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What are Phrasal Verbs and How do we use them?

What are phrasal verbs?

1.  A phrasal verb is a verb plus a preposition or adverb which creates a meaning different from the original verb.

Example:
ran into my teacher at the movies last night. run + into = meet
He ran away when he was 15. run + away = leave home

2. Some phrasal verbs are intransitive. An intransitive verb cannot be followed by an object.

Example:
He suddenly showed up“show up” cannot take an object

3. Some phrasal verbs are transitive. A transitive verb can be followed by an object.

Example:
made up the story“story” is the object of “make up”

4. Some transitive phrasal verbs are separable. The object is placed between the verb and the preposition. In this Phrasal Verb Dictionary, separable phrasal verbs are marked by placing a * between the verb and the preposition / adverb.

Example:
talked my mother into letting me borrow the car.
She looked the phone number up.

5. Some transitive phrasal verbs are inseparable. The object is placed after the preposition. In this Phrasal Verb Dictionary, inseparable phrasal verbs are marked by placing a + after the preposition / adverb.

Example:
ran into an old friend yesterday.
They are looking into the problem.

6. Some transitive phrasal verbs can take an object in both places. In this Phrasal Verb Dictionary, such phrasal verbs are marked with both * and + .

Example:
looked the number up in the phone book.
looked up the number in the phone book.

7. WARNING! Although many phrasal verbs can take an object in both places, you must put the object between the verb and the preposition if the object is a pronoun.

Example:
looked the number up in the phone book.
looked up the number in the phone book.
looked it up in the phone book. correct
looked up it in the phone book. incorrect

Why are phrasal verbs important?

It is important to learn phrasal verbs because they are very common in English, and because the meaning of a verb often changes significantly when it is used in a phrasal verb.

For example, the verb grow usually means to become larger or increase in amount, but the phrasal verb grow up means to become an adult or start behaving in a mature way, as shown in these examples:

  • She’s letting her hair grow. (grow = increase in length)
  • She wants to be a firefighter when she grows up. (grow up = become an adult)
  • It’s time for him to grow up and start accepting his responsibilities. (grow up = behave in a mature way)

