Continuamos con la serie de posts sobre phrasal verbs para que cada vez te resulte más fácil conocerlos y empezar a utilizarlos. Esta vez prestaremos atención a varios phrasal verbs con come de uso habitual. Como siempre, os los presentamos con definiciones y ejemplos para que quede más claro.

Come on, let’s go! Comenzamos! ✏️


Come about – to happen or occur – suceder, ocurrir.

How did this situation come about?
How did the fire come about?

Come across – to find by chance / accident – encontrar por casualidad.

I came across some old photographs when I cleaned up the attic.
She came across Rob when she was at the bank.

Come along – to develop, to make progress – desarrollar, progresar (o hacer progresos).

How is the project coming along?
I think we are coming along, we expect to finish soon.

Come along – to appear or to arrive – llegar, aparecer.

A bus should come along any minute now.
An opportunity came along and I took the job.

Come along – to go somewhere with someone – acompañar.

We are going to have a coffee. Would you like to come along?

Come back – to return – volver.

He’s not here at the moment. Could you come back later?

Come by – to be able to get something difficult – conseguir.

Cheap organic food it’s not easy to come by.
How did you come by that wonderful apartment?

Come down with – to become ill – caer enfermo.

I’m not feeling well, I think I’m coming down with a cold.

Come forward – to offer to do something, to volunteer – ofrecerse, presentarse voluntario.

Only one person of the team came forward to help.

Come over – to visit someone in their house – visitar, pasarse a ver.

Will you come over on Friday evening?
His parents are coming over for the weekend.

Come out – to become known- conocerse, salir a la luz.

The truth will come out sooner or later.
When is the new edition coming out?

Come (a)round – to change your opinion – cambiar de opinión (dejarse convencer).

In the end, we came round and accepted their expert advice.
I think they will come round to our way of seeing things.

Come (a)round – to visit someone – pasarse a ver.

Sure, come (a)round! I can show my new collection.

Come round – to recover consciousness – recobrar la consciencia.

She was coming round, but she was a bit confused after the surgery.

Come up – appear, happen, occur (unexpectedly) – ocurrir, surgir.

I’m sorry I miss the meeting, something came up in the last minute.

Come up with – to think of an idea/ a plan – pensar, dar con una idea o un plan.

They came up with a fantastic plan to make processes more efficient.


Los phrasal verbs son un tema recurrente a la hora de aprender inglés y una forma de ampliar vocabulario y comunicarnos como lo haría un hablante nativo, échale un vistazo a otros posts de esta serie sobre phrasal verbs aquí ????

???? Phrasal verbs con take
???? Phrasal verbs con get
???? Phrasal verbs con look


Es importante aprender a usar los phrasal verbs en un contexto adecuado y también es necesario identificarlos cuando los utilizan los hablantes nativos, así te resultará un poco menos «tricky». Presta atención y observa cómo los usan para después ponerlos en práctica en tu speaking.

Come on! You can do it!


Hoy os traemos de nuevo un post de phrasal verbs. En este caso veremos phrasal verbs de uso muy común con look. Recuerda que aunque pueden resultarnos un poco complicadillos, lo mejor es ir aprendiendolos poco a poco y comenzar a utilizar algunos de ellos una vez tienes claro su significado. Para eso, hoy te proponemos estos 15 phrasal verbs con look con su significado y ejemplos.

To look for / to search – buscar.

She’s looking for a new job.
I didn’t find what I was looking for.

To look after / to take care of – cuidar.

I need a babysitter to look after my children.
Do you mind looking after my dog next weekend?

To look up / to try to find information – buscar información (en un diccionario, libro, en internet).


I’ll look it up on Wikipedia.
They looked the words up in a dictionary.

To look forward to / to be waiting and excited about a future event – esperar ansioso, entusiasmado.

I look forward to meeting you again.
He is looking forward to your visit.

To look over / to quickly examine something – echar un vistazo.

Could you look over my notes and tell me what you think?
I like to look over the newspaper before going to work.

To look up to / to respect and admire someone – admirar a alguien.

I look up to my father, I hope I will be like him some day.
He has always looked up to his boss.

To look down on / to feel better than other people – creerse mejor, menospreciar a alguien.

Rich people look down on others.
Many companies look down on their employees.

To look into / to investigate, examine – investigar, examinar con detalle.

