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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
Australian International College of Language, Gold Coast Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
The International Language Centre Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
NSL Mondial, Vancouver Vancouver, BC, Canada
Language Works English Courses Singapore, Singapore
NSL Mondial New York City, New York, USA
English Village – MALTA Valletta, Malta
Kaplan International Colleges Oxford Oxford, England, UK & England
Focus Education Centre of Canada Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
ECS Scotland, Edinburgh Edinburgh, Scotland, UK & England
NSL Mondial, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California, USA
Kaplan International New York - Empire State New York City, New York, USA
Kaplan International Miami Miami, Florida, USA
Kickstart School, The Hague The Hague, Netherlands
Kaplan International Los Angeles Los Angeles, California, USA
Kaplan International Colleges Auckland Auckland, New Zealand
Stanford English Academy, Navi Mumbai Navi Mumbai, India
Language Skills English Center, Boston Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Kaplan International Canada Vancouver, BC, Canada
International House Vancouver Vancouver, BC, Canada
Kaplan International Colleges London - Leicester Square London, England, UK & England