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Phrasal Verb Dictionary: V

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
vamp up improve, make more exciting, make better separable transitive The woman vamped her wardrobe for work up.
veer away from avoid inseparable transitive I veer away from processed foods.
veer off switch directions intransitive The racer veered off to the left.
veg out relax, spend time doing nothing intransitive She vegged out in front of the television all weekend.
vote down deny, decline separable transitive The committee voted my proposal down.
vote in elect separable transitive The group voted her in.
vote on decide, make a decision inseparable transitive The teachers voted on the prom theme.
vote out remove (usually from a position) separable transitive The coup voted the former leader out.

 

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