First post, so please be lenient with me. Okey-dokey, what I'm looking for is phrasal verbs and their non-phrasal verb (quasi-)equivalents. Sounds too complicated? It's not, here are some examples: go off = explode, put out = extinguish, look for = search.
Of course the equal sign here is misleading because next to never are those two verbs actually identical in (all) meaning(s). Then again it's not too far-fetched, is it?
There are two reasons for me asking this: first, I only find a morsel here, a bit there and no good, reasonably comprehensive list to use; second, I can quite easily remember a phrasal verb when I can connect it to a one-word verb of, let's say, Latin origin.
Here are some more:
give up = abandon
look up to = admire
speed up = accelerate
use up = exhaust
account for = explain
write up = record
go over = review
look on = watch
take off = imitate
keel over = capsize
And so on and so forth, you get the picture, get the drift, I hope.
Any suggestions to complement my list, anybody? Any contribution is highly appreciated. Thanks guys and gals.
Oh yes, there is tons of stuff! Will check it out.