Phrasal verbs are a common English verb form that consist of a verb followed by a p-word that functions as a particle. To learn more about some of the most common phrasal verbs in the English language, click on a letter in the following menu to browse the Phrasal Verb Dictionary in alphabetical order.
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Note: When a word entry includes a p-word enclosed in parentheses, the phrasal verb is a phrasal-prepositional verb.
|ease up||gradually stop||intransitive||The storm finally eased up.|
|ease up on||treat less severely||inseparable transitive||Ease up on the poor kid.|
|eat away at||gradually destroy, erode||inseparable transitive||My failures eat away at my confidence.|
|eat into||use a large part of||inseparable transitive||Her medical expenses eat into my budget.|
|eat up||devour||separable transitive||The child ate up the vegetables.|
|egg on||encourage||separable transitive||His friends egged him on.|
|eke out||manage to get enough||separable transitive||He eked out a meager living.|
|empty out||unfill, evacuate||separable transitive||She emptied the fridge out.|
|encroach on||gradually take away||inseparable transitive||The new law encroaches on our rights.|