List of multi-word verbs (A-E)

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This list of multi-word verbs (A-E) includes the different types of multi-word verbs (MWVs) out there, such as phrasal verbs (verbs + adverbs), prepositional verbs (verbs + prepositions) and semi-auxiliaries. It is intended as a reference for teachers, not as a mere list to be presented as-is to students. Don't forget to point out that, like so many other verbs, many MWVs can have more than one meaning.

Those MWVs that have many forms will have their own dedicated page ("See main article"), while those with just two or three will have the forms included on this page.

With act[edit]

  • act on
  • act out
  • act up

With add[edit]

  • add in
  • add on
  • add together
  • add up
  • add up to

With agree[edit]

  • agree with
  • i. suit/be good for: This climate agrees with me.
  • ii. approve of: I don't agree with all this."

With ask[edit]

  • ask after
  • ask for
  • ask in
  • ask out
  • ask over
  • ask up

With be[edit]

See main article List of multi-word verbs: be.

With bear[edit]

With beat[edit]

With blow[edit]

With break[edit]

With bring[edit]

See main article List of multi-word verbs: bring.

With brush[edit]

With burn[edit]

With burst[edit]

With buy[edit]

See main article List of multi-word verbs: buy.

With call[edit]

See main article List of multi-word verbs: call.

With carry[edit]

With catch[edit]

With change[edit]

With check[edit]

See main article List of multi-word verbs: check.

With chew[edit]

With do[edit]

With draw[edit]

With eat[edit]

See main article List of multi-word verbs: eat.

With egg[edit]

  • egg on
  • i. encourage, urge, incite (especially "foolish acts"[1]): There's no way I'm going to do it, so stop egging me on!

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