What does ‘ask’ mean?

The word ‘ask’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to open your mouth and say something to get an answer/information. This is usually to request something. ​​​​​

For example:

  • I asked James what he meant by that comment. (get information)
  • Can you ask Tom for the time? (request)

 

​Ask is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is asked.

phrasal verbs with ask

Phrasal verbs with ‘ask’ include:

  • Ask about (enquire
  • Ask after (enquire about health)
  • Ask around (enquire
  • Ask for (request)
  • Ask in (invite inside)
  • Ask out (invite on a date)
phrasal verbs with ask

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘ask’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with ask - ask about
phrasal verbs with ask - ask after
phrasal verbs with ask - ask around
phrasal verbs with ask - ask for
phrasal verbs with ask - ask in
phrasal verbs with ask - ask out

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with ask below.

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