Verbs are the words which define the action in the sentence such as walking, singing, dancing, talking, eating and may more. Verb phrase are two or more words which contain a verb and adverb or verb and a preposition respectively. Mention here are some examples of verb phrases in different sentences.
Ask around (Meaning: To ask people around the same question.)
Example: She asked around if anyone has seen her bag.
Back someone up (Meaning: Support somebody or agree with someone on something.)
Example: My family backed me up in all the decisions I have made so far.
Break down. (Meaning: to get upset or have an emotional outburst.)
Example: The little girl had a break down with the loss of her puppy.
Break in (Meaning: Interfere in a conversation.)
Example: Their kids always break in during important conversation between their parents.
Bring something up. (Meaning: Begin to talk about something.)
Example: My friend brings up about her birthday party celebration every time.
Calm down (Meaning: To relax after being upset about something.)
Example: The old man needs to calm down and understand the situation he is facing.
Catch up (Meaning: Reach the point others are on.)
Example: The young people need to catch up with the kids who are climbing the cliff very fast.
Cheer up (Meaning: Be happy, rejoice.)
Example: The cake always make me cheer up no matter what situation I am facing.
Grow up (Meaning: Become young.)
Mark wants to grow up and become a responsible citizen.