Phrasal Verb 'Act'

We have 7 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Act'.

Act on

Meaning: To take action because of something like information received

Example: The police were ACTING ON a tip from an informer and caught the gang red-handed.

Act on

Meaning: Affect

Example: The medicine only ACTS ON infected tissue.

Act out

Meaning: Perform something with actions and gestures.

Example: They ACTED OUT the story on stage.

Act out

Meaning: Express an emotion in your behaviour

Example: Their anger is ACTED OUT in their antisocial behaviour.

Act up

Meaning: Behave badly or strangely

Example: My computer's ACTING UP; I think I might have a virus.

Act upon

Meaning: To take action because of something like information received

Example: The police were ACTING UPON a tip-off.

Act upon

Meaning: Affect

Example: The enzyme ACTS UPON certain proteins.