List of 390 Most Common English Phrasal Verbs and Their Definitions

Phrasal Verb Common Definition Total Number of Definitions  
Aim At To point a weapon at someone or something. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Ask For To request something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Ask Out When you ask someone to go with you to a certain place or for a special occasion, to spend time together and have fun. If one or both parties involved are interested in a romantic way, then it is considered a date. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Back Down To withdraw your position in a fight, argument, plan, etc. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Back Off When you leave an emotional situation, or to allow someone to handle something alone. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Back Up To walk or drive a vehicle backwards. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Beat Up When someone punches, kicks, or hits someone repeatedly using fists or with an object. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Beef Up To make changes or an improvement. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Believe In To feel confident about something or someone. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Bite Off To use your teeth to bite a piece of something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Blow Away When the wind moves an object or person from where it was. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Blow Off When the wind removes something from its place. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Blow Out To extinguish or make a flame stop burning. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Blow Up To make something explode. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Boil Down To To have determined or analyzed the solution or reason for something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Break Down When someone loses self-control and is emotionally and/or mentally agitated. This meaning has a noun form for a situation where someone loses self-control. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Break In To enter a place illegally and with the use of force. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Break Off To remove a part of something with force. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Break Out To escape from a place, situation or way of life. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Break Through To make a way through a barrier or a surface. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Break Up To stop a fight. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Bring Back To return something you’ve borrowed. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Bring Over To bring someone or something from one place or area to another. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Bring Up To bring something from a lower level/place to a higher level/place. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Brush Off To remove something(dust particle, insect, etc) with your hand. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Brush Up To practice and review your knowledge or a skill that you haven’t used in a while. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Build In/Into To add a fixture or component to a certain area or place through construction. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Bump Into When you meet people by accident or unexpectedly. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Burn Down When someone uses fire to destroy a structure. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Burn Out When a candle stops burning because there is nothing left to burn. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Burn Up To destroy something with heat or fire. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Burst Out To suddenly do or say something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Butt In To interrupt a conversation or activity. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Call Back To call someone again. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Call In To request that someone come and help. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Call Off To cancel an event that has been previously planned. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Call Up To be chosen to take part in a military mission. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Calm Down To become less violent, nervous, excited or angry. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Care For To nurture or take care of someone or something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Carry Away To do something out of the ordinary due to strong emotions. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Carry On To continue doing something or to continue on in life despite an obstacle. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Carry Out To move something or someone from one place to another using your arms or an object. 5 See all definitions and conjugations.
Catch On To understand or realize something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Catch Up To move faster to reach someone or something that is ahead of you. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Cheat On When you are emotionally and/or sexually unfaithful to your girlfriend/boyfriend or spouse. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Check In To register at a hotel or airport upon arrival. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Check Out To leave a hotel or other form of an accommodation after your stay there. 5 See all definitions and conjugations.
Chicken Out To refrain from doing something because of fear. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Chop Up To cut something into pieces with a knife. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Clean Out To clean or clear the inside of something thoroughly. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Clear Out To remove things completely from an area or place. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Clear Up To do something to solve a problem or a misunderstanding. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Clog Up When something in a drain or valve prevents the flow of water or other liquids 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Close Down When the activities or services of a business permanently end. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Close Off To block an entrance or pathway. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Come About When something happens or occurs. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Come Across The way other people perceive you. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Come Apart When something breaks or separates piece by piece. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Come Back To return to a place. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Come Down To move from a higher to a lower position or from north to south. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Come Down To When a situation is reduced to a certain outcome. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Come Down With When you start to experience the symptoms of a disease or illness. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Come In When someone or something enters a place, building, or room. 7 See all definitions and conjugations.
Come Off When something is removed or breaks off from where it was originally attached to. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Come On To appear on television or be heard on the radio. 5 See all definitions and conjugations.
Come Out To leave a place. 8 See all definitions and conjugations.
Come Over To make a visit. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Come Through When someone or something expected arrives. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Come Up When something appears or happens, either expected or unexpected. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Come Up With When you think of a solution, idea, plan, or excuse. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Con Into To persuade someone to do something through lies and deception. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Con Out Of To persuade someone to give or do something through lies and deception. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Cool Off To become calm again. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Count On To rely on someone for support when you need it most. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Count Up To count all of something or people in a group. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Cover Up To use something to conceal something else. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Crack Down To take more action than usual against wrongdoing. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Cross Off To remove or delete someone or something from a list. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Cut Back When you spend less money on something. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Cut Down To do less of something or to use something in smaller amounts. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Cut Off To completely remove or separate a part of something by cutting it with something sharp like a knife or a pair of scissors, etc. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Cut Out To remove something using a knife or a pair of scissors. 5 See all definitions and conjugations.
Cut Up When you use a knife or scissors to cut something into several pieces. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Deal With When you do everything you must do to solve a problem or complete. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Do Away With To dispose of something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Do Over To do something again in order to improve or correct mistakes. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Do With To make a connection between two or more things. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Do Without To manage well without something or someone. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Doze Off To go to sleep unintentionally. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Dress Up To wear formal clothes, or a costume for a special occasion. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Drop In To visit someone unexpectedly or without making arrangements first. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Drop Off To gradually decline/become less. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Drop Out To quit a school program or training course. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Dry Off To dry something or a surface quickly. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Dry Out To remove water or other liquid from a container. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Dry Up When all the liquid and/or moisture evaporates. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Eat Up When someone consumes all their food. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Empty Out To remove everyone or everything from a space. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
