Three-part phrasal verbs in English

Some English phrasal verbs contain two particles, such as “put up with”. With these phrasal verbs, you cannot generally separate the particles. So we say “put up with someone” (with “someone” at the end) and not, for example, “put up someone with”.

come up with = to find or produce: “We need to come up with a solution soon.”

get away with = to escape punishment: “He robbed a bank and got away with it.”

get on to = make contact with someone: “Can you get on to the suppliers and chase up our order?”

go in for = to do something because you enjoy it: “I don’t really go in for playing football.”

get round to = to find the time to do something: “I never seem to be able to get round to tidying up this room!”

go down with = to become ill: “So many people have gone down with the flu this year.”

go through with = to do something you promised to do, even though you don’t really want to do it: “She went through with the wedding, even though she had doubts.”

live up to = to do or behave as expected: “She’s living up to her reputation as a hard boss.”

look down on = to behave as if you are superior to others: “He really looks down on teachers.”

look up to = to admire and respect someone: “She looks up to her father.”

put down to = to think something is caused by a factor: “The failure can be put down to a lack of preparation.”

put up with = to tolerate: “She puts up with a lot from her husband.”

stand up for = to defend someone or something: “You need to stand up for your rights!”