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Phrasal Verb Dictionary: O

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Phrasal Verb Dictionary: O

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
occur tobecome clear, strike, dawn oninseparable transitiveThe solution just occurred to me.
offer upgive voluntarilyseparable transitiveI offered my house up to guests.
open upshare feelingsintransitiveHis girlfriend finally opened up to him about her fears.
opt inchoose to become involvedseparable transitiveSigning up for the program opted me in.
order aroundcommandseparable transitiveStop ordering me around!
order inorder food for deliveryseparable transitiveWe ordered Chinese food in for dinner.
order outorder food for deliveryseparable transitiveWe ordered sandwiches out for lunch.
own up (for/to)take responsibilityintransitiveYou should own up to your mistakes.

 

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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