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Phrasal Verb Dictionary: J

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
jack around treat badly separable transitive I am tired of you jacking me around.
jack off give sexually pleasure separable transitive He jacked off.
jack up raise separable transitive The gas stations jacked their prices up again.
jack up botch, ruin, hurt separable transitive I jacked my ankle up jogging.
jam up block separable transitive The accident jammed up traffic.
jazz up make fancier separable transitive The streamers jazzed the party up.
jerk around treat badly separable Stop jerking her around.
jerk off give sexual pleasure separable transitive He jerked off.
joke around jest, be humorous intransitive Stop joking around!
jot down write quickly separable transitive Let me jot that down.
juice up make more interesting separable transitive Can you juice your essay up?
jumble up mix, usually untidily separable transitive My daughter jumbled her toys up.
jump at eagerly accept inseparable transitive She jumped at the opportunity.
jump in enter a conversation intransitive Feel free to jump in at any time.
jump into enter, begin inseparable transitive I like to jump into my work as soon as possible.
jump on criticize instantly inseparable transitive He jumped on me when I walked in the room.

 

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