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English Phrasal Verbs List

Phrasal verbs consist of a verb and an adverb (particle). Phrasal verbs are a very important feature of everyday English language. They are used in spoken and informal English, and they are also in written and even formal English. Understanding and learning to use phrasal verbs, however, is often a problem and there are many reasons for this.

The meaning of the phrasal verb often has no relation to the meaning of either the verb or the particle which is used with it. This means that phrasal verbs can be difficult both to understand and to remember. Also, many phrasal verbs have several different meanings.

We have created some pages of examples to help students better understand phrasal verbs.

Meanings & Examples

Choose the letter below, to see definitions and examples for phrasal verbs in this collection. (For example, choose “A” for “ask out, ask over.”)


We recommend these English Phrasal Verbs Books for further study or the ESL schools below.


English language schools & courses: Location
Kaplan International Colleges London - Covent Garden London, England, UK & England
Kaplan International New York – Midtown Manhattan New York City, New York, USA
English Village Homestay East Sussex, England, UK & England
The International Language Centre Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
A F International School of Languages, Thousand Oaks Ventura County, California, USA
Kaplan International USA New York City, New York, USA
Le Tutor Language School, Phoenix AZ area Mesa, Arizona, USA
Private English Teacher, London London, England, UK & England
Kaplan International Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Language Skills English Center, Boston Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Kaplan International New York - Empire State New York City, New York, USA
English Language Company, Sydney Sydney, NSW, Australia
Rose Mount's Institute of English Language, Dehradun Dehradun, India
ELS Universal English College, Sydney Sydney, NSW, Australia
ABC Languages, Westchester County & Southern Connecticut Westchester County, New York, USA
Focus Education Centre of Canada, Mississauga Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Kaplan International Colleges Dublin Dublin, Ireland
House Of Tutors - Intensive American English Institute Austin, Texas, USA
Omnicom School of Languages, Toronto & Calgary Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kaplan International New York - SoHo, Lower Manhattan New York City, New York, USA