Phrasal Verbs for Clothes
Hi English learners. Welcome to a new lesson. We will look at phrasal verbs for clothes.
Here is the list:
- Try on
- Put on
- Take off
- Pick out
- Dress up
- Get into
- Let out
- Take up
- Take in
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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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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