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    Phrasal Verb Dictionary: E

    Phrasal Verb Dictionary: E

    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 VerbDefinitionCategoryExample
    ease upgradually stopintransitiveThe storm finally eased up.
    ease up ontreat less severelyinseparable transitiveEase up on the poor kid.
    eat away atgradually destroy, erodeinseparable transitiveMy failures eat away at my confidence.
    eat intouse a large part ofinseparable transitiveHer medical expenses eat into my budget.
    eat updevourseparable transitiveThe child ate up the vegetables.
    egg onencourageseparable transitiveHis friends egged him on.
    eke outmanage to get enoughseparable transitiveHe eked out a meager living.
    empty outunfill, evacuateseparable transitiveShe emptied the fridge out.
    encroach ongradually take awayinseparable transitiveThe new law encroaches on our rights.

     

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