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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 Miami Miami, Florida, USA
ABC Languages, Westchester County & Southern Connecticut Westchester County, New York, USA
English Village Homestay Valletta, Malta
English at St Andrews, Scotland St Andrews, Scotland, UK & England
JE Educational College Singapore, Singapore
Private English Teacher, London London, England, UK & England
English Village Homestay East Sussex, England, UK & England
Crossing Borders Group, LLC, Texas San Antonio, Texas, USA
Kaplan International Seattle Seattle, Washington, USA
Language Loop English Classes, Chicago Chicago, Illinois, USA
Eton Institute, Dubai Dubai, UAE
ELS Universal English College, Sydney Sydney, NSW, Australia
Omnicom School of Languages Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Language Skills English Center, Boston Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Kaplan International San Francisco San Francisco, California, USA
Kaplan International Center Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Kaplan International Canada Vancouver, BC, Canada
Atlantic School of English & Active Leisure, West Cork Cork, Ireland
PC TECH ESL School New York Manhattan, New York, USA
Stanford English Academy, Navi Mumbai Navi Mumbai, India