Dictionary of English Phrasal Verbs
Phrasal verbs (also called multi-word verbs) are idiomatic expressions, combining verbs and prepositions to make new verbs whose meaning is often not obvious from the dictionary definitions of the individual words. They are widely used in both written and spoken English, and new ones are formed all the time as they are a flexible way of creating new terms.
Here we provide a dictionary of 3,586 current English Phrasal Verbs with definitions and example sentences.
Click on the A-Z menu above to browse phrasal verbs alphabetically. You will get a list of phrasal verbs and their definitions. Click on an individual verb to get more information on it, including example sentences, whether it is British or American English, and whether it is separable or not.
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