About phrasal verbs (p. 52)

A phrasal verb is verb which combines with a preposition and/or an adverb to give new meaning.

This does not mean that every time we find a verb followed by a preposition and/or an adverb, we are dealing with a phrasal verb. Look at the following examples:
 
He ran out of the house.
He ran out of sugar.
 
In the first sentence the meaning is given by the verb run. We could put another adverb/preposition after it without changing the meaning of the verb: He ran into the house. He ran past the house. So here we are not dealing with a phrasal verb.
 
In the second sentence it does not help us to know that run means løpe. The phrasal verb to run out of has a new meaning: å slippe opp for.


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