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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
nail down settle, confirm, pin down separable transitive The committee nailed the details down.
narrow down make more specific separable transitive She narrowed her choices down.
nick off leave intransitive He nicked off to the bar.
nod off fall asleep intransitive Grandpa nodded off during the performance.
nose around sneak around, investigate sneakily inseparable transitive Dogs often nose around my trash cans.
nuzzle up (against) rub against intransitive The new puppy nuzzle up against my leg.

 

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