Ex. to get down
- During earthquake drills, everybody must get down beneath their desks and cover their heads. (literal meaning)
- In the 1970s everybody would get down to some James Brown at disco clubs! (figurative meaning, to dance)
Here are 5 phrasal verbs with BREAK:
1. to break into: to forcibly enter a building
- Ex. Somebody broke into the FBI and stole the names of American spies.
- Ex. News quickly spread that the former Taliban leader had broken out of Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
- Ex. a) My car broke down in the middle of rush hour traffic, so everybody started honking at me!
- Ex. b) After failing the entrance exam for the fifth time, she broke down and started crying.
- Ex. The best teachers are able to break down a complicated concept and explain it in simplified pieces.
- Ex. The dancer likes to break in her new ballet shoes for two weeks before beginning to dance in them.