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Phrasal verbs are a type of multi-word verb that consist of a verb and one or more particles (prepositions or adverbs). They are commonly used in English and can have a variety of meanings depending on the context in which they are used.

For example, “to look up” can mean to search for information in a dictionary or on the internet, while “to look up to” means to admire or respect someone. Similarly, “to run into” can mean to accidentally meet someone, while “to run out of” means to use up all of something.

Phrasal verbs can be challenging for English learners because their meanings are often idiomatic and not always predictable from the individual words that make them up. However, they are an important part of everyday English conversation and mastering them can greatly improve one’s fluency and comprehension.