ask after (UK to ask how someone is): He was asking after a friend who used to work here.
ask about (to ask for information): I called to ask about the schedule.
work at (try hard to improve something): I need to work at my handwriting.
ask around (to invite): I asked Jacob around for lunch.
Phrasal verbs with
work away (work hard for a long time): I have been working away in the garden all day.
work in (add or include): I want to work in some interesting points in the article.
ask over (to invite someone to come to where you live): We should ask him over for dinner some time.
work into (add or include): I should work more fresh fruit into my diet.
work into (rub into): Work the ointment into your skin.
ask about (US to ask how someone is): She asked about your wife’s health.
work off (pay back a debt): It will take months to work off the car he ruined.
work off (get rid of): I when jogging to work off my bad mood.
ask around (to ask several people for information or help): I asked around but nobody has seen your cat.
Phrasal verbs with
work on (try to convince): He will work on the boss to give us a day off.
work on (try to improve or achieve): I need to work on my pronunciation.
ask for (to provoke negative reaction): They are asking for trouble.
work out (calculate): Let’s me work out the cost of the vacation.
work out (exercise): I work out at the local gym twice a week.
ask for (to request for): They asked for that report two days ago.
work out (happen, develop, end up): Things didn’t work out the way we planned.
work out (figure out): I’m trying to work out a way to do it.
ask out (to invite someone out on a date): Gabriel asked her out to dinner.
work over (rework something): Would you work over this and see if you can improve it?
work through (deal with something difficult or unpleasant): It took me a long time to work through my depression.