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Phrasal Verb Dictionary: E

Phrasal Verb Dictionary: E

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.

Phrasal Verb Definition Category Example
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.

 

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Phrasal Verb Dictionary: D

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Phrasal Verb Dictionary: F

Phrasal Verb Dictionary: F