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.
|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.|