Dictionary of English Phrasal Verbs

Browse our dictionary of 3,594 current English Phrasal Verbs with definitions and example sentences.

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The latest 30 entries added to our Phrasal Verb dictionary:

Added: 10th May
Meaning: Form a support group with people when contact is restricted
Added: 10th May
Meaning: Be likely to be popular or successful in the near future
Added: 1st May
Meaning: Fail to get attention in the media
Added: 17th Jan
Meaning: Be full of something
Added: 17th Jan
Meaning: Be too full and overflow
Added: 9th Nov
Meaning: Make something worse, when you are meant to be making things more equal
Added: 5th Nov
Meaning: Surrender
Added: 30th Oct
Meaning: Give someone the information they need
Added: 5th Oct
Meaning: vomit
Added: 15th Sep
Meaning: Get ready for something exciting or challenging
Added: 29th Apr
Meaning: Skip, not attend
Added: 29th Apr
Meaning: Abandon a plan
Added: 29th Apr
Meaning: End a relationship
Added: 7th Apr
Meaning: Restrict people's movements to reduce the spread of a disease
Added: 9th Jan
Meaning: Go away (command)
Added: 9th Jan
Meaning: Leave a vehicle
Added: 9th Jan
Meaning: Enter a vehicle
Added: 9th Jan
Meaning: Enter a vehicle
Added: 6th Jan
Meaning: Clean, repair, make work again
Added: 9th Dec
Meaning: Delay
Added: 9th Dec
Meaning: Delay, postpone
Added: 28th Nov
Meaning: Leave a place or a relationship to marry or have a relationship with someone
Added: 28th Nov
Meaning: Take or steal something
Added: 6th Nov
Meaning: Change subject to talk about something different
Added: 28th Oct
Meaning: Disgust, unsettle
Added: 22nd Sep
Meaning: Give up, fail to support
Added: 16th Aug
Meaning: Release or allow something bad to affect someone
Added: 16th Aug
Meaning: Release or allow something bad to affect someone
Added: 16th Aug
Meaning: Fire bullets
Added: 5th Jun
Meaning: Earn

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