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.
|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.|