English Phrasal Verb Dictionary(S)
Time: 2010-01-01; Visits

English Phrasal Verb Dictionary(S)

List of Phrasal Verbs:


Saddle (2)

Saddle up
- Put a saddle on and prepare an animal to ride
Saddle with
- Give someone a task or responsibility that is difficult or hard work

Sag (1)

Sag off
- Not go to school or work, or leave early when you shouldn't

Sail (2)

Sail into
- Criticise angrily
Sail through
- Pass easily, succeed

Sally (2)

Sally forth
- Leave somewhere safe or comfortable
Sally out
- Leave somewhere safe or comfortable

Salt (1)

Salt away
- Save money

Save (2)

Save on
- Reduce or avoid consumption to cut costs
Save up
- For money for a particular purpose
- Collect or store something for future use

Scale (3)

Scale back
- Make something smaller than originally planned
Scale down
- Make something smaller than originally planned
Scale up
- Increase, make bigger

Scare (2)

Scare away
- Frighten someone some much that they go away
Scare off
- Make someone so frightened that he or she away

Scout (5)

Scout about
- Look in different places for something
Scout around
- Look in different places for something
Scout out
- Search for something
Scout round
- Look in different places for something
Scout up
- Try to find someone for a task or requirement

Scrape (7)

Scrape along
- Manage with little money
Scrape by
- Just manage to pass something
Scrape in
- Just get enough to succeed, pass or be accepted
Scrape into
- Be accepted somewhere, but only just
Scrape through
- Pass a test but only just
Scrape together
- Manage to collect enough of something you need, usually money
Scrape up
- Manage to collect enough of something you need, usually money

Screen (2)

Screen off
- Separate a part of a room with something like a curtain, screen, etc.
Screen out
- Exclude
- Block light
- Stop noticing something

Screw (3)

Screw around
- Waste time
- Be sexually promiscuous
Screw over
- Treat harshly or cheat
Screw up
- Do badly or fail

See (6)

See about
- Arrange, consider
See into
- Accompany someone into an office
See off
- Chase somebody or something away
- Go to the airport, station, etc., to say goodbye to someone
See out
- Accompany a guest to your front door when they are leaving your house
See through
- Continue with something to the end
- Realise someone is lying or being deceitful
See to
- Deal with something

Sell (4)

Sell off
- Sell a business or part of it
- Sell something cheaply because you need the money or don't need it
Sell on
- Convince someone
- Buy something then sell it to someone else
Sell out
- Have no more of something left because it has been bought
- Lose all artistic integrity in return for commercial success
Sell up
- Sell a house or business to move somewhere or do something different

Send (8)

Send back
- Return something
Send for
- Ask someone to come and help
Send in
- Order people into a place to handle a problem
- Write to get information
Send off
- Expel a sports player from a match
- Post a letter
Send off for
- Order something by post
Send out
- Send something to a lot of people
Send out for
- Order takeaway food by phone
Send up
- Imitate/impersonate for comic effect

Set (8)

Set about
- Start doing something
Set aside
- Overturn a court verdict or decision
Set back
- Cost
Set forth
- State or outline an opinion
- Start a journey
Set in
- Change season noticeably
Set off
- Explode a bomb
- Ring an alarm
- Start a journey
- Counterbalance a debt
Set out
- Display, show
- Start a journey
Set up
- Prepare equipment, software, etc., for use
- Start a company

Settle (5)

Settle down
- Start living a fixed and routine life
Settle for
- Accept whatever is available
Settle in
- Get used to
Settle on
- Agree
Settle up
- Pay a debt

Sex (1)

Sex up
- Change information to make it more attractive to the reader or listener

Shack (1)

Shack up
- Live with someone when you are in a relationship.
- Live somewhere temporarily

Shake (2)

Shake down
- Search
- Extort or cheat money from someone
Shake off
- Get rid of an illness

Shape (1)

Shape up
- Develop in a positive way
- Improve to reach an acceptable standard

Shave (1)

Shave off
- Shave completely
- Reduce by a small amount

Shell (1)

Shell out
- Spend money on something, especially when you think it's too expensive

Ship (3)

- Send goods to a place
Ship off
- Send someone away, often because of a problem
Ship out
- Leave a place

Shoot (6)

Shoot away
- Leave somewhere quickly
Shoot back
- Return quickly
Shoot for
- Have as a goal
Shoot off
- Leave promptly and quickly
Shoot out
- Go out for a short time
Shoot up
- Increase quickly
- Take illicit drugs intravenously.
- Damage with gun-shots
- Increase quickly, grow

Shop (1)

Shop around
- Look around for the best price, quality, etc.

Short (1)

Short out
- Short circuit

Shout (2)

Shout down
- Make so much noise to stop someone being heard
Shout out
- Say something loudly, often to attract someone's attention

Show (8)

Show around
- Take someone to a place to show them certain parts
Show in
- Take someone into an office or other room
Show off
- Behave in a way so as to attract attention
- Display something you are proud of
- Make the qualities of another thing more apparent
Show out
- Take someone to out of a room or building
Show over
- Take someone around a site
Show round
- Take someone to a place to show them certain parts
Show through
- When a feeling can be seen despite attempts to conceal it
Show up
- Attend something or arrive somewhere
- Become clear or apparent
- Make someone feel embarrassed or ashamed