Phrasal verbs are multi-word verbs that, like single-word verbs, convey action of the body or mind or occurrences. Phrasal verbs consist of a basic verb + another word or words, usually a preposition or adverb. Example: speak (basic verb) + up (preposition)
Meaning / Example:
1. to clean oneself up. > You have to scrub up before dinner. > Please go scrub up before you come to the table.
2. to clean oneself, especially one's hands and arms, as a preparation for performing a surgical procedure. > The surgeon scrubbed up thoroughly before the operation.