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.
|occur to||become clear, strike, dawn on||inseparable transitive||The solution just occurred to me.|
|offer up||give voluntarily||separable transitive||I offered my house up to guests.|
|open up||share feelings||intransitive||His girlfriend finally opened up to him about her fears.|
|opt in||choose to become involved||separable transitive||Signing up for the program opted me in.|
|order around||command||separable transitive||Stop ordering me around!|
|order in||order food for delivery||separable transitive||We ordered Chinese food in for dinner.|
|order out||order food for delivery||separable transitive||We ordered sandwiches out for lunch.|
|own up (for/to)||take responsibility||intransitive||You should own up to your mistakes.|