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Phrasal Verb Dictionary: N

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Phrasal Verb Dictionary: N

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
nail downsettle, confirm, pin downseparable transitiveThe committee nailed the details down.
narrow downmake more specificseparable transitiveShe narrowed her choices down.
nick offleaveintransitiveHe nicked off to the bar.
nod offfall asleepintransitiveGrandpa nodded off during the performance.
nose aroundsneak around, investigate sneakilyinseparable transitiveDogs often nose around my trash cans.
nuzzle up (against)rub againstintransitiveThe new puppy nuzzle up against my leg.

 

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