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    Phrasal Verb Dictionary: J

    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 VerbDefinitionCategoryExample
    jack aroundtreat badlyseparable transitiveI am tired of you jacking me around.
    jack offgive sexually pleasureseparable transitiveHe jacked off.
    jack upraiseseparable transitiveThe gas stations jacked their prices up again.
    jack upbotch, ruin, hurtseparable transitiveI jacked my ankle up jogging.
    jam upblockseparable transitiveThe accident jammed up traffic.
    jazz upmake fancierseparable transitiveThe streamers jazzed the party up.
    jerk aroundtreat badlyseparableStop jerking her around.
    jerk offgive sexual pleasureseparable transitiveHe jerked off.
    joke aroundjest, be humorousintransitiveStop joking around!
    jot downwrite quicklyseparable transitiveLet me jot that down.
    juice upmake more interestingseparable transitiveCan you juice your essay up?
    jumble upmix, usually untidilyseparable transitiveMy daughter jumbled her toys up.
    jump ateagerly acceptinseparable transitiveShe jumped at the opportunity.
    jump inenter a conversationintransitiveFeel free to jump in at any time.
    jump intoenter, begininseparable transitiveI like to jump into my work as soon as possible.
    jump oncriticize instantlyinseparable transitiveHe jumped on me when I walked in the room.

     

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