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Phrasal Verb Dictionary: Z

Phrasal Verb Dictionary: Z

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
zero in on discover, pinpoint inseparable transitive She zeroed in on the problem.
zip around move quickly inseparable transitive He zips around town in his scooter.
zip up fasten or close (usually with a zipper) separable transitive The girl zipped her coat up.
zone out stop paying attention intransitive My daughter zoned out during class.
zonk out fall asleep intransitive Your son zonked out on the couch.
zoom in focus separable transitive He zoomed the camera in.
zoom in on examine closely inseparable transitive Can we zoom in on the problem?
zoom out back up separable transitive She zoomed the camera out.
zoom out on examine less closely inseparable transitive Zoom out on the entire enemy camp.

 

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Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Noun Phrase Modifiers

Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Noun Phrase Modifiers