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.
Note: When a word entry includes a p-word enclosed in parentheses, the phrasal verb is a phrasal-prepositional verb.
|nail down||settle, confirm, pin down||separable transitive||The committee nailed the details down.|
|narrow down||make more specific||separable transitive||She narrowed her choices down.|
|nick off||leave||intransitive||He nicked off to the bar.|
|nod off||fall asleep||intransitive||Grandpa nodded off during the performance.|
|nose around||sneak around, investigate sneakily||inseparable transitive||Dogs often nose around my trash cans.|
|nuzzle up (against)||rub against||intransitive||The new puppy nuzzle up against my leg.|