End Up The end result of something planned or unplanned. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Fall Apart When something breaks all at once or piece by piece. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Fall Behind To move slower than others. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Fall Down To fall to the ground. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Fall For When you have an intense attraction to something or someone. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Fall Off When something drops to a lower level. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Fall Out To fall from or through something. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Fall Over When someone or something falls from an upright position to the ground. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Fall Through If things do not go as planned, or if a plan, deal or agreement fails. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Feel Up To When you have/don’t have the energy and confidence to do something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Fight Back When you defend yourself/resist an attack, or make an effort against an opponent in a competition. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Figure On To expect or plan for something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Fill In To add personal information in the blank spaces of an official document. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Fill Out To complete a form. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Fill Up To fill something completely. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Find Out To become aware of something or someone. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Fix Up To make plans or arrangements with someone or for others. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Flip Out To become very mad or lose control over your emotions. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Float Around When an object or a person is near, but you cannot pinpoint the exact location. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Follow Up To find out more about something, or take further action in regards to it. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Fool Around To waste time doing unimportant or silly things. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Freak Out When someone becomes irrationally upset or angry, sometimes to the point of confusion. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Ahead To become successful in the professional environment or make consistent progress in life. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Along To have good interactions with others. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Around To To do something that needed to get done at an earlier time. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Away To escape from something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Back To return to a place. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Back At To get revenge. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Back To When you talk to someone at a later time either because you are busy or you have obtained additional or new information. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Behind To learn, work, or progress more slowly than others. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get By To pass someone or something. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Down To move to a lower place or level. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get In To arrive or enter a place, room, building, etc. 5 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Off To leave a form of transportation, except a car. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Off On To be excited or to truly enjoy doing something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get On When you move your body and either stand, sit, lie, kneel, etc. towards something (non-separable). 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Out To leave or escape. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Out Of To receive a benefit and/or satisfaction from doing something. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Over To move past an obstacle to the other side. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Over With To finish something that needs to get done. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Through To understand a point of view or opinion. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get To To arrive to or assist someone to a place. 5 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Together To meet and spend time together. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Get Up To move to a higher level/position. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Give Away To give something for free or without expecting anything in return. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Give In To surrender to something you really don’t want to do after refraining from doing it for so long. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Give Out To distribute something. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Give Up To stop doing something without completing it. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go About To take the necessary steps to get something done. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go After When you do your best to get something no matter how difficult it is. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go Ahead To proceed to do something that you were hesitant about. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go Along With to accept or agree with a decision, rule, opinion, etc. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go Around To follow a circular path. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go Away To move or travel from one place to another place. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go Back To return to a place, time, activity, or a person. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go Back On When you fail to fulfill a promise you made to someone. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go Beyond To be more than or better than what is normal or expected. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go By To pass someone or something quickly. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go Down To move to a lower position, place, price, level, etc. 7 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go For To try to obtain. 5 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go In To enter a place, building, room, etc. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go In For To enter a place or area for a specific reason. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go In/Into To enter a place, room, building, etc. usually through a door. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go Off To leave unannounced. 5 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go On When something takes place. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go Out To leave a place or area you’re in. 5 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go Over To make a visit to a home or place of business. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go Through With When you make a decision to do something, and actually do it. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go Up To move or extend to a higher level or farther North. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Go With To accompany someone to a place. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Goof Around To waste time doing silly or unimportant things. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Gross Out To be disgusted with someone or something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Grow Out Of To become too big or too tall for your clothes. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Grow Up When you physically change from a child to an adult. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hand Back When you return something to the person who owns it after the person has given it to you 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hand In To give something to a person of authority. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hand Out To distribute something free to other people. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hand Over To give upon request or demand. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hang Around To spend time in a place or an area. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hang On When you hold something, often for support of comfort. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hang Out To hang something, usually wet clothes, to dry. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hang Up To hang clothes or an object on a hook, hanger or rod. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Have On To wear clothing, cosmetics, perfume, etc. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Head Back To go to a place where you’ve been before or where you started from. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Head For When a situation becomes more likely. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Head Toward To move in the direction where someone or something is. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hear About When you learn details about something or someone. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hear Of When you learn about something or someone. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Heat Up To make something warmer or cause a rise in temperature. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Help Out To assist people with something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hit On To suddenly have a solution to a problem or an interesting idea. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hold Against When you don’t forgive or have little respect for someone because of something they did. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hold Off To delay something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hold On When you wait for a short time. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hold Out To extend your hand or an object in front of you. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hold Up To hold someone or something up in the air. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hook Up When you connect two electrical devices together. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Hurry Up To do something quickly. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Keep At To continue doing an activity even though it may be difficult. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Keep Away To avoid getting close to someone or something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Keep Down To make sound, music and noise minimal. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Keep From To stop yourself or other people from doing something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Keep Off To avoid discussing a particular subject or topic. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Keep On To continue doing something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Keep To When you don’t share information. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Keep Up To continue to do something. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Kick Back To illegally pay extra money to someone as part of the price. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Kick Out To force someone to leave an organization or place. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Knock Off To use force to cause someone or something to fall from its place, whether intentionally or accidentally. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Knock Out When someone is struck hard enough to cause them to lose consciousness. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Knock Over To make contact with something or someone in such a way it or they fall. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Know About To have knowledge of or be familiar with something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Lay Down To place something on a surface or an object. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Lay Off When a company or business ends a worker’s employment. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Lead Up To When a period of time or a series of events cause an event, situation or conversation to happen. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Leave Behind When you don’t take something or someone with you when you leave. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Leave Off To accidentally or intentionally not include a person or thing on a list. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Leave Out To not include someone or something. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Leave Over When you have a portion that still remains from something after you have used or eaten the rest of it. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Let Down To disappoint someone. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Let In To allow someone or something to enter a place. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Let Off To allow someone to leave a car, bus, train etc. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Let On To tell something that is a secret or private. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Let Out When you give permission for someone to leave or be released from a place. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Let Up When someone or something becomes less intense or strong. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Lie Around To be lazy or to not do anything. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Lift Up To raise someone or something to a higher level. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Light Up To illuminate something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Lighten Up When a conversation is changed or a person changes to become less serious. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Line Up To form in a row one after another or side-by-side. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Live With To share the same residence. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Lock In To secure people or things behind a closed door. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Lock Out When you don’t have the key or passcode to enter a secured place. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Lock Up When you shut the windows and doors of a place or building. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Look Around To turn your head to see what or who is around you. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Look At To divert your eyes to someone or something. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Look Down On When you consider someone or something as unimportant or with little to no value. The opposite of yesterday’s phrasal verb. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Look Forward To To anticipate a future event because it either makes you happy and/or you benefit from it. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Look Into To investigate or get more facts about something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Look Out To remain alert. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Look Over To examine or inspect something or someone. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Look Up When a situation becomes better. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Look Up To This particular phrasal verb is used to say you view someone with respect and/or admiration. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Luck Out To have exceptionally good luck. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Make For To go in a certain direction, typically in a hurry. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Make Of To understand the meaning of something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Make Up To invent a story. 7 See all definitions and conjugations.
Mess Up When something is dirty or unorganized. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Mix Up To put or combine different things together so they’ll merge successfully. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Monkey Around With To try to play with or repair a device that you have no true knowledge about. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Move In When you bring your personal belongings and stuff to a new place where you will live. Yesterday’s phrasal verb, Move Out, has the opposite meaning. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Move Out When you permanently remove all your belongings and personal items from a place where you live or stay. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Narrow Down To reduce the number of options or possibilities. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Pay Back When you return money that you owe someone. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Pay For To purchase merchandise. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Pay Off To repay money that is owed to a person or entity. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Pay Up To pay all the money that is owed or asked for. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Pick On To tease and/or criticize someone over a period of time. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Pick Out When you are able to recognize something or someone from a group. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Pick Up To get someone or something from somewhere. 8 See all definitions and conjugations.
Pile Up To put things in a pile or heap. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Piss Off [Informal] To be angry about something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Plan Ahead To prepare for a future event or situation. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Plan For To prepare for a big event or expectation in the future. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Plan On When you have the intention to do something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Plug In To connect an electrical device to an electrical outlet. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Plug In/Into To connect an electrical appliance/machine to another piece of equipment or to a power source. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Plug Up To block a narrow passage such as a hole, drain, or pipe so that nothing can flow through. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Point Out To make someone aware of something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Point To When you aim at something or someone using your finger or hand. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Print Out To produce a hard copy of a computer document. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Pull Off To succeed in doing something difficult or tricky. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Pull Out When something or someone leaves a place. 7 See all definitions and conjugations.
Pull Over To drive your vehicle to the side of the road to stop. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Pull Through To recover from an injury or illness. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Punch In To enter data or record time on a device. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Punch Out To record the time you leave the workplace using a special clock. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Put Away To place something where it cannot be seen or isn’t in the way of other things. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Put Back When something is causing a project to slow down. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Put Down To place something on a surface or an object. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Put In When you invest or make a deposit. In this example, the amount almost always separates the verb. 7 See all definitions and conjugations.
Put Off To become offended by someone or something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Put Out To extend a part of your body. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Put Past To not be surprised by a person’s actions. [Always used with the negative] 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Put To To cause someone or something to be in a certain state or to do something extra. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Put Together To assemble or connect the parts of something. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Put Up To move an object to a higher level. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Put Up To To encourage or persuade someone to do something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Put Up With To tolerate or accept something that you’d rather not. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Ring Up To call someone on the phone. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Rip Off When someone asks for a price for something that is too high, when someone cheats or steals. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Rip Up To tear something (i.e. paper,cloth, etc.) into pieces. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Rule Out When someone or something is excluded as a possibility. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Run Across To move or run from one side to the other. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Run Around To go from one place to another in a hurry. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Run Down To hit someone or something with a vehicle. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Run Into When something collides with another object by accident. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Run Out When people exit a place very quickly. Run In/ Run Into is the opposite of this meaning. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Run Over When someone is injured or killed by a vehicle. 5 See all definitions and conjugations.