You’ll have to look into the pros and cons of moving to another country.
The doctor looked into the injury and prescribed some antibiotics.

To look in on / to visit someone for a short time – visitar a alguien, pasarse a ver.

Could you look in on your grandma and see if she’s all right?
Ok, I’ll look in on her on my way home.

To look back on / to think about something in the past – recordar, pensar sobre el pasado.

I feel proud when I look back on the things I’ve done in my life.
If you look back on your childhood you will remember happy times.

To look out / to watch and be careful – tener cuidado.

Look out! There is broken glass on the floor.
Look out with that dog, it seems dangerous.

To look at / to consider or examine something – considerar, examinar.

We will look at all the proposal before making a decision.
Management are looking at ways of cutting costs.

To look around / to visit, to search – buscar, visitar, mirar alrededor.

We started looking around for a house on the beach.
They looked around the city but they didn’t find the gallery.

To look through / to examine or read something briefly – hojear, revisar.

Have you look through the report I sent you?
I was looking through some books on the subject.

To look to / to rely on someone for help – esperar que alguien haga algo por ti.

We look to our manager to give us the instructions.
I look to Kim to help me with my exam.

Seguro que algunos ya te sonaban y los puedes tachar de la lista 😉

Y como sabemos que los phrasal verbs son un tema recurrente a la hora de aprender inglés y ampliar vocabulario aquí tenéis más phrasal verbs con take y con get, look through them!


Hey buddies, hoy toca post de phrasal verbs, I know, they can be hard y no siempre es fácil entenderlos y luego ponerlos en práctica. Hoy nos centramos en los 15 Phrasal verbs con take que ya tendrías que conocer. No worries, si aún no los conoces te los explicamos con significado y ejemplos, uno por uno.


To take after someone – to look like someone, to have a similar appearance or personality- parecerse a alguien

Mike takes after his mother; they both have the same blue eyes and blond hair.
Everybody says Beth takes after her grandmother, they have a talent for art.

To take something apart – to disassemble, to separate something into smaller parts- desmontar

He’s always taking apart all types of mechanical toys.
I think I should take apart my computer and clean it properly.

To take away something – to separate, to remove – apartar, quitar, llevarse

Could you take away this old chair? I don’t want it anymore.
If you don’t study harder, we’ll have to take away your telephone.

To take something back

1) to return something – devolver algo

He bought some shoes but they don’t fit. He will ned to take them back.

2) to admit that you did/say something wrong – retirar (algo que has dicho)

Sorry for saying those words to you, I take it back.

To take something down

1) to separate something into parts – desmontar

After the concert finished, the crew took down the stage.

2) to write on paper – escribir, tomar nota de algo

Let me take down your phone number, just in case.

To take someone in – to let someone stay in your house – dejar que alguien se quede en tu casa.

He was having a hard time finding an apartment, so we took him in for a month.
You are so nice to take me in, I cannot thank you enough.

To take something in – to assimilate or understand information – comprender o asimilar información.

The speaker said interesting things but it was a lot to take in.
I’m reading this manual and I can’t take it in.

To take off

1) to rise in the air (an airplane) – despegar (un avión)

The plane will take off in 30 minutes.

2) also to become successful or popular very fast – despegar en sentido figurativo.

Recently, their blog has taken off and now they are very popular.
Her career took off when she started working in publicity.

To take something off

1) to remove (clothes) – quitarse (ropa)

As soon as I get home I take off my shoes and change my clothes.

2) not to work for a period of time – tener un día/semana libre (sin ir al trabajo)

She took a week off to visit her family in France.
I’ll take two days off next week.

To take someone on – to hire someone – contratar a alguien.

We need to take on a new cleaning lady.
Our company is taking on more employees next month.

To take something on – to accept some work or responsibility – aceptar/asumir responsabilidades

Do you have time to take on a new project?
She took on more tasks in order to get promoted.

To take (it) out on someone – to make someone feel bad, because you are feeling bad too – tomarla con alguien

Hey, I understand that you’ve had a horrible day, but don’t take it out on me.
I was stressed and I took it out on him.

To take over something – to take control of something – asumir el control de algo

His real intention was to take over the company.
A large holding has taken over our company and there will be some changes.

To take up something

1) to fill space or time – ocupar espacio o tiempo

These books are taking up all the space in my room.
This project is taking up more time than I expected.

