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

English Phrasal Verb Dictionary(T) 

List of Phrasal Verbs:


Tack (2)

Tack on
- Add something that wasn't planned
Tack onto
- Add or attach something that wasn't planned to something

Tag (4)

Tag along
- Accompany someone, especially if they haven't specifically invited you
Tag on
- Add an additional point to something written or spoken
Tag onto
- Add an additional point to something written or spoken
Tag with
- Add a keyword link or bookmark to a blog entry or webpage

Tail (3)

Tail away
- Become silent or inaudible
Tail back
- Form a traffic jam
Tail off
- Become silent or inaudible
- Decrease

Take (17)

Take after
- Look like, resemble
Take apart
- Take something to pieces
Take aside
- Get someone alone to talk to them
Take away
- Remove
Take back
- Make someone nostalgic
- Retract a statement, admit that something was wrong
Take down
- Make notes or write down in full
- Remove
Take in
- Absorb information
- Deceive
- Make clothes smaller
- Assume care or support
Take it
- Accept criticism
Take it out on
- Abuse someone because you're angry
Take it upon yourself
- Take responsibility, often without consulting other people
Take off
- Make great progress
- Reduce the price of an item
- When a plane departs or leaves the ground
- Remove
Take on
- Allow passengers on a ship or plane
- Assume a responsibility
- Employ
Take out
- Borrow a library book
- Borrow money from a bank or other official lender
- Extract or remove
- Go out socially with someone, especially a date
- Obtain insurance
- Kill, murder
Take over
- Assume control of a company or organisation
Take through
- Explain something to someone
Take to
- Make a habit of something
Take up
- Fill or occupy time or space
- Make clothes shorter
- Start a new hobby, pastime, etc.

Talk (13)

Talk around
- Persuade
- Talk about a problem or issue without really dealing with it
Talk at
- Talk to someone and not give them a chance to reply or listen to them
Talk back
- Respond rudely to a person in authority
Talk down
- Try to make something sound less important
- Persuade someone not to jump off a high place to kill themselves
Talk down to
- Talk in a way to show your superiority not communicate
Talk into
- Persuade someone to do something
Talk out
- Discuss a problem or issue to find a solution
Talk out of
- Persuade someone not to do something
Talk over
- Discuss
Talk round
- Persuade
- Talk about a problem or issue without really dealing with it
Talk through
- Guide someone through an issue
Talk up
- Make something appear more important or significant than it really is
Talk yourself out
- Talk until you have nothing left to say

Tap (5)

Tap for
- Get money off someone
Tap into
- Use or exploit a plentiful resource for your benefit
Tap off with
- Have sex with
Tap out
- Play a rhythm quietly
- Use all the money available
Tap up
- Approach a footballer illegally to get them to change teams

Tear (8)

Tear apart
- Disturb or upset greatly
Tear at
- Pull or try to pull something to pieces
Tear away
- Stop someone doing something unwillingly
- Remove a surface violently
Tear down
- Demolish
Tear into
- Criticise strongly or angrily
Tear off
- Remove part of a form or letter using your hands, not scissors
- Leave at high speed
- Remove with force
Tear out
- Depart rapidly
Tear up
- Rip into pieces
- Destroy
- Have eyes fill with tears

Tee (3)

Tee off
- Start or launch an event
- Place a golf ball on a short plastic or wooden stick before hitting it at the start of a hole.
- Annoy someone
Tee off on
- Criticise
Tee up
- Place a golf ball on a short plastic or wooden stick before hitting it at the start of a hole.
- Make preparations before starting or launching something

Tell (3)

Tell apart
- See a difference between two things
Tell off
- Chide; talk angrily to someone about something they've done wrong.
Tell on
- Report someone to an authority

Think (3)

Think over
- Consider something carefully
Think through
- Consider all the possibilities and outcomes of a situation
Think up
- Create or invent something, especially when lying

Throw (10)

Throw away
- Discard something when no longer needed
Throw in
- Join, accompany
- Add something to a deal
Throw off
- Remove item of clothing quickly
- Get rid of
- Produce light or heat
Throw on
- Put clothes on quickly
Throw out
- Get rid of
- Dislocate
- Reject
- Produce heat, fumes
- Expel
Throw over
- End a relationship with someone
- Reject, refuse to accept
Throw together
- Make or arrange quickly
Throw up
- Vomit
- Produce problems, results, ideas, etc
- Leave a job or position suddenly
- Create clouds of dust or splash water into the air
Throw yourself at
- Make it clear you are sexually attracted to someone
Throw yourself into
- Do something enthusiastically or energetically

Tick (5)

Tick along
- Make reasonable progress without any serious problems
Tick away
- Pass (of time)
Tick by
- Pass (of time)
Tick off
- Annoy
- Scold
- Put a mark on an item in a list when it has been dealt with
Tick over
- Continue working, but without improving
- Operate but without moving (engines)