Phrasal Verbs for Clothes

Hi English learners. Welcome to a new lesson. We will look at phrasal verbs for clothes.

Here is the list:

  1. Try on
  2. Put on
  3. Take off
  4. Pick out
  5. Dress up
  6. Get into
  7. Let out
  8. Take up
  9. Take in

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Phrasal Verbs for Clothes
Phrasal verbs for clothes

Try on

Meaning: to put on a piece of clothing to see if it fits you or if you like how it looks on you.

  • Maria tried on many wedding dresses before she decided to buy that one.
  • My sister and I always tried on mum’s shoes and clothes when we were little. It was such fun!

Put on

Meaning: to put a piece of clothing on your body.

  • It was getting cold, so Tara put a cardigan on.
  • Put on your Wellington boots, it’s raining really hard.

Take off

Meaning: to remove a piece of clothing from your body.

  • It was getting warm so Lucy took off her jacket.
  • People usually take their shoes off  before entering a house all around Asia.

Pick out

Meaning: to choose a piece of clothing to try on or buy.

  • Sara picked out the blue dress because it suited her best.
  • Have you picked out the suit to wear at the conference?

Dress up

Meaning: to put on your best clothes, especially for a special occasion.

  • Celia likes to dress up for parties.
  • All the people at the wedding were dressed up, talking and dancing.

It also means wearing some special clothes for fun.

  • Brian came to the party dressed up as Batman.

or wearing formal clothes:

  • You don’t have to dress up for the meeting. Put on some casual clothes.
Phrasal Verbs for Clothes
Phrasal Verbs for Clothes

Get into

Meaning: to be able to put on a piece of clothing.

  • I lost a few pounds so I can get into my old jeans.
  • Susan can’t get into her skirt. She has to lose weight.

Let out

Meaning: to make your clothes wider.

  • I asked my aunt to let out my old jacket, it was too tight.
  • Mary let out her shirt, so it’s quite comfortable now.

Take up

Meaning: to make a piece of clothing (trousers, jeans, skirt) shorter.

  • These trousers are too long. I need to take them up.
  • Will you let out or take up that dress?

Take in

Meaning: to mend your clothes so that they become smaller.

  • Anna took in the waist of her old dress.
  • I had a tailor take in my trousers after I lost weight.

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Phrasal verbs for clothes
Phrasal verbs for clothes

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