2) to start doing something regularly – comenzar un nuevo hábito

I’ve recently taken up yoga.
Why did you took up golf?

To take somebody up on something – to accept an offer- aceptar una invitación.

You’re always welcome to stay with us when you’re in Paris.
Thank you, I’ll take you up on that the next time I come to France.

Esperamos que no haya sido demasiado para asimilar, a lot to take in y que te animes a poner algunos de ellos en práctica, verás que tu confianza con los phrasal verbs pronto despega, it will soon take off, y si por el contrario te has quedado con ganas de más phrasal verbs aquí tienes «Los mejores phrasal verbs con get, descúbrelos!»


Hey buddies! Hoy os explicamos 13 phrasal verbs que puedes comenzar a utilizar en tu trabajo hoy mismo.

I know, los phrasal verbs nos dan un poco de miedo y pueden ser estresantes. Además no nos resulta nada natural utilizarlos, pero si poco a poco los vamos incorporando en nuestro discurso, nos sentiremos más cómodos. Es importante conocerlos, no sólo para utilizarlo nosotros, sino para entender a otras personas cuando los usan.

Hoy os explicamos algunos que os pueden resultan de gran ayuda, vamos allá!

El primero es uno de mis favoritos porque es super útil, lo puedes utilizar en mucho contextos

1. To deal with (something or someone) – to manage, to take the necessary action, especially in order to solve a problem.

We have to deal with problems every day.
He has excellent abilities to deal with people.

Normalmente si tenemos que ocuparnos de un problema, hay que encontrar soluciones, para esto podemos usar

2. To find (something) out – to discover a fact or a piece of information

We found out what the problem was.
They’ve found out the cause of the delay, it was a shipping mistake.

3. To figure (something) out – to understand, to be able to know the cause of a problem and find a way to solve it.

At first I couldn’t figure out the answer.
We’ll figure it out and suggest a solution.

4. To work (something) out – to work until you find a solution.

After some difficulties we could finally work out the budget problem.
Don’t worry, we will work it out.

Para solucionar cosas, ayuda mucho tener buenas ideas

5. To come up with (an idea, a plan) – to suggest or think of an idea, plan or solution.

We came up with a completely new approach.
She has come up with an excellent idea.

A veces, es también necesario revisar y considerar las cosas de una manera más detallada, estos otros phrasal verbs pueden ayudar

6. To go over (something) – to review. Also, to examine something carefully.

Let’s go over the mail before sending it to our clients.
They’ll need to go over the report to identify common issues.

7. To check (something) out – to examine something to make sure it’s correct, true, satisfactory.

Could check out the report first?
Sure, I’ll check it out and let you know.

8. To think (something) through – to consider something carefully.

We will think this proposal through and get back to you in a few days.
Let me think it through before making a final decision.

Otras veces es necesario tener las cosas muy claras e incluso consultarlas con alguien más

9. To spell (something) out – to explain in a very clear way.

I’ll need to spell everything out to the team, so that they understand.
She had to spell it out for us to get a clear idea.

10. To run by (someone) – to tell someone about something, to make sure they understand or approve.

I’ll have to run this by my boss before we agree to the deal.
Can I run your proposal by our committee first?

Acabamos con otros phrasal verbs más faciles, pero igualmente útiles en el contexto de trabajo.

11. To get back to (someone) – to call, write or speak to someone at a later time.

I’ll get back to you with an answer later.
Can you get back to me when you have a moment?

12. To put off – to postpone

The meeting has been put off until next week.
We can’t put off this decision.

13. To call off – to cancel

I got a couple of meetings called off today.
They’ve called off the marketing campaign.

Por último, un truco para que la tarea de incorporar algunos de estos phrasal verbs nos dé menos miedo.

Elige solo 2-3 para empezar y ponlos en contexto para que te resulte más fácil identificar el significado, inventa un párrafo cortito, por ejemplo:

Last week we had to deal with a complicated situation at work. First, we found out it was a problem of communication. Then, someone came up with the idea of doing some interviews to team leaders to figure out what was exactly the problem. We ran the results by the HR department and finally a decision was made to implement some changes.

Poco a poco empieza a ponerlos en práctica de esta manera y cuando ya tengas dominados esos, repite el proceso con nuevos phrasal verbs.

Easy peasy!