Health Phrasal Verbs (Meaning & Example)

Health Phrasal Verbs (with Meaning and Examples)

Health Phrasal Verbs (with Meaning and Examples)
Pass away

Meaning: Die
Example: His mother passed away last year.

Run over

Meaning: Hit by a vehicle
Example: Two children were run over and killed.

Break out

Meaning: Develop skin sores or irritation
Example: The measles caused me to break out in a rash.

Fight off

Meaning: Resist an illness
Example: I’m trying to fight off a cold.

Come to

Meaning: Become conscious
Example: When he came to, he was lying on the floor with his hands tied behind his back.

Pass out

Meaning: Faint, lose consciousness
Example: People everywhere were passing out from the heat.

Get over

Meaning: Recover from something
Example: It’s taken me ages to get over the flu.

Come down with

Meaning: Become sick (not seriously)
Example: I think I’m coming down with the flu.

Throw up

Meaning: Be sick, vomit
Example: The baby’s thrown up her dinner.

Come round

Meaning: Become conscious
Example: Your mother hasn’t yet come round from the anesthetic.

Work out

Meaning: Train the body through physical exercise
Example: I work out regularly to keep fit.

Warm up

Meaning: Begin a physical activity gradually
Example: It’s necessary to warm up before exercise to prevent injuries.

Block up

Meaning: Stop something from moving through something else
Example: My nose is blocked up.

Lay (Laid) up

Meaning: Unable to work, etc. because of an illness or injury
Example: She’s laid up with a broken leg.

Swell up

Meaning: Become large, inflated, or bulging
Example: The boy’s arm swelled up where the bee had stung him.

Clog up

Meaning: Become or cause to become obstructed
Example: High-fat foods can clog up our arteries.

Dose up (UK)

Meaning: Give medicine to
Example: You should dose up with vitamin C to fight colds off.

Lay low

Meaning: Render someone unable to move or leave their bed
Example: The flu usually lays people low for five to ten days.

Let up

Meaning: Become less strong or stop
Example: A cold continues at its peak for several days, then it gradually let up.

Shake off

Meaning: Shake something in order to get something off of it
Example: She has failed to shake off her stomach injury.