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.
|vamp up||improve, make more exciting, make better||separable transitive||The woman vamped her wardrobe for work up.|
|veer away from||avoid||inseparable transitive||I veer away from processed foods.|
|veer off||switch directions||intransitive||The racer veered off to the left.|
|veg out||relax, spend time doing nothing||intransitive||She vegged out in front of the television all weekend.|
|vote down||deny, decline||separable transitive||The committee voted my proposal down.|
|vote in||elect||separable transitive||The group voted her in.|
|vote on||decide, make a decision||inseparable transitive||The teachers voted on the prom theme.|
|vote out||remove (usually from a position)||separable transitive||The coup voted the former leader out.|