Run Up To run from a lower elevation or level to a higher elevation or level. 5 See all definitions and conjugations.
Screw On To ensure the top of a container/bottle is sealed. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Screw Out Of To cheat or deceive someone. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Screw Up To make a mistake or do something really bad. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
See About To seriously think about doing something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Sell Out When all the inventory of a particular product has been purchased. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Set Up To organize or plan for an activity/event to happen. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Settle Down To begin living a stable and routine life. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Settle For To accept something even though it’s not what you want or need. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Shake Up To mix something in a container by shaking it. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Show Off To overly display your skills or what you have. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Shut Off To stop the operation of an electrical or mechanical device. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Shut Up To stop talking. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Sign In To write your name on a list to indicate the day and time you arrived at a certain place. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Sign Out To write your name on a list to indicate the day and time of your departure. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Sit Down To change from a standing to a sitting position. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Slow Down To do something slower. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Sneak In/Into To enter a place quietly to avoid being seen or heard. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Sneak Out To leave a place without being noticed. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Sort Out To arrange or separate things into groups according to similarities. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Space Out When someone’s attention is not in the present moment. [Adj.] {spaced out} To describe a person whose attention isn’t in the present moment. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Stand Around To stand in one place or area when you should be doing something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Stand For To support or represent an idea, belief, etc. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Stand Up To rise from sitting or lying down to a vertical position. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Start Off The beginning of an event, activity or time period. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Start Out To begin a trip or venture to some place. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Start Up To start something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Stay Off To avoid discussing a certain subject or topic. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Stay Out To spend time out of your own home. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Stay Up To remain in a place that is higher than ground level. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Step On To place your foot on something or someone. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Stick Around To stay in a place or with someone for any period of time. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Stick Out To extend something outward. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Stick To When something is attached to another by some form of adhesive. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Stick Up To use a weapon, especially a gun, to rob someone. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Stick With To continue to use or do something. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Stop Off To make a quick stop on your way to a destination. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Stop Over To visit someone for a short period of time. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Straighten Out To make something straight. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Stress Out To feel very worried, nervous or anxious. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Switch Off When you move something from the ‘on’ state to the ‘off’ state. Synonymous with “Turn Off.” Yesterday’s “Switch On” is the opposite. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Switch On When you move something from the ‘off’ state to the ‘on’ state. Synonymous with “Turn On,” while “Switch Off” is the opposite. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Take Apart To disconnect or separate the parts of an object. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Take Back To return something or someone. 5 See all definitions and conjugations.
Take In To be successfully tricked or deceived by someone. 5 See all definitions and conjugations.
Take Out To remove an object from an area, place or container. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Take Out On To direct your anger towards someone or something when you’re really upset about someone or something else. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Take Up On When you accept an invitation or offer from someone. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Talk Down To To talk to someone as if they are less intelligent than you by conveying a tone of voice or attitude that says so. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Talk Into To convince someone to do something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Talk Out Of To convince someone not to do something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Talk To To have a conversation with someone. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Tear Down To deconstruct a building or home. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Tear Off To remove with force. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Tell Apart To be able to differentiate something or someone from something or someone else. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Tell On To inform an authoritative figure about what someone else did. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Think About To consider something prior to making a final decision. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Think Ahead To think and plan carefully for a future situation or event. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Think Up To use your imagination to create a plan, idea, or a solution. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Throw Away To dispose of something you no longer find useful in a waste bin, trash, etc. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Throw Out When you get rid of something by putting it in a trash can, bin, etc. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Throw Up To vomit or puke. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Track Down To locate someone or something after a long search 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Trade In To exchange something old for something new. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Trick Into To convince or persuade someone to believe something untrue or to do something for you. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Try On To see how something fits or looks before purchasing. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Try Out To show that you are qualified to do something. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Turn Around When someone or something moves until it faces the opposite direction. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Turn Down To decrease the temperature, sound, etc. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Turn In To give someone or something to the police or someone of authority. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Turn Into To transform. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Turn Off To stop a device from functioning. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Turn On To cause someone to feel interested and/or attracted. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Turn Out To attend an event, meeting, etc. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Turn Over To move an object so that the part that is on top becomes the bottom and vice versa. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Turn Up To increase the controls of an electronic or mechanical device. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Use Up To completely consume or use all of a supply. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Wake Up When you are finished sleeping. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Wash Off To remove dirt or unwanted markings with soap and water. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Wash Up To clean your face, hands, body, etc. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Watch Out To be aware of someone or something. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Wear Down To make the surface or top of something disappear due to friction. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Wear Off To decrease or disappear gradually. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Wear Out When something is damaged or weakened from use and age. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Wind Up To operate a mechanical device by turning its handle. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Wipe Off To completely remove or clean something from a surface or location. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Wipe Out To clean the inside of something. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Wipe Up To remove liquid from a surface using a sponge, towel or cloth, etc. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.
Work In To make time in a busy schedule for a person or an activity. 2 See all definitions and conjugations.
Work Out When a situation, event, plan, or idea is successful. 6 See all definitions and conjugations.
Work Up To gradually improve at or make progress in something. 3 See all definitions and conjugations.
Wrap Up To cover something with some kind of special paper. 4 See all definitions and conjugations.
Zip Up To close an item that has a zipper. 1 See all definitions and conjugations.

 

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