carve up 


Meaning – to divide or dismember, separate into parts


Example- The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after world war 1.

20) Chalk up 


Meaning – to attribute, credit, or blame.


Example-  chalk up her(Kareena)  weird behaviour to simple nervousness, says Priyanka Chopra.

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21) Chase off 

Meaning – to make someone or something go away


Muniba Mazari chased  all the adversities off and made it  big.  


22) Chuck away 

Meaning – to discard, or throw away


Example- He  chucked his old watch away. 

23) Chum up

Meaning – to make friends with someone.

Example- Being an outsider she chummed up with a few bollywood directors to get some project. 

24) Clamp down on 


Meaning – to take measures to stop something; to put an end to.

Example- The government should aim to clamp down on smoking. 


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25) Clutter up

Meaning – to fill with rubbish

Example- why do you clutter up your mind with such useless knowledge?


26) Conk out 


Meaning – to fall fast asleep; to sleep soundly

Example-  I was so tired I came home and conked out at 7 ‘o’ clock. 


27) Cotton to 

Meaning – to like; approve of, accept, or, tolerate

Example- They didn’t cotton to my attempts of entering the disco without pass,said Tara Sutaria. 


28) Crank out 


Meaning – to produce in large volumes mechanically or as if by machine.

Example- The teenager spent hours cranking out volumes of bad poetry. 


29) Deck out 


Meaning – to decorate (something).

Example- Shivangi was decked out in finest clothes for the party. 



30) Drown out 


Meaning – to cover, obscure, or hide by being louder than.

Example- I use the music to drown out other noises around him. 



31) Dwell on 


Meaning – to continue to think or talk about (something or someone).


Example- We should not dwell on our pasts. 


32) Eat away 


Meaning – gradually to erode or corrode.

Example- The battery acid ate away at the metal unit,  a large hole appeared. 



33) Eke out 


Meaning – to supplement


Example- The old woman eked out his pension by selling vegetables from her garden. 



34) Fiddle away 


Meaning – to waste (time)

Example- There’s nothing I like more than fiddling away Saturday night  making tik tok videos. 



35) Flick through 


Meaning – to browse rapidly.

Example- I was flicking through the newspaper when I glimpsed a funny headline about Rakhi Sawant. 


36) Fork out 


Meaning – to pay out, to hand over

Example- The hard drive broke down, so I forked out four hundred bucks for a new one.



37) Geek out 


Meaning – to enthuse about a narrow topic, not realizing that most people listening will fail to understand it.

Example- Sorry, I didn’t mean to spend fifteen minutes discussing the definition of ‘assassination ‘. I guess I geeked out for a bit. 


38) Get off on

Meaning – to be excited or aroused by; to derive pleasure from.

Example- I don’t get off on champagne. 


39) Get on


Meaning – to board or mount (something), especially a vehicle


Example- Please get on the bus as quickly as possible



40) Goof off 

Meaning – to dawdle; to engage in idle activity or inactivity.

Example- Mohit sat there goofing off all day instead of working. 


41)Hinge on 

Meaning – to depend on, depend upon, be contingent upon


Example- The success of a match hinges upon the dedication of the team involve in it, says Virat Kohli. 


42) Hush up


Meaning – to keep secret, to prevent from becoming known.

Example- They hushed up that it was a suicide to prevent bad publicity. 



43) Knock around 


Meaning – to spend time with someone as a friend

Example- Sonam used to knock around with Ranbir  when they were younger. 



44) Knuckle down 


Meaning – to get to work; to focus on a task.


Example- You should knuckle down and do your homework!


45) Lap up


Meaning – to consume by lapping


Example- The cat is lapping up the milk in its bowl. 



46) Lash out 

Meaning – to make a fierce verbal attack

Example- Sona Mohapatra lashed out at Anu Malik . 


47) Latch onto 


Meaning – to obtain, acquire or get and keep hold of something.

Example- They latched onto the idea and gave it up only reluctantly. 

48) Lay off 


Meaning – to cease, quit, stop (doing something).

Example- Lay off the singing, please.  I am trying to study. 


49) Lay on


Meaning – to provide (food or drinks) for free

Example- At the conference, they laid on a wonderful buffet. 

50) Lump together 


Meaning – to put different items or groups together and treat them, or think of them as one single group.

Example- We tend to lump turtles and tortoises together, when in fact they are different creatures. 

51) Muck about 


Meaning – to do random unplanned work or spend time idly


Example- stop mucking about and get on with your work!

52) Muddle through 


Meaning – to succeed (often clumsily) despite being ill-equipped or untrained.

Example- I have only had a few lessons, but I can muddle through the test. 


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