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English phrasal verbs list

A phrase that consists of a verb with a preposition or adverb or both, the meaning of which is different from the meaning of its separate parts: "Pay for", "work out", and "make up for" are all phrasal verbs.

Here you can find the full list of English phrasal verbs.

Abide by

əˈbaɪd

Meanings of Abide by:

phrasal verb

To accept or obey an agreement, decision, rule, etc.

Usage examples:

Competitors must abide by the judges’ decision.

Account for

əˈkaʊnt

Meanings of Account for:

phrasal verb

Be the reason or explanation for

Meanings of Ache for:

phrasal verb

To want something very much

Usage examples:

He was lonely and aching for love.

Meanings of Add on:

phrasal verb

Make an addition

Meanings of Add up:

phrasal verb

To increase gradually until there is a large amount:

Meanings of Add up to:

phrasal verb

Come to a specified number or amount.

Usage examples:

This adds up to a total of 400 calories

Angle for

ˈæŋ.ɡəl

Meanings of Angle for:

phrasal verb

To try to get or achieve something, esp. without saying what your goal is

Usage examples:

The way he hangs around, he must be angling for a job.

Meanings of Answer back:

phrasal verb

Respond cheekily or disrespectfully to someone, especially when being criticized or told to do something.

Usage examples:

You couldn't argue with a parent, you couldn't answer back

Answer back

ˈɑːn.sər

Meanings of Answer back:

phrasal verb

Respond cheekily or disrespectfully to someone, especially when being criticized or told to do something.

Usage examples:

You couldn't argue with a parent, you couldn't answer back

Answer for

ˈɑːn.sər

Meanings of Answer for:

phrasal verb

Furnish a justifying analysis or explanation

Meanings of Ask around:

phrasal verb

Talk to different people in order to find out something.

Usage examples:

There are fine meals to be had if you ask around

Ask for

ɑːsk

Meanings of Ask for:

phrasal verb

Increase the likelihood of

Ask out

ɑːsk

Meanings of Ask out:

phrasal verb

Make a date

Meanings of Ask over:

phrasal verb

Invite someone to one's house

Meanings of Ask round:

phrasal verb

Invite someone to one's house

Auction off

ˈɔːk.ʃən

Meanings of Auction off:

phrasal verb

Sell at an auction

Meanings of Back at you:

phrasal verb

To react angrily, especially to someone who has done something unpleasant to you

Usage examples:

A youth club has bitten back at vandals by covering its roof with razor-sharp security wire.

Meanings of Back off:

phrasal verb

Move backwards from a certain position

Meanings of Back out:

phrasal verb

Move out of a space backwards

Back up

ˈbæk.ʌp

Meanings of Back up:

phrasal verb

Move backwards from a certain position

Meanings of Bail out:

phrasal verb

Scoop water out of a boat or ship.

Usage examples:

The first priority is to bail out the boat with buckets

Meanings of Bail out on:

phrasal verb

Scoop water out of a boat or ship.

Usage examples:

The first priority is to bail out the boat with buckets

Meanings of Bang on about:

phrasal verb

Talk at tedious length about something.

Usage examples:

The government banged on about competition and the free market

Meanings of Bang out:

phrasal verb

Play loudly

Bang up

bæŋ

Meanings of Bang up:

phrasal verb

Damage or destroy as if by violence

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