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Phrasal Verb Dictionary: Y

Phrasal Verb Dictionary: Y

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 Verb Definition Category Example
yak on talk incessantly and annoyingly intransitive Your husband sometimes yaks on at parties.
yak on about talk incessantly and annoyingly about inseparable transitive She always yaks on about foreign policy.
yammer on talk incessantly and annoyingly intransitive The professor yammers on even after his students fall asleep.
yammer on about talk incessantly and annoyingly about inseparable transitive The customer yammered on about some false sale price.
yank off remove quickly or violently separable transitive The little girl yanked her hat off.
yield up give (usually not willingly) separable transitive The accused man finally yielded the truth up.

 

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