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    Phrasal Verb Dictionary: V

    Phrasal Verb Dictionary: V

    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
    vamp upimprove, make more exciting, make betterseparable transitiveThe woman vamped her wardrobe for work up.
    veer away fromavoidinseparable transitiveI veer away from processed foods.
    veer offswitch directionsintransitiveThe racer veered off to the left.
    veg outrelax, spend time doing nothingintransitiveShe vegged out in front of the television all weekend.
    vote downdeny, declineseparable transitiveThe committee voted my proposal down.
    vote inelectseparable transitiveThe group voted her in.
    vote ondecide, make a decisioninseparable transitiveThe teachers voted on the prom theme.
    vote outremove (usually from a position)separable transitiveThe coup voted the former leader out.

     

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