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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 VerbDefinitionCategoryExample
    yak ontalk incessantly and annoyinglyintransitiveYour husband sometimes yaks on at parties.
    yak on abouttalk incessantly and annoyingly aboutinseparable transitiveShe always yaks on about foreign policy.
    yammer ontalk incessantly and annoyinglyintransitiveThe professor yammers on even after his students fall asleep.
    yammer on abouttalk incessantly and annoyingly aboutinseparable transitiveThe customer yammered on about some false sale price.
    yank offremove quickly or violentlyseparable transitiveThe little girl yanked her hat off.
    yield upgive (usually not willingly)separable transitiveThe accused man finally yielded the truth up.